Point of Sale Items for a Successful Business

The register space is one of the most important parts of any retail business. Point of sale supplies can include more than just the register too. There is the hand scanner, all of the impulse buys and other tools that help sales people interact with customers. Here are a few items to include in your point of sale display to help increase revenue and smooth out the flow from shopping cart to register.

Impulse Buys

Registers are often stocked with smaller items that are called “impulse” buys. These are items that someone doesn’t usually think about until they are in line to leave the store, like headache medicine or lip balm. Those last minute “gotcha” items that are always in the back of our minds. It’s a good opportunity to improve your revenue through an incremental change.

POS System

Cash registers are the most crucial part of the point of sale area. Simple cash registers merely help complete the transaction, but more advanced systems can be very helpful to stores concerned about inventory. These systems might track which items were purchase, and in what quantities. They may easily separate you transactions and make it easy for your book keepers to do their job. You also need the other parts of the terminal, like the cash box or the hand scanner.

CRM

A CRM system in use throughout your store can be an invaluable piece of equipment that is often overlooked. A cash register will record details of the transaction, but a CRM system can record details about customers. Businesses can use these applications to track data about shoppers, including their contact information and other voluntary information. You can download this information into a spreadsheet for use with a variety of other programs. For instance, a CSV file containing your customers’ contact information can be quickly uploaded to an email service provider so you can build an email list of your most loyal fans.

Final Thoughts

The point of sale area is a good chance to upsell customers through targeted promotions, and modern equipment. With the right applications, you can track what your customers buy and make them exclusive offers to keep them coming back for more. Be sure that you purchase all components to a cash register too. Some of this newer equipment will help your employees do their jobs much more efficiently.
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April 28th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The perfect cash register for your yogurt shop

Article written by Cash Registers Online

Yogurt has always been a favorite food product for the health-conscious individual. It has also been considered as a very healthy business to enter into since sales turnover is very fast, and you don’t really need to put in a substantial investment. That translates to quick returns, and large profit margins. But of course, just like any other food service enterprise, you will also need to have equipment such as cash registers, point of sale supplies, and if you’re looking to minimize on manpower, HME pagers as well. Make sure to purchase equipment that’s easy to operate, especially when it comes to your cash register. Make sure that your employees read your Cash Register Manuals from cover to cover to make sure they know how to operate it and properly record every single transaction. This is where it gets tricky when it comes to business.

Accurate recording of transactions is essential to your success at operating a business. You can’t just settle with the thought that you turned up a profit at the end of the month. Because that way, your employees would be able to take advantage of you and pilfer away at your earnings. Basically, a cash register for a yogurt shop is akin to that of a coffee shop. It’s ideal that you get a cash register where you are able to preset all your products so your cashier would only have to press a few buttons to complete the transaction. That’s accuracy and ease of business, all in one nifty machine.


 

Cash Registers Online is the shop where you can find everything you need when it comes to cash registers which also includes thermal printers and other supplies for cash registers.

April 25th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Business Consulting in Crisis

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No business is immune to problems. Whether it’s the market, your own employees, problem customers, the government, your suppliers, the list goes on and on. At one point or another, it’s inevitable that your business will run into problems. However, it’s also likely that your company will hit crisis too—something far worse than run of the mill problems you see coming.

Construction companies are especially at risk for these issues. They already face a number of challenges on a regular basis. Then add in hiring a number of independent contractors and the unions that come with them and you’re looking at a ticking time bomb in a lot of ways.

One way to negotiate these difficult paths is by hiring construction claims consultants. When trouble strikes, you’ll more than likely need to file some types of claims. When you do, having experienced consultants have your back can make all the difference.

Go with your most experienced option and consider building a relationship with them long before anything goes wrong. This ensures they’ll be familiar with your business before it becomes necessary. You’ll want this advantage when a crisis strikes and time matters more than ever.


 

Lyle Charles Consulting is the company you need for plenty of construction advisory services that help make your build a smooth one. Whether you need construction & turnaround services, an expert witness or just help smoothing over a rough patch, they’re the ones to call.

 

April 22nd, 2014 | Leave a Comment

How to Buy a Cash Register for a Yogurt Shop

Written by Cash Registers Online

Whether you’re opening a new yogurt shop or upgrading your current one, every yogurt shop or ice cream parlor needs a cash register. A cash register is an important piece of equipment for your store. Without the proper cash register, you can’t ring up your customers and accept money for your delicious treats. Some cash registers can also help you with advertising and printing coupons. But finding the right cash register is easier said than done. There are so many products on the market, it can be hard to find one that meets your business needs and budget.

