Community Market Stallholder Tips

Top tips for having a profitable stall at Melbourne Community Markets.

Stalllholders know that Melbourne Community Markets are very popular. Have a look at these simple but effective tips for maximising your profits on the day.

  • Choose your Market. Visit your intended Sunday market to be sure your goods fit in with the clientele. You may sell out at one market while not making a profit at another. Talk to the market organisers about holding a stall there. Beaumaris North Community Market is more than happy to discuss with new stallholders.
  • Check the T&Cs. Be sure that you can comply with the Sunday markets’s terms conditions and procedures. Finding out at the last minute for example, that power is not included in your stall may impact your stall’s ability to operate.
  • Advertise your stall. Tell everyone about your Melbourne Market stall. Post about it on your own or the Market’s Facebook or other social media page. A photo is worth a thousand words. Show one or two of your best items to draw potential customers in.
  • Tag your goods. Customers like to window shop and upfront pricing.
  • Easy Payment options. Electronic or Tap ‘n Go contactless payments are the “New Normal”. Collect enough change to start your trading day for those who prefer cash.
  • Set up early. Many regular Sunday market goers come early to scoop up the bargains.
  • Keep your stall attractive looking. Display your best items up front. Don’t hide or clutter them in boxes. Priceboards are good but customers like to see first. Imagine a stall that has no goods on display, only signs; won’t be attracting many onlookers.
  • Smile. Say hello. Be engaging. A happy stall holder is inviting.
  • Outsource. Bring a helper to mind the stall, assist with set up and packing, or do coffee and morning tea run.
  • Persevere. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t sell all that you wanted to, especially if this your first attempt. Use your time at the market to observe other stallholders and customers.

If you have any more Community Markets tips that we have not listed here, please feel free to send in your suggestions. We would love to hear from you.