How it works

Many thanks for showing your interest in joining the Designed in Dorset community. In these challenging times it is getting more and more difficult to get people to your shops or markets, and we hope that this new platform will make it easier for you to find new customers from all over the UK.
Our aim is to make this site the "go-to" resource people wanting to find out more about our beloved county and registration could not be easier. It goes without saying that we are here to help, and if you are not sure about how to come onboard then please do give us a call! If you have a website already, it is easy (ish) for us to help you import / export products. 
Designed In Dorset works on a commission model - we do not charge any monthly fees and you only pay if we sell something on your behalf. For this, we charge 12.5% commission which goes towards credit card fees, promotion and administration of the website
The Process
  • You register as a vendor
  • We verify you as a Dorset business
  • You upload your branding, products and pricing
  • We market your products
  • We run a feature on you and your products
  • Customers buy your products from the Designed in Dorset website
  • We handle payment and send the order to you
  • You fulfill the order and send direct to the customer
  • 14 days later we send you your funds from the sale (less commission)
  • Together we have boosted business in Dorset

What are we looking for in our vendors?

As the name suggests, we are all about Dorset. We only want the best that this county has to offer on our website. We want to build a community of like-minded creators who are passionate about Dorset and ensuring we give a boost to the local economy, that means you. That includes:

  • Jewellery Makers
  • Artists
  • Food shops
  • Wood Carvers
  • Walking Stick Cutters
  • Leather workers
  • Belt Builders
  • Shirt Sewers
  • Scarf Knitters
  • Cheese Makers
  • Gin Distillers
  • Wine Makers
  • Beer Brewers
  • and many more, we hope you get the picture!
We also request that these products have been designed in or made in Dorset or for the company to be located here.