HOW DOES BECOMING A VENDOR WORK?+
Each space has a monthly rental, you bring in your own merchandise, price it and display it. We sell it and then pay you twice a month.
HOW MUCH IS THE RENT?+
Rent is based off the square footage of the space.
In Washington, spaces start at $195 for an 8’ x 10’ and go up based on size from there. Showcases are available for $60.
In Uniontown, spaces start at $65 per month and go up based on size. Showcases and shelving units are also available.
WHAT SIZE ARE YOUR SHOWCASES?+
Showcases 4’ wide, 1.5’ deep, 6’ tall. They are locked, lit, and each have 5 glass shelves.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO STAY?+
There is a 3-month minimum commitment. After that, it goes month to month. We recommend that as a new dealer you give your booth at least 6-9 months to perform. By that time, you will know if you like doing this and if your things are going to sell. We recommend that dealers “work” their booth at least once a week.
DO I HAVE TO PAY UPFRONT OR GIVE A SECURITY DEPOSIT?+
No. The only thing due at lease signing is the first month’s rent payable by cash or check. The following month’s rent will be auto-debited from you banking account on the 5th in Washington or the 7th in Uniontown. Rent payments can also be made by cash or check in the store prior to the first of the month.
HOW DO I RECEIVE MONEY FROM MY SALES?+
We directly deposit sales into your bank account twice per month. The settlements run from the 1st-14th and 15th-end of month.
In Washington, sales are deposited on the 19th for sales from the 1st-14th and on the 5th for sales from the 15th-end of month.
In Uniontown, sales are deposited on the 21st for sales from the 1st-14th and on the 7th for sales from the 15th-end of month.
DO I NEED A BUSINESS ID OR SALES TAX LICENSE?+
No, you do not need any licenses to become a vendor at Crown Antique Mall. We collect and pay all sales taxes on your items.
BESIDES RENT, ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES?+
There is a per item commission deducted from every item sold at Crown Antique Mall. For most vendors, this works out to be 10% or less of your gross sales.
There is also an additional fee for locked showcases places inside a vendor’s space of $10 per lock.
HOW DO I REPORT MY INCOME?+
Vendors whose yearly sales qualify them for a 1099 will receive one via mail. All vendors are required to fill out IRS W-9 form prior to the execution of their lease.
WHAT CAN I SELL IN MY SPACE?+
There are not a lot of restrictions on what is allowed in your booth. We like antiques, vintage items, and collectibles—we recommend that 90% of your items fit within these guidelines. For help in determining what “we” call antique, vintage, or collectible, just ask!
WHAT’S THE LOWEST MONTHLY RENTAL SPACE?+
In Washington, showcases are available at $60 per month and most booth prices begin at $195.
In Uniontown, some shelving units are available beginning at $65. Floor spaces start at $90 and go up from there based on size. Locking showcases are available for $75 per month.
For availabilities, please call the location.
WHAT TYPES OF THINGS TYPICALLY SELL BEST?+
Everything vintage, antique, and collectible! Look around our stores and you’ll find a little bit of everything. Furniture, coins, ball cards, trains, records, mining, antique books, mid-century modern, vintage toys, and home décor of all kinds are also good sellers. If you have specific questions about what might be acceptable, please give us a call.
HOW DO I PRICE MY ITEMS?+
Vendors typically price things based either on what they paid for the item or what the item is selling for online. eBay is a great, free resource for pricing, just be sure to look up your items under “SOLD”! You’re always welcome to ask our staff what they think on pricing as they interact daily with customers and hear feedback on prices every day.
HOW DO I TAG MY ITEMS?+
Upon signing the lease, you will choose or be assigned a vendor code to tag all your items with. Dealer ID, a short description and price are required on every item. We recommend that dealers use string tags whenever possible as we remove the tags and hold them for reference at the time of purchase.
DO YOU PROVIDE SHELVES?+
In Uniontown, some spaces do come with shelving, shelving units are also available for rent, floor spaces of all sizes are also available. Please contact Uniontown for specific availabilities.
In Washington, there are no fixtures available for use. All spaces do come with peg board walls on at least two sides. Each space is also equipped with at lease one electrical outlet.