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A One-Stop-Shop

We are here for you … for everything you need for a micro market! Here are a few things that we offer, that you may not know about!

Products for your store! 

We have an entire section of our online store dedicated to “Stocking Your Store!” This category is filled with market worthy options that are proven in many existing 32Market stores.  Products like these can provide you a huge profit and your clients that items they’ve been looking for! Check these options out!

Equipment!

It’s true you can get equipment anywhere … but from 32M we not only have great prices but time tested products that we promise you will love!

Security and Internet!

That’s right, you can pick up these market essentials from our store rather than searching everywhere else. And bonus, we’ve tested them all and know that our options are the best product for you and come with great customer service! (OptConnect and Night Owl  – we’re looking at you!)

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Who can forget, Bundles!

Okay, we talk about this A LOT, but seriously, it’s the best price you’ll find anywhere to get your market started …. or add a second location to your already busy market in a large office.

Get your ENTIRE market for just:

Find a better price … we dare you. 🙂

Bottom line, we’re here for you … from the very beginning we put our customers first and always aim to have the best value and best products for our operators. Give it a shot and take a look at our web store: 32MarketStore.com

Plus, our amazing sales people are always just a phone call away …

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The Age Old Question: what IS a micro market?

In researching for this blog, I’ve read a lot of opinions on what a micro market is … and reality is, they are right. A micro market IS what you need it to be.

You see, the very best part of a micro market is its flexibility. Micro markets were developed as an alternative to vending, and unlike their rigid counterpart, micro market’s are flexible, customizable, creative, changing, individual, etc.

Definition: “A micro market is a small, self-contained store in a location without an employee to monitor it. It’s comprised of freestanding storage, such as shelves, that hold a product and a checkout system available nearby. This means that there is no machine that vends the product, but the system is autonomous like a vending machine.”

Yes, it is all of that. However, this definition doesn’t really describe what a micro market truly stands for, what its purpose is?

A micro market is freedom, to choose any product that works for your set of clients in a specific location.

A micro market is beneficial,  to a business by creating an atmosphere for increased performance and productivity in their employees.

A micro market is opportunity, to employees who struggle to find appropriate options on their limited time during the work day.  Opportunity for an operator to grow their business by providing better options to their clients.

A micro market is advancement, depending on your technology an operator’s micro market system will help them advance their product selection, par levels, and maximize their profit through automation.

A micro market is innovation, sure some locations are happy with vending for now. But as workers change so will their needs and wants. The next generation grew up with and expects the latest innovations and technology.

So let’s really break it down …

For an operator, a micro market is the opportunity to: increase their revenue, utilize advanced payment and reporting technology, automate ordering and par levels, & grow their number of serviced locations. 

 

For a business, a micro market is a beautiful addition to their location that not only improves employee morale, productivity, and access to healthy foods throughout the day but is an added bonus for employees that can be used in recruiting and retaining efforts.

For a market user, a micro market is the chance to find products they actually want throughout the day without having to leave their location, and the ability to use the payment avenue that works best for them. 

 

A micro market IS … what you need it to be. 

 

Interested in micro markets? For your business? As an operator? Want to sell your boss on the idea? Fill out this form and we will get a hold of you!

 

The Finishing Touch …

In 2016, we added fixtures to our All-In-One package from 32M and over the past year, it has become its own entity, 32F.  (Not to worry, we’re still a one-stop-shop for our micro market operators!!) With its industry best pricing and product, 32F has grown to be more than just for ‘our’ micro market operators, and we’re serious when we say it’s “the finishing touch.”

What does the finishing touch mean? 

  • the extra mile
  • bringing everything together
  • a polished look and feel
  • completing the look/project/space

As a micro market operator, you may be wondering why it’s important to add all these pieces to your market.  The answer is simple … in an attractive, clean, well set-up store customers are not only willing to spend more money, pay higher price points, but they are also more likely to come back.  And that is really the goal, isn’t it?

Micro markets are beneficially and attractive to business owners because give back their employees’ time. And time is really what we are all worried about, isn’t it?

Time=Money

Your time putting in the extra effort and finishing touches will win you more opportunities for markets making your business and their’s more profitable. To learn more about our finishing touches and how we can get you started … go to 32Fixtures.com or call your 32M sales rep!

