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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU APPLY

About

Shop Inspirations Market is an online artisan market where Manitoban makers can set up their listings of handmade items made by themselves and their helpers. Inspirations Market stores their products in Westwood, Winnipeg.  We take care of shipping, delivery, and pickup options for shoppers.  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 to Inspirations Market.  Inspirations will then ship, deliver or arrange for pickup of the purchased items.  We will pay the maker by e-transfer for all purchases made from their listings on the 15th of every month.  If the 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, we will pay on the Monday after the 15th.  Delivery is only available within Winnipeg city limits at this time.

Commission Info

There are no monthly or yearly fees as a maker to join Shop Inspirations Market. Inspirations Market calculates a 30% commission from product sales on this website. We will cover all Shopify fees, app fees, and packaging fees.  We will also provide ongoing ads to this website.

Perks of Joining this Platform
  1. Inspirations Market's website is hosted by Shopify, where security is already built-in for safe shopping transactions.

  2. There is paid social media advertising connected to this website to gain visibility.

  3. 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!

  4. International shoppers can make purchases on this website.

  5. You will not get lost in a sea of millions of listings on this website, as categories are limited.

  6. Shoppers can order many items without having to pay shipping to multiple makers.

  7. Instead of going to the post office, waiting for pickups, and delivering around the city, makers can drop of their products to us and we'll take care of all that for them.

Return Policy

If a product has a defect or was damaged before or en route to being delivered to our pickup location, it is the maker's responsibility to provide a replacement to that product.  If a shopper is not happy with their purchase we will forward them on to the maker to resolve the issue.  Certain types of items cannot be returned, like perishable goods (such as food, flowers, or plants), custom products (such as special orders or personalized items), and personal care goods (such as beauty products).  We will also not accept refunds on gift cards or sale items.

If there are damages to your products in Inspiration's storage or in our delivery process, we will cover up to half of the item's retail value.

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.

Copyright/Trademarked Images

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!

Order Info

All products should be dropped off at 266 Rouge Road.  This is my home and place I will store your products.  My basement is newly renovated, clean, and ready to go.  The goal is to grow into a warehouse from here over time.  If you have certain products you wish to bring only when the order has been placed, please deliver those to the above address within 1 to 2 business days of the order being placed.  In the beginning feel free to bring up to 2 boxes of products for storage, and we'll build from there.

Transaction Info

We want to promote a respectful and fair community. If a shopper contacts you through Shop Inspirations Market's website, please respect the great investment of time, energy and ad dollars we put into providing this platform and accept the sale through the Shop Inspirations Online Marketplace website only. We would appreciate transactions not to be accepted privately.

 

Please find our Refund Policy, Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Shipping Policy on our website.

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