Retail POS

What’s up next for point of sale?

We are into impulsive buying era.

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Are you an impulsive shopper?

Take a minute, and think about how many products, items, and services you recently purchased which you no longer intend to use? I am sure there are many.

Mankind has entered an impulse buying generation. We want everything at one click, be it daily supplies, new commodities, services or be it as small as a cup of coffee; we want it all easy and quick. We demand more for valued discounts and coupons for our loyalty towards the brand.

My point here is to prove how important it is for a service provider to consider all these factors for their business development.

With the growing competition in the materialistic world, we need to make sure our marketing and sales are to the point. Be it a retail business, salons & spa or be it a coffee shop, trained staff, right ambiance for our clients and a secured reliable technology, we need it all.

When it comes to technology, it is really important to have a correct point of sales system and we need to consider various factors suitable best for our business. Each and every business is unique in its own way and when we are actually looking for options, we end up wishing for a customized version. We want something, which reduces our workload and manage our services and business.

The smart system provided by IConnect POS is something to look forward to. It is every business owner’s dream come true.

Their smart register understands the importance of impulse buying and the growth of competition. IConnect POS system provides features including customer management, royalty reporting, central management, gift cards, email, and text message marketing. These are just to name a few. IConnect have a wide range of customization options available and the products are highly secured.

So the next time you consider opening a new franchise or a business and you wish upon a perfect system to withstand this impulsive buying era, don’t let the pressure of managing your business worry you. At IConnect POS, they got you covered.

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Don’t forget to be classic

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Are you tired of your low business turnovers?

Are you watching motivational videos lately? Are you bored of your daily schedule and business is no more fun? Well everyone of us goes through this phase and it’s up to us how we tackle these drawbacks.

We, humans, have a very funny way of tackling our problems, and that is, we ignore them. We try to avoid them by focusing on all the fun part. We think boring part of our business like, email marketing, text message marketing is old school and no more necessary in this tech-savvy era. We forget that old way is always the classic way and these small boring tasks eventually sum up for much-unnoticed profit.

We read thousands of articles about how to focus on social media marketing and how to improve our digital presence, but all this while what about the bond with our clients? That happy feeling of emotional connection with our clients still remains a mystery. Various companies have started targeting customers based on this and have made large revenues in the very short period of time and that is what we find motivating. But, when are we going to understand this and start working on those boring tasks again?

I personally believe, if we focus only on the fun side we miss the roots of understanding our clients. This entire system is like a tree, it is very important to water our roots to have a firm base and only then we can focus on the growth of the tree. So besides using various social media and many more business analytics tool, it is very important to focus on client meetings, keeping them updated with your upcoming business ventures and growth and making them a part of your journey.

Now, you might be wondering, if I engage myself in all these tasks how will I manage my business? well, it’s simple, we are into a digital world where technology has an answer to all our problems and at IConnect POS we provide you a solution for this obstacle in your business growth. This point of sale system comes along with various features like employee and client management, marketing tools, analytics tools and much more. Basically, we cover all those boring tasks in one smart system to give you and your client a perfect service and experience.

I realize eventually when we ignore these small ways to improve our services by focusing on the other more important and big tasks, we end up in frustration and somehow loose enthusiasm for our business and start investing more on paid campaigns and advertisements which I see a no good deal.

 

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The Valentine’s Day Business

Valentine’s Day is finally upon us! Hopefully everyone’s business has geared up for this love filled day. iConnect has many features that makes businesses run a lot more efficient on busy days such as today. One way that we make things a little smoother for business owners is through our point of sale system. With our technology, you’ll have the right tools to enhance marketing, keep accurate counts of inventory, time-clock management system, end-of-day business reports, and many more.

On top of our highest rated POS systems, we have the hardware to go along with that. iConnect iCR register system provides the sleek looks to go along with your business. Our devices were engineered to take up little space and function in various settings. iConnect currently empowers businesses in many verticals such as retail, food, salons, and many more. If your business requires a self-checkout kiosk, iConnect can provide that system for you as well.

We’ve recently covered the basic tips on how to set your business up for success during Valentine’s Day. With our modern tools, you’ll have the power to generate more business during the other busy days during the year. Be sure to talk to one of our experts and find out if your business is ready to take the next step with iConnect.

