Heat Up Hearth, Patio & BBQ Store Sales With The Help of Your POS
What is a POS System anyways?
Point of sale software can seem like a vague term to many HBP store owners. Especially for ones who have been operating their companies using manual "old-school" methods for years.
How you define POS software can vary greatly. Is it a cash register with a few extra automated features?
A Point of Sale System today should be capable of unifying your:
Inventory control is a constant challenge
The ability to manage inventory effectively can mean the difference between the success and failure of a small business, especially one in the Hearth Industry. If you have too much cash flow tied up in a product that’s not selling, it’ll hinder your ability to make other financial decisions.
With reliable inventory control software that offers real-time feedback, you’ll be able to drill down on any issues pertaining to stock levels and take immediate action.
|That'll help you minimize things like:
Let's face it, you need stock on hand to sell.
Taking the order-on-demand approach carries a bit more risk because it depends upon the consistency of your supply chain.
It also requires a rock-solid system to keep you organized.
Windward Software is the solution of choice for many Hearth, Patio & BBQ store owners.
You’re noticing increased human error as your business grows
People make mistakes. That’s just part of life in general. But when those mistakes start to affect your profits, you need to take action. Even a slight margin of error could cost your small business thousands of dollars over the course of a year.
|One way to address the problem is to implement a system with barcode functionality. This feature is common to all but the most basic point of sale software, and many small businesses are starting to recognize the benefits it provides in reducing human error and simplifying the checkout process.||
You rely on hunches to determine customer buying habits
Small business owners usually have the luxury of getting to know their clients on a firsthand basis. However, there’s a difference between thinking and knowing what your customers’ buying patterns really are. There may be factors that influence the way your clients shop that you never even considered.
Many full-featured point-of-sale systems have in-depth reporting functions that’ll help you gain a more thorough understanding of:
HPB Stores looking for a complete POS system should also read our post: Store Owners Have a One-stop Shop for Their POS Software.
Do you own a small business that’s facing growing pains? Windward System Five point of sale software is designed to help small and medium-sized businesses manage their operations efficiently. Our fully integrated program handles everything from sales to inventory to back-end accounting.