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Are you using coffee to your advantage?

DYK: that in the U.S. 54% of adults drink coffee every day?

DYK: that in 2016 the average price for a cup of coffee in the U.S. is $1.38?

DYK: that the total average of money spent on coffee each year by a coffee drinker is $164.71?

30 Million Americans drink specialty beverages such as lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, etc.

34% of coffee drinkers go to premium coffee places and to get their coffee.

Specialty coffee is an $18B industry in the U.S.

Stats from http://www.statisticbrain.com/coffee-drinking-statistics/

Capture those sales in your market by providing specialty coffee single-brew services! Good news is, we’ve already done all of the taste-testing for you … okay, we enjoyed it a little …. maybe A LOT!  But we can proudly say that we’ve partnered with the best!

Check out our Newco single cup and specialty brewers to help you capture lost revenue in your market! SHOP HERE

Sign up with PodPack for great coffee, great prices, and customized branding options. Oh, and don’t forget to tell them you are with Three Square Market for a great FREE $100 value starter kit!

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out! Our sales staff can help you make the right decision for your market to capture that top 5 beverage sale you may be missing out on!

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Have a little time? Watch this hilarious video by Chris Wauben about his love for coffee!

Not the mailbox anymore …

We know the joke … our kiosk looks like a mailbox.  BUT that was years ago, and it hasn’t looked like that for a long time. Reality is, that we continue to Upgrade, Enhance, Develop and Grow at a rate that our competition CAN’T and HASN’T kept up with.

Here are the facts:

FACT: Unlike other micro market providers, we don’t outsource our kiosks. At 32M, we design & build our kiosks in-house. AND to top it all off, our kiosks have been thoroughly tested, and yes, have evolved over more than a decade of use through 32M and our sister company, TurnKey Corrections.

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Here are a few other inaccuracies you may be lead to believe:

Misconception: 365 Retail Markets is the only micro market provider with PCI certification.

FACT: Three Square Market (32M) currently holds the highest level of PCI (v3.1) and PA-DSS certification of anyone in the industry, including 365.

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Misconception: We're selling our business.

FACT: Three Square Market (32M) is growing! We’re a proud family-owned business that isn’t going anywhere! We have markets on 4 continents and we don’t plan on stopping there.

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Misconception: You can have the same mobile experience with any provider.

FACT: 32M has a PATENTED mobile checkout process – meaning only with 32M can you have the mobile app checkout option that we provide. Because … well … it’s patented! Check it out for yourself, U.S. Patent Number US9,171,300 B2

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More than 75% of Millennials have their mobile devices glued to their palm while in store as a trusted personal shopping assistant and 73% of Millennials are already transacting directly on their mobile devices.

Our Smartphone App is the MOST important tool you can offer …

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85% of US Millennials own a smartphone. 32M has an exclusive smartphone checkout application. Available on Android and Apple.
A recent study from comScore found that 18% of Millennials, are mobile-only web users, compared to the only 5% of people ages 35-54.

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Millennials make up 45% of the workplace, far greater than any other demographic and by 2025, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Millennials will account for 75% of the global workforce.

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53% of job recruiters feel it is difficult to attract and retain Millennial talent. Having great employee options like a Break Room Market will increase recruiting potential.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

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Not the mailbox anymore …

Sell The Boss on a Micro Market!

On average a person spends 1/3 of their entire lives at work. Now, 1/3 doesn’t sound like that big of a deal till you look at … the average person works 25-30 years of the average life expectancy (in the US) of 78.74 years. During the half of your lifetime spent working, 60% of your waking time is spent at work!

60%!!!

You deserve a micro market in your workplace. Here’s how you can sell your boss on the idea:

  • Budget Isn’t A Factor!

    As many people know, management is generally MOST concerned with how the budget will be affected. In the U.S., the installation and maintenance of micro market are generally done at NO COST to the business. In fact, a micro market can SAVE a business money.  Here’s how:

    •  Micro markets use less energy than traditional vending.
    • Having healthier, happier employees reduces absenteeism and increases productivity.
    •  A company loses 20 to 60 minutes of productivity every time an employee leaves the building for a break.
    • Companies that implement wellness programs have 28% reduced sick leave and 26% reduction in medical costs.
  • Company Culture: A buzzword or actual tactic!

