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Round Out Your Product Mix With Minimal Risk by Introducing Consignment

Selling goods on consignment is a low-risk way to get more variety into your store while keeping your working capital.  With the right software by your side, you can easily manage consignment stock and enter into supplier-managed inventory agreements.

How Lumber & Building Materials Software Helps You Maintain Solid Partnerships

Precise inventory control is an essential part of any well-organized company. The lumber and building materials industry has its unique set of inventory management challenges. Whether you sell by the board foot or assign a part number to each length of 2x4 fir, inventory control software keeps track of your product, so you can focus on servicing your customers.

How to Navigate Return Merchandise Authorizations & Win at Reverse Logistics

Sometimes your customer's journey requires them to return a product due to failure.  As a retailer you have your customers' loyalty top of mind, but also have to balance the potential loss in profit that comes along with such a transaction.  On top of that, your suppliers are protective of their own bottom line. So, how can you win the RMA game?

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.
 

Benefits of Serialized Units: Beyond Inventory Tracking

Inventory is typically one of the largest assets that your business owns. If you keep a large amount of inventory it is important to have an appropriate strategy to keep track of it. This becomes more complex when your business sells new and/or used units, has units for internal use, and services customer-owned units.  Implementing an inventory management system that is capable of serial number tracking is a good way to maintain control, offer organization and keep customer unit information

Windward Software Named Amongst Best Point of Sale Systems of 2021

Windward Software is pleased to announce that Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services, has named Windward System Five on Cloud  as best point of sale (POS) system of 2021. The top solutions were evaluated based on several core features and customer feedback. 

Mitigating the Impact of Inventory Adjustments

We've all been through it.  Looking high and low for an item that the computer says is there, but you just can't find it.  There are many reasons that there could be a discrepancy. Properly making adjustments to inventory will not only help you maintain good records and reduce wasted time but also keep your staff's sanity in check.

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