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How Seasonal Businesses Can Use Merchant Services


It can be challenging for seasonal businesses to find merchant services that work for their business. You need flexibility and a powerful processor that can handle volume during your busy season. Traditionally, these services for seasonal businesses have been more expensive, because they may have to face
early termination fees for turning off processing in the off-season or simply have to pay year-round rates. However, forward-thinking businesses like Velocity Merchant Services have created solutions perfect for you and your seasonal endeavor. 

Save by Turning Off in the Off Season

Christmas tree sales are pretty low in July, and a fresh vegetable stand in Maine probably won't have too much business between December and February. When it's your business's off season, you can simply turn off your services to save money. When the season rolls around again, turn them back on. It's that simple. There's no more wasting money on year-round services that you don't need. In the past, you may have had to open a new merchant account every season or pay a steep fee to keep your account open but inactive. VMS believes in making things easy for business owners. 

Use Clover Smart POS for the Off Season

Many seasonal businesses don't completely shut down in the off season. Costume stores may offer sales to costume enthusiasts year round, and landscaping companies may offer snow shoveling in the winter. The Clover Station, Clover Flex and Clover Mini will allow you to collect payments and market even in the off season. You can accept payments using Apple Pay and Google Wallet and other methods as well. The Clover Station POS is a full station with cash drawer, tablet interface and printer. The Clover Mini terminal is a small machine that can fit in businesses with tight space. Clover Flex is a completely portable system that can come to your customers wherever they are, printer and all.

You need to work with a company that has the resources to work with a seasonal business. Whether you've got a ski shop, a pool cleaning business or a Halloween store, VMS can work with you to find the best solution for your business. Schedule a free consultation to find out how Velocity Merchant Services can help you.

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