To start, go to Manage My Market and create a login (username and password).
As the three of us have been learning our way around Manage My Market, we have been using Magic Carpet Jewelry as a vendor account to test the system as market managers, so here are some screenshots from the vendor's point of view. Once you have created your login, click on Profile on the left, and fill out the four tabs: Company Info, Business Info, Contacts, and Addresses. Below you can see what the Company Info tab tab looks like.
The next step is to upload your booth photo and your product photos under the Products tab. From the left column, select Products. Here is what the Magic Carpet Jewelry's Products page looks like right now. As you can see, there is a section for the booth photo and another section with some product photos.
The button to Add Product is over on the far right in the lighter green bar. If anything seems a little confusing about the way the products are set up, we learned that Manage My Market was created in 2008 to manage farmers markets, so their early focus was on food and farm products. Probably a lot of you will want to choose Arts & Crafts from the dropdown, then select appropriate categories. Some of the subcategories seem to duplicate themselves, for example, Fine Jewelry, Jewelry, and then Jewelry made with various materials. We aren't too concerned with what you choose here, as long as it's reasonably close to what you make. 🤪The main thing is to upload your beautiful product photos here. There's also a field to add additional information about your product.
We also need you to upload your booth photo in this section. For your booth photo, please click Add Products again, then choose Miscellaneous, and scroll down just a bit to Booth Photo.
Once you have your profile set up, you are ready to actually apply for our market! Here are some more screenshots (and once again we're using screenshot from our tester account, Magic Carpet Jewelry, so you can see from the vendor perspective):
Click on the button on the right side, Apply to a Market. You will see a screen that looks something like this:
As you can see, the system organizes the markets in order by closest to your address/location. If you live around Bellingham, the BMM market will probably be at the top of the list. Click on Apply Now, and you'll see all the market details.