Trader update Feb 2018

Hi everyone and welcome to the new traders!

I hope this finds you all well and looking to market!

This Saturday 10 Feb is Valentine’s Market at Rondebosch Park Market.

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Trader list:

1.Plants n Stuff
2.Gabriel’s Mucky Stuffs
3.Helena’s Yummy Treats
4.Roberts Succulents
5.Sweetastic
6. Onis organisc
7.King’s Krazy Korner
8.Erin’s Licky Packets
9.Cook & Craft
10.Frantastic

11. MW Cosmetics

And our amazing young Violinist Milisa Ndlebe will be busking too.

Please see their ads and photos in the Facebook Album.

Next event is 17 Feb at Longbeach Mall. Book for traders and buskers via the booking links.

Please see each event detailed below:

Rondebosch Park Markets Second Saturday of every month (We set up at 9 and trade 9:30 to 12:30 with option to trade on.)

Venue:

Map: https://external.fcpt1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/map_tile.php?v=29&osm_provider=2&x=18065&y=19674&z=15&language=en_GB

Cnr Campground & Sandown Roads, Rondebosch, 7700 Cape Town, Western Cape

Tables supplied but I have to pay R30 each so please specify at booking if you prefer to bring your own. Please bring chairs, cloth, sign etc. Umbrellas and Gazebos welcome. Vehicles may unload and then must be parked off site by 8:30 so its easier to just carry in really. Plenty of parking across the way. Some shade but don’t depend on it! Outdoor venue and we trade in the wind, only rain will cancel so please check the forecast and decide if you are game.

Longbeach Mall markets, Sun Valley

Last Saturday of every month (except Feb is 17th) We set up at 9 and trade 9:30-12:30

Tables supplied, indoors. Please bring chairs, cloth, sign etc.

 

Thursdays at Cape point Vineyards: 

Bookings on the Monday for the Thurs via Whatsapp (Join the CPV group by sending a request to 0833840590). Trade from 4:30 to sunset. Outdoors, sun, wind etc so please check the forecast when booking and be prepared. 5 Tables available so we share if needs be, up to 10 traders. Tables must be confirmed by 9am on Tuesdays. Mainly tourists so Made in Noordhoek/Cape Town lables are a good idea. Kids activities are also great so long as you can manage in the wind.

Sundays at Kirstenbosch

Last Sunday of the Month (summer only) New venue starting in March  – very exciting!

Limited space, not sure if tables will be supplied but doubtful. More details to follow.

Youth Day Sat 16 June – Flagship event: V&A Waterfront

Details to follow.

ALL MARKETS

Please remember: NO SINGLE USE PLASTICS at any of our events and regular traders BRING YOUR PLEDGE.

Each trader gets a certificate of participation and there is an ENTREPRENEUR OF THE DAY.

Remember your change float.

I attach the accounting sheet and suggest you complete as much as possible at home before the market.

Completed sheets must be handed half an hour before the end please, if you need help please just ask during the market. This needs to be completed in order to gain a certificate.

 

When you arrive, please see me and book in BEFORE setting up.

All stalls must have a sign please.

A couple of rules: No playing on cell phones during trading please, they are best packed away for security anyway.

Please try not to eat at your stall, it looks unprofessional. I know the kids get peckish and a quick bite is fine but don’t make the stall a picnic area. No gum chewing while trading please.

While younger kids need adult help I think from about 10/11 years they should be fine without and I am around if they need help. For those needing help please can we keep it to just one adult at the stall, otherwise the event loses the kiddie vibe.

When you pack up please leave your area immaculate, if you have had messy activities please pick up any bits.

We are all ambassadors for the PMM and I am always proud that the kids are so much more professional than the pros!

STALL FEES:

These are voluntary, however it teaches a good lesson about overheads and I really need to try and cover costs, this costs me about R1500-R3000pm so everything helps. As there is always a rush to pack up at the end please calculate your stall fees as follows: Work out your net profit on the accounting sheet by the end of trading. It really helps to use this sheet when you prep and keep it up to date while you trade. You are welcome to customize for your products. Fees are not compulsory but do teach the concept of overheads. The general idea is a maximum of R50 per stall but not more than 20% of net profit. This should motivate accurate costings;) If you are raising funds or require start up assistance no fees apply. Please calculate before the end of the market, ask if you need help and if needs be wait until after. The accounting is an important part of PMM, please do not gloss over it.

ADVERTS

Please send a Jpeg advert A WEEK BEFORE before the event. I will be sending out links with the ads and it is compulsory to share them please.

Please feel free to call me on 0833840590 if you would like any help or have questions. I am usually home by about 6. Please remember this is an after hours project so and my inbox gets crazy. If you need clarity on anything don’t wait, give me a call!

Lastly traders kindly confirm with a mail or message you have this mail and are 100% confirmed if you have not done so or let me know if your plans have changed. Last minute cancellations mare a nightmare, I’d appreciate your commitment. If you are unsure rather don’t book and join late – We are usually able to make a plan to fit you in.

As always thanks for your support and to all the children for being so amazing. Don’t forget awards, workshop with special guest speaker and Easter holiday party 5 April.

See you at the market!

L x

PS: Please share: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/give-the-pocket-money-market-wings-to-fly

 

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