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Schedule Appointments Effectively & Increase Realized Revenue Using Windward's Calendar Functions

Appointment scheduling is often your first interaction with a client. Windward's Integrated Service & Delivery Appointment Scheduler helps you make a good first impression by quickly finding open appointments. It also helps you avoid scheduling conflicts and helps assure that your appointments go smoothly throughout the day.

Give Furniture Store Efficiency A Boost With Business Management Software

Furniture other Home Goods stores that use Business Management Software benefit from increased operational efficiency and sales.

Sell Through Allowances Ignite Sales and Improve Your Bottom Line

Proper use of Sell Through Allowances enables retailers to pass on rebates to their customers, promote on price discounts, or hang onto the funds to improve their bottom line, but they can be a nightmare to manage without the proper tools in place.  Business Management Software like Windward System Five on Cloud can help you manage this process, so you can bolster sales and improve your bottom line in the process.

Ways A Retail POS System Can Make Your Appliance Store Run Smoothly

A retail POS system helps ensure your customers have access to the products they want, while receiving the customer service they deserve.

Like any retail operation, an appliance store relies on effective sales procedures in order to be successful. These are big-ticket items and consumers can deliberate endlessly before pulling the trigger on a deal.

Best-in-Class Retail Floor Planning Begins Right Here

Floor planning is a special type of financing offered by lenders.  Retail floor planning allows dealers the flexibility to offer the right product mix for customers to choose from.  For example, dealerships for automobiles, recreational vehicles, and boats, as well as home goods retailers will turn to floor plan loans to purchase inventory.

Grow Your Garden Center Business with Point of Sale Software

Manage your garden center from the front counter checkout to the back office with point of sale software.

Let's be honest, beautiful plants practically sell themselves. But the buying process is not always an easy one for your customers, or your back office staff. Why not make managing your garden center easier with point of sale software?

How You Can Increase Your Average Basket Size

 
Basket size, (sometimes referred to as "average ticket") can tell you a lot about your retail business. For starters, the number of items they purchase can show you if you’re offering the correct assortment of goods for your customers. It can be an indicator if you are satisfying their needs. More importantly, you’ll know if you’re meeting your overall goals as a business owner.
 

Proper Promotion Planning Can Help Increase Your Revenue

Everybody loves a good sale, especially discounts centered around a holiday. With President's Day around the corner in the US, we figured we would cover a bit about Windward's comprehensive Promotions module. 

Every business owner knows the challenges that come along with planning promotions.

Easy-to-Calculate Commission Plans That Really Motivate

Your company’s commission structure is a critical piece of your sales organization. How you pay your sales reps not only affects your profitability, but can also help you to attract and retain top sales talent.

Whether your business has a commission-only structure or a base salary plus commission, you’ll need to decide how to set your commission rates.

How to Know When It's Time To Implement an ERP

Constant business meetings are a sign your company might be ready to upgrade to business management software.

Do you ever catch yourself wondering whether it’s time to start using business management software? After all, how do you know you need something if you’ve never tried it before? Don’t worry, you’re not the first owner or manager to ponder this.

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