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
Monthly Point of Sales Report
Insured storage is 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 – 8 PM and Sundays 10 AM – 6 PM.
Receive exposure through our retails monthly fundraiser opportunities, sales, promotions, and more!
WHAT IS THE VENDOR CONTACTS INFORMATION?
The vendor contact at Midwest Home Supply can be reached Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM through email firstname.lastname@example.org or through phone at 715-286-6415.
DO I NEED A VENDOR OR BUSINESS LICENSE?
No. You do not need a vendor or business license. Why? Vendors are cosigning items to an established and licensed business for a certain amount of time, per contract. All Midwest Home Supply will need is a Social Security Number when filling out a W9 for tax purposes.
WHO COLLECTS SALES TAX?
Midwest Home Supply collects sales tax for you if eligible for sales tax. Items are consigned to Midwest Home Supply, therefore we collect sales tax for you for the agreed time period and will report those sales tax at the end of the year when taxes are filed.
WHY DO I NEED TO FILL OUT A W-9?
A business or person who is paying you earnings needs your S.S.N or TIN so that it can notify the IRS of the earning amount.
WILL I GET A 1099 AT THE END OF THE YEAR FOR TAX PURPOSES?
Vendors who sell $600 or more for the year will receive a 1099 from Midwest Home Supply. Vendors who sell under $600 for the year will not receive a 1099, due to it not meeting the federal law of taxable income.
WHAT ARE ALL THE VENDOR FEES AND COST?
Vendors are responsible, per the agreement, for monthly rent, 2.95% Credit Card transaction fees, insured storage space, if applicable, and labor cost for handling online orders, if applicable.
DO YOU HAVE A MONTH-MONTH RENT OPTION AVAILABLE?
Yes! Midwest Home Supply offers a month-to-month option for vendors who are not ready to commit for a year. You will however not qualify for our promotion of “Try Us For 2-Months At A 1-Month Pricing”. There is a minimum requirement of 90 days for the month-to-month option.
HOW DOES THE “TRY US FOR 2 MONTHS AT A 1 MONTH PRICING” PROMOTION WORK?
Our “Try us for 2 months at a 1 month pricing” promotion 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 want to continue having a vendor space at Midwest Home Supply after the trial ends. Midwest Home Supply will need a confirmation 30 days prior to the termination of the trial period.
IS THERE A MINIMUM SQUARE FOOT REQUIREMENT?
Yes! As of February 1, 2021 Midwest Home Supply will require a minimum of 18 square feet for the front of the store and a minimum requirement of 100 square feet for the general store area.
HOW WILL I GET PAID?
Vendors who have signed a contract for a year will be paid through ACH/Direct Deposit the first Friday of the new sales month for the previous sales month. Vendors who have a month-to-month contract will receive a check which will be available the first Friday of the new sales month from the previous sales month.
Note: ACH/Direct Deposit dates and times will vary based on your established bank.
WHEN IS MY RENT PAYMENT DUE?
Vendors are responsible, per the agreement, to have their rent payment submitted to Midwest Home Supply by the 1st of the new month for the recently completed month.
HOW DO I PAY MY MONTHLY VENDOR RENT?
As of today, we encourage vendors to pay their monthly vendor rent by check so that we can provide a payment receipt. Checks will be made out to Midwest Home Supply and handed to the vendor contact who will then provide you with a receipt. The payment receipt will be kept in the vendor file for reference.
CAN I EXPAND MY SPACE AFTER THE CONTRACT IS SIGNED?
Of course! Our contract states that vendors will give us a 30-day notice if the current contract needs to be terminated. We will use those 30 days to help you seek a larger area to help you grow and a new contract will be signed according to the new square foot, area, price, and time period.
DO I NEED TO STAFF MY VENDOR SPACE?
No. We don’t require any vendors to staff the vendor space. We work hard to make things as easy as possible for our vendors. Our retail store is constantly staffed by our own employees through our operation hours.
I RECEIVE ORDERS FROM MY ONLINE STORE/WEBSITE, CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THAT?
Of course! We have handling available to vendors for an additional labor cost. Midwest Home Supply will collect items for the online order, pack it and ensure it is picked up by the designated labeled carrier.
CAN I REMOVE INVENTORY FROM MHS TO FILL ONLINE ORDERS?
Of course! You will need to notify the MHS vendor contact a day or so prior to removing the items. You will have to fill out and sign a Merchandise Release Consent form stating that Midwest Home Supply is no longer held responsible for those items after they leave the property of what is Midwest Home Supply.
CAN I BRING IN DISPLAY ITEMS, BUSINESS CARDS AND MORE FOR MY VENDOR AREA?
Yes! You can bring in displays to enhance your vendor area according to the agreed square footage. We encourage you to bring in business cards or brochures you’d like customers to take. We do require you to list display items such as cardholder, board, props, and more on our contract so that Midwest Home Supply knows what items belong to the vendor when the contract terminates. If you plan to change and bring in new display items we will require you to fill out a new Display items sheet to have on file for record-keeping purposes and future reference. You can request a new sheet to fill out from the vendor contact before scheduling a time to come in and update those displays.
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 period. 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.
DO I NEED TO LABEL MY INVENTORY?
Yes. Vendors have to label their items according to the item price. Midwest Home Supply will create, generate, process and activate a barcode label for your items that will be scanned to keep track of your vendor items, and vendor sales on our Square system. These labels can only be made per request through an inventory track sheet submission.
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 that will be and send an email to you with available times and dates to schedule a restock.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY INVENTORY TRACKSHEETS I CAN SUBMIT?
Yes. Midwest Home Supply will allow a certain amount of inventory track sheet(s) per 90 days according to your square foot and contract time category. There is no limit to how many products you can submit within the track sheet. More information can be found within the Midwest Home Supply Third-Party Vendor Details on page 4.