April 2019

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2 years ago

The new DSS Cashless Debit Card (CDC)

The controversial Department of Social Services Cashless debit cards is now moving to trial which we are involved in.  Cashless_Welfare_Card.... more
 
2 years ago

VANA Industry Awards 2019

It is our pleasure to say a massive congratulations to our clients who won the prestigious VANA Industry Awards at the divine Plaza Ballroom on Saturday night and who basically took up all the awards. I know most of these people personally, and I know they worked tirelessly in their businesses.  We wish them our good wishes. The newsagent of… more
 
2 years ago

Retail Customer Retention

 Customer Retention KPIs Typically in retail today, they say that about 20% of your customers today will never buy from you again. If it costs you $50 to $100 to acquire a new customer then… more
 
2 years ago

Google+ gone

Yesterday we had an example of how quickly and ruthlessly a major corporation can move with BigW closing 30 stores in Australia with probably another 30 to go soon.  Google+.... more
 
2 years ago

Charging interest to your clients

Issuing credit to a customer in a business is often an unwelcome necessity. This our point of sale software can do, but because of the recent changes in credit laws, we have had to change our system slightly. Today with many of my clients, the number of people who credit has been issued too and the outstanding figures are becoming now extremely … more
 
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2 years ago

Planogram a discussion

A planogram is a diagram that indicates the placement of retail products on shelves to maximise sales.   It does not have to be rocket science, here are two planograms, the top one will cost you nothing to make and will take you once you age organised less than an hour, details here and here.  .... more
 
2 years ago

Low cost way to speed up your computers

Computer RAM   Point of sale computers needs to run fast particularly at the front counter. If you’re thinking about a cheap way of speeding up your computers, then almost certainly adding more RAM to… more
 
2 years ago

Investment allowance and the elections

The tax writes off as it works for an SMB currently if it wanted to buy a point of sale system for $5,000. Now it does not cost a business $5,000 as it can claim the GST. So 10% of this is GST which will be… more
 
2 years ago

Finally the elections coming

2019 Federal Elections Unless the press is wrong again on May 18, it looks like we are going to an election. It could not happen quick enough in my view, I have never seen the economy … more
 
2 years ago

Keep your POS software information right

Retail dashboard Today business is all about information and control. When I talk to large organisations they know what they are you selling, they know their margins, their basket size, etc. … more
 
2 years ago

Promotion ID

John Wanamaker is credited with the saying that "Half the money, I spend advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half". This is a common problem in business. We go to a lot of trouble and money making some advertisements. We sell some goods now the question asked is did the advertisements have much to do with it? It can be very… more
 
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2 years ago

Use technology to use Your Shelf Space Effectively

What retailers need to do is identify the stock that their customers want and can see when they come into the shop. If the customer does not see it, then many will not buy it. What you need is your hot stock in a prominent display that shows off this product so that your customers know exactly where to go to find it. Let us find them   Go to… more
 
2 years ago

Thinking of a website, what is the name?

Selecting a website name With our POS Software, you can have an integrated website. That is a big plus.  Then what you will have is a shop that can take orders all the time.  Now what you need to… more
 
2 years ago

Large cameras on the tills

 Woolworths is now following Coles’ lead in installing large security cameras and screens on the top of self-serve checkouts. This is being done worldwide. Here is a picture of Tesco, a large chain in the UK doing it too.… more
 
2 years ago

A Sign to Speed up your Checkout

Cash only   All bags inspected A quick… more
 
2 years ago

Easter Break

Easter greetings We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend. Our office is currently staffed by a limited group but our team is on call for all of your emergency Point of Sale… more
 
2 years ago

Your Privacy in Windows 10

Here is a famous picture of the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showing his Facebook likes here.  Mark Zuckerberg What happened is that when people blew up the picture where I put… more
 
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2 years ago

Your sales security indicators

Because retailers often have multiple cashiers at the register, the POS system, a retailer needs each operator their own user profiles so tracking individual sales and monitoring sales goals becomes possible. If you give each operator their own till then all the operator needs to do is log in at the start of their till and balance at the end.… more
 
2 years ago

Uptake of a loyalty program

VIP members customers marketing promotions In the retail point of sale, one problem seen with loyalty programs is that retailers want new customers, but often the primary… more
 
2 years ago

ANZAC Day today

Please be advised that our after-hours and emergency support will be running at non-stop on ANZAC Day today. It is available both for urgent and standard calls.  .... more
 
2 years ago

Having a fast till

Many retailers at the Point of Sale have a till which is the fast till. On this till,  they discourage any slow transactions. For example if you want to ring up items on account, you are encouraged to use another till. At my pharmacist, I was surprised that now on their fast till they have this sign… more
 
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2 years ago

Dual touch screens

  Dual screen touch What most people like about them is they are ideal for places where space is at a premium. What people like is that they can quickly be adjusted to provide an optimal… more
 
2 years ago

Short term Product Placement 

As a rule, top-selling items should be at eye level in the shop in the highest selling areas. This helps to encourage even more sales. The problem is that many items are only short-term sellers and are difficult to identify. For example, I am sure over the next three weeks, Game of Throne products will sell well but once the series is over product… more