Interested in selling your locally handmade product at Rose Cottage? We'd love to work with you! We are happy to offer a personal selling shelf for consignment of your products. To be considered, please review the steps below and submit the reservation form.
Step 1: Snap a Picture of Your Product. We can't wait to see your lovely, handmade product! Take a look at our submission tips, then snap your best picture and send it to us, so we can review for acceptance. We'll let you know within 1 week.
What if my product isn't listed?Contact us Why wasn't my product accepted? Sometimes a product isn't the right fit for our shop, or we might have too many submissions of one thing. Here are a few tips to help.
Price your products to be competitive locally!
Make sure each product is priced before you bring it in!
Use lovely presentation in logos, labels, and packaging! (See picture samples above.)
Offer product line(s) in one scent or theme!
Step 2: Reserve Your Shelf. We have a limited number of shelves, so shelves must be reserved within 2 business days after approval. If you miss the reservation deadline, you'll need to resubmit (step 1). The cost for shelf reservation is $10 per month (2 months free with 12-month reservation) and includes your cubical shelf which is approximately 13.5" length x 11.5" width x 15" height. Reserve Here.
Step 3: Set-up Your Personal Shelf. Now, it's time for fun! Stock your shelf and display attractively! We encourage you to refresh your shelf at least once per month during shop hours.
Here's a few more things you should know!
We do help promote your products online, on paper, and in person - word of mouth. You can too!
We don't take a commission in the first year. (10% of total sales after the first year to help with Credit Card Fees, Advertising, Gift Bagging, and Promotions.)
We do keep the cubicles clean and pretty if you can't come in for the month.
We do take care of sales tax. No worries there.
We do pay-out sales commissions every month (if over $100) and every quarter (if under $100).
If you have any other questions, please read FAQ's below or feel free to email us anytime. Thanks!
How do I get started?
Complete Steps 1 to 3 above.
What spaces are available and how much?
We currently have 20 cubical spaces available (each sized 13.5" length x 11.5" width x 15" height) that are in a prime location in our shop. They are a lovely, gray wooden grain. The price is $10 per month. We recommend a full year reservation for ample time to reach and establish customers.
Do I need to be there or volunteer?
No. We cover the customer service, but you can pop in anytime during shop hours to stock your shelf. We encourage you to stop in monthly. If you can't, it's okay. We'll keep your shelf pretty and clean.
Are there any other costs?
There are no additional charges the first year! After that, we charge 10% sales commission on your total sales to help cover advertising, credit card processing fees, gift bagging, and store promotions.
Do I need a sales tax license?
No. We pay all sales tax every quarter.
How do I get paid from my sales?
We will issue you a check and itemized list of your sales every month (if your sales are over $100) and every quarter (if your sales are under $100).
Do you have security?
Yes. We have a systematic plan in place to oversee all parts of our shop.
Do you advertise?
Yes, we advertise online, on paper, and in person. We advertise on social media, business listing sites, email, local papers, fliers, business associations, shop events, etc. Your products will be featured throughout the year. We encourage you, our partners, to spread the word too!