But fret not. There are a few guidelines that can help you on your journey. Follow these tips on how to find the right cash register for your yogurt shop or ice cream parlor.

Find a specialty cash register retailer. The first step to buying a cash register for your yogurt shop is to find the right retailer, one that specializes in cash registers for businesses. While it might be tempting to purchase your product from a mega store that offers a variety of equipment for business owners, only a specialty store will have the quality product you need at a low price. A specialty store will also know more about the cash register than a mega store, which means they can help you locate the right cash register and answer any questions you might have. They might even offer technical support.

Ask about cash register bundles. Once you’ve found the right store, it’s time to narrow your choices according to your business needs. The retailer might just carry a Yogurt Shop bundle, which means a yogurt shop cash register along with its accessories. A bundle created for a yogurt shop might include a SAMs4 cash register with essential features for the shop, such as thermal printing, two-line LCD, and a heavy duty cash drawer. A cash register bundle designed for your store will not only have the features you need, but it will cost a lot less than if you purchased everything separately.

Look for special features. Even if you don’t purchase a yogurt shop bundle, there are certain features you shouldn’t go without. When buying a cash register for your store, make sure it is the latest model so that it runs fast and smooth. It’s also important to purchase a petite cash register so that it doesn’t take up a lot of counter space in your small store. Other special features that will complement a yogurt shop include programmable graphic logos for coupons and advertising messages, and a spill-resistant keyboard.

Whether you purchase a Sharp cash register of the SAMs4 yogurt bundle, make sure you find the right retailer and look for special features to find the right register for your yogurt shop.
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Cash Registers Online is a retailer of quality cash registers and cash register manuals for various businesses, including restaurants and yogurt shops.

April 4th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Tips on Planning an Armenian Wedding

Written by Anoush Catering

 

Planning an Armenian wedding can be a lot of fun. But it can also be extremely overwhelming. Armenian weddings are usually large, formal events that require a lot of research, planning and money. Over the years, Armenian weddings have become less traditional, but there are still many couples who want to celebrate their union the classic Armenian way.

If you’re planning an Armenian wedding, but don’t know where to start, don’t fret. Here are a few wedding planning tips brought to you by Anoush Catering in Los Angeles, one of the leading Armenian wedding caterers in Southern California.

Book an Armenian banquet hall. Banquet halls are usually reserved a year in advance, which is why the first thing on your list should be to book an Armenian wedding hall. There are many reasons why it’s important to reserve an Armenian hall as opposed to a hotel or banquet hall that is not Armenian.

The first reason is size. Armenian weddings are known to be large, usually from 300 to 500 guests or more. Armenian banquet halls cater to this nationality and have giant halls that can accommodate your guest list. The second reason to book an Armenian banquet hall is because the staff, menu, and facilities usually cater to traditional weddings. A simple example is that most American halls have a curfew of 10 pm, while Armenian weddings have been known to go as late as 1 or 2 a.m.

Book an experienced Armenian wedding caterer. It’s not enough to find an event catering company that offers Armenian cuisine. It’s important to find one that is experienced in catering for Armenian weddings. Armenians are specific about their portions and the type of food they want featured at the wedding, which is why it’s best to go with a company that has been satisfying Armenian appetites and palettes for many years.

Book an Armenian wedding band. With the right venue and the right food, the only thing left is the entertainment. If you want an authentic Armenian wedding, book a popular Armenian wedding singer or band. Just like the banquet hall, you will need to reserve the band or singer at least a year in advanced.

Go American on the details. While it’s important to have an Armenian banquet hall, Armenian food, and Armenian entertainment, the rest of the items on the to-do list, such as photographer, videographer, don’t have to Armenian businesses to make an impact on your wedding day. In fact, it might be cheaper if you don’t.
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Anoush Catering is one of the top caterers in Los Angeles, offering Middle Eastern, Italian, and French foods.

April 3rd, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Gauging a User’s Reaction to Your Ads

This article was written by Ted Dhanik

A skilled advertiser understands the need to anticipate user intent when broadcasting banner advertising on the Web. A proper understanding of what users want to see will lead to higher conversions, and push your ROI high above the average for the offer. Ted Dhanik, CEO of engage:BDR, argues that the time of social media dominance in demographic targeting may not be sustainable in a new article on Adotas.

Algorithmic Advertising

Facebook uses an algorithm, like Google, to determine where your ad is shown and the frequency. Other ad networks give you more control over time of day and placement. Facebook was once the only source for interest targeting, now other ad networks give you more freedom over demographics and other parameters. You’re bidding for position, and nailing prime real estate far more frequently on other ad networks, which helps level the playing field for you.

