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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 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 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.

5 Tips to Help Protect Payment Card Data

An increasing number of small businesses are shifting from running brick-and-mortar locations and have been dabbling with accepting over-the-phone and e-Commerce payments.  Keeping their customers' payment data secure in this rapidly changing environment has its challenges and learning opportunities.  

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