How much does it cost?
Prices vary depending on the size and location of booths.
The range is approximately $200 to $350 per month. Cases
are $58 per month.
Do you charge commission for sales?
No. The Shops does not charge commission for any sales.
Our founder, Homer Marple said over 30 years ago to nev-
er charge commission and that has not changed.
What forms and certificates do I need?
You need a NYS Certificate of Authority to Collect State
Sales Tax. To apply, go online to www.businessexpress.ny.gov/. It takes about 3 weeks to
obtain. It is free!
Do I have to work any days?
Yes. You are required to work 2 days per shop and 1 day
per case monthly. Work days owed increase during our
busy months of November and December.
How and when do I get paid?
Pay days occur monthly. Rent is deducted from your sales
at the end of each month. All sales go through our central
cashier stations. We calculate the sales tax we collected for
you and it is included in your pay. We deduct 4% for credit
card sales. A check or invoice and a full report of your sales
activity is placed in a mailbox designated for you here at
Do I have to sign a contract?
No. We operate on a handshake. You are not forced into a
long term commitment. We only want you to stay with us if
you are happy and successful. The average vendor stay
time is 8 years. You also have the option of moving
throughout the building as spaces become available.
What can I sell?
We allow anything except the following items: items with
profanity, firearms (or anything resembling a firearm), used
clothing (true vintage is allowed), marijuana pipes, or por-
nographic material. Management may remove any items
they deem as inappropriate to sell.
How long have you been in business?
We have been in business in upstate New York for over 30
years. We originally opened as the Craft Antique Co-Op.
We changed our name and upgraded our image in 2010
and have been in this location over 20 years.
Who runs The Shops?
The Shops is operated by the Marple family. It is 3rd gener-
ation owned, started by Homer Marple in Hilton. The
Shops is now run by Homer’s grandson, Nile Marple.
How much money do I need to get started?
The costs to get your shop open are modest. A start-up
package, which includes a sign, an apron, and price tags
Please feel free to contact The Shops at (585) 368-0670 and ask for Ali if you have additional questions or would like to be added to the vendor waitlist.
The Shops On West Ridge
3200 West Ridge Road