Photo: Prairie Clay
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU APPLY
Shop Inspirations Market is a multi-vendor e-commerce platform where Manitoban makers can set up their shop of handmade items made by themselves and their helpers. On this website, customers can shop all year round!
How it works
Shoppers will click on your listing to purchase, pay directly through Shopify on the listing, and the payment will automatically be sent to you with the fees subtracted. The maker will then mail out the products ordered right from your local post office. We will be using Canada Post shipping rates, and the shopper will pay the shipping. Many makers will make one or two trips to the post office per week to save on time and efficiency.
There are no monthly or yearly fees as a maker to join Shop Inspirations Market. Inspirations Market calculates a 10% commission from product sales on this website. There are additional Shopify fees which are 2% per transaction fee, 2.9% CAN credit card fee and 30 cents per listing. If selling internationally, it will be a 3.5% credit card fee instead.
Perks of Joining this Platform
Inspirations Market's website is hosted by Shopify, where security is already built-in for safe shopping transactions.
There is paid social media advertising connected to this website to gain visibility.
The owner of Inspirations Market, Kristie Levasseur, is here to promote this website and individual local makers. I want to see you succeed in online sales!
International shoppers can make purchases on this website.
You will not get lost in a sea of millions of listings on this website, as categories are limited.
Each individual maker has the option to add curbside pickup and delivery as options to their shop, available from their location. The website also includes regular Canada Post shipping rates worldwide.
Website Product Info
This shopping platform is all about supporting local and handmade. Products must be made or designed by the maker. Helpers and small shop employees to your business are welcome. We do not accept any direct sales businesses such as Mary Kay, Young Living, etc. Please do not include content in your listings that are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or our terms of service.
We don't accept any listings that including copyright or trademarked items. (Disney, sports team logos, etc.) This includes purchased craft supplies with these items on them, or recreated figures and logos. The only exception is when you have purchased the rights to sell another company's intellectual property. For example, paying royalties.
How to Set up Shop
We are currently accepting maker applications. After you have applied online, and once you have been approved, you will be sent the information on how to set up shop and add your listings to the website!
Please try to have your orders ready to ship between 5-15 business days at the latest. But sooner is always better for happy shoppers!
We want to promote a respectful and fair community. If a shopper contacts you through Shop Inspirations Market or makes a transaction with you through our website, please respect the great investment of time, energy and ad dollars we put into providing this platform and accept payment through the Shop Inspirations Online Marketplace website only. We would appreciate transactions not to be accepted privately. However, if a shopper finds you on another site it is perfectly okay with us that you accept payment via that platform or point of contact.