27 Dec 2012

Manage Your Retail Business with Cloud-based Software that Works for You

If you are in the retail business, whether you own a single local store, multiple stores, or a multi-national chain, you will need a software system to manage your point of sale and inventory. The ideal solution integrates these into one powerful platform, while at the same time remains easy to use.

The Retail Express POS and Stock Control Software is all that and more. Since the system is cloud-based, you get 24/7 live online access whether you’re at home, on the road, and even on vacation. All you need is Internet connectivity, a web browser, and your personal access codes.

Stephen Meade of Forty Winks appreciates the kind of mobility that the software provides: “With our previous system, the data was always a week behind, which made it difficult to make confident decisions about the business. With Retail Express, I can access all of the important data I need anywhere, anytime which means I am not tied to the store.”

Stephen has been using Retail Express in his stores for over three years, and he says that it has had a positive impact on how he views critical business data on a daily basis. “Whether it’s one store or multiple stores, it makes the job of managing your business so much easier.”

Retail stores with more than one location need not have separate databases for each. Retail Express provides a single, central database so you can access live, integrated information.

The software also includes a comprehensive range of logistics and warehouse management features. You can track containers, supplier payments, stock receipts, and BIN locations. You can generate filtered reports so you can pick and dispatch a pre-selected list of stock. You can even automate stock transfers between your stores and warehouses.

The Retail Express point of sale system is easy to use, although a full video training can be provided. You can get full access to information without leaving the POS. However, you can also restrict access by creating different permission profiles. Cashiers are able to look up stock details in other stores, as real-time transactions are recorded and updated.

Customers also benefit from this innovative retail solution. Their order history from all store locations is saved in the system through a centralised customer database. It has an integrated customer loyalty management so you as the retailer can offer promos and discounts to your regular customers. You can also pre-set individual or bulk discounts by percentage or dollar amount. Cashiers can even suggest cross-sells and up-sell products at point of sale, which may help increase product movement.

To find out how the Retail Express software will help you reduce costs, save time, and grow your business, visit their website at www.retailexpress.com.au or give them a call to speak to a consultant today. Their sales consultants will demonstrate to you how their cloud-based retail operating system can make your life easier.