Makers, Contributors and Vendors

#CountertopArt is a local market collective bringing together the trendiest, most sought after items together in one place. 

 

Located in the former Elwood Flynn Suit Shop in Downtown Saskatoon, our space has great historic charm and an absolutely perfect layout. (200 3rd Ave S, Saskatoon, SK). Located on the corner of 3rd and 21st in the Avenue Building, this location offers endless windows, tons of storage space, and easy access.

Opened to the public on April 1st, 2022

Grow with us..... 

CountertopArt is EXPANDING! We are taking over the second floor workshop space for more retail and furniture.  

We are here to help, and hope that together, we can create something incredible! 

Apply to sell in store today!

 

At CountertopArt there are a number of options for makers to be part of the store. Spaces on the main floor are billed as rent plus a commission and is based on the amount of space a vendor needs. As a trial basis, we have opened up the second floor as commission only (beginning Feb 1 2023). Furniture will be showcased on the second floor and the vendors opting to try out that space will be offered a 40/60 commission split. 

The store has costs regardless of sales that is why there is a portion paid as rent. Even on the slow days we need staff and the power on and the lease paid, - so there is always a small amount of rent for all the retail vendors (main floor). Together, we can all afford retail space and continue to make shopping local easy for our customers. 

 

Contributor Costs at CountertopArt Saskatoon

Space Size

Pricing

Details

3ft x 2ft x 8ft 

 

$115 rent + 30% commission

Option to supply your own shelving or décor to make this space your own or to use our shelving units.

3ft x 2ft x 4ft tall

or 4ft x 1.5ft

 

$95 rent + 30% commission

Use the available table space or counter space provided. Heights vary depending on availability, however most have open space to create tiers (up to 3ft) or shelves available for use on the counter space.

All 3 Shelves

@ 18"x18" ea

 

$80 rent + 30% commission

Use all three shelves for your display, total height 4.5ft. Each space is 18" x 18" x 18" tall. The full length is 3ft wide (two vendors side by side per unit).

2ft x 2ft

or 3ft x 1ft

 

$65 rent + 30% commission

Using the table top or counter space available. Heights range from 12 to 18 inches and can include a shelf on the feature wall.

2ft x 1ft

 $50 rent + 30% commission

Classic display space. Various (single) shelf options and table top spaces through out the store.

1ft x 1ft

 

$35 rent + 30% commission

Starter spaces – various throughout the store. Limited quantities available in this size.

Second Floor Spots

40% Commission only

Available for Furniture Vendors and Approved Art Installations and retailers on the second floor

       

What do you get for that price?

  • Flexible low rent options partnered with commission 
  • Access to a retail store front for your products for as little as $35!
  • Be a part of home décor and gift store actively marketing to customers looking for items just like yours.
  • CountertopArt covers all incidentals and consumables associated with being a part of the store, i.e. bags, tissue paper, transaction fees, and staff costs.
  • Also included is storage space for your products and inventory, and the staff time to replenish your display when needed.
  • Option to add-on product labels/barcodes created by the store ($12 per month).
  • Access to inventory management software that shows real-time sales, inventory levels, progress tracking and printable sales reports. 
  • Inclusion in a fully operational webstore and robust marketing plan both online and via traditional platforms. 
  • Direct deposit payments monthly from online and in-store sales.
  • Submission of all provincial and federal sales taxes (GST & PST)
  • Support from other contributors and vendors in similar industries in the CountertopArt Contributor Hub.

 

Expand your business, join our team - let's create something amazing, together!

Apply Today!

 

Categories & Accepted Products

While the main focus of the store is home decor and gifts, we are expanding into other product lines and opening up the retail floor to all types of vendors:

Kitchen & Serveware – cutlery, cooking knives, cutting boards, serving boards, dishes, pottery, serving trays, rolling pins, wooden spoons, grill scrapers, homemade cleaning products, infusers, etc.

Linens – dish cloths, towels, napkins, tablecloths, rugs, drapery, blankets etc.

Home Décor – candles, candle holders, signs, wall art, paintings, towel/blanket ladders, unique lighting, throw pillows, macramé, plant pots, wood board games, wall clocks, mirrors, rugs, etc.

Plants and Food – live potted plants, non-perishable foods (i.e. coffee, tea, honey, wine*, preserves,), faux plants, air plants, moss art, etc.

Furniture & Art – dinning tables, chairs, coffee & end tables, hutches, TV stands, storage solutions, paintings, prints, fuzed glass, pottery, flower arrangements, wood art, etc.

Bath – Bath bombs, candles, bath caddy’s, wooden shower mats, soap, soap dishes, trinket trays, essential oils, bath salts, shower mats, towels, etc.

 

Considered exceptions: Locally authored books & cookbooks, short-term stay vendors in the ‘gift’ section, seasonal items (backyard or bbq), cabin décor, souvenirs that cater to the tourists that frequent the store, and other approved exceptions including fashion, jewelry, personal items, resale or baby items not décor related.