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How Adding a Loyalty Program Yields ROI February 22, 2017

Smart retailers and restaurant owners understand that a good return on investment (ROI) doesn’t always come from opening another location, adding new equipment, or hiring more staff. They know introducing or optimizing a loyalty program also can have significant returns. Here are some examples: Allowing operators to emphasize value, rather than pricing, as a competitive…

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3 Ways to Improve Sales by Marketing to Kids February 9, 2017

Marketing to kids and their parents is a great way for restaurants and retailers to increase their sales. Consider this: According to a report by advertising agency Digitas, the spending power of “little kids and tweens” alone totals $1.2 trillion annually. Capitalizing on this trend, however, takes a different approach than your other marketing initiatives,…

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2017 Restaurant Trends for POS February 8, 2017

Smart restaurant operators understand that paying attention to industry trends plays a significant role in the success of their businesses. With this in mind, it’s time to consider some key restaurant trends related to Point of Sale (POS) for 2017. Mobile POS Gathers Momentum The advantages of eliminating paper-based order-taking methods put mobile POS high…

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5 Point of Sale Benefits That Will Help Improve Revenue in 2017 January 25, 2017

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to implement strategies aimed at improving your revenue, it’s time to get a plan in place or risk a less than rosy financial future. There are many ways to get the job done, but there are five particular Point of Sale benefits that pack strong potential to…

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7 Retail Trends to Watch in 2017 January 9, 2017

Each year, new retail trends emerge and others gain traction. Retailers must embrace these trends or risk losing out to the competition. Here are seven retail trends to keep up with in 2017: More payment options. Mobile payments will become more prominent in 2017. According to TechCrunch, 70 percent of all mobile device users in…

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The Annual Audit: How POS Can Make It Less Painful December 6, 2016

With so much to think about when it comes to running your business, accounting isn’t always front of mind — until the time for the annual audit. The audit doesn’t have to be a hassle, however, with help from the correct Point of Sale (POS) system, integration with accounting software will be seamless. Integrated, Not…

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Restaurant Chains Follow Panera’s Lead on Rules for Antibiotics in Meat November 30, 2016

Restaurant operators are facing increasing pressure to cut down on or eliminate antibiotics in meat in their menu items. Savvy restaurateurs are realizing that compliance with this standard can play an important part in their reputation among many consumers. What is “Meat Raised without Antibiotics”? Although the term “antibiotic-free meat” is occasionally used in place…

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Retail Mobility: Tips on Line Busting for the Holiday Shopping Season November 9, 2016

With the holiday season underway, it’s a great time to leverage mobile Point of Sale (POS) technology to offer customers the easiest possible shopping and merchandise returns experience. Retail mobility makes for a better holiday shopping experience by: Facilitating line busting. Sales associates can accept payments on tablets or other mobile POS devices anywhere in…

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5 Tips for Running a Retail Business or Restaurant Like a Campaign November 2, 2016

This year’s presidential election gave us a lot to think about. Among all of the takeaways from this election year, there is a subtle, yet important one for merchants: you should be running a retail business or restaurant like a campaign. Here are five ways business strategy aligns with political campaigns and how they can…

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How to Keep Up With Wants and Needs of Generation Z Consumers October 26, 2016

Just when you finally had a handle on how to cater to baby boomers and millennials, Generation Z is debuting as an important demographic. These consumers born between approximately 1995 and 2010 comprise 25 percent of the U.S. population and pack a collective annual purchasing power of $44 billion. There are characteristics of Generation Z…

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