Welcome to Holly Antiques! Thank you for your interest in possibly becoming a Vendor in our Mall. Here is the basic information regarding our business.
Who We Are - Holly Antiques has a long history of being a quality source for antiques and unique collectibles. We pride ourselves in our historic setting, pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable staff as well as the diverse offerings of our vendors.
Booth Leasing - Three (3) month minimum initially, then month to month thereafter.
Rent – Booths are priced per sq. ft., beginning the first day of each month, payable in monthly installments, payable in advance, and due on the first day of each month.
Security Deposit – $50 is due upon signing.
Credit Card – A valid credit card is necessary to lease booth space and will be kept on file.
Showcases – Locking and non-locking Rental Display cases/units are available on a first come first serve basis. Price varies based on the specific case(s) dimensions in question. Showcases leases are month to month. Vendors may bring in their own showcases. If showcases are to be locked, a labeled/tagged key MUST be provided to Holly Antiques to permit access by Holly Antiques Staff. If vendor rents a case from Holly Antiques that does not come with a lock, the vendor may supply a suitable lock and key of their own. Lighting and shelves for showcases rented from Holly Antiques will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
Commission, House Fees and Sales Tax – A 10% commission will be charged on all cash/check sales and an additional 2% on credit card sales. A booth is considered 100 sq. ft.; larger booths require more work days. Items over $20 are subject to a 10% discount (upon customer request) unless tag is marked “Firm”. Renter agrees to clean, dust, rearrange, and replenish merchandise within leased space at least twice monthly. If Holly Antiques Staff is required to clean leased space, a monthly $40.00 fee will be added to rent to cover labor and supplies. Holly Antiques collects any eligible sales tax. Sales tax is then paid to the Renter whose responsibility it is to report via their own sales tax number.
Merchandise – No New, reproductions or crafts permitted. All Items must be dated prior to 1980 or be of significant collectability. Holly Antiques reserves the right to refuse items.
To find out if your items would be appropriate for Holly Antiques, contact Marlo at 248-634-5594 with a list of the types of merchandise you will be featuring. Photos may also be presented. They will be peer reviewed and any concerns will be addressed by the owners.
Liability – Holly Antiques owners and employees are not responsible for any resulting damage, loss, injury or legal action. Holly Antiques will maintain liability insurance. Renter is responsible for any desired renters insurance. The renter will sell at their own risk. Holly Antiques will monitor all goods in the shop to the best of their ability. Holly Antiques has invested in an electronic video monitoring system, alarm system and trustworthy staff. We will make every effort to safe guard your inventory.
Marketing and Branding – Holly Antiques, retains the right to display and market products through its web site, social media pages, promotional events, advertising and in-store displays. Renters are encouraged to advertise through their own channels such as their own website and social media platforms. Holly Antiques also encourages you to tag, pin, or comment on any of the Holly Antiques social media sites as a means of bringing visibility to the shop. Printed materials such as flyers and cards will be made available to share with interested people.
Lessee/Vendor Rules and Responsibilities -
- The Renter agrees to maintain their space, and to keep it replenished.
- The Renter and Holly Antiques will work hand in hand on the displaying of goods the Vendor wishes to sell. Holly Antiques staff will have final word as to display location
- ALL merchandise must be clearly and accurately tagged at all times. Items found in the mall without tags will be handled through the Owners Account (#83) for safe keeping. If sold, the renter may recover the item or value thereof upon identifying the untagged/missing item.
- Items being used for display purposes ONLY must be clearly marked with your Vendor/booth number and “Display Only” or “Not for Sale”.
- Decorating, cleaning and maintaining your space is the renter’s responsibility. A “cleaning fee” may be charged if neglect occurs. See above “Commissions, house fees and sales tax”
- The Renter may stock their booth anytime during the regular store hours. HA Staff and Management may not be kept after hours to work on your space.
- Holly Antiques is a Smoke-free building.
Termination of Lease – In the event a renter wishes to discontinue the rental agreement after the initial 3 month lease period, a two (2) week notice is requested. Holly Antiques has the right to terminate a renter’s privileges immediately if policies are not adhered to. If the Renter prematurely terminates the agreement, Holly Antiques reserves the right to invoice for the full balance of the agreement plus all incurred fees due.
Hours of Operation – Holly Antiques will be closed on some holidays (Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, Easter and New Year’s Day) as well as any severely inclement weather days and reserves the right to close at the owners' discretion. Hours of operation will be posted.
Staffing – Holly Antiques will provide necessary Key Holders and Sales Counter Staff for daily operation. Holly Antiques Staff’s primary duty is to Open and Close, manage the facilities, oversee daily sales operation and transactions and provide assistance with greeting guests. For this to truly be a success, Vendors are encouraged to be present whenever possible to work their booth, wait on guests, answer questions and encourage sales. Only Holly Antiques Staff and Trained Personal will be permitted to process sales transactions.
Booth Vendor Duty Days and Work Schedule – In order for us to keep our rental fee competitive, Vendors are required to work the Mall. It’s a simple fact; Vendors who “work” tend to sell more items! Each Booth Vendor is required to work the Mall two days per month per 100 sq. ft. (3 days for up to 200 sq. ft., and 4 days for up to 300 sq. ft.). Sign up for work days is be permitted up to a quarter (3 months) at a time on a first come first serve basis. Holly Antiques must be notified 24hrs in advance should the Vendor be unavailable to work a specific day at which time a sub will be hired. For Vendors who cannot work or choose to not work their duty days, Holly Antiques will provide someone to cover your shift at a fee of $35 per day. These work days are in addition to the regular visits to refresh, dust and restock your booth. On Work Days, Vendors are responsible for greeting and assisting guests, working “the floor”, answering questions and providing support as needed to the Holly Antique staff.
We hope this answers your basic questions. We look forward to possibly working with you. It is our goal to provide a safe, organized, clean and attractive historic environment that will only enhance the shopping experience for our guests.
Should you wish to become a Vendor at Holly Antiques, contact Marlo at 248-634-5594 to schedule an appointment.