Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions we have encountered over the years. It is important to note that all conduct of vendors and sponsors is governed by our Sponsor Terms of Service, Vendor Terms of Service, Refund Policy and vendor type specific agreements available in your account dashboard.
How do I become an approved vendor?
Click on the Registration link above in the top navigation. Fill out the account registration form, providing all the information requested. Be sure to select the correct vendor type from the dropdown on the application. For information about vendor type classification please refer to the Vendor Terms of Service. Submit your application for an account. Your application will be reviewed by our staff, and if approved you will receive email confirmation that your account is ready for use.
How do I become an event sponsor?
Click on the Registration link above in the top navigation. Fill out the account registration form, providing all the information requested. Be sure to select the correct vendor type from the dropdown on the application. If you never plan on being an event vendor, and only want an account for the purposes of being an event sponsor, select “Sponsor” from the vendor type dropdown – you will not have access to any event vendor spaces. For information about vendor type classification please refer to the Vendor Terms of Service. Submit your application for an account. Your application will be reviewed by our staff, and if approved you will receive email confirmation that your account is ready for use.
Do I have to have permits, licenses, or insurance?
You are solely responsible for obtaining any permits/licenses/insurance (Health Dept., ABC, etc.) needed for conducting business at our events. Failure to obtain the proper permits/licenses/insurance needed will prevent you from participating in or at our events. Copies of all permits/licenses/insurance MUST be forwarded to the Appomattox Community and Disaster Relief Organization (PO Box 2835 Appomattox, VA 24522, or via email) at least two (2) weeks prior to the event. Failure to do so can result in you not participating.
I applied for an account, what's the next step?
Once your account application is submitted, the Appomattox Community and Disaster Relief Organization staff will review it and either “Approve” or “Deny” it. If “Approved” you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in to your account and will have access to available vendor space and/or sponsorship packages for our events.
Why was my account application or vendor space reservation denied?
If your vendor space registration was denied, it was most likely because another “exclusive” vendor got their application in first. “Exclusive” vendors are those who can only have one representative at an event per company policy, such as Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi, etc.
Another reason may be that the event has too many vendors selling the same products such as jewelry, clothing, candles, etc. We reserve the right to limit vendors based on the products or services offered to provide the best variety to our event attendees. Please see our Vendor Terms of Service.
Finally, and we hope we don’t encounter this, is that you have been denied vendor space due to previous problems and you are not welcome back to the event.
If your account application was denied, it is likely that your business is subject to regulations outside our purview, and we wouldn’t be allowed to have your business selling products or services at our events. Additionally, if you had been previously removed as a vendor from our events because of violation of our vendor polices, and tried reapplying for a new account, your account application would be denied.
If you would like to get a more detailed answer, please email us at email@example.com for that information.
If you were denied a vendor space for the event you requested, you can still apply for the next event and hopefully have better luck getting approved. As a reminder, all vendor spaces are provided on a first come, first served basis, and we do not provide exclusivity to any vendor type.
I received my account "Acceptance" email, what's next?
You can now access the Vendor Management Dashboard where you can update your business information, purchase vendor space at our events, (or sponsorship packages for events), download agreements and access vendor information, manage your payment cards, and receive vendor news.
If you have any questions or experience any problems you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address and a summary of your issue.
Are there items that are not allowed to be sold?
Yes, items that we cannot allow to be displayed or sold during our events include, but may not be limited to the following:
-Yard sale or flea market type items (used, worn, secondhand items).
-Snap pops, fireworks, or any other items containing explosive material.
-Air guns, BB guns, pellet guns or working firearms of any kind (except for FFL registered dealers conducting business at our Appomattox Outdoor Expo event.
-Items that display profanity, racism, hate speech, or are deemed offensive by the event staff.
-Alcohol and drugs other than wine, beer or distilled alcohol that is allowed pursuant to an ABC license and distributed by properly licensed breweries, wineries, distilleries, or otherwise licensed vendors.
-Any other item deemed dangerous or offensive by any member of the event staff.
Where do I set up my items for sale?
All items that you have for sale, distribution or display must be contained within your assigned vendor space. You may not display or hang any items on or in any of the buildings, fencing, or other displays belonging to our venue location unless prior approval is obtained from event staff.
Who collects sales tax on items I sell?
You are solely responsible for any items that you sell and the collection and reporting of any applicable sales or other taxes. We will not collect or report any taxes on your behalf.