Inaugural Virtual Odd Market

Launching Saturday, April 4th at 10 AM

A personal note to all Vendors

To say this is EPIC news is an Understatement.


Hello [subscriber:firstname | default:reader],

On Saturday, April 4th the Odd Market will host the first-ever online virtual "Odd Market" with 30 Vendors and a worldwide audience!

I've been working literally around the clock, 2 am skype calls with Zoom Corporate Developers, 5 am with India and in between just talking to myself. I feel like the Dick Vandyke in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang locked in my office hammering out the solution to Covid -19. How can we sustain not only our own business but help support the thousands of displaced, eventless vendors in our community and worldwide?

WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE!

For the first time ever, you will be accessible by an international audience.
This is groundbreaking stuff.

No packing the car and traveling to an event
No hoping for sales
No wondering if people will come out due to it being too hot, too cold, bad weather or traffic

Our Promise! Risk-Free!

You will make your money back and more.
Since all sales are done through your Odd Market e-commerce store (required prior to April 2nd), we know what you are selling. If you have not made your fees back plus profit, we will extend your bookings until you have! Risk-Free!

Booking Fee & How You Get Paid ON Sales

Inaugural Fee: $50 per event (Good for April shows only) if you book your spot now.
Limit: Only 30 vendors per event during our Beta Roll-Out.
Store commission 20% of sales. All taxes & applicable Shipping fees paid directly to the Vendor.
Real-Time Payments Now in Effect.
No wait time to get your sales income when linked to PayPal. Upon a sale, our system will immediately distribute 80% of the sale, all taxes, and any shipping fees directly into your PayPal.

Rules & Limitations

You can book up to 4 events in April as space is limited to only 30 Vendors per event and we want to make this available to as many vendors as possible.
We know you are hurting.

All sales must remain on The Odd Market. No selling through outside platforms like Etsy or Shopify. No referring to outside websites. Any other forms of attempting to have communication that will result in sales outside of our platform will result in an immediate ban for life.
We have video monitoring so no cheating. We've worked insane hours to offer this to our Vendors in an effort to bring sales back during stressful times.

PRE LAUNCH PRESS ONLY EVENT

THURSDAY, APRIL 2ND 8PM - 10PM

We are scheduling a Pre-launch Press Event where the Inaugural 30 Vendors will be able to sell to the Media during our Media Event. It's a fully functioning run through of what these events will be like. You will be able to make sales and learn the ropes before the Official April 4th Launch.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AT 11AM

THE FIRST EVER VIRTUAL ODD MARKET LAUNCH
Photo by Nikita Kachanovsky

THE SCOOP

CDC Shuts Down Events Until Further Notice

If we can't bring the PEOPLE to us then we will bring US to the people!

ZOOM & ODD MARKET

No other Event Company Can Offer This Unique Opportunity in an effort to help our Vendors during extremely challenging times.
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What is it?
The world's only global online "flea & artists market" with the roll-out event happening on Saturday, April 4th, 2020. 30 Vendors will set up in their homes their pop-ups store (that is their booth). With a webcam or iPhone or tablet or computer, they will be able to participate in a Virtual Odd Market reaching a worldwide audience. IN the MAIN LOBBY we have a listing of all our Vendors. Online Attendees will be able to chat with each other and our Vendors but not use their video or sound in the Lobby. When they see a "Booth" they like and want to see what they have for sale, they enter the Vendors Booth (Z-Booth) and now they will have audio and video capabilities as if they physically walked into a booth at one of our events.

Just as a Vendor can only get so many people in a 10x10 booth, the same is true for Z-Booths. Vendors can set the number of simultaneous customers they want in their Z-Booth, placing the rest in a queue. As people leave the Z-Booth, new ones enter.

Each Vendor will be able to show their line and sell directly from their Z-Booth. Customers can go from room to room adding items to their cart and when ready, check out with one transaction. The sale is automatically distributed to each Vendor along with taxes collected. We will require all Vendors to offer Free Shipping within the United States.

How does it work?
Vendors must complete their online store set up on our site. It's a virtual marketplace where every Vendor has its own store. The commission is 20% on items sold with no start-up fees, item listing fees or hidden fees. Vendors are strictly prohibited to sell items through outside platforms. All sales must be made from within theoddmarket.com or they will be banned from ever participating with Odd Market.

I've never used Zoom?
Not an issue. It is very simple to set up. We will walk you through the process. Once you set up Zoom once, you never have to mess with it again. Everything takes place on The Odd Market website.

How do I book my spot?
During the launch month of April, space will be limited to 30 Vendors. You will have the opportunity to book your spot once you have 1. Completed the store setup on the Odd Market Marketplace. 2. Added your inventory. The bookings will be done just as when you book for the Odd Nights or The Los Feliz Flea or any of our events.

How much does this cost?
Setting up your online store is Free. We collect 20% of the sales only. The booking fee for the Online Odd Market is $100 per Vendor. During the launch month, we are discounting the fee to $50.

Can I be featured?
Yes! Meet The Maker is a unique feature of our platform. If you want to be featured and present a 30-minute presentation and Q & A in the Main Lobby, you can purchase this for $100. It's a great way to share with up to 1000 people from around the world what you are all about. You can promote your "Meet The Maker" slot via Social Media, email blasts and on our site encouraging customers to log on and check you out.

How do I get paid?
Payouts are down automatically every 2 weeks through Paypal. You earn 80% of sales plus the taxes collected and ship fees. DURING THIS STATE OF EMERGENCY, PAYOUT WILL HAPPEN IN REAL TIME! NO DELAYS. If you have returns, chargebacks or disputes, you are responsible to cover those costs as you would normally.

How many events are scheduled and how many can I book?
During April we are planning a minimum of 10 events in an effort to get the flow of income back to us all. We have the capability to produce multiple events each day.

OPEN YOUR STORE TODAY!

Full Control Front End Dashboard

Below is a screenshot of a Vendor Store Dashboard
You have complete control over the shipping, your store policies etc. You will see real-time sales reports, get notifications of sales and control virtually all aspects of your store. You access your Store Dashboard under the Vendor Area dropdown.
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START SELLING AGAIN!

Out of Covid-19 we have created what could become the future of Selling at Events.
No longer limited to local customers.
No longer risking time and money at Events.
No Risk of losing your fees.

We are all in this together!
With love and gratitude,
Phillip and Shelly Dane

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