July 2018

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Sun, 01/07/2018 A sign in a shop I saw this in a shop confirming that you do need some human intelligence behind your point of sale s
 
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Mon, 02/07/2018 I hope you took our advise and made a EOFY sale I will not say it was a great EOFY sale we had but it was decent. Australians do tend to buy in thes
 
 
Tue, 03/07/2018 Automatic ordering, expand your range and reduce the overstock Buy frequently and buy small by keeping your stocks levels tight. One big difference that you have w
 
 
Wed, 04/07/2018 Our point of sale newer broader email capability The recent update has a setting where you can set receipts to be emailed automatically to a customer
 
 
Thu, 05/07/2018 See the movement of sales by your suppliers over time There are many changes in the dynamics of retail and it is important to align your shop and your sup
 
 
Fri, 06/07/2018 Product reminder Checkout the product reminder “Category” selection. What you do is add items to a category, and
 
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Tue, 10/07/2018 An Actionable tip on how to stop shoplifting Hopefully, by now you have completed your stocktake. In the stocktake section, there are a series of
 
 
Wed, 11/07/2018 Stock losses Your stocktake is showing some significant errors, why?This question, I get a lot of because there a
 
 
Thu, 12/07/2018 Stocktake sale We have just finished our stocktake and like so many other businesses we have found that we are over
 
 
Fri, 13/07/2018 Special offer on Zip - buy now, pay later A senior Zip representative will be joining us on our next webinar on Zip to explain the buy now, pa
 
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Mon, 16/07/2018 Methods of Payment One metric that I recommend that you look at is the methods of payment. Although in my experience re
 
 
Tue, 17/07/2018 Review your prices When is the last time you reviewed your prices? This is something that is worth doing regularly as y
 
 
Wed, 18/07/2018 EFTPOS A TIP Tyro eftpos

 

A lot of my clients do a lot of business taking EFTPOS payments over the phone (MOTO). It is a business risk, that most retailers know as the problem here is that in the event of a dispute it is the retailers that has to prove the cardholder approved the transaction.

 
 
Thu, 19/07/2018 OUTDOOR CAMERAS WITH NIGHT VISION AND WIFI Outdoor security cameras

 

Unlike many other point of sale software, our system talks directly to the cameras which mean we get involved in security cameras, which I do not mind as I find these fascinating.

The first point is cameras seem to be the best form of evidence in a theft that judges accept today in retail. So it is important to get it right.

 
 
Thu, 19/07/2018 HOME OFFICE - TAX TIP work from home or anywhere you have computer access

 

Be aware that if you have a computer at home which you do work on for your business, you may be entitled to claim many other expenses including many other costs such as the desk, chair, lamps, carpets, lighting, etc for the area from which you conduct business.

 
 
Fri, 20/07/2018 WEBSITE NAME choosIng website name

The very first step in going online is making a name and the problem is that with more and more Australian businesses going online, it can be hard to find a suitable name. When setting up a website for a client, I have noticed that getting the right name takes a lot of time.

 
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Mon, 23/07/2018 POINT OF POINT OF SALE SOFTWARE - CLOUD BASE VS LOCAL DATA

Cloud point of sale

Cloud base is all the buzz now. What it means is that your information is stored on another computer and generally accesses over the internet.

As a company, we have no views on the subject but here is a discussion on some of the ramifications for point of sale systems.

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Tue, 24/07/2018 PERSONALISED OFFERS VIP program

 

Some people to buy your products need a kick; some come anyway. A straight 10% discount offer as such is often killing your margins.

If you get an exciting product, this has proven to be a successful method. What you need is your retail email mailing list and point of sale system like ours that can handle VIP marketing.

 
 
Wed, 25/07/2018 HOW TO PRICE FOR EBAY Ebay Tools

 

Rather than discount the old worthless products completely just to get rid of it, try to sell it on eBay. We do it too, for example, with aged scanners and computers that are brand new but no longer sellable also for products that we do not want to handle any more. So I am pretty experienced with eBay.

 

If you are thinking of doing it, here are some tips to get your selling price.

 
 
Thu, 26/07/2018 NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON New website

 

To give you the heads up, this website will shortly be changed. The major delay now is that we are converting many years of information to our new website.

The main reason we decided to update is that we want to provide more services to help our clients more.

 
 
Thu, 26/07/2018 EACH STOCK ITEM HAS ITS OWN TREND

If you are seeing that you need to discount a lot to sell stock you are overstocked, it is a sure sign that you need to do something. As a punt what is happening is that you are overordering on some items and probably underordering on others. What often we see in retail is that our memory is by definition the past and the memory remembers old top sellers but what we need is the top sellers today. Here is how to identify what is selling well now to check that you have enough stock for tomorrow and it is very easy in our point of sale system.

Go to Register reports

 
 
Fri, 27/07/2018 BUSINESS REPORTS WITH POINT OF SALE SOFTWARE

What point that often I find stunning is the comparison of when I talk to the chiefs in large organisations compared to owners of small businesses (SMB). The leaders know less, much less but what they do know is relevant and essential to the problem at hand. The owner of an SMB, often does not know anything. The owner has all the details in their head, the pixels that they know little of the big picture.

I do not believe that retail business has ever had access to such a wealth of information as they do today.

 
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Mon, 30/07/2018 ARE LONG QUEUES A PROBLEM? OPEN NEW REGISTERS CHEAPLY

 

Cash Registers point of sale

MANY CUSTOMERS WILL NOT WAIT.

 

What they do is they walk out and abandon their purchases.

 
 
Tue, 31/07/2018 WARNING ON YOUR FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE

Facebook point of sale

You have a Facebook page for your business!

 
 
Tue, 31/07/2018 OUR OFFICESMART SITE Officemart

Many of you will have a personal Officesmart website. From what we have been told it should already have been closed. Yet it appears to be running. If you are using I suggest that you test that it still works.