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A Guide On How To Make Your Retail Business A Little Easier To Operate For New Entrepreneurs

Operating a retail business can some times be pretty daunting, especially if you’re new to the industry. You must have great products that customers enjoy and display it in a manner where they can easily get to the items. Being a new retail business owner will also require great knowledge in accounting, reporting, and management of products and SKUs. While all of that can start to get complex and intimidating, there’s ways to simplifying those tasks.

In the new age of entrepreneurship, technology and software that include features such as inventory management, data reporting, analytics, and scheduling will be your greatest friend. The old days of hand written reports and notes are gone and the new day in age is upon us where we’re given the opportunity to track our business online and through the Cloud.

Running your business through a smart point of sale solution will open up a new world for young entrepreneurs. People sometimes dismiss POS systems as simple register software and don’t understand the importance of the technology. The new systems actively keep track of your inventory and sales to create smart reports for your business. You’ll have access to inventory tracking of products at your store, knowledge to what items have been selling at certain times throughout the week, keep track of employee’s hours, and even have access to EOD (End Of Day) reports for accounting purposes. And that’s only the beginning of what smart POS systems like iConnect can provide for a young retail business.

Entrepreneurs are usually hard workers but have a tendency to overwork themselves with multiple programs rather than simplifying it to one solution. Having a platform where it automates the heavy work and saves you more time will allow you to invest your focus in other aspects of the business.

If you want to learn more about what a POS system can do for your retail business, feel free to reach out to us.

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Finding The Right Franchise POS System

Many companies are currently on the hunt for the right Franchise POS system. The current market requires franchise companies to become smarter and more efficient in running a business. You might require specific data reporting, inventory management, automated checkout systems, intuitive register processing, and even business intelligence. iConnect has recognized the pain points of growing a franchise through working with some of the largest successful franchises in the nation. So we’ve developed some of the most powerful features that a franchise POS system can offer.

The first big feature that many franchises require is the smart reporting. When it comes to reports, employers want and need data in a specific format. So we included hundreds of different reports that your business can choose from. This makes it a lot easier for franchise owners to understand their business in-depth and pin point where they need to focus on when it comes to their store. Many multi-unit stores still use POS systems to a minimalistic sense when they need to be utilizing the incoming smart data. Technology makes data a lot more powerful and useful for your business and can help push sales on products that might’ve been slow to move. It also helps identify strengths that you might’ve missed.

Inventory management has also been a keen point for growing franchises. With the use of some of the finest technology, iConnect has created a simple feature where every item can be easily tracked and maintained without the hassle of manually counting. The featured technology was created to help assist employees and help improve efficiency at a store location. In combination of iConnect’s SKU scanner, items can be counted at a rapid pace.

Multi-location companies and franchises have also been coming to iConnect for self checkout kiosk solutions. Many are looking towards the future and understand that automation is becoming a big factor. With the use of self-automation, you don’t have to worry about human error. It also helps mitigate the linear customer service and create balance to how all customers are treated equal at your company.

The front-end checkout system for iConnect is unparalleled to any system out there. With the beautiful design and customizable colors, it blends perfectly with any theme. The icons and images displayed for the products also make it easy to find items. We’ve gathered the feedback from franchise companies and have developed a front-end display that works perfectly in any environment.

iConnect is also on the journey to create the perfect business intelligence system that’ll help your company predict future sales. With big data, it’ll help judge when items should be sold and what items will do good throughout a season. Big data will play a big role in the future and iConnect will have your multi-location business covered. Our team is dedicated in your success so reach out to us and learn why so many businesses are turning to iConnect’s franchise POS system. There’s many benefits that your business will see.

 

 

 

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The All New Kiosk POS System

Kiosk POS systems are being deployed all over the country at some of the biggest franchise restaurants including McDonalds. Many companies have found that Kiosk POS systems are more cost effective than hiring employees to run their daily operations. There are also additional benefits that these companies are finding with the use of a self-service checkout system.

Constant Level of Service

The level of service with the use of self-checkout kiosk POS systems will be constant. Automated systems provide the same constant service to any customer whether their shape, color, or size. There will be no bias when it comes to serving your customers at your restaurant. But having employees can sometimes cause confrontations and negative experiences. Every employee is different, whether they’ve been trained for 10 or 100 hours. They’ll have different attitudes and different responses dependent on the customer. Kiosk POS systems will maintain the level of service and have a generous attitude for your customers.