    In a work world now dominated by the millennial generation, employees are asking how is this company nurturing my work/life balance?  Yes, Work Life Balance it’s a real thing … in the best companies!
    A micro market is more than just a place to get a snack or some lunch. Micro markets offer so much more than the traditional items and have really become the new office “water cooler” spot.  Management can utilize a micro market as an opportunity to reward and engage employees.

  • Working Hungry? Is it worth it?

    Another culture shift in the workplace is employees not taking the time for nutrition. This practice can be detrimental to productivity. Today’s workday is unpredictable and employees spend a lot of time running from one task to another. A micro market resolves many of these issue providing a middle ground for a quick or leisurely breakfast/snack/lunch/dinner/etc.  Here is some stat to support this:

    • 31 million Americans skip breakfast each day which decreases blood sugar and brain function.
    • Having snacks available throughout the day can increase motivation and productivity, and even decrease absenteeism.
    • Employees who eat healthy all day long are 25% more likely to have higher job performance.
  • Upgrade the appearance of your space!

    A micro market can increase the appearance of your business not only to your employees or future employees but to anyone in your space. Let’s face it a bank of vending machines will never be attractive in your space, but a custom, well-designed, and self-branded market will fit in your location and meld in with your locations aesthetics.

  • Employee satisfaction & enjoyment!

    Is there really anything else to say? Increasing employee satisfaction and workplace enjoyment is always worth the change

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Top 17 for ’17

2017 is in full swing & now is the time to take charge and make it YOUR year! It’s going to be the most successful year yet for all of your markets. How do we know? Because you’re going to stock them full of the most popular, delicious, convenient items out there …
& we’re going to help you. We got down to the nitty gritty and
found the top 17 products for some of the most important categories in your market.
Go ahead, take a look … You know you want to 😉

Candy     Cold Beverage     Frozen     Hot Drink
Non-Food     Pastry     Refrigerated     Snack

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  1. Snickers Bar
  2. Peanut M&M’s
  3. Twix Caramel Cookie Bar
  4. Skittles
  5. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  6. 3 Musketeers Bar
  7. Butterfinger Bar
  8. Milky Way Bar
  9. Twizzlers Cherry Nibs
  10. Peanut Butter Chocolate M&M’s
  11. Welch’s Fruit Snacks
  12. *Jolly Ranchers
  13. Pearson Salted Nut Roll
  14. Extra Crispy Kit Kat
  15. Milk Chocolate M&M’s
  16. Strawberry Twizzlers
  17. *Starbursts

*32M’s private label Snack Time candies know how to satisfy a sweet tooth! & we have lot’s to choose from … Check ’em out! Click Below –>

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  1. Nestle Pure Life Purified Water
  2. Nature’s Crystal Spring Water
  3. Ice Mountain Spring Water
  4. Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail
  5. Ocean Spray Orange Juice
  6. Monster
  7. Dasani Water
  8. Mountain Dew
  9. Red Bull
  10. V8
  11. Crystal Light Lemonade
  12. Mountain Dew
  13. Welch’s Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  14. Welch’s 100% Orange Juice
  15. Welch’s 100% Apple Juice
  16. SunnyD
  17. Coke

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  1. Mrs. Freshley’s Buddy Bar
  2. Hudson Baking Company Peanut Butter Crispy Bar
  3. Cloverhill Big Texas Cinnamon Roll
  4. State Fair Mini Donuts
  5. Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  6. Hudson Baking Company Monster Cookie
  7. Hudson Baking Company Chocolate Chunk Cookie
  8. Ne-Mo’s Banana Bread
  9. Mrs. Freshley’s Chocolate Cupcake
  10. Cloverhill Jumbo Iced Honey Bun
  11. Mrs. Freshley’s Mini Chocolate Donut
  12. Hudson Baking Company Gourmet Cookie Bar
  13. Cloverhill Strawberry Cheese Danish Claw
  14. White Castle Cheeseburger
  15. Hillshire Brands Bagel Deli-Bake
  16. Ne-Mo’s Coffee Cheese Cake
  17. Cloverhill Chocolate Iced Honey Bun

