Our policy has been established to serve as a guideline. We have formalized these guidelines so that everyone exhibiting will be governed the same. Our goal in all matters is consistency and fairness to all merchants @ Bloomington Antique Mall.
We are dedicated to provide the best in quality antiques in the main and upper level. To accomplish this goal we need your sharing of our pride and participation to achieve quality sales, customer service and commitment to consistency.
Eighty-five percent of the merchandise in the antique designated booth area must be thirty years or older. Our goal is one hundred percent antiques!
All merchandise is to be "booth/case ready" when in your location to sell.
If you handle primitives please be sure they are clean and free of wood boring insects. Items crafted from old wood or remanufactured are not suitable for the antique designated area. These items must be displayed in the designated booth or case area. There will be a need for display props to accent your antiques. For example, new upholstery on an old stool or new frame for a print or a new print in an old frame. If you reframe an old print leave the backing paper off and use minimal nails to hold so that the customer can easily complete an inspection. If a prop is not for sale please mark "NFS".
Our two Antique Managers may ask you to remove any item if it is in their opinion in poor taste or objectionable to our policy guidelines.
REMOVAL OF MERCHANDISE
All merchandise (your tag attached) leaving the mall will exit through the prep room door and be checked by a mall employee. ALL BOXES will be checked for the security of all involved. If your merchandise is not checked please notify the General Manager. Also, there is a required sign in sheet kept daily by the prep room door to assist in the identification of Bloomington Antique Mall merchant. Identification by a driver's license with picture may be requested by the Bloomington Antique Mall vested employee to assure security.
This is a very important area of your business. Tags must be clear and easy to read at the point of sale.
PAY PERIODS AND TAX RESPONSIBILITY
Merchants are paid once a month. Payouts will be no later than the 6th of the next month based on sales from the previous month and the 5th for merchants that pick up the reports based on request.
Sales tax is collected and paid to the state by Bloomington Antique Mall. Merchants are still required to report sales information on form 103 & 104 received from the IN Department of Revenue based on your reporting period (monthly, quarterly or annually).
RENT AND TERMINATIONS
Rents are due the 28th of the month if you pay for the next month or your previous month's sales can cover the next month, which is deducted by the computer run. The "late fee" for monthly rent payments will be $25.00 if received after the 15th of the month. We do reserve the right to deduct this fee from you next month payout if not paid with the late rent payment. In case of default your booth and or case will continue to do sales until payment or disclosure is finalized with sales covering any due monies. We do reserve the right after 60 days of non-payment to put your merchandise up for auction or pull merchandise of equal value for selling in a Bloomington Antique Mall booth or case.
Terminating a space requires a 30 day notice with an ending date being the last day of the next month!
BOOTH SET-UP AND MAINTENANCE
Merchants are required to keep their booth and case display areas clean, carpet in the booth vacuumed (we have one to use) and dusted. By reworking the items in your space your merchandise looks new and insures an attractive display after a busy weekend. We prefer for customer service to use our locks (free) on all cases at Bloomington Antique Mall. All electric extension cords must be a surge protector type per the state fire marshal. If the item is plugged directly into the wall then there is no problem. No plugs around corners or over the top are allowed per the state fire laws. All fire exits/extinguishers must be kept and visible.
Bloomington Antique Mall requests that all matches, guns (no firing pins allowed), any ammo (no "black powder" types), and any type of "knife" be displayed in a locked case. Any container with liquor of any type cannot be sold nor any "payoff" in real money type slot machine. Any "endangered" list animal mounted or fur/skin displayed per the federal endangered list is not to be sold and the dealer is responsible for any fines due to this display or selling and endangered species from the federal list. Bloomington Antique Mall IS NOT responsible for maintaining this type of merchandise. You the merchant will be held accountable.
Bottom line on the above is that you the merchant agrees to obey and confirm to all city, county, federal and state laws and ordinances. Bloomington Antique Mall is in no way held accountable or liable for your display to sell any of the above.
When an item is put on layaway ($500 per piece & thirty day pay off with 25% down) or sold but being held the item can be taken out of your booth right away or wait till you are here with a replacement item.
Items on "hold" will be free to the customer for the first 14 days then a $5 a day charge takes place for items being held by Bloomington Antique Mall and is payable to Bloomington Antique Mall.
We have installed a new state of the art digital security system to assist in preventing loses in your area. Our mall is very large and all items are of high value to your very important booth, case or consignment merchandise. Theft is still a part of any business and we will do all that is possible to protect the assets of your location at Bloomington Antique Mall. Bloomington Antique Mall cannot be held liable for any such thefts due to the theft being a part of any business expense. 5
INDEMNIFICATION AND RELEASE
"Regardless of whether or not, separate, several, joint or concurrent liability may be imposed upon Bloomington Antique Mall exhibitor shall indemnify and hold harmless Bloomington Antique Mall from and against all damages, claims and liability arising from or connected with exhibitor's control or use of the booth or any area utilized by exhibitor, including, without limitation, any damage or injury to person or property. If Bloomington Antique Mall shall become a party to litigation commenced by or against exhibitor then exhibitor shall indemnify and hold Bloomington Antique Mall harmless. The indemnification provided by this paragraph shall include all legal costs and attorney fees incurred by Bloomington Antique Mall in connection with any such claim, action or proceeding. Exhibitor herby releases Bloomington Antique Mall from all liability for any accident, damage or injury caused to a person or property on or about the booth or area utilized by exhibitor and notwithstanding whether such acts or mission may be active or passive."
Bloomington Antique Mall recommends that you have insurance as needed for the contents of your merchandise on site. Bloomington Antique Mall has no obligation for such coverage. Further Bloomington Antique Mall encourages exhibitor to obtain sufficient liability insurance in the event of personal loss, injury, theft or claim that may result from the public access to the exhibitor's booth.
ONLINE SERVICE FOR YOUR SALES
This free service for you is now available. What a great way to know what has been sold BEFORE you come to restock at Bloomington Antique Mall especially with the recent gas price increases. Also, when on vacation or living in the sunny states during the winter what better way to know what is happening in sales for your Bloomington Antique Mall location. How does it work? Easy, just follow these steps:
This service will take the place of calling you when something big sells; check your online sales before coming to Bloomington Antique Mall to restock and work your booth and case.