Frequently Asked Questions

I'm Brand New

Painted Tree is a creative community of shoppes. We choose a diverse group of quality shops to join our store. Each shop owner (often called a vendor) rents a portion of the store and makes it their own. The vendor is given a vendor id number that they put on their tags along with the cost and a brief description of the item. Customers are able to shop hundreds of small shops all under one roof. When they find an item they want to purchase, they take the item to the front register where our staff enters the vendor number, description and price into our Point of Sale system which gives that vendor credit for that item. Each vendor can login to see his/her daily sales. At the end of the month, Painted Tree cuts a check to the vendor for their total sales minus the next month’s rent and applicable fees.
Vendors do not need to be present at the store to make sales. Just setup your space, tag your merchandise, and let us do the rest. You can open a new business and sell your products without the stress and expense of having your own brick and mortar store. You can open a shop AND keep your day job. We’ve even have had a few vendors who were so happy with how things were going, they quit their day job and became a full time vendor instead joining us in all of our locations across the south!

We charge a monthly rent for the space and a small commission on sales. These depend on which space you choose and which location you are interested in. Talk to the store manager for more information.

The initial lease is 12 months and then your agreement will go in 6 month increments after that.

Fill out the vendor application. We’ll give you a call when space becomes available.

 

We look at all the applications we have on file and make a determination on who we feel would be the best fit for the specific space we have available. We take into account the size and location of the space, the quality and unique nature of the items for sale, the look of each shop, and the experience of the shop owner.

I'm an experienced vendor

No. We work for you not the other way around.

We take a small percent of the sales to cover credit card fees and employee costs. Each store is uniquely setup for that location. Ask the store manager for details.

No. We encourage the use of lighting as it makes the store look better and increases sales.

We’ve partnered with an award winning national advertising agency to advertise on TV, digital, social media. You can see our commercials on HGTV, E!, TLC, DIY, Bravo, and Freeform as well as Hulu, Netflix and many others. We’ll let Caylie explain more in the video below.

Everyday! We have a full time social media staff member that makes daily posts and monitors the comments.

Yes. Twice a month we stay open late just for vendors.

Yes. We have major events throughout the year like tent sales, sidewalk sales, Christmas Open House, Ladies Nights, and more.

Partnering with our Shop Owners

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