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How a Connected Point-of-Sale System Improves the Customer Experience

A point-of-sale system, or POS, is a key part of any retail operation. It's the store system through which customers make their purchases and clerks ring up sales. In recent years, there's been a shift towards POS systems that are connected, meaning they connect your online, in-store, and backroom functions. 

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.

Focus Your Showroom Strategically At The Dallas International Lighting Show

Most exhibitors at the 2022 Lightovation Show will be there to display the latest industry trends and product innovations. Windward Software is going there to shed a little light on another important subject: business management software and partnerships.

How Lighting Showroom Software Can Illuminate Your Business

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.... 

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.

Why Should Your Small Business Migrate to a Cloud ERP Solution?

Chances are you already rely on cloud computing to solve the challenges faced by running your business, whether you're firing off e-mails on the move or using a bunch of apps to help you manage your workload.

Cloud is fast becoming the new normal.

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?

How to Take Advantage of Early Payment Discounts and Remain Cashflow Positive

Regardless of what industry you are in, early payment discounts are a proactive way to reduce your costs on the Accounts Payable side. Many businesses are faced with the preservation of cash dilemma. What if you had a strategy to take advantage of the power of early payment discounts while remaining cashflow positive?

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.

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...

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