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  1. SwissMiss Hot Cocoa Mix
  2. Starbucks Colombian Coffee
  3. Alpine Spiced Apple Cider
  4. Nestle Rich Hot Cocoa Mix
  5. Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Tea
  6. Folgers Classic Roast Coffee
  7. Starbuck’s House Blend Coffee
  8. *PodPack Donut Shop Pods
  9. Tazo Zen Tea
  10. Tazo China Green Tea
  11. Tazo Organic Chai Tea
  12. *PodPack Hazelnut Pods
  13. Good Earth Citrus Kiss Tea
  14. Starbucks Breakfast Blend Coffee
  15. Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Tea
  16. Caribou Regular Coffee
  17. Bigelow Green Tea

*Did you know? Mention 32M when you order from PodPack to get a FREE SAMPLE kit! Click Below –>

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  1. *Tylenol Extra Strength
  2. *Claritin Non Drowsy
  3. *Advil
  4. *Aleve
  5. *DayQuil Sever Cold & Flu
  6. *Pepto Bismol
  7. Visine Advanced Relief
  8. *Allergy Sinus Relief
  9. *iPhone Compatible USB Sync Cable
  10. Original ChapStick Lip Balm
  11. Kleenex Go Pack
  12. *Micro USB Sync Cable for Android & Blackberry
  13. Scope Outlast
  14. *Zantac 150 Maximum Strength
  15. *Multi-Symptom Sinus
  16. *USB Universal Wall Charger
  17. *Power Bank

*32M’s Lil Drug Store and Power Tower Store Starter Kit is the perfect solution where value meets convenience … You will LOVE this option! Click Below –>

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  1. Mrs. Freshley’s Buddy Bars
  2. Mrs. Freshley’s Chocolate Mini Donuts
  3. Mrs. Freshley’s Chocolate Cupcake
  4. Cloverhill Big Texas Cinnamon Roll
  5. Dolly Madison Chocolate Frosted Mini Donuts
  6. Mrs. Freshley’s Texas Cinnamon Roll
  7. Cloverhill Strawberry Cheese Claw
  8. Mrs. Freshley’s Blueberry Cheese Claw
  9. Mrs. Freshley’s Mini Powdered Donuts
  10. Mrs. Freshley’s Crunch Mini Donuts
  11. Dolly Madison Iced Chocolate Zingers
  12. Cloverhill Cherry Cheese Claw
  13. Mrs. Freshley’s Big Cherry Cheese Claw
  14. Cloverhill Blueberry Cheese Claw
  15. Mrs. Freshley’s Cherry Pie
  16. Cloverhill Big Dutch Apple Claw
  17. Mrs. Freshley’s Apple Pie

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  1. Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar with Crackers
  2. Lunchables Ham & Cheddar with Crackers
  3. Sargento String Cheese
  4. Lunchables Ham & Swiss with Crackers
  5. Crystal Farms Hard Cooked Eggs
  6. Sargento Colby Jack Cheese Stick
  7. Cheesewich Colby Jack & Salami
  8. Shamrock Whole Chocolate Milk
  9. Sargento Mild Cheddar Cheese Stick
  10. Cheesewich Pepper Jack & Salami
  11. Shamrock Reduced Fat 2% White Milk
  12. Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt
  13. Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pretzels
  14. Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup
  15. Panera Chicken Tortilla Soup
  16. Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt
  17. Sargento Pepper Jack Cheese Stick

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  1. Crunchy Cheetos
  2. Nacho Cheese Doritos
  3. Cheddar & Sour Cream Ruffles
  4. Original Gardettos
  5. Original Rice Krispies Treats
  6. TGI Fridays Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins
  7. Cheez-It Big Bag
  8. Regular Lays Chips
  9. Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tart
  10. Crunchy Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos
  11. Cool Ranch Doritos
  12. Chili & Cheese Fritos
  13. Fritos
  14. Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies
  15. Jack Links Beef Stick
  16. Flamin Hot Cheetos
  17. Grandma’s Mini Vanilla Creme Cookies

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P.S. Want all of these top-selling products but don’t have a warehouse to keep them in … Let us take care of that for you. With Pick & Ship, all you have to do is stock your shelves, collect your money, & maintain your inventory. Ask your 32M sales contact for the details – you’ll be so glad you did!

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