Have you thought about what goes behind the scenes in organising a market? It takes time, lots of time, dedication, tears, passion, strength to organise a market and we asked a few of our fans from Markets and Community to write about their appreciation to their Market Organisers.
Just like to share my experience as a stallholder at The Dazzling Boutique Market.
I am from Her Macarons and a regular stall holder at Dazzling. Sarah the organiser is very lovely and helpful, that she always goes all out in supporting us by heaps of advertising (that i know will cost her a lot of money) and constantly promoting our business page in facebook. The market is every second month but she is always sharing our sales/promotions ALL the time.
One more thing, her market gave us a lot of exposure to customers not only to buy on the spot but to become our regulars.
Oh and I was surprised that I received an invitation from Better Homes and Garden (TV show) to attend their expo and said they found me from the Dazzling Boutique Market.
I would like to thank Nicole Joy from Simply Boutique Market in Werribee VIC. Nicole volunteers long hours so the market runs smoothly, with little or no thanks for the stallholders. I have just started helping her out and also volunteering one day a week of my time. I would like to formally acknowledge the hard work Nicole puts into the market. My business is Hani’s Mirror Creations and my name is Geanette. Cheers
My name is Mish and our business Ur Baby Trendz has undertaken 2 markets thus far with Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market.
Being first time market stall holders (my 12 year old daughters bright idea) I thought the process would be time consuming, expensive and confusing. I made my first call to Bianca (who I have dealt with throughout our experience) to enquire about a stall and everything was explained to me step by step in simple terms making the whole process less daunting. Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market do a lot self promotion which is great and we really saw this in the turn around of attendance. As we are a kids stall we loved that there was also bouncy castles, face painters etc to attract the families.
On arrival our table was easy to find and set up was a breeze due to the great organisation. Any questions we had were answered throughout the day as Bianca made a presence at all stalls to see how we were all going. I really appreciated this as it showed that Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market was not just about making money for themselves, but ensuring their market holders had a great day of selling.
After the first Williamstown market there was no question about booking another stall, and it was even better. A smaller venue meant less people and less money to be made right? Wrong. We made even more on sales and saw even more people thanks again to Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market’s promotion. During this market there was a spare stall next to us that someone hadn’t shown up to and instead of leaving it bare, Bianca invited us to spread our stock out across these tables. It was perfect as our samples are huge. There was no extra charge and the market did not have any spare tables making it look amazing and full.
I highly recommend Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market and Bianca’s great organisation. We will be holding stalls at all their markets time permitting.
Hi just wanted to say I have been part of Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market twice now and have booked for another I wanted to say it’s the most enjoyable market I have done, the girls Bianca and Stacey both are excellent with their attitude and patience with all stall holders. They go out of their way to make the day as enjoyable as they can for stall holders and consumers no problem is too big or small they welcome feedback chat with the stall holders always checking to see if things are going ok I would highly recommend them and their market any day over some that I have been to. regards Deborah I am a Sales Leader with Avon and I do Breast cancer stands at markets deborah henshall, email@example.com
Naomi from Macarthur Indoor Community Market is a fantastic organiser, lovely person and really cares about her stallholders. I love seeing an organiser walking around, talking to everyone & introducing herself. Plus on the HOT days, she hands out bottles of cold water. Little things make a big difference!
Markets and Community would like to invite you to support your local community by visiting one of the twilight markets listed below.
Tonight, Friday 15th November 2013 brings about a huge range of twilight markets across the suburbs of Melbourne.
Here is a list of markets near you.
Time: 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Address: 65 Riverend Road, Bangholme.
Burning Soy – Handmade Candle will be there.
Box Hill South
Mentone Primary School Twilight School Fete
Time: 3.30pm to 8:00pm.
Address: 6 Childers Street, Mentone
Narre Warren North
Made for you by shelley will be there.
Pakenham Springs Primary School Market Night
Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Address: Livingston Boulevard, Pakenham
Park Orchards Primary Twilight Market
Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Address: Bowmore Avenue, Park Orchards
will be there.
Address: Wedge Street Piazza, Werribee
Jaded Rose Designs will be there
Wonga Park Primary School Twilight Market
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Address: Dudley Road, Wonga Park
Market Tour on Sunday, 26th May 2013.
I have finally had the chance to visit Huckleberry Market held at Cardinia Cultural Centre in Pakenham an outer South Eastern suburb in Melbourne, that has a growing population of young families which is the perfect target market for this baby and children’s market.
Huckleberry Market was started by Amy with support and push from her friends and family to run the market which moves between Mornington, Pakenham and next stop Moonee Ponds.
The market is a babies and children’s market with both handmade and boutique style items. I knew a fair few friends would be at the market and I had been promising Amy that I will make it as part of our market tours.
First stop was Gardening 4 Kids with a stall full of gardening tools for children from first gardening, flower or herb kits, gloves, tools, wheelbarrows etc. They have just started a fundraising unit where schools, kinders, playgroups can use as a fundraiser.
My second stop was Ash from Nest Accessories, what a beautiful lady she is, I have been trying to catch up with Ash at markets for awhile as she is a loyal follower of Markets and Community and also because I love her products, they are simply gorgeous and looks like I will be placing an order for a custom made fire engine clock for my little man’s 4th birthday. You will find unique gifts such as wooden mobiles and clocks (see below), gorgeous canvases that are personalised. I have simply fallen in love with these products.
Another one of our friends from facebook is Dot and Spence who have custom made finger puppets, along with a huge ranges of handmade goodies. The finger puppets can be designed especially for the kids with different characters dressed in different clothing for example a mum, dad, brothers, sisters etc. Perfect for children ages 4 and up who love imaginary play.
One of the main reasons I came to Huckleberry Market was to catch up with Bek from Sweet Bubba. She sells a range of Eco, Organic and Handmade products including Baby Amber Teething Bracelets and Necklaces. Bek is the Victorian admin of Markets and Community’s facebook page and is a valuable member of our team so it was nice to see her own business at work at the markets. Check out Sweet Bubba’s products online.
Also a quick mention to another talented stallholder, Bobishi with her baby clothes and accessories, I placed an order for one of the gorgeous tutus which is made from the softest fabric making it easier for it to be worn all the time.
Finally as always I have to buy yummy cupcakes for the kids, I ended up purchasing a delicious array of mix from Amaesing Cakes..Yummy is all I can say.