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How Lighting Showroom Software Can Illuminate Your Business

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Lighting store software helps you keep track of more than just your fixtures and bulbs.

Whether it’s that collection of classic Tiffany table lamps or those sleek, modern "rustic" pendants, your lighting store showroom likely carries enough products that it could be seen from space.... 

With such a vast array of stock on the floor and in the warehouse, as well as more than one store to manage, you need all-in-one business management.

That’s where a lighting store software program specifically designed for your independently-owned lighting showroom or electrical supply shop can help. Keep track of all your sales at the register,  manage your electricity bill and complete all of the back-office accounting in just one system. It also helps you track all of your fixtures, from wall sconces to track lighting and even specific light bulbs, making inventory that much easier.

Here are 4 ways lighting showroom software can light up your life:

Knowledge Base

Your customer has just purchased a 6-light hanging fixture that uses specific-sized LED bulbs. With fully integrated lighting store software, you can store information and print an invoice that will automatically add the correct number and type of light bulbs needed for that specific fixture.

Point of Sale

Anyone who has been to a lighting showroom knows how many types and styles of fixtures are available. You need to make point of sale (POS) easy for your clients and yourself. With inventory POS software as part of your overall package, you can track numerous sources from a database, search by dimension, color, and wattage, as well download orders and parts lists. This will help deliver customized service to your clients and their specific needs.

Contractor Functions

Many lighting showrooms have building contractors and interior designers as clients. Meeting their needs is imperative to good business relations. When fixtures are being delivered to a job site, you need to be able to let the client know where they will be installed. Lighting store software allows all boxes to be labeled with specific descriptions, such as the room in which the fixture belongs.

Shipping labels also state:

      • Job addresses

      • Fixture numbers

      • Descriptions

      • Light bulb(s) required

For more on Contractor Functions read this article: How ERP Software Helps Lighting Showrooms Serve Contractors and Retail Customers

Multi-Location

If you run a franchise or have more than one showroom, and/or have a warehouse, you need to be able to share information. With multi store POS, all your stores are managed under the same umbrella. You can also share shipping dates and special orders with your warehouse, so that stock arrives both correctly and on time.


Windward Software’s fully integrated lighting store software will help your showroom and warehouse with easier point of sale transactions, inventory control, multi store management, and much more.

If you want a retail business management system that integrates your point of sale, inventory and accounting departments, call Windward Software. Windward System Five on Cloud helps you oversee all aspects of your operation.

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