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How to Increase Profits by Making Retail Technology a Part of Your Store Makeover May 10, 2017

A store makeover is necessary for every retail business from time to time. A refresh allows you to appeal to a new generation of customers, reflect prosperity, and make changes that let you keep up with (or surpass) your competition. The next time you consider a store makeover, plan retail technology upgrades that can help…

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4 Fatal Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Business and How POS Can Help April 19, 2017

The prospect of starting a new business is an exciting one for aspiring retailers and restaurateurs. However, both industries are extremely competitive, and it’s important to avoid common errors that can doom a business before it opens. Here are four pitfalls to avoid: 1. Failure to carefully decide on a concept and location Blindly choosing…

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3 Ways POS Can Help You Celebrate “Get to Know Your Customers Day” April 12, 2017

On the third Thursday of each quarter, many businesses observe “Get to Know Your Customer Day.” In Q2 2017, the celebration is right around the corner on April 20. By using their Point of Sale (POS) systems to help observe this day, merchants can gain a deeper understanding of how to improve their businesses, as…

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How to Upsell Your Customers March 8, 2017

Upselling, strategies to entice customers to purchase more than they had originally planned, is one of the most effective ways for a business to improve the bottom line. If you are like most retailers and restaurant operators, however, you have probably realized you don’t instinctively know how to upsell your customers. But it’s well worth…

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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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