Goods That We Don't Carry or Are At Capacity For
- Fine Art: Including original artwork of any size!
- Photography prints + cards
- Jewellery priced above $45
- Adult Clothing & All Screen Printed Clothing
- Non-Medical Face Masks
- Furniture and large wall decor pieces (over 14")
- Essential oils, theraputic lotions + creams
- Greeting Cards (at capacity - applications will be saved but not responded to, please note: we do not carry 5x7" cards)
- Candles (at capacity - applications will be saved but not responded to)
Soaps + lip balms must be registered with Health Canada and food products must have the appropriate labelling.
THINGS TO NOTE
+ We operate on wholesale terms only - which is when The Trainyard purchases work upfront to sell (rather than making payment once your work has sold). With the volume of businesses we work with, supporting our staff, two tiny humans and an online storefront, consignment takes more energy and time than we have to give but we know wholesale can sometimes scare folks off! Review the guide (above) and reach out with any questions!
+ We are committed to holding space for youth (21 & under), folks living with a disability, those who identify as BIPOC, or 2SLGBTQIA+. We recognize there are barriers to creating for a living. Please self identify if you feel comfortable, and share barriers or challenges to retail readiness that you may face. Sometimes goods still aren't the right fit for The Trainyard but we are always happy to provide information and support to help your business grow.
+ To cover our operating costs, our ideal wholesale pricing is 50/50. Our rent and utilities, packaging, staff costs, breakage & loss & payment processing fees have continued to increase and this pricing allows us to cover these expenses, continue our community giving, and be adaptable to the continued changes. If a 50/50 split is realistically not possible for your business please explain in your application.
Ready to apply?: PLEASE FILL OUT APPLICATION HERE If you are having difficulty accessing the wholesale application please see the Questions tab for the full list of questions and instructions. The form is our preferred way to receive applications but we know it doesn't work with all email addresses
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