It is October now, and it is already time for retailers to get ready for the holiday season.
As the economy is doing well now and the public mood seems positive, this looks like it will be a good Christmas. The latest figures and retail figures are showing a 0.4 percent month-over-month in August 2019.
This is the fastest monthly rise in retail trade since February. Plus it looks good news that the US and China are making progress with their trade war and we have the interest rate cuts and government tax rebates. So it looks good.
Now you have to act as there is still have time to be in a position to generate additional revenue if you act. You need to start planning your stock ordering, which is something our point of sale software can help you do. What we recommend is shadow and focus analysis which our system can do and I will be talking about all of these soon.
You also need to start looking at roistering again something our point of sale can help you with all this.
Firstly can you handle Christmas?
Is your POS system ready for Christmas!
If you are planning to bring in some of the old POS computers “out of the closet” to accommodate the rush period, tested it to make sure it works? If it has been in the closet for a year, who knows what state they are in now?
Check the following
Have you checked that you have all the cables to connect to this equipment?
Do you have a connection into your network where you need it?
Can this equipment be linked into your system, it been a year since it is been used?
Now try it now to see if it all works if you plug it in?
The closer it gets to Christmas, the harder it gets to repair in time.
What do you need?
What is going to happen if you have extra staff and the computer register does not work over Christmas? I have seen this happen all too often when an emergency engineer gets called out on Christmas Day.