The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles was designed to exemplify the Danish concept of Hygge. Hygge is a lifestyle that embraces a cozy, comfortable home. This lifestyle encompasses all of the things that give a home the “good feels”, including furniture, textiles, candles, art, and pampering items, such as coffees, gourmet foods and luxury personal care.
While offering products from a selective variety of artisans in a centralized place, it is important to highlight and support individual businesses. (Think Etsy meets Farmer’s Market)
The business model is built around a common, cohesive brand, but will function as an online consignment business. Each vendor will fulfill their own orders and handle their own customer service. There is a vendors page that will provide the customer with information on the artisans and their contact information/website. Given that this link will be provided to our customers, pricing consistency is required between The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles and each individual’s website or listing. An option would be to create exclusive versions, bundles, sizes, etc available only on The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles.
Vendors at The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles adhere to the basic policies and brand of the site, but will fulfill and ship orders directly to customers. Individual vendors can create their own list of policies, provided that they adhere to the basic minimum policies of The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles. Vendors have access to their own products (only) online to add, subtract and update inventory.
The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles markets the website as a whole and highlights the various vendors within the site through social media and local marketing. I ask that each individual vendor also support the marketing efforts of The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles by promoting and supporting the other vendors. The more traffic we drive to the site, the more successful we all become. The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles will receive 20% (a portion of the sales price) of the purchase price of all items, not including shipping and handling fees.
Benefits to the Vendor
By selling merchandise through The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles, vendors enjoy the following benefits:
No listing fees
24/7 opportunity for sales
The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles covers the fees associated with Website domain, hosting and maintenance.
All transactions will be processed through The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles via PayPal. Vendor is responsible for PayPal Transaction fees. No financial information will be collected from either customers or vendors. Vendors will be issued checks every other week through PayPal.
Businesses benefit from extensive social media marketing and local marketing through The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles
Businesses benefit from the expanded customer reach through cross promotion with like-themed business. (gift baskets of all local products—realtor gifts, corporate gifts, personal gifts)
The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles will feature product categories including but not limited to:
Personal care products
Liability: All vendors assume 100% liability for their own products sold on The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles. Vendors are required to carry their own liability insurance, and list The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles as an addition insured.
To maintain the branding of The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles, not all products from participating vendors will be sold on the site. Each individual product and product line will be approved by The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles.