New Vendor Text Notification & Alert System

Texas Trade Days, LLC now has a new vendor text notification and alert system! This system allows us to send you instant text notifications and alerts on market days. We will start using this system on February 10, 2019.

We consider this our “Silent Alert” system which keeps everyone in-the-know without disrupting market day business. We’re excited to be able to finally bring this much requested feature to all of you this year!

How it works:

The system allows the coordinator to send a bulk text to all vendors at the market for quick communication to each vendor. These texts are meant for each vendor to receive. Private messages are still texted between the individual vendor and the coordinator through the main business number.

Who it’s for:

  • TXTD and all the vendors for the current market day

What it’s for:

  • Allows TXTD to quickly send market day vendors reminders, important notices and alerts on market day, such as:
    • Weather Alerts
    • Security Alerts
    • Venue Alerts
    • Be On The Lookout (BOLO) Alerts
    • Tear Down Notices
    • Activity Reminders

What to do next?

Nothing! Everyone has been set up to receive our notices and alerts with the phone number listed on their application. No other actions are required.

What Number Sends Texts?

There is a separate phone number for this system which cannot receive text replies or phone calls. It is only used for outbound SMS/MMS messages. The last four digits are 0095 – the difference from our main business number.

If you need to send a reply, text our main business number at 936-463-8049.

Confidentiality & SPAM

Texas Trade Days, LLC does not share, sell or distribute phone numbers and other sensitive information with anyone, unless otherwise required by law.

Texas Trade Days, LLC does not use this system for advertising. It is strictly for market day notifications and alerts.

VIDEO: 2019 Venue Sneak Peek Preview

Get a quick look at all our venues in 2019! All dates and locations are currently booking vendors! Pick your favorites or choose them all! We’re excited to bring you more opportunities to have fun and make some money! Watch our video below.

  • Waller County Fairgrounds – Hempstead, TX
  • Washington County Fairgrounds – Brenham, TX
  • Stancil Exposition Center & Arena – Cleveland, TX
  • Town Center Park – Kingwood, TX
  • Galveston County Fairgrounds – Hitchcock, TX
  • Pasadena Convention Center & Municipal Fairgrounds – Pasadena, TX

Join the TXTD Vendor Chat Facebook Group

Our Vendor Facebook group has been completely redesigned with more organization features to better serve you!

Why join our TXTD Vendor Chat?

  • Get up-to-the-minute updates
  • Join discussions
  • Seek advice from other vendors
  • Buy & sell equipment from people you know – with a safe meet up place at our markets for exchange
  • Have a voice as an active vendor
  • Get help with social media
  • Connect with Texas Trade Days and fellow vendors in between market days
  • and more cool stuff for your business coming soon!

As a Texas Trade Days vendor, you get more than just a spot at an event. You get a community of vendors who love to help each other, lots of resources to grow your business and more!

Request to join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2042728425840910

We’ll see you soon!

Government Shutdown Discounts for Federal Employees – Work Your Side Hussles

⭐EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 3RD⭐

We’re giving away booth fee credits to help furloughed federal workers get back to work with their side hussles during the government shutdown!

Simply email us a photo of your Govt Employee ID or Badge* to receive your discount code. Only 20 discounts available. Good for all markets!

*IDs and information will remain confidential, unless otherwise required by law.

Interactive College of Technology – February 10th Pasadena Valentine’s Market Sponsor

We give a big thank you to the Interactive College of Technology for being a Corporate Vendor Sponsor at our February 10th Valentine’s Market at the Pasadena Fairgrounds! Stop by their tent for information about how you can jumpstart your career and gain new skill sets in the new year!

Learn More at:

Home

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Liberty Mutual Insurance – February 10th Pasadena Fairgrounds Sponsor

We give a big thank you to Liberty Mutual Insurance for being a Corporate Vendor Sponsor at our February 10th Valentine’s Market at the Pasadena Fairgrounds! Stop by their tent for giveaways and information about how they can help protect you in the new year!

Pasadena Fairgrounds

FFA Pavilion

7601 Red Bluff Rd, Pasadena, TX 77505

February 10, 2019 from 12 to 6 pm

Learn More at:
https://www.libertymutual.com/zeeshan-baig

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Goodbye Vendor Discussion Group. Hello New Opportunities!

Hello, Vendors! I wanted to let you know that I have disbanded our Facebook vendor discussion group.

We have fully integrated our website to our email system and have streamlined our professional methods of communication to better serve your needs.

However, I have created a Vendor & Shopper group for you. We have a very engaging following of shoppers and I want you to take advantage of this new group which will connect both of you who are on Facebook.

Previous & current vendors are free to advertise in the group. All others, please hold back on advertising until we get you on our roster.

The new group can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/texastradedaysllc

2019 not only continues as another blessed year of growth, but is also a year of professional development, and new opportunities for you and the communities we serve.

2019 is also a very busy year for me as well. I’ll be back in college, completing my real estate classes for my broker’s license and studying for its state exam, and working with Carol Parker on a few major projects for Texas Trade Days, LLC development, all in addition to helping you, advertising for our 23 upcoming markets and running the show! Whew!

