October 2019

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Thu, 03/10/2019 Your scanners not reading correctly?


The common problem is that a scanner is suddenly not reading the barcodes at all well and now requires a few attempts to work.

Thu, 03/10/2019 Alipay

Alipay Australia

Fri, 04/10/2019 New laws on giftcards

Next month the new laws on gift cards come into effect in Australia. The new laws are I think similar to what is already in place in South Australia and NSW. So our software AS IS should be alright although some of the settings may need changing for people in other states. 

Sun, 06/10/2019 Retail sale Australia

I was quite stunned after listening to all this bad economic news in Australia, saying that retail sales are down. Well here are the latest figures and retail figures are up 0.4 percent month-over-month in August 2019.



This was the fastest monthly rise in retail trade since February. Admittedly it was .1 percent below budget but that is hardly much of a difference. When does anyone get that close to budget?

Mon, 07/10/2019 Cross-selling

The most successful selling methods in retail - cross-selling.

Ideally, what you are trying to find is products that sell well to the item being purchased. For example, the purchase of a comb could be cross-sold with hairpins and elastics. 

However, in practice, it is quite hard to suddenly present items that sell well with a specific item to a customer. So what people do is place a  small pile of items on the counter that people tend to buy impulsively.

Wed, 09/10/2019 Offical benchmarking of businesses

Come this time of year, and suddenly people start talking about benchmarking. Mainly its because one major main user of benchmarking is the large landlords and now is the time of year they start looking.

Thu, 10/10/2019 Using Price Changes

In your point of sale software, it is straightforward to change prices.

What several of our clients do, eg cafes and hairdressers have specials at certain times of the day! For example, after 2 pm, a cafe starts offering the remainder of the sandwiches and a coffee on a special deal. The sandwich that is not sold today, will probably be in the rubbish bin tonight. 

Fri, 11/10/2019 Managing Workflows with our point of sale

I do suggest rather than keeping manual notes on the side that you use the different note-taking ability in our software.

There are several advantages to doing this.

You will become in your organisation better organised

You and everyone else knows where the note is and that anywhere, you do not have to be in the shop have internet, to get that note. It is much harder to lose it. There is an old joke, "I have worked everything out. I know where everything is now where is that piece of paper?"


Mon, 14/10/2019 What was your first purchase online?

A Phil Brandenberger of Philadelphia used his credit card over the Internet to buy on the site, NetMarket, He brought Ten Summoner's Tales, a CD by Sting on August 11, 1994. This is considered to be the first retail transaction on the Internet.

What about you?

Tue, 15/10/2019 Christmas soon coming

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.


source: tradingeconomics.com

Wed, 16/10/2019 Tyro special offer

I was asked to pass on a special offer for tyro EFTPOS, however, there was a slight amendment which I doubt will affect anyone as here is the lastest offer.

PosBrowser integrates seamlessly with Tyro EFTPOS. Experience the integrated difference for your in-store payments today.

Integrated EFTPOS designed for Retail

Thu, 17/10/2019 Insurance on your point of sale system.


Your point of sale system has value and needs to be considered in your business insurance policy. It does not take long for a thief or a fire for you to lose it.

In my experience, the major insurance companies, on cost give a very competitive insurance rate, but you need to be aware that often

Chancy in the sense that often for the most unexpected reasons. 

Fri, 18/10/2019 Free SEO ketyword list
If you are a supported client of ours, POS Solutions can create an extensive Keyword list for you to consider for SEO FREE. 

Fri, 18/10/2019 Merchant surcharging (BNPL) sector eg Afterpay and Zip

Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) is now big business in Australia and growing fast. As many as 30% of Australian adults now have one or more BNPL accounts, which makes for roughly 5.8 million users nationally. Nearly half of these users say they’ve stopped using their credit card to spend goods.