Do You Need a Cash Register?


Cash is king at a farmer’s market. All transactions are done in cash. Or are they? In today’s environment, cash is becoming less of a form of payment than credit and debit cards. Most people are just like Monica and me. We rarely carry cash on us but prefer to do the majority of our buying using our debit cards. This is becoming prevalent at markets and shows as well so you need to consider how you are going to process non-cash financial transactions.

During your market you will hopefully make many sales. How are you going to collect money and offer change? You will need a cash register of some sort. Your cash register may be an actual cash register, a cash box or even a fanny pack for you to make change from.

We use a basic cash box. The cash box allows us to easily make change when required. Along with the cash box, we have a money pouch with extra cash in it to make change for larger bills when necessary.

A fanny pack could easily replace our solution and may be best for you. The biggest benefit of a fanny pack to handle cash is that it is always on you and the chances of theft are dramatically reduced. We have never had an issue with theft of cash but one of us is always in the booth watching over things.


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