Since I’ll be very focused and busy, I’m limiting business communication to email where I can better serve you with your needs.

Please direct all your inquiries and business communication to sales@texastradedays.com

Vendor details and applications are online at www.TexasTradeDays.com which has all 2019 dates available to book. The website is also full of helpful information for you.

Thank you for your business and I look forward to working with all of you this year.

Best wishes,

Kristen M. Parker

Owner-Coordinator

Texas Trade Days, LLC

Valentine’s Market – Pasadena Trade Days

Texas Trade Days is back at the Pasadena Fairgrounds in Pasadena, TX on Sunday, February 10th! Shop tons of local and statewide artists, crafters, small businesses and entrepreneurs just in time for Valentine’s Day! So, grab your boots and your favorite jeans, and come shop with us!

Our Texas style shopping events are great fun for the whole family! Free Admission and Parking! Handicapped Accessible.

Pasadena Fairgrounds FFA Pavilion/Show Barn
7601 Red Bluff Rd, Pasadena, TX 77505

Gates Open: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Now Accepting Vendors!

Details & Application: www.texastradedays.com/vendor-registration

2019 MARKET SCHEDULE

The Texas Trade Days 2019 Market Schedule is out! We have another year full of markets and new opportunities for your business with 2 NEW fairground venues and 1 NEW monthly Sunday market location added!

This year is an exciting year for all of you! Our advertising has increased, shopper engagement continues to grow and community excitement is at an all time high! As we head fast into our 3rd year, we’re excited to be the market you have demanded and helped create! All dates are currently booking! Visit the Vendor Application/Registration page for the details!

2019 Texas Trade Days Market Schedule Flyer

Website Updates

We have updated our website to better serve you! We get you’re busy and we’re here to help. Our website is fully ready to serve you 24/7 with all your vendor needs with Texas Trade Days!

Our website is designed to be as self-serving as possible. It includes an online application form with online payment integration through PayPal credit card processing, as well as pages to help you: verify application approvals, see filled vendor spaces for each event, see your scheduled event date(s), upcoming market dates, our vendor policies, tips to help you get started with us and more!

We strongly encourage you to read all the information we have provided on our website before you apply, until you get comfortable working with us.

TIP: If you see “Vendor” in any of the website navigation menu links, they and all the drop down menu links are specifically for your information.

We’re a smaller market that runs like a big event with room to grow into a bigger event. We’re here to help you prepare for larger events and more growth for your business!

Below are all the links to the website specifically for vendors! We encourage you to look at all our pages as well! There’s a lot of info to help you and our shoppers!

New Vendors

This page is designed to help new vendors navigate our booking process and learn a little more about how Texas Trade Days selects, accepts and processes new vendors with us.

Booth Design Tips

This page is found in the drop down menu under the New Vendor tab. It gives you some tips to help you safely set up a successful booth at any event you choose to do, including ours!

Texas Sales & Use Tax Permit Info

This is the 2nd link under the New Vendor tab. It gives new vendors information from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts about the Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit requirements along with helpful links and phone numbers to the state agency.

Vendor Application

The vendor application page contains updates for our currently booking markets, venue information, the online application and more! The online application you need will load directly on this page, too!

Check Filled Vendor Spaces

This page is the 1st link under the Vendor Application tab of the website navigation menu. Check this page before signing up for an event date. We have product/company ratios for each market date (found here). Direct Sales vendors, you’ll see which event your company has already filled.

2019 Preferred Vendor Program Application

This is the 2nd link under the Vendor Application tab of the website navigation menu. This page is for current 2019 Preferred Vendors and those who wish to be a part of the Preferred Vendor Program! It’s a separate application that is not used for regular vendors to book our upcoming markets!

Approved Vendor Applications

This is the 3rd link under the Vendor Application tab of the website navigation menu. Check this page by every Monday evening to see if your submitted vendor application has been approved. We process hundreds of vendor applications, so this is the easiest way for vendors to receive notice of acceptance. We generally do not send acceptance emails.

Vendor Update Blog

This is the 4th link under the Vendor Application tab of the website navigation menu. This is our vendor update category for our blog which is where this post is located. Check this out periodically for our regular vendor updates. We have our RSS feed to send emails out to everyone on our vendor email list and if you subscribe to our website, you’ll be sure to receive all our updates!

Vendor Market Details

This is the 5th link under the Vendor Application tab of the website navigation menu. You will find our previous Market Day Emails here. We have released this information on our website to help give you more time to plan and prepare for market days with us! Just click on the venue you are attending next. You can print, save and share these pages to help you stay organized as well!

We’re Here to Help!

We want all our vendors to be successful with Texas Trade Days! We’ve developed our website with the help of hundreds of attending vendors, our Preferred Vendors and our shoppers. If after reading the information on our website, feel free to send us an email or click the Facebook Messenger button on the bottom right of our website to ask your questions! We try to respond as quickly as possible to vendor inquiries! We hope this post helps you and we look forward to a prosperous 2019 Market Year with you!