Big Issue Vendors
Our vendors are running their own micro-businesses
The Big Issue has approximately seven vendors in the Taunton town centre and one each in Tiverton, Wellington and Minehead. The Open Door acts as an agency for The Big Issue selling the magazines.
Without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers we would not be able to provide people with the support and respect they deserve.
The Vendors buy the magazines for £1.25 and sell them for £2.50.
Each vendor will have filled in an induction form which sets out the rules of the Big Issue to which each vendor must abide to. Each vendor is given a Photo I.D Badge and are given a pitch. Vendors have two weeks to buy a Big Issue red tabard which costs £15, this is refundable when they decide to move on.