Honest Transactions

Humans are prone to making errors. We make mistakes all the time and have a hard time staying “perfect” in any reference. When we go through our daily routines, some practices become so automated in our heads that we forget to double check. There is a specific term called, “Technique For Human Error Rate Prediction” (THERP) which takes into account the probability of a human error occurring throughout the completion of a specific task. When employees take actions such as accepting cash payments or entering in a credit amount, there is always a room for error. That’s why some businesses even have the strike rule to control the level of THERP happening at businesses.

Another problematic thing that employers face is theft. From time-to-time employees can take the dishonest action and steal from a store location which affects time, trust, and the process of replacing an employee. Kiosk POS systems will allow all of that to be properly maintained and relieve employers from that stress. Automated systems won’t have the capabilities to steal or make human errors. iConnect’s Kiosk POS system is designed to maintain the highest level of qualities when it comes to processing and transactions.

Kiosk systems such as iConnect’s is also trustworthy. Trust comes at a high price as many factors determine the quality of employee. One of them is pay. Most workers in the food service industry are paid hourly plus tips. If they aren’t happy with the amount they are making, there’s room for distance to grow between the level of employees. Kiosk POS systems are just a 1 time pay where it’ll maintain the level of trust for you. There are no emotions involved between the owner of a restaurant and an automated POS system.

This is why many business owners are turning to automated Kiosk POS systems that create a linear standard for service. They won’t make human error, will provide a constant level of service, and create honest transactions with the customers. If you’re curious to learn more about Kiosk POS systems, simply reach out to one of our team members to learn more.

 

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How To Improve Your Business With A Smart Retail POS System For Your Business

Through many circumstances, POS systems can be brushed under the rug as a “non-important” factor to a business. Many believe that point of sale systems are simply a solution to create transactions. But that is not the case. In today’s society, data has become a big denominator in improving efficiency when it comes to business. Retail POS solutions such as iConnect have created internal infrastructures that create smart analytics and data that can help improve sales.

With iConnect’s retail POS solution, you can log in to the back end of the system and find valuable information to your business that you might’ve never seen before. Different reports will provide you with information such as the hottest selling items during a certain time period or when some products aren’t moving as quickly as you wish.

 

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There are other reports that take inventory into consideration such as when to re-order products or data that helps you identify which products need to be moved around in the store to help sell more. In today’s retailing world, your business must become smarter and more efficient. Items need to be changed around and problems must be identified in order for your business to sell more.

iConnect also provides retail businesses an outlet to become mobile. With the state of the art POS solution you can check your business on the go. iConnect has a highly functioning Cloud based system that allows your business to be accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world (as long as you have internet connection). This way, when you are on travel or at home, you can log in to your business and see how it’s performing on a day-to-day basis.

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Another amazing thing about iConnect’s retail POS solution is the fact that it makes things a lot more easier. When it comes to ringing up your customers, the POS system scans and recognizes every product to where things are easily recognizable. The icons on the screen allow your employees to easily recognize particular items and help identify it for accuracy. Humans make errors from time-to-time and this allows your employees to double check for accuracy. Also, you are able to instantly access a sale remotely after syncing the system.

Today’s retail POS systems aren’t just a simple transaction machine. It’s actually more. It provides you with smart data and access listed above that can help improve efficiency and sales at your store. Many franchise and corporate businesses have been turning to iConnect for this reason. At technology improves, so do POS companies such as iConnect. Find out more on how iConnect can help improve your retail business today.

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The Best Franchise POS System In 2017

Next year in 2017 we’ll be seeing a lot of changes to the POS industry. One thing to keep in mind is the growth of the Cloud platform and the advancements in technology. We’ve constantly been seeing growth in the market for point of sale but next year will be far more advanced than any of the previous years.

iConnect has developed many ways to fulfill franchise retail business and corporation needs with the plethora of features available today. But next year, iConnect strives to do something never seen before in the point of sale industry. It’ll be able to truly connect businesses with a powerful BI (business intelligence) reporting system that’ll create tremendous impact in sales. Numbers and data are the leading factors in today’s society to improve efficiency. iConnect understands this issue and will truly be able to empower businesses to sell more with smart analytics to the hottest products and services.

iConnect will also be rolling out a restaurant app that makes life easier for the dining industry. Eateries will have access to a smart functional system that can help coordinate sitting and dining experiences for your workers and customers alike. We’ve seen the pain points of F&B businesses and with this new application, restaurants will be armed with technology of tomorrow.

We hope you’ve had a successful year thus far and let’s have a better year in 2017! Happy Holidays from the iConnect family to yours.

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