DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR ANTIQUES OR DESIGN?
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN
SHOWCASING YOUR WARES AT
HERITAGE TRAIL MALL?
We are currently seeking motivated applicants who possess
panache with an eagerness to sell.
If our dealers are successful, we are successful!
Family owned and operated we try to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for those who are interested in running a small business without the commitment and overhead of starting their own brick and mortar store. Our rental fees and commission covers so much more than just the booth space or case.
**We now offer regular Dealer Workshops for our dealers on topics that will help increase their sales, daily sales summary reports via email, and a private dealer Facebook group for communication and support.
Booth Rent & Work Hours
Booth spaces range in price from $195 to $1500, depending on size and location. Cases range in price from $105 to $160, again depending on size and location.
In addition to rent, the house charges an 11% commission on all sales and there is a work requirement of all dealers of one hour per month for every $60 of rent that they pay. Dealers who opt not to work, pay $12 an hour not to work their required hours. The house pays all credit card fees.
The License Agreements are for 6 months at time so there is not long term commitment.
Special Events & Booth Sales
There are at least five special events each year, and usually more. The special events include the Spring Flea Market, the Sidewalk Sale in conjunction with Wilmette Sidewalk Sales, the Anniversary Sale, our Holiday Open House, a 3 day fall sale event, and the Winter Sale. In addition, the mall has hosted book-signing promotions, a spring home and garden event, wine & cheese, and other special events. Dealers are allowed to run sales in their booths at their discretion. Once a year, for the 3 day anniversary sale, it is mandatory that all dealers participate in a storewide sale of at least 15% off of all regular priced merchandise.
Our marketing has been expanding to include many of the email and social media marketing campaigns. We have active and growing Facebook, Instagram, and Google Plus accounts. Other advertising includes direct mail marketing, email marketing, newspaper, and local publications, trade magazines, Pinterest, Bargain Treasure Hunter, and through our membership in the Wilmette Chamber of Commerce.
Heritage Trail Mall has been featured on the WGN TV morning show, in the Chicago Tribune, North Shore Magazine, Chicago Magazine, and has received credits in many decorating publications. Heritage Trail Mall was voted Best Antique Shop by the readers of Make It Better magazine in 2014, 2015, and tied for that honor with another shop in 2012.
Restriction of Merchandise
There is no age restriction for merchandise offered for sale but all merchandise must be honestly labeled as to age, condition, and authenticity. We do not allow the sale of ivory or knock off designer handbags.