The pazarcı is a trader who carries and constructs an open-marketplace (stall and structure) into different neighborhood locations through all seasons and weathers. The pazarcı sets up the market only for a single day and the structure is created from their own collection of poles, ropes and tarps. “If a man sets up his stall every day at the same spot or has a storage for the goods which is enough for more than a single day, he isn’t a pazarcı; he is practically a shop-owner.”

The pazarcı is an independent tradesman who conducts business with a triple authority system: taxation, chamber registration and tradesmen registration. 

There are four main actors in the pazarcı’s commerce supply chain: producer of the goods, wholesales market middleman, the open-market builder/trader (pazarcı) and the customer. 

The pazarcı tradesman registration considers their practice as an artisan builder with the know-how to construct and de-construct the pazar structure that creates the temporary market place.