If you have a question about the market, please take a look at the FAQs below. If you are considering applying for a stall, please read our terms and conditions of trading before booking. When you’re ready to apply, you can access our webshop here.
Where is the market?
Levenshulme Market is a pop-up outdoor market trading on the Levenshulme train station car park on weekends from March to December. The address is Farmside Place, Off Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester. M19 3AB. Click here for directions to the site.
What is Shop & Go?
Shop & Go is our streamlined market model which incorporates various hygiene and social distancing measures. You can find out all about it here.
How much does a stall cost?
Stall fees for Saturday Shop & Go markets are £37 for a single stall. Fees for van/trailer pitches are £37 for a vehicle that is 3.5m or less. The cost for electricity (if required) is £6 per single allocation (1400w use) or £12 per double allocation (2800w use).
How big is a stall?
A single stall is 3m x 3m.
What is included with the stall?
The price of the stall fee includes gazebo shelter, one table per trader (extras may be available on the day at no extra cost, but these aren’t guaranteed) and the stall set up for you ready for your arrival. Please note that we require traders to use our gazebos unless trading from a catering or other trading vehicle. Traders are encouraged to decorate/brand their stalls in whatever way they wish.
What size are your tables?
Here’s a link to the tables we use at the market (large size), in case you need the size to get banners made or plan your product display.
How do I apply for a stall?
You can apply for a stall either through an invitation email we send you (if you are in our database), by contacting us at email@example.com or on our website. Once you have completed your application, we will process the bookings and send you a confirmation email advising you of the dates you have successfully booked and which ones you have been placed on a waiting list for.
What do I need in order to trade?
Before trading, we require each and every trader to provide us with evidence of public liability insurance, with cover of at least £5 million. We often recommend www.cmtia.co.uk as it often works out the cheapest. Once your booking has been confirmed, please email us either a scanned copy or simply a picture of your insurance document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you sell food, we also require a copy of your Food Hygiene Training Level 2 certificate or equivalent, sent to the same email address.
If you will be using our power (see question below), you will need to provide us with the EXACT wattage and details of the electrical equipment you’ll be using. All equipment should be PAT tested and safe to use.
Is electricity available?
We provide traders with electricity at an extra charge of £6 for up to 1400w and £12 for up to 2800w. Details of equipment and exact wattage must be provided before trading, and 2800w is the maximum we can offer to any individual trader.
What are the trading hours for the market?
The market dates for 2020 can be found here. Current trading hours for daytime Saturday markets are 10am to 4pm. On Saturday markets, traders can arrive to set up from 8am but must be ready by 9.45am. It is a strict condition of booking that traders MUST stay until 4pm when the market closes. It is not fair to other traders, or to the customers who visit the market, for traders to leave early.
Do I have to pay now, when I apply for a stall?
No. Payment is due once your booking(s) is confirmed by us by email. We require stall fees for a calendar month at a time (eg. all your confirmed trading dates in March) to be paid in advance. T
Once your booking is confirmed, we will send you an email containing all of your confirmed dates and a payment schedule, as well as a link to our payment portal Golden Giving. It is a charitable giving website (which is why it uses the word ‘donation’) but also supports social enterprises such as Levy Market. All payments are secure and you should receive an automated email receipt.
If you wish, you can pay for more than a month’s worth of dates or even all of your bookings at once. This is up to you, but please consider that prompt and advance payments help the market team immensely.
Do you accept last minute bookings, and how does payment work for those?
We accept last minute bookings if space is available. If you are applying for market dates that are within a few days or after the deadline payment date for that month, we will require payment immediately in order to secure your space. Apply through the webshop as normal, then we will email to confirm your booking and provide the link to pay.
Which payment types do you accept?
Once your bookings have been confirmed we’ll email you with a link which takes you to our payment portal Golden Giving. We also accept bank transfer payments.
It is a charitable giving website (which is why it uses the word ‘donation’) but also supports social enterprises such as Levy Market. All payments are secure and you should receive an automated email receipt.
You can pay by debit or credit card on Golden Giving, but there is also a ‘Compare and Choose’ option where other payment options (bank transfer, Paypal etc.) are available. Please note that we do not accept cheques although this option may be displayed on the Golden Giving site.
What happens if I haven’t paid my stall fee in time?
In your confirmation email, we will provide deadline dates for your stall fees to be paid by. Ordinarily these are split into monthly deadlines – however, due in order to help traders we’ll be setting weekly deadlines for any Shop & Go bookings to begin with.
If you haven’t paid by the deadline date, we will be forced to notify you that your future bookings have been cancelled and the spaces offered to the next trader on the waiting list. You can contact us to reapply but there is no guarantee that we will still have spaces left on your preferred dates.
I’m on the waiting list – what does that mean?
When you receive confirmation of your bookings, you may spot that some dates have ‘WAITING LIST’ next to them. There are several reasons why you may have been placed on a waiting list – the market you booked for may be full, there may be traders booked in for that day whose products are close enough to your own as to be likely to diminish your trade. If we receive any cancellations, we will make it a priority to contact traders on the waiting list with as much notice as possible.
Is parking available?
There is limited availability of parking on the other side of the public car park the market is based on. However, this can get busy on a market day and spaces are not guaranteed. Traders may not double park, block anyone else in or drive onto the market site itself.
If you arrive and there is no space then please unload and then ask a member of our team (the ones in the hi vis vests) to mind your stall – you can then move your car to the car park at Tesco, which is approximately 3 minute’s walk from the site. You will need to display a permit to park at Tesco, a link to print one off will be sent to you before the market in case you need it. Please ensure you park at the far end of the car park (near the recycling bins) only.
What do I do about waste?
Traders are responsible for removing ALL of their own waste from the market, and must also avoid putting anything down the drains.
Is running water available on site?
No, not at present. You must bring your own water for cooking etc. and make plans for hand washing (i.e. using anti-bacterial wipes, disposable gloves, tongs, heating up water etc.)
Still stuck? Feel free to drop us an email at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to answer your query.