Limited Data

Facebook’s data is also limited in scope, providing more metrics on how engaging your content is versus how well your ads are reaching people. Facebook doesn’t collect the kind of user data that you’re able to target for on display advertising networks. Webmasters understand a lot about their audience, down to the kinds of cars they own or the size of their homes. That micro targeting is far more effective than Facebook’s user generated targeting. It’s also more reliable.

User Intent

A blog or a Web page usually has a specific intent, like providing a news source or information about something. Facebook users could be doing anything, and that’s hard to target to. So while demographic targeting looks attractive, it fails to take into account the variables in user behavior that exist on the network itself.

Bio: Ted Dhanik is a direct marketing guru with over 15 years of experience. Ted Dhanik has experience building big brands like MySpace. As the CEO of engage:BDR, Ted Dhanik helps businesses acquire more leads through digital marketing.

March 17th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Items that are hard to ship by mail

By USA2Me

When you want to send something to someone living in a different part of the world, your first thought may be to use a conventional service, like the US Post Office. Most of us use it all the time to send letters or pay bills, after all. But the truth is that the post office isn’t great for a lot of item you may want to send, especially if you’re a business.

These include things like:

  • Fragile china
  • Large mechanical parts
  • Precious metals
  • Technical machinery

But those are just some examples. The main things these all have in common is that, in one way or another, you need them to be treated carefully. Fragile china, obviously, can break with very little help from the outside world, much less when it’s being transported throughout it.

However, even things like mechanical parts and technical machinery can incur damage without breaking. This damage can, however, render them useless. If the precious metals in question are coins, fine. But if it’s something like a civil war saber, you’ll be in for a stressful process to ship it by mail.

That’s why so many people rely on USA2Me. Between their order fulfillment services and expertise, you’ll know your items are getting there safe.

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USA2Me are the premier mail forwarders in the entire country that specialize in order fulfillment services. So travel wherever you please and just leave them your forwarding address. USA order fulfillment is that simple and you’ll get your mail wherever you go.

March 17th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Making a Wedding Stand Out

                Weddings are one of the most special times in your life. In most cases, weddings only happen once in a person’s life, so why not make it grand, lavish, unique, and special? When it comes the actual ceremony, there are many options. Whether it will be held in a church or if it will be a destination wedding. In terms of decor, the sky is the limit! One can let their imagination go wild here and can either have traditional and conventional decorations or have a themed wedding. The actual rites of the wedding don’t vary much, but it’s a whole new ball game come the reception.

A whole new ball game

                The reception has a lot of things that the couple can plan. Things like whether you’ll get a band or a DJ, what type of decoration, what the actual venue will be, and the program which is completely determined by the couple must be decided on. One thing that is a reception must always have is food. Most wedding caterers offer the same menu. They may have the same type of horderves the same general menu, and basically, offer the same type of cuisine. Why not try something different at your wedding by choosing  an Armenian catering service. There are several caterers, such as Anoush Catering, that offer a different cuisine choice. Turn your wedding from something ordinary to one that is unique and talked about for the months to follow. Food can make or break your reception so choose wisely!

February 16th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The Basics of Retargeting

This article was written by Ted Dhanik

Retargeting is a new method marketers use to reach their core audience for a second sales attempt. Targeting users who have already seen your advertisements helps brand exposure, and could close deals through multiple instances of banner advertising. Though retargeting feels similar to display media buys, the logistics are actually quite different.

Retargeting Defined

Retargeting uses a pixel placed on your page to keep track of who has visited your website. This pixel sends information about those users to your display advertising network, where the network places your ads on pages these users are likely to frequent. The result is an ad that seems to follow the user around the Web. It means more impressions for you, and a renewed opportunity to close the deal.

Measuring Effectiveness

Once the audience has received the tracking cookie, the ads will show up on sites that they visit within your network. If a visitor converts to a sale, a pixel fires that “burns” them from your retargeting list. Of course, retargeting effectively relies on a large audience, so it’s helpful to integrate retargeting pixels into your existing campaigns before you plan to run one.

Tips

How do you know whether your retargeting actually led to a sale? You could check your stats incessantly, or you could encode a tracking ID into your URL. Retargeting isn’t always used to close a deal. It can bring brand awareness and influence your audience with new ideas. Proper adjustment of a campaign for retargeting can have huge impacts on your brand. Be clear about what you want, then make moves toward accomplishing those goals.

Bio: Ted Dhanik is a thought leader in the direct marketing space. As the president and co-founder of engage:BDR, Ted Dhanik is an expert in helping businesses grow their leads through display advertising. To learn more about the art of media buying, visit Ted Dhanik online.

February 