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Get it right the first time

Will your POS system perform ALL the functions you need to run your retail business?

A POS system for a business is like an engine for a car. The POS system you choose will have a significant long-term impact on the performance of your business.

Some of the things your POS system will determine are:

  • How you promote your business

  • What marketing tools you can use – whether you can use gift vouchers, membership programs, selling scripts, e-marketing or SMS marketing

  • How quickly you can process transactions during busy periods

  • How flexible you can be on setting prices, discounts and creating loyalty programs

  • How much time you spend on administration and bookkeeping every day, every week, every month and every year

  • How well you know your business — which products are selling best, what periods are selling the most — so you can respond quickly and boost profits (eg. Stock up on fast-selling goods)

  • How long you need to spend in the shop each day

  • How much time you need to spend training staff

  • How secure your business data and records are

  • Whether you can keep track of your business from a distance

  • How much you are affected by equipment failure, software problems and errors

  • How long it will be before you have to replace your POS system  

The most important factor to consider is whether a POS system gives you everything you need to operate your retail business smoothly, efficiently and as profitably as possible.

Buying a sub-standard POS system is one of the most common and costly mistakes retailers make.

In 2007, 38% of our installations were needed to replace existing systems, which were inadequate due to lack of functionality in product pricing, product ordering, CRM and marketing.

POSActive is the “get it right the first time” solution

Cheaper solutions may appear to do the job, but are often replaced by retailers within 6 months to 3 years of purchase.

POSActive gives you the right solution from day one. Complete solutions start at $6,450+GST and include everything you need—all equipment, hardware, software, peripherals, installation and support.

Most retailers prefer to rent from just $40+GST* per week.

Our Essentials packages are $2,450+GST (plus delivery if purchasing hardware) or you can rent both Essentials packages (software and hardware) from just $32+GST* + delivery per week.

We’ve found that a good POS system is crucial to the success of most retail operations. However, if this pricing is still out of your range, give us a call anyway and we’ll be happy to point you towards some more basic, but reliable solutions.

To find out more, call 1300 889 084

* Subject to credit approval


POS Retail Tip
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers...

The average retailer spends 2% of revenues on computerization (IT) per year.

That means, a store doing $250,000 in business will spend an average of $5,000 per year on computerization and automation (or about $20 per day) and a store doing $1,000,000 in business will spend $20,000 per year on computerization.

On average, your investment should yield at least 5 times your investment in greater profits. Therefore, a $5,000 per year investment ($20 per day) should yield about $100 per day (or $25,000 per year) in extra profit (for a retailer doing $250,000 in business per year). A retailer doing $1,000,000 per year in profit should yield an additional $400 in profit per day or $100,000 per year in additional profits.

In short, to figure out your increased profits from computerization, just multiply your sales by 10%. So, if you are doing $500,000 in business per year, computerization will yield an average additional profit of $50,000.

Will your profits go up by 10% by computerizing your retail store? That's what "they" say. We think so. Most of our customers are amazed by the results.

POS Retail Tip
Make use of your point of sale receipt by using it to provide your customers return coupons. A way to do that is to print such a coupon after the receipt. The coupon should be for something on their next visit to your location. Such a coupon can encourage the return of customers in a short amount of time.

POS Retail Tip
Choose your POS software first. Why? Your POS software will have hardware and operating system requirements. For example, most software will require a certain version of Windows or other operating system. In addition, each program may only function with certain types of printers, scanners and cash drawers. If you install your computer system first, you will limit your POS software choices. The POS system that you choose is very important. It will have a huge impact on the efficiency of your business! The perfect fit for your business might run on Windows but you have already bought some other system. You might also find that the printers and scanners you just bought aren't compatible either.

You can avoid frustration and save money if you choose the POS software first. Then you can ask the software company about their recommended hardware and operating systems.

POS Retail Tip
Buy from one source. If you buy hardware and software from different companies you could run into some frustrating situations.

For example, when you have a problem and call for support, the 'blame game' could begin. The software company will blame the hardware company, the hardware company will blame the computer company, and the computer company will blame the software company.

It's usually best to buy your hardware and software from one source. You might pay a little more overall, but it's worth it if you have a problem. Plus they can pre-configure the computer system and save you time!

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