GLOSSARY OF MARKET TERMS

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Below, you will find the most common types of markets and what each type entails. We aim to provide you with the most thorough information out there so if you have a suggestion to add to this glossary that we did not include, please contact us and we will add it to the list!

GLOSSARY

FIND THE FULL LIST OF VARIOUS TYPES OF MARKETS BELOW.

Craft Fair
A craft fair is an event where merchants sell strictly handmade items.

Farmers Market
A farmers market is a collective of individual local farmer take space in their individual stalls selling their produce directly to the consumer at a public space.

Festival
A festival is often referred to as a concert, carnival, fair, etc. Festivals are typically held annually and draw large crowds with their wide offerings of food, merchandise, rides, music, and more.

Flea Market
A flea market is typically outdoors with multiple independent merchants selling a variety of items ranging from new, used, handcrafted, vintage, antiques, food, etc.

Holiday Market
Holiday markets are generally buzzing with buyers, last minute shoppers, and merchants with beautifully curated selections of gift items and unique products.

Indoor Market
A well curated storefront with multiple independent brands selling their product or services.

Kiosk
A kiosk a small booth in a public area used to vend merchandise.

Outdoor Market
An outdoor market is an open air fair with individual vendor stalls selling a variety of goods and services.

Pop-Up
A pop-up shop is a temporary retail stall or storefront space.

Street Fair
During street fairs, streets are closed off from vehicular traffic and are transformed into an outdoor fair. Streets are lined with food trucks and vendor booths selling a variety of goods from clothing, records, and accessories, with attractions such as rides, music entertainment, and activities.

Trade Show
A wholesale industry specific event where participating businesses demonstrate, display, and discuss their latest products and services.