Welcome to Small Shops Marketplace
Our response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Small Shops Marketplace is adjusting its hours, and will now be closing at 6pm Monday through Saturday. We are still collecting donations of food and sanitary supplies on behalf of the local organization Fighting Crime News, and the Small Shops Study Hall for students without access to computers or wifi (the details of which can be found here), is still active.
We are also launching a program for craft fair and festival vendors who have lost business due to event shutdowns across the state. We are offering a special deal to temporarily set up a shop inside Small Shops Marketplace with an adjusted rent structure. Those interested can inquire in store with a member of our management staff.
Small Shops Marketplace is monitoring the situation closely, and is taking great care to regularly sanitize the premises. We are listening closely to guidelines from the CDC and local government to ensure the health and safety of our community.
How does it work?
Small Shops Marketplace is a grouping of dozens of local businesses and entrepreneurs. People from all kinds of business backgrounds and experience levels have come together to provide the community with a one stop shop for an absolutely amazing variety of products.
People come into the store, put in an application, and from there an area of their choosing is marked to become their microstore. They have their own setups, displays, pricing structure, and of course their own products. After setting everything up, they simply go home.
Small Shops Marketplace has its own dedicated staff. Products are sold through our centralized registers, and the sales are credited to each respective Shop Owner.
Shop Owners restock their spaces on a near weekly basis, and some shuffle their stock quite often. Be sure to stop by regularly to catch the best deals and products first!
Small Shops Marketplace thrives from the contributions and support of local business. This gives customers a unique opportunity to support their local community, and get a second to none shopping experience at the same time.
You can support your favorite local entrepreneurs, or meet ones you didn’t even know existed. All from one location!
Small Shops Marketplace is constantly growing and evolving. As we become more successful alongside our Shop Owners, we will begin to expand across North Carolina! This means great things for those who choose to do business with us.
If you’re interested in seeing if Small Shops Marketplace is a good fit for you, check our “Info” tab or stop by our location. We’ll see you there!