We have had business studies join us for a number of years and we have learnt what works and what doesn't.
We want you to have a good time, so it is worth your while following these steps.
Get your teacher to contact us with a list of who are coming (inc contact name and number), what days and what you are selling.
Entry is by Bays Flowers on Anzac Rd.
Sites are on a first come, first served basis from 5.30am. If we know you are coming along, we will ensure you get a site. If we don't hear from you, we will not guarantee a site after 6.00am.
You can bring your car into the market.
You can bring a gazebo or other shelter from home or school. Just make sure it is no wider than 2.5m.
Just like any business, there is a cost to have a site. The cost for business study students is $15.00 per single site. This is usually $20.00 per site or $30.00 for commercial sellers.
You can sell any items you have made.
You can sell homemade food that is designed to be eaten away from the market. Click here.
Due to past experience, cooking on-site or preparing food on-site is not allowed, this means no sausage sizzles, etc.
Wear your school uniform and have a poster or banner saying which school you are from and where the funds are going. The pubic will support you.
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Think about what you want to sell.
Visit the market and see what is selling and what isn't being sold. There are some opportunities for those who think outside the box.
Many students want to sell food because it is easy. Be aware, there is also high wastage and costs in packaging, etc. If you make crafts, then they can be sold later or given away as gifts.
Could your product soften or melt". Consider keeping them in a chilly bin and only have samples on show.
Allow your customers to try before they buy, so have sample sizes available.
List the ingredients as some people may be allergic to some of them, either on the skin or if they eat it.
Please ask your parents not to leave their cars in the market while they help you set up. They are stopping us doing our job.
Parents do come up with some good ideas about how we should run the market, but at 5.30am in the morning, we are too busy too take these on board.
Like when you visit Long Bay, you must take everything away with you when you leave and this does not mean putting it in the local rubbish bins. We have contacted schools in the past because students did not take their rubbish home. The bins at the market are for the public, not stallholders.
The people setting up and running the market are all volunteers with Coastguard North Shore and we use the site fees to help run our dedicated rescue vessel, North Shore Rescue. If you are interested in volunteering, visit our website here. While you can join the unit, you are not able to go on patrol until you are 16.
We also fund projects in the local community, such as the Sherwood Reserve playground, sun shades at Waiake and the seats in the Phoenix Plaza.
Like you, we are also up early, so if we can help each other, it would be awesome.