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What do i need for my first trading day?


Before we despatch your payment device, you will need to Visit the Trade Partner dashboard to upload a list of all the products and prices that you will bring to the market. This will enable our payment partner to generate your product inventory on the payment device so that it is ready to be despatched. You will only be permitted to use the payment device that we provide. Following this you will be asked to submit the relevant documentation to us before your first day of trade.




What are the fees?


A reservation fee of £250 is charged in order to verify health and safety documents, setting up your product inventory and the fulfilment of your payment terminal. A trading fee of 15% is debited from gross sales revenue at the market. Within two business days of the market, you will recieve your sales revenue, minus our 15% trading fee and card transaction fee into your nominated bank account. It my take several weeks or months to build up a regular customer base. We endeavour to support trade partners to continually improve their sales revenue, we do this by: Having card only payments provides a clean and hygienic experience which increases consumer confidence, mitigates the risk of theft and provides company owners with transparency of sales revenue. Supplying our own payment terminal which enables a consistent shopping experience across all trade partners, consumers can be provided with digital and printed receipts so. that we can then target them with timely, targetted offers and promotions, further to this many of our host partners require it. Paying by percentge of sales allows trade partners with many products types to operate at the market, especially those that may only offer products that are purchased infrequently, because their sales are likely to be lower than average. This leads to a broader range of products and attracts a more diverse customer base to the market. It also means that if footfall is affected by poor weather, resulting in lower than average sales, the cost of trading is also lower.




How should i price my products?


Be mindful of all of your costs. Amongst other things they include the cost of your product, staff costs, transport, packaging, purchasing the equipment you need such as a gazebo and weights and trading fees. After that account for any margin you may want to make, this would be money you to take for yourself or leave in the business to reinvest.





Step One : Introduction

Completing your profile


Profile : Complete a short form on our website telling us about you and your business or business idea.




View and Book markets


The market booking stage has detailed information to help you make an informed decision on where to book. This includes visitors statistics, such as as the number of pedestrians and vehicles passing the market, the types of trade partners it is suitable for, a map to find out how close the market is to you and the operating hours. It is important to view the site standards guide in the drop down menu to ensure that you understand the requirements before you book. We encourage you to read the terms and conditions which you will accept at the checkout stage.




Final Stages


Once you have decided on the market that you want to trade at, choose the days you want to trade. Once complete, add it to the cart, select view cart, review your order summary and proceed to checkout. At the checkout, we ask shipping details. This is the address where you want to receive your payment device to be delivered to and proceed to payment. Now that you have booked, we will add your profile to the market locations page





Step Two: Booking

Step Three: After Booking

What do i need for my first trading day?


Before we despatch your payment device, you will need to Visit the Trade Partner dashboard to upload a list of all the products and prices that you will bring to the market. This will enable our payment partner to generate your product inventory on the payment device so that it is ready to be despatched. You will only be permitted to use the payment device that we provide. Following this you will be asked to submit the relevant documentation to us before your first day of trade.




What are the fees?


A reservation fee of £250 is charged in order to verify health and safety documents, setting up your product inventory and the fulfilment of your payment terminal. A trading fee of 15% is debited from gross sales revenue at the market. Within two business days of the market, you will recieve your sales revenue, minus our 15% trading fee and card transaction fee into your nominated bank account. It my take several weeks or months to build up a regular customer base. We endeavour to support trade partners to continually improve their sales revenue, we do this by: Having card only payments provides a clean and hygienic experience which increases consumer confidence, mitigates the risk of theft and provides company owners with transparency of sales revenue. Supplying our own payment terminal which enables a consistent shopping experience across all trade partners, consumers can be provided with digital and printed receipts so. that we can then target them with timely, targetted offers and promotions, further to this many of our host partners require it. Paying by percentge of sales allows trade partners with many products types to operate at the market, especially those that may only offer products that are purchased infrequently, because their sales are likely to be lower than average. This leads to a broader range of products and attracts a more diverse customer base to the market. It also means that if footfall is affected by poor weather, resulting in lower than average sales, the cost of trading is also lower.




How should i price my products?


Be mindful of all of your costs. Amongst other things they include the cost of your product, staff costs, transport, packaging, purchasing the equipment you need such as a gazebo and weights and trading fees. After that account for any margin you may want to make, this would be money you to take for yourself or leave in the business to reinvest.





Frequently asked questions from the trade partner community

What do i need for my first trading day?


Before we despatch your payment device, you will need to Visit the Trade Partner dashboard to upload a list of all the products and prices that you will bring to the market. This will enable our payment partner to generate your product inventory on the payment device so that it is ready to be despatched. You will only be permitted to use the payment device that we provide. Following this you will be asked to submit the relevant documentation to us before your first day of trade.




What are the fees?


A reservation fee of £250 is charged in order to verify health and safety documents, setting up your product inventory and the fulfilment of your payment terminal. A trading fee of 15% is debited from gross sales revenue at the market. Within two business days of the market, you will recieve your sales revenue, minus our 15% trading fee and card transaction fee into your nominated bank account. It my take several weeks or months to build up a regular customer base. We endeavour to support trade partners to continually improve their sales revenue, we do this by: Having card only payments provides a clean and hygienic experience which increases consumer confidence, mitigates the risk of theft and provides company owners with transparency of sales revenue. Supplying our own payment terminal which enables a consistent shopping experience across all trade partners, consumers can be provided with digital and printed receipts so. that we can then target them with timely, targetted offers and promotions, further to this many of our host partners require it. Paying by percentge of sales allows trade partners with many products types to operate at the market, especially those that may only offer products that are purchased infrequently, because their sales are likely to be lower than average. This leads to a broader range of products and attracts a more diverse customer base to the market. It also means that if footfall is affected by poor weather, resulting in lower than average sales, the cost of trading is also lower.




How should i price my products?


Be mindful of all of your costs. Amongst other things they include the cost of your product, staff costs, transport, packaging, purchasing the equipment you need such as a gazebo and weights and trading fees. After that account for any margin you may want to make, this would be money you to take for yourself or leave in the business to reinvest.





 

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The Spread Food LTD

27 Old Gloucester Street

London

WC1N 3AX

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