How Will the Marketplace Work?

Vendor FAQ

Absolutely nothing. Really. Thanks to support from CBAC and the team at Narrative Shift, we are making it feasible to sign up any & all South Shore artists, craftspeople, farmers/food producers, and other makers completely for free.

We will provide you with just a couple of simple forms to fill out that give us all the info needed to get you set up. You’ll need to provide basic info about yourself, type of items you want to sell, brief bio, headshot and/or logo images, a list of what you want to sell (item titles, description, price, weight/dimensions), and image(s) for each item.

We make it as easy for you as possible to get set up!

During the first phase of the marketplace’s launch, we will not be charging any commission on sales. By early 2021, we will implement a commission structure.

This will be extremely fair and more than competitive with commissions charged by area galleries/shops as well as other online marketplaces like Etsy. The total commission structure is TBD. We want to get input from the vendors first in order to establish a structure that everyone feels is fair.

You will be able to request a payout via your online Vendor dashboard (or ask one of us to do this for you) on a monthly basis. Payouts can be done via direct bank deposit or PayPal.

Just ask! Part of the funding for Authentic Superior involves the expert assistance with building out a basic vendor web site, giving marketing advice, and if need be, getting photos taken of your items.

We will also be rolling out a comprehensive marketing effort to get the word out about Authentic Superior via print & online ads, social media, word-of-mouth, and much more. The team behind the platform have more than 20 years of marketing & design expertise, specializing in new ventures like Authentic Superior.

Reach out anytime to chat with us! You can send us an email or give a call to Erin Hutchinson at 715.774.3849.

Awesome! Contact us directly (see details in the page footer) or fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you posthaste.

Calling All South Shore Region Artists, Craftspeople, Farmers, and Makers!

Want to Join Our Marketplace?

Give us a little info & we'll get back in touch asap to discuss getting you added. There's no cost, no gimmicks, just an opportunity to create a more locally-sustainable economy for all of us lucky to live on the South Shore.