Vendor Program

Classic Buffalo is not one single entity but a "herd" of individuals and small businesses around the Midwestern region. Artists, potters, florists, jewelers, designers, re-purposers, and re-sellers all make up "Classic Buffalo" each with their own individual dreams and aspirations. 

We seek to promote Classic Buffalo vendors in two ways: Through physical pop-up retail events and by providing a low-cost online marketplace. 

These pop-up events are called "Stop 'N Shops" and are hosted several times a month around Indianapolis. A big hurdle for some vendors these days is the high booth fee. This causes vendors to worry about covering the cost of their booth and sometimes is hardly able to enjoy the event itself. Classic Buffalo is different.

At our Stop 'N Shop events, vendors will pay no booth fee. The only "fee" that we take is 10% of whatever a vendor sells during that event. Now, if a vendor only sells $50 dollars worth of goods, they are up $45 dollars by the end of the day instead of breaking even or even down more money as booth costs can range between $50-$300 dollars! 

For our virtual marketplace (Classicbuffalo.org) the 10% fee still applies. We take 10% + 3.5% for Credit Card fees/Paypal/Using the Shopify Platform.

Our long-term goal is to funnel our profits into those who consider themselves "a part of Classic Buffalo" as we directly help those who are a part of our community.

In 2022, we hosted events from July until November and we generated $25,000+ for small businesses and donated $2,500+ to a local Indianapolis Mental Health Non-Profit Irvington Counseling Collective. Our donations direclty helped provide Mental Health services to minorities and the LGBTQA community (learn more here: http://irvingtoncounseling.org/

For more information to become a vendor with Classic Buffalo, please reach out to Ryan Monson on Instagram (@ClassicBuffalo) or by email: classicbuffaloindy@gmail.com