the New Meadowlands Market FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions FOR VENDORS

If you do NOT find the answer to your question, please call Bob Brumale at 973-789-1106 or email vendorsamerica@aol.com.

BECOMING A VENDOR AT THE NEW MEADOWLANDS MARKET

Q. How do I become a vendor at the New Meadowlands Market?

A.

  1. You MUST have a New Jersey Sales Tax Certificate. You may NOT work until you get the physical document in the mail or a temporary one online. For mailing you may download the form by using this link:
    https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/dcr/reg/sos_dcrnew01.prod.htm
    We do have copies of this application in the office on Saturday.
  2. Get your merchandise approved. New Vendors are not guaranteed admission. New vendors who misrepresent their offerings will not be booked again. Counterfeit merchandise is forbidden.

SPACE ASSIGNMENTS

Q. How do I ask for a space?

A.

We need to know your name and the size of the space needed. If you are a brand new vendor, also include a short description of your merchandise. If you leave a voice mail, INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER - PLEASE!!

Q. I liked the space I had last time. Can I get it again?

A.

Maybe. If it was a space that has no permanent vendor attached to it, you probably will be able to get it. Just mention the location in your message to us or say 'the same as last time'.

Q. Is there a contract I have to sign? Do I have to work a certain number of weeks?

A.

There is no contract to sign -- simply a data sheet so that we can get your information entered into the computer system. You may work as little as one day or every market day -- you decide how often you want to work.

Q. What are the space sizes and costs?

A.

  1. Minimum space size is 25' wide x 18' deep, approximately 3 parking lot spaces. This allows for vehicle and merchandise in the same space. Multiple spaces are also available.
  2. New merchandise Daily rates are $100 per space. New merchandise Monthly rates are $65 per event day. Used merchandise and antiques Daily Rates are $60 per space. Used monthly rates are $40 per event day.
  3. Food vendors should call Bob Brumale at 973-789-1106 for rates.

SET-UP AND TAKE-DOWN

Q. What are the times for set-up?

A.

Saturday Market Monthly Vendors may start set up at 6 AM.

Q. When do I have to be out of the market?

A.

Saturday Market Vendors must be off the field by 5:30 PM.

SALES TAX CERTIFICQATE AND CHARGING SALES TAX

Q. Why do I need a sales tax certificate?

A.

You need one because you will be vending on NJ State owned property. Not only is demanded by the State of NJ, it is included in our contract with the NJ Sports & Exhibition Authority.

Q. I sell items that aren't taxable - why do I need the certificate?

A.

Everyone selling at the NMM needs the certificate -- you will also need to send in the reports on a schedule dictated by the NJ Division of Taxation even if you are not obligated to charge sales tax. You will file a $00.00 return.

Q. I have an EIN number - isn't that the same?

A.

No -- it is a number given to you by the federal government. It has nothing to do with the collection of sales tax in NJ.

Q. What is the code number that I need for the application?

A.

The 6-digit NIC code that you need (which is asked for on the second page of the application) is 454390.

Q. My sales tax certificate is from another state. Can I use that?

A.

No -- you must have a sales tax certificate from the State of New Jersey.

Q. How do I charge sales tax?

A.

We recommend that you include it in the price of your items. Many customers do not realize that vendors must charge tax and it may be too difficult to explain. Just include it in the price and net it out - remember to keep a simple journal of your sales for this reason.

FURNITURE AND TENT RENTALS

Q. Do you rent tents or tables?

A.

No...Vendors bring their own.

Q. Do you rent garment racks?

A.

No...these are not available nor are shelves or tablecloths.

MERCHANDISE...WHAT TO SELL, RESTRICTIONS

Q. Why was I told I could not sell x or y or z?

A.

There could be several reasons for a rejection. First, some other vendor may be selling the same thing. For example, two people selling Timex watches would be one vendor too many. Or it could be that the market already has more than enough in a particular category such as costume jewelry or handbags. Items that skirt illegality must be rejected...remixes of copyrighted materials for example.

Q. What should I be selling?

A.

While we cannot tell you what to sell without jeopardizing our good name and your finances, we are happy to tell you if something has not been successful in the past. And, of course, we will tell you what you cannot sell (see question above).

Q. I want to sell items that are different from what I sell now. Is that possible?

A.

Yes! You may sell other items provided they are not in one of the categories closed to new vendors. You need to get the new items approved by us before you can sell them at the market...please do this before buying and/or making your inventory decisions.

Q. Can I get some of my items featured on the web site?

A.

Yes! We encourage vendors to take advantage of this tool. It is as simple as sending us some photos (small JPG files, please!) via email. Be sure to include a blurb about your stuff and a link to your web site if you have one. We usually get your items on our site within two or three days.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Q. How do I pay New Meadowlands Market?

A.

You pay us only at the market on the day you work. Payment for new vendors should be in cash or money orders. After the first time, we will accept a check for the rent; we also accept credit cards.

Q. Should I take personal checks from shoppers?

A.

That is up to you. If you have been doing business with someone over the course of a few weeks or months, you might consider it. Be sure to get identification. The market is not responsible for bounced checks. Fees can be high so be prudent.

ADVERTISING AND PUBLICITY FOR THE MARKET

Q. Is there any advertising for the market?

A.

Since taking over in March, New Meadowlands Market has placed ads in local newspapers and magazines. Cable TV Commercials will air this summer along with other media. Advertising will run throughout the year targeting locals and tourists alike.

Q. What else do you do to promote the market?

A.

NMM also brings Bus Groups to the Market.

   

Upcoming Events

The New Meadowlands Market is open every Saturday 8am - 4pm, unless otherwise noted. Please check calendar for any closings.

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