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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?

How Medical Store Software Helps Manage Your Sales, Service & Rentals

You service healthcare professionals with supplies, uniforms, and equipment, but also provide essential supplies and support to the everyday consumer.

Medical store software keeps track of your supplies and medical equipment so that you can spend more time helping the community you serve.

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?

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.... 

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.

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