October 2020

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6 months 1 week ago

Your current surcharge charges to people for EFTPOS?

Charges are now all over the place. I have noticed looking at some statements from a major bank. It probably not because of a change in bank rates. People are now using EFTPOS much more for smaller transactions. This is causing more transactions with lower average amounts. I suspect this has resulted in a different item on the EFTPOS rate card… more
6 months 1 week ago

Are Your Prices Right, how to quickly check.

With all the price changes people are having now, this will help check your prices to see whether they are right. It only takes a minute. In your cash register reports> Stock > Quantity On Hand and Price check.   POS Software menu You will… more
6 months 1 week ago

If your eyes on the goal, you don't see obstacles

Henry Ford stated, "So long you have your eyes on the goal, you don't see obstacles." See how this bird's flight is just incredible. She dodges a very complex obstacles, to get her goal..... more
6 months 1 week ago

The Technology growth is so amazing!

Imagine an airplane flying over the Earth a few mm.  Have it count every blade of grass that is underneath it.  Now shrink the Earth to the size of your palm.  What is in… more
6 months ago

How important is a supplier to you?

  Required by businesses is a strategy with your suppliers.  Without suppliers, no business can function.  We call this strategy Supplier relationship management (SRM)..... more
6 months ago

The Woolworths receipt hack and the problem loyalty fraud

  This highlights the problems with loyalty rewards that do *NOT* have computer auditing to the account. Yesterday the Woolworths receipt hack received wide coverage..... more
6 months ago

Get a comparison now to last year quickly

This will give you a comparison of how your shop is traveling this year to last year instantly, Go to register reports and select it marked in green. point of sale reports Now select the Monthly Sales Summary. Put in the dates for this year and then… more
6 months ago

Signs to support the local shops

In these trying times, many local business organisations are putting together signs. These are to help boost the morale of the locals and to support local businesses.  Now local traffic matters more than ever.  These SMB businesses need a fair share of this traffic. With this in mind, these photoshoots I took are from my local area. It might… more
6 months ago

JB Hi-Fi and changing the rules for gift cards

If you sell gift cards for your shop, you will find this relevant. This week, JB Hi-Fi started taking preorders for the new gaming consoles. There is from the public much interest in… more
6 months ago

Chadstone shopping centre under stage 4 lockdown.

Chadstone is the super-regional shopping centre in Victoria. It is the biggest shopping centre in Australia. Claims to be the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere and the fashion capital of Australia.  It has about 530 stores. It gets the highest turnover of all Australian shopping centres. Every year has more than 20 million visitors.   To get a… more
5 months 4 weeks ago

Its coming to Christmas so time to get organised

It is getting close to Christmas. This is a big job organised in the best of times, with this crisis with deliveries now so undependable....... Now everyone is saying that the big problems are operations and logistics.  Looking at Google Trend, the public mood seems positive. Compared to Christmas last year and this, the results are almost… more
5 months 4 weeks ago

Multi-Store POS - Coles outage and POS Software

  For four hours on Friday evening, many Coles supermarkets had to close. This was because they had technical issues with their POS Software processing payments at the point-of-sale… more
5 months 4 weeks ago

More signs to support local businesses

Last week I showed signs by the local business organisations designed to help the local morale and support local businesses. It got a response and seemed to fill a need, so I decided to put up some more that I took. I liked this one. It was relevant and straight to the point. Its the crux of our community in this pandemic.  A disease does not… more
5 months 3 weeks ago

Need to review proof of delivery

Review your proof of delivery.  A client has now got themselves into an argument with a customer over whether they got the goods.  My client claims that they dropped the item… more
5 months 3 weeks ago

See the computer processing power, people want today

Despite everyone going on, Moore's law has peaked, and computers are not getting much faster; well I beg to differ. People want speed. Look at this machine speed specs—our latest servers.… more
5 months 3 weeks ago

This is the end of business as usual

  Remember the Bob Dylan song "for the times they are a-changin",   .... more
5 months 3 weeks ago

How to look at what sold in Christmas last year

Here is a quick way to search at what sold at Christmas last year. It will take you a few seconds to do and give you much to ponder on. Go to register reports and select the top stock report as marked with the red arrow here.  … more
5 months 3 weeks ago

Two terms that our system uses for debt collection

We do suggest rather than using extending credit to your customers. Look to VISA, Afterpay, or Zip. It is these people's jobs to collect money.  Sometimes it cannot be helped, and you… more
5 months 3 weeks ago

In one second from now you can know your top selling stock

Follow this, and in this instant, you can precisely know, track, and control your top-selling products in real-time.  Go to Register reports.   Now pick "Top N Stock Sales for a Given Period."  … more
5 months 2 weeks ago

You have an advanced google like search for stock!

This is a step by step your google like stock search. In the Cash Register, press on the search button - see red arrow Out pops out the following search page.… more
5 months 2 weeks ago

We have a Public holiday today here - AFL Grand Final

  Today it's a public holiday in Victoria. You will find our support will be as good as usual today.  .... more
5 months 2 weeks ago

Individuals score points but teams win games

In business as in sports, we do not get far alone.   .... more
5 months 2 weeks ago

Ransomware why you need to wipe computers

Every week one of my clients gets hit by Ransomware.  This is why if you get hit by Ransomware you may need to wipe the computer. Those who are not too sure what I am referring to a person who goes to switch on their computer.  They see a new page demanding that they pay money; otherwise, they will lose everything on their computer. This is a… more
5 months 2 weeks ago

Hallelujah: Melbourne to re-open on Wednesday

We just received confirmation that all Melbournians have been waiting for the State Government to announce that hospitality, beauty, and retail businesses in metropolitan Melbourne can open their doors from 11.59 pm Tuesday 27 October.… more
5 months 2 weeks ago

How to do real-time stock monitoring immediately!

This is a question that I get a bit. How do you do, I get real-time stock warning monitoring? The problem:  With so many different lines in a shop, that it is almost impossible to know which items are starting to run out or have run out.  No doubt, you will know when a customer asks you, but it's often too late by then.  Answer: It is simple… more
5 months 2 weeks ago

Bank trials of your sales data to start

Currently, our users in our marketplace can enjoy the cheapest EFTPOS/Credit rates.  But, we are looking forward to getting lower rates. In the process of looking, we were invited to… more
5 months 1 week ago

Get a Business free COVID contact tracking tools

We are seeing now signs like this that are springing up at the entrance of a business and/or the front counter.  In parts of Australia now, retailers have to record some of the… more
5 months 1 week ago

How to clean your shop's keyboard

  As it is, the keyboard at the register in a POS system in a shop is generally dirty. It is likely to be one of the dirtiest spots in your shop as it is shared with many… more
5 months 1 week ago

We have to keep moving forward!

  We can’t predict what the future will hold. Technology, the economy, etc. are all moving.  However hard it is to go forward, there is no going back. There is no normal.   We… more