are you a makEr?
How to become a vendor?
Becoming a vendor is easy. You have the ability to upload products, chat directly with your customers, manage your account and withdraw funds. That being said, if you would like support in any of these areas, we can help manage your account on our end too. We want to make this process as hassle free as possible so that you can spend your time doing the things you love to do.
Simply create an account and you will be asked if you are a vendor or a customer. Continue following the prompts.
We are here to help if you have any questions.
Why become a vendor?
Our mission is to support emerging and established artisans of the coast by helping make your work readily available across Canada. With the promotional support of Tourism Ucluelet and Tourism Tofino, Common Ground Market will reach a consumer base who love the coast. Connecting with the right client can often be the most difficult part of e-commerce. We are lucky to have a strong following and a lot of support from past, present and future tourists, as well as an incredible community who are always looking for ways to support local.
We have your best interest in mind, if you have any feedback or suggestions, we would love to hear from you!
The intention behind this market is to support local artisans and provide a platform that is easy to use, risk free and cost effective. We originally wanted to make this a free market, however administrative costs made that impossible. That being said, we are doing our best to keep participation costs as low as possible.
We are offering a 10% commission rate to Chamber members (of either the Ucluelet or Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce) and a 25% commission rate for non-members.
An artisan Chamber membership is $75-$80 annually and comes with the many other benefits a Chamber has to offer (See FAQ below for more details)!
We are offering a reduced membership rate of $10 for youth under 19.
Contact us for more information:
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I Become a vendor
Thank you for your interest! Becoming a vendor is quite easy. Simply create an account as a vendor and follow the steps.
We are also here to help! That’s one of the perks of being a local service. Send any inquiries to:
What are the benefits of becoming a chamber member
Alongside reduced commission rates for vendors on Common Ground Market, you will be privy to the many advantages being a Chamber member has to offer.
- Access to Networking Events
- Access to Webinars and Workshops
- Opportunity to showcase your business at chamber events
- Access to Chamber Medical/Dental plan
- Peer to Peer Networking
- Promoted through online Member Directories
- Weekly newsletter and ability to promote special deals and events
- Business promotions advertised through social media outlets, by request
- Your membership is an accepted business deduction (up to 100% tax deductible)
An artisan membership with the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce is $75 + tax.
An artisan membership with the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce is $80 + tax.
Youth memberships (under 19) are $10 +tax.
Why should I become a vendor
Common Ground Market is an opportunity to present your work alongside the other artists of the coast. Our audience will be targeted to consumers who want support our communities and who love what you make already!
The artistic community deserves support and recognition for their economic impact on our community. The larger our community, the stronger we are as a communal voice and the more support we can receive. We would like to set everyone up for success and if you have any feedback or suggestions, we would love to hear from you.
Reasons to join Common Ground Market:
1. Low Participation Cost with High Return
2. Reach a Larger Audience
3. Product Photography Days Throughout the Year
4. Ucluelet Based Local Deliveries
5. One-on-One Local Support
6. Support a Local Initiative
How Does Shipping work
In your shop you will see an area to set up shipping. You will determine the size for each product – envelope, small, medium or large parcel and a flat rate price for each size. Vendors can choose to add international shipping if they wish.
When an order is received the vendor will package the product and get it in the mail in a timely fashion.
How is Payment Processed
Payments are processed through Stripe. Vendors are required to set up a Stripe account and link it to their shop. Payments are processed within 1-3 days.