Ditch Your Cash Register in 2020.
It's a new decade. Time to upgrade your store to the modern era of point of sale.
Welcome to 2020, it’s not only a new year, but a new decade. This is the time of year for new resolutions and new beginnings. For retailers, it’s the time for optimizing store practices and maximizing profitability. At IT Retail, we know what it’s like running a grocery store, which is why we’re doing our part to help you achieve your goals of increasing profitability in the new decade.
Here’s the first step: It’s time to ditch the electronic cash register in 2020.
It’s hard enough running a business in 2020 – why make it even harder by limiting your business with vintage hardware? The struggles of using a cash register aren’t valid issues anymore, these problems have already been solved by modern point of sale systems.
A few reasons why:
No way to view historical sales
Cash registers provide no way to view historical sales. Want to see how much product you sold last week, month, or year? Sorry – you can’t.
Checkout takes forever
There’s no support for scanners or scales. Every item has to be inspected, weighed on a stand beside, and its price input into the register manually. Yeah, this is why checkout takes forever.
Easy for employees to steal from you
Cash registers make it easy for your employees to steal from you. Any employee can open the register, take out cash, repeatedly input wrong prices, etc.
Customers can't actually see what they bought
There’s no way for customers to see what they bought. The receipt shows a total, but no items. Everyone knows this makes returns a nightmare.
Modern systems, like IT Retail’s Point of Sale for Local Markets, completely eliminate these issues. In fact, the best POS systems turn these old issues into some of their best features:
Here’s where the point of sale saves the day:
Compare sales between date ranges
IT Retail allows you to compare the sales of any two date ranges. See the sales breakdown in any way you like: by department, by product, even by payment type. See your top 10 products at a glance, or see how your profit changes with new discounts, price changes, and more.
Scan and weigh any item
Plug in a scanner and instantly ring up any product. Plug in a scale and immediately calculate prices by weight.
Make it difficult for employees to steal
Stop losing money to employee error and deliberate theft. Track the number of times your cashiers override a price, void an item, enter a non-scan item, and more. Compare employee statistics with store averages. Be confident that your employees are charging customers correctly with every transaction.
Let customers see what they're paying for
Print item-by-item breakdowns on every receipt. There’s no question about what your customers purchased, if that discount applied properly, or if they received their member discount. Oh yeah, plus you can give customers a loyalty membership with rewards, percentage discounts, and point earnings. Keep them coming back to your store.
There’s more than enough reason to upgrade.
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