Consignment, Popups, and Wholesale
Part of the goal of Under the Umbrella is connecting local queer authors, artists, and makers within the queer community. One way we do this is through our consignment, wholesale, and popup programs! If you're interested in having your book, artwork, or other handmade item distributed at Under the Umbrella, consider applying for our consignment program.
When you sell items via consignment, you bring items to the store, which we then sell for you. The store keeps 40% of the proceeds and pays you 60% when the item sells. This means you do not receive payment up front.
We accept up to 12 consignment partners per quarter, at the store's discretion. Please do not come into the store to inquire about consignment opportunities without first reviewing the consignment agreement. In general, we work exclusively with local Utah vendors. If you are not local to Utah, you would be solely responsible for shipping and handling to and from the store.
Under the Umbrella only stocks items made by queer artists and makers. Please only apply to be a consignment partner at Under the Umbrella if you are queer.
We are currently prioritizing BIPOC-owned consignment partners and encourage Black and Indigenous people as well as other people of color to apply.
Under the Umbrella pays artists 60% of the retail price for consignment items sold and retains 40% as our sales commission. Payment is made monthly by check as items are sold.
Our initial consignment term lasts five months with a maximum of 5 items per consigner.
Items must be packaged, marked with a retail price, and include branding to your store at the time of drop off.
(full details available on consignment agreement)
Popups, Workshops, and Other Paid Events
Interested in holding a popup, workshop, or other paid event at our shop? Popup spots are open every weekend!
Under the Umbrella only offers popup placements for queer-owned businesses. Please only apply to hold a popup at Under the Umbrella if you are queer.
If you are accepted as a popup vendor or workshop host, we will send you a contract and request a $10 deposit to hold the date of your event.
The deposit can be refunded with cancelations made 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, the deposit goes toward your commission payment.
To ensure the longevity of the store, we require a commission of $10 per hour or 10% of sales, whichever you prefer, with minimum requirement of $10 per day.
About Other Events
If you are interested in hosting a free event at our store, you can reserve a room for a sliding scale fee! Check out our Book a Meeting Room page.
If your product does well selling via consignment, Under the Umbrella may consider transitioning to a wholesale agreement. In general, we do not accept unsolicited wholesale agreements.
Under the Umbrella only sells items made by queer folks! Please do not reach out to us about selling your products wholesale if you are not queer.
Under the Umbrella pays 50% of the retail price for wholesale items. This payment is made up front and is not contingent upon the sale of the item.
Under the Umbrella may determine the retail price for items sold in the store via wholesale.
You can find us on many wholesale platforms, such as Faire, Abound, Tundra, Handshake, and Bulletin. If you sell on those platforms, please feel free to reach out!