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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.

Review Your Inventory Management Style: Is Push or Pull Better?

Inventory control software can be configured to work with either push or pull management methods.  But with uncertainty in the supply chain "Why not try a blended approach?"

There is an ongoing debate as to which inventory control method works best: ‘push’ or ‘pull.’ Each approach has its pros and cons that require careful consideration. However, for those who use reliable inventory control software, it’s possible to adopt a blended policy on inventory management system with exceptional

Design Inventory Reports, Get Insights, Make Informed Decisions

Ever run a report that fell short of a piece of information that you needed?  Have you struggled with combining data in a spreadsheet just to get the nugget of info that you seek?

Stop wasting time with reports that don't paint the full picture; Start designing inventory reports that give you the insights you need to make informed decisions.

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