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How do I use Farmbrite at my Farmers Market?

Using the online Market checkout options are a very convenient way to take payment at your local farmers market, pop-up event or at your farm stand. The Market provides eCommerce for your farm conveniently through the software. There are many ways to use the Market to take payments, keep track of orders and communicate with your customers. You can find out more about the functionality of the Market here. In this article we're going to talk about how to use Farmbrite at the farmers market.

Setting up your Online Market:

Before setting up shop at your farmers market you'll need to configure your products and online market within Farmbrite. Take a moment to check out our getting started guide to help you set up your Market in Farmbrite.


Options for Checkout

Farmbrite offers flexible checkout options to allow you to tailor the checkout experience to your different needs. You may want to take cash, check or charge and Farmbrite gives you the option to configure your Market to your business. We also know that each farmers market or pop-up event is set up differently and may require that you receive payment a certain way or leave that up to you. 

Most commonly farmers use:

  1. Farmbrite as a Point of Sale (POS) System
  2. Self checkout using Quick Pay 

Keep reading to find out the how to use the different options.

Option 1: Using Farmbrite as a Point of Sale (POS)

Many farms sell at farmers markets and want the convenience of taking credit card payments or taking cash or check The POS within Farmbrite allows you to use this feature just by having a mobile phone, tablet or other device, without needing to have specific hardware or a scanning device. 

Setting up for POS

  1. Load your products into Farmbrite with the amounts that are available at the farmers market.
  2. Sign up with Stripe as your payment processor. They will take payment for you.
  3.  Set up your stand including a tablet or other device to take payment.


POS checkout process

  1. Customer selects products and comes to check out with the product they want to purchase.
  2.  You open your Farmbrite Market link on your mobile, tablet or other device. Add a product item(s) from your list of items to the online shopping cart.
  3. Go to checkout. Add customer information and credit card info OR give them the device to have them add their customer information and credit card information and press Pay. 
  4.  Stripe collects payment and sends payment to you. 
  5. Customer (and you) receive email confirmation of the order.  

Option 2: Self-Checkout using Quick Pay

You may want to let the customers pay for goods themselves. This might be at your farm stand, CSA pickup or because you may want to offer that because you don't have enough help. You can do this by printing out the unique QR code and printed instructions for your customers to follow as they check out themselves.  

Quick pay is like other payment processing, where you add a credit card and customer information and take a payment. It starts when a customer scans your unique QR code and then is quickly able to pay for your farm products. This is a contactless payment system which is a convenient way to offer credit card payments to your customers. You can find this unique code in your online store tab which is shown in the screenshot above. Find out more about our Quick Pay option here.

The scan to pay option will allow your customers to scan this code and add the payment. You can allow customers at an event to scan and pay or your can check them out by doing the same process on your own mobile device or tablet. 

It's important to note that you will need to take 2 steps to use this feature.

  1. You must enable the quick pay option within your Farmbrite account. 
  2. You must sign up with Stripe as your payment processor. They will take payment for you.

It's a good idea to set this up before you attend an event to make sure you're able to set that up correctly and the process runs smoothly.

Setting up your stand for self-checkout

  1. Load your products into Farmbrite with the amounts that are available at the farmers market. 
  2. Set up your stand including a tablet or other device to take payment.

Self checkout process

  1. Customer selects products and decides to checkout
  2. Custom scans your automatically generated Quick Pay code (example below)
  3. Customer enters total for checkout and continues to payment
  4. Customer enters payment details and finishes checkout
  5. You and the customer receive confirmation emails (if configured)


As you can see there are many ways to take payment through Farmbrite. If you have any questions or problems please reach out to our customer success team.