Welcome to One Sixty One Artisan Market, we are so excited that you are interested in being a part of the shop!
Please read the following to find out more about the store and the application process
How does One Sixty One work?
One Sixty One provides a permanent brick & mortar location as well as an online store for Canadian small businesses to sell their handmade works.
We are located at 83 Grand River St N in downtown Paris, ON. Our store is currently open and fully staffed 5 days a week with extended hours for events and the busy summer and Holiday seasons
Artisans pay a membership fee to be a part of the One Sixty One. Three or six month terms are available. This fee covers their space in the store as well as online listings on the store’s website. HST is collected by the store and will be paid to HST registered artisans
Membership also includes:
- Trained and knowledgeable staff to sell your products
- E-commerce website to allow 24/7 shopping
- Online artisan portal to view real time sales, update inventory and access sales reports
- Products added in rotation to feature table and window displays
- All credit, debit and online transaction processing fees
- Bags, tissue, and any required shipping materials for all items sold
- Barcoding of items for more accurate inventory management
- Restocking, merchandising, and tidying of all stock
- Social media and marketing features
- Monthly sales payouts via direct deposit
How do we choose which artisans to accept?
While we would love to be able to accept all artisans that apply, unfortunately not everyone is a fit for the shop.
We are a fun, sassy and sweary store, and are looking for artisans that compliment our brand. Items that target the 25 to 45 age range are the best sellers. We are looking for unique, high quality handmade goods. Many people shop at One Sixty One as their ‘go to’ gift shop, looking for items that they can't find at other shops.
Applications are reviewed by our team and look at factors such as quality of work, uniqueness as well as social media activity (not number of followers, but how active and engaging you are)
Please remember all items must be handmade by the artisan applying for the space. We have a limited space in store for each category, we don’t want you to be competing for sales with other artisans, and it also keeps the store unique and fun!
**PLEASE NOTE: We are currently at capacity for mugs, cards and candles. You are welcome to apply and be placed on our waiting list in the event that a spot becomes available**
What happens after you apply?
Applications are reviewed monthly and if accepted, you will receive an acceptance email including the artisan contract and invoice for your first three months of membership. Once the contract has been signed an invoice paid you will receive access to the artisan portal and instructions on how to prepare your products to come into the store.
If you are not accepted, that doesn't mean we don't like your work, it may just not be the right fit for our customers, or your category may be full. Please note, if you make multiple products, you may apply to more than one category, but may not be accepted for all.
Applications will be kept on file for the 2023 year and in the event that a space becomes available we will reach out
If you have specific questions, or issues with the application please email firstname.lastname@example.org