Pitch fees and revenue share models are ubiquitous in most of the hospitality industry nowadays. The only effective way to manage these agreements, is through NOQ’s unified platforms with embedded automation
There are so many elements that as a mobile food trader, you have to keep on top of. But having to work with pitch fees and revenue share is a hassle that you shouldn’t have to worry about.
Whether you’re trading at an event, food market, food hall, pop-up site, stadium, you’re getting charged either a pitch fee or a revenue share model. These rates vary, based on the site, the number of customers they’re expecting, the kind of clientele that is attending, and many other factors. The way these fees are managed, also varies.
Currently, either pitch fees are being charged upfront, or revenue share models are in place, and sometimes a combination of both:
The organisers and traders agree upon a rental/pitch fee. This is generally the sum that a you as a trader have to pay to take part in that site, and everything made from the sales, goes straight to you.
Problem: Cashflow becomes an issue, because on top of paying this upfront, ingredients still need to be bought, hardware needs to be rented, etc. Additionally, what if the pitch fee is too high and you are unable to recover those costs from the sales, and end up making a loss?
There’s two ways in which revenue share currently works:
In this scenario, the organisers agree upon a commission percentage with the trader. They then provide one standardised payment solution to all the traders, and have the money go into their account, which they then divvy out to each trader.
Problem: You as a trader, lose control of your own business, by giving away your visibility on stock, what you’ve sold, and when you sold it. You then have to trust organisers on what your sales were, and wait for payments to be made, which can take up to 90 days to clear.
With this option, traders agree on a commission fee with the organisers, and are allowed take their own payment systems to the site. The money goes into the traders account, and they provide reports on their takings to the organisers, so they can invoice them for their agreed revenue share.
Problem: Organisers will likely charge higher commissions, assuming that numbers provided to them are untrustworthy. Additionally, it is a time-consuming hassle for independent traders like yourself, to manage these reports, invoicing, and payments.
In an ideal scenario for both traders and organisers, the payment distribution gets automated.
And that’s exactly how NOQ can help.
NOQ’s end-to-end management solution gets rid of all these problems. The organisers are able to create their site – event, food market, stadium – on the platform and invite multiple traders. You get access to your own platform, where you can set up your items, menus, and pricing. A unified system is used, giving organisers the visibility they need, whilst allowing traders to keep track of their sales, best and least selling items, and peak times.
The cherry on the cake is that whatever the agreed fees are, they get taken care of automatically. If working with revenue share, as soon as a payment is made, it gets distributed into each one’s account per the agreed commissions. And if you’re working with pitch fees as an overrider, the revenue distribution can take place only after you’ve hit that threshold, so you don’t incur in commissions right from the first sale.
Say goodbye to cashflow issues, invoicing, chasing for payments, and say hello to streamlined operations and full understanding of your business!
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