1. Clever Campaigns To Give Your Retail Sales a Boost

    No matter how robust your retail POS is, if you aren’t driving traffic through the door or to your website, it isn’t going to keep you rolling in the dough.   Trust us, we get it. Marketing is really tough. Why can’t everyone just realize how great we are without having to tell them over, and over, and over? It can be exhausting.   With that in mind, we’ve compiled some of our fa…Read More

  2. What to Look For in a Furniture Retail POS System

    Every brick and mortar retailer needs a reliable Point of Sale (POS) system that integrates with their back-office systems and their e-commerce software, but if you are a furniture retailer you’ve probably got some special requirements.   Buying a new sofa is definitely not the same as buying a new pair of shoes. And the POS system you use for selling that sofa should be built for doing jus…Read More

  3. What to Look for in Your Gift Shop POS System

    If you are running a successful gift or hobby shop, congratulations, that’s no simple task. It’s a tough business, and we think you deserve to have every tool possible to aid in your success and reduce stress. The job is hard enough without having to deal with a point of sale system that is unreliable, doesn’t integrate with your ecommerce site, or just simply doesn’t support your business…Read More

  4. Reach the Customers You Want With Visual Retail Plus

    In the “good old days” the business world used to work like this: The town square held the majority of the retailers in a given area. Unless you wanted to travel the selection was limited. The choices were limited but the service was always something that could be counted on. Customers established a relationship with the retailer in simpler times, even if that relationship was less than cordia…Read More

  5. 4 small-business pains a POS can fix

    How a POS system can ease your small-business worries. Running your own business is an endeavor rife with challenges. Many owners strive to invest in technology that improves operations, creates a smooth customer experience - yet doesn't strain their budgets. A point-of-sale system is one place that business owners may overlook - but investing in a retail POS system could ease several headaches. H…Read More

  6. In the news: POS systems involve IoT technology

    Point of sale systems could offer shoppers a more customized experience with the IoT. Technology has changed the face of retail. Where once you had to step into a store to choose specific items, you can now do so from your mobile device. As we rely more on technology, retailers must find ways to integrate into the shopping experience. POS systems may provide a more customized interaction Imagine y…Read More

  7. Can social media and POS go hand-in-hand?

    Popular social media icons Consumers are pinged, emailed and notified by a range of different apps during the day. That can make it difficult for retailers to cut through the noise. What if they were able to reach their customers on these channels? Email campaigns have long been part of the retailer's arsenal - and they can now use social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. Howeve…Read More

  8. The Future of Retail Depends on Talent

    Technology isn't enough - retailers need the best talent to succeed. In 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that about 15.4 million people worked in retail trade. The agency predicted this number would rise to 16.1 million by 2024. But for an industry that plays such an important role in the economy and employs so many workers, retail is often misunderstood. It's a common misconception…Read More

  9. Retailers Debate the Future of Cash

    Retailers may be more willing to embrace a cashless society. Are we quickly approaching a cashless society? It can certainly seem that way sometimes. In the United States, credit and debit cards are quite popular, and mobile payment services like Venmo have picked up steam. In addition, services like Square make it easier for small retailers to accept payment cards using only mobile devices. Perry…Read More

  10. Survey: Organized Shoplifting Is On The Rise

    Organized retail theft is a growing problem for retail stores. Shoplifting has always been a problem for retailers, and sometimes a widespread one. The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention estimates that in the past five years, more than 10 million people have been caught shoplifting in the U.S. The value of items stolen tend to range from a few dollars to a few hundred. If not addresse…Read More