Market Selling Options
One payment for Flea Market Software - a low-cost program for tracking booth space rentals, renters, rents and inventory, sales - No forever payments.
There is no limit to the number of booths/vendors that can be tracked.
Each vendor can have a different percentage share of sales.
Mall managers can sell their own merchandise.
- A percentage can be deducted from vendor sales. Each vendor can have a different split.
- The mall can deduct rent from sales.
- A report of vendors with insufficient sales to cover rent can be produced with amounts of shortages.
- Customized fees can be defined and deducted from sales proceeds.
Sales can be processed at one (or more) POS stations, reducing the need for additional POS hardware. A built-in sales receipt can eliminate the need for a costly thermal-receipt printer.
Price labels can be printed (with or without barcodes) on sheet labels (using a standard ink printer) or on thermal-roll labels using a thermal label printer.
The program installs on your business computer and is not online so it's not dependent upon the Internet. No worries about the software 'going down' while the market is open and processing sales. Power out? Internet down? No problem. Run the program on a laptop.
What Is a Flea Market?
A 'flea market' is a 'street' business that rents display areas (booths, units, floor space) to individuals and businesses reselling anything and everything (used mostly) to the public.
The term derives from the French phrase "marche aux puces" which translated is 'market of the fleas', so named because back in the day, much of the used merchandise being resold was infested with - you guess it - fleas. The moniker survived the centuries and is still used today to describe a gathering of resellers of used goods as well as arts, crafts, collectibles, comic books, antique guns, model railroads, stamps, jewelry - you name it.
Flea Market Operators
Entities operating flea markets can be individuals, partners, corporations, franchises, charities, religious organizations, medical facilities, public-service companies, privately-held institutions or any number of forms of business structure.
Because flea markets are a niche market, they are of course local but also largely small in stature and annual revenue. The majority of the vendors are area people seeking to make a buck from buying low and selling high so if you've been to a few of them, especially repeatedly, you'll see the same collections from one-man's junk to nifty arts and crafts proffered by individuals scrapping out some additional cash 'picking' from garage and estate sales those gems they hope will quintuple their cost of goods.
Flea market operators are a proud bunch, priding themselves on their clandestine abilities to spot great values at bargain prices, followed closely by their very annoying insistence on negotiating. Hey, when you don't have much, having a little seems like a lot so coming across that rare coin or the old Malibu in the barn is the quest of many a flea market entrepreneur. Not everything is measured by the dollar, but no one sits all day in a flea-market booth just for the fun of it, especially on hot summer days.