Expand your business at mhs!
Midwest Home Supply has shared retail space for sellers of new goods, artwork, craft items, metal fabrications, candles, seasonal goods, etc. If you have a side business but don't have the volume or time to open a store, we are here to help! If you have a small business nearby and want to expand this is a great way to grow.
Midwest Home Supply Vendor Contact is available at our retail location 2921 Mall Drive Eau Claire, WI 54701 Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM.
General monthly pricing starting at $2/sq ft (**Price varies for storefront space)
*Try us for 2 Months at 1-Month pricing
We pay utilities
Point of Sales Report (Monthly report)
Insured storage available at $1/sq.ft
No need to staff your booth
Vendor post on social media and email newsletter
Handling available for online orders (Ebay, Amazon and Website)
Keep 100% of sales
2.95% Credit Card transaction fees apply
No fees for collecting cash
We submit and collect sales tax for you
Bring in your own fixtures
Current store hours are Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Receive exposure through our retails monthly fundraiser opportunities, sales, and more!
DO I NEED A VENDOR OR BUSINESS LICENSE?
No. You do not need a vendor or business license. Why? Vendors are cosigning items to a licensed retail.
DO YOU HAVE MONTH-MONTH OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
Yes! Midwest Home Supply offers a month-to-month option for vendors who are only looking for a seasonal space.
HOW DOES THE “TRY US FOR 2 MONTHS AT A 1 MONTH PRICING” PROMOTION WORK?
“Try us for 2 months at a 1 month pricing” is only eligible for vendors who know that they can commit to a year after the trial period ends. It is also eligible for vendors who simply want to try us for those 2 months and no longer continue having a vendor space at Midwest Home Supply after the trial ends.
WHAT ARE ALL THE VENDOR FEES AND COST?
Per agreement, vendors are responsible for the monthly vendor rent, 2.95% Credit Card transaction fees, insured storage space rate, and labor cost for handling online orders, if applicable.
WHO COLLECTS AND REPORTS SALES TAX?
Midwest Home Supply is a licensed retail eligible to sell and collect sales tax on your behalf, per the agreed time period. Midwest Home Supply will report those sales tax when taxes are filed.
DO I NEED TO STAFF MY VENDOR SPACE?
No. Midwest Home Supply is working hard to make things easier for vendors which is why our retail store is constantly staffed by our own employees.
I RECEIVE ORDERS FROM MY ONLINE STORE/WEBSITE, CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THAT?
Of course! Midwest Home Supply has handling available to vendors for an additional labor cost.
HOW DO I PAY MY MONTHLY VENDOR RENT?
As of today we encourage vendors to address Midwest Home Supply for their monthly vendor payment by check so that we can provide a payment receipt.
CAN I BRING IN DISPLAY ITEMS, AND WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO UPDATE DISPLAYS?
Yes! We encourage you to bring in display items, props, business cards, and brochures per the agreed square foot space. We do require vendors to list any display items on our contract so that Midwest Home Supply knows what items belong to the vendor. If you plan to change and bring in new display items we will require you to fill out a new display items sheet so that your vendor file can stay up to date. Request a new display sheet to fill out from the vendor contact through email and submit before coming in and updating your vendor space.
DO I NEED TO LABEL MY INVENTORY?
Yes. Vendors have to label their items according to the item price. Midwest Home Supply will generate, process and activate a barcode for your items that will be scanned at the register to keep track of your vendor items, and vendor sales on our Square system.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED TO RESTOCK MY INVENTORY?
Midwest Home Supply will require vendors to fill out a new inventory track sheet every time vendors want to restock their area. The track sheet must be submitted at least 4 business days prior to scheduling a time to come in and restock the vendor area. Midwest Home Supply will then provide new or additional barcodes for those items and verify the details in the inventory track sheet.
WHEN DO I GET A SALES/INVENTORY REPORT?
A sales report from the previous month will be sent out at the first week of the new month. This report will summarize gross sales made with credit card and cash, items sold, credit card transaction fees and the amount Midwest Home Supply will pay the vendor after credit card transaction fees are subtracted from the total gross sales.
CAN I EXPAND MY VENDOR SPACE AFTER THE CONTRACT IS SIGNED?
Of course! Per contract, vendors will provide a 30 day notice to Midwest Home Supply if the current contract needs to be terminated due to expansion. Midwest Home Supply will use those 30 days to help you seek a larger area and sign a new contract according to the new square foot, area, price, and time period.