Summer is Flea Market Season! Increase Sales with Clover POS

4 May 2018

Open air markets, farmers markets, flea markets – call it what you will, these types of outdoor vendor opportunities are making a comeback today. Fresh off the heels of festival season, with so many millennial and Gen Z shoppers preferring to spend their free time outdoors, we’re entering into the warmer months and that means flea market season. From the surge in food truck popularity, to your traditional picnic, everyone is spending more time outdoors.

Even shopping is now happening in distinctive outdoor locations. From quaint countryside fields filled with miles of vendor tables to busy downtown alleys jam packed with various goods. The public markets are quickly becoming a success story of today’s economic development.

The Great Thing about Outdoor Markets

For shoppers, the outdoor space and multitude of vendors to shop from make attending these markets an attraction worth taking the whole family out for. For vendors – from small start-ups to larger businesses, it’s also a great opportunity to get on the ground level with customers and the community and close more sales.

Payment Options

In addition to strengthening brand loyalty and spreading awareness of your product and service, the outdoor markets present the perfect opportunity to make a sale. As they take in the scenery and enjoy their outdoor stroll, people are there to shop. They’re looking for deals, undiscovered, local products and that diamond in the rough.

The issue that that these outdoor, open air spaces aren’t exactly wires and big clunky cash register friendly. That leaves businesses with two options: Accept only cash (and we already know how much that can ruin profit potential) or carry a mobile POS device that makes accepting debit, credit and mobile payments easy, secure and reliable.

Studies show that shoppers limited to only using cash for transactions will either limit their spending or not buy at all.

Choose Clover

Enter Clover and its family of POS systems. Helping merchants to accept all of the newest forms of payment as well as offering solutions to better manage their business. It’s quickly become one of the most popular point of sale options today.

Accept EMV, mobile payments and be fully wireless. Take it a step further with apps that provide reports on inventory and sales – the things you thought only the big guys could have.


Make your flea market days a success.  Consider the following options:

Clover Mobile

  • Portable and ergonomic
  • Receipt printer is an optional accessory
  • Battery lasts all day on one charge
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G optional
  • Good for pay-at-table, food trucks & offsite transactions

Clover Flex

  • Small, portable, handheld
  • Built-in receipt printer
  • Battery lasts up to 8 hrs.
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G optional
  • Good for pay-at-table, mobile businesses & offsite transactions

Clover Go

  • Small, portable and cost effective
  • Must be synced with a smartphone or tablet
  • Sends receipts by email or text; no printing
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Good for simple payment acceptance needs & offsite transactions

If you’re planning on setting up shop at an outdoor market this season, don’t limit your business profits.

Contact Turnkey using the form below and let our expertise in point of sale transactions get you set up with the right solution.

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