Apply for Space
Store Rental Agreement Rules
Chandlers Attic is for makers. Established by makers, our aim is to provide cost effective retail space to small independent businesses allowing them to showcase their work and sell to the public in a retail environment but at an affordable price.
The store is situated on the Main Street / Lochty Avenue junction in Kinglassie.
Our address is:
28 Main Street, Kinglassie, KY5 0XA
The Store is open 5 days a week, 12pm to 6pm Tuesday to Friday, Saturday 10am to 4pm.
We are always looking for high-quality products, from housewares to arts and crafts and everything in between. We prefer a handmade product, but this isn’t a requirement if the product is of high quality. Please note however that we do not currently accept furniture.
Feel free to check out our social media pages to see the quality of work we are looking for from our partners, please like our page too @ChandlersAtticGiftShop
Please note that we retain the right to decline to stock product, this helps us to ensure that there’s a broad mix of product available for sale, and to reduce duplication of product from different suppliers. If we cannot accommodate your product at the time of application, and your product meets our quality requirements, we will of course retain your application and should a suitable space become available, we’ll get back to you.
Normal Opening Hours – Tuesday to Friday 12pm to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm.
We work on a 'Space for Rent' basis for normal opening hours - you pay for your space upfront and we take no commission for cash sales. The rent you pay to stock your product covers our shop overhead costs and of course the costs of the shop being staffed. We have a card machine available and transactions administered via our card machine will attract a commission of 1.75% to cover our card transaction costs.
Spaces must be purchased in monthly blocks, with your contract lasting for a minimum of 3 months. We have found that it takes at least up to 3 months for sales to become consistent. Rent is charged at a flat rate of £30.00 per calendar month, payable in advance each month. Notice to remove your stock must be given one month in advance of your intention to leave, to allow us to plan our shop properly.
Additional Opening Hours – Additional days and evenings
From time to time, we will have special openings and product launch events – particularly running up to special events e.g. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s day, Christmas etc. We will charge a 10% commission on all sales made during those events (not including card transaction charges if applicable). This covers additional staffing, heating and lighting and overhead costs. If you don’t wish to take part in these events, or do not want to cover the 10% commission charge, your stock will be removed during the event and replaced for the next day’s normal opening.
If you are stocked in our shop, you will be listed on our website as a Featured Maker. We will also advertise your products on our social media on a consistent basis.
We will provide a monthly statement to all stockists, including a list of products sold. Your sales statement will be emailed to you and payment will be provided by bank transfer by day 7 of the month.
i.e. For sales in July, we will provide a statement by 7th August, and will make a payment to your nominated bank on the 7th too. If day 7 is a weekend, statements and payments will be made the next working day.
Only online applications via our website will be processed, please do not bring stock into the shop to apply for space.
To become a stockist with us, you agree to:
Be stocked for a minimum of 3 months
Pay your invoice on time. You will be invoiced 7 days before your start date for each month and payment is due, by bank transfer, by Noon on the 1st day of the rental month
Provide your bank account details for payments to be made to you
Deliver your stock and collect your stock at the start and end of your time. Stock can be delivered / collected on shop opening days, with prior agreeement of when.
All of your stock must be branded and individually priced
Advertise that you are stocked with us on your own social media at least twice per month
Insure your product - The store insurance policy does not cover your stock, you must provide your own insurance if you want your stock covered against damage or theft
You must have your own Public / Product Liability Insurance
Items damaged or stolen are not Chandlers Attic’s responsibility. Losses will not be reimbursed by the shop. We will maintain 24 hour CCTV and will endeavour to minimise damage but accidents can happen
In extreme weather conditions, red weather warnings or severe amber warnings the store might be closed, it is very important to us that our staff are safe, and we would not expect them to travel in these conditions
If the shop is closed for more than 3 full days, then your space rental fee for that period will be refunded on a pro rata basis
Provide us with at least 1 months notice of intention to withdraw your stock so that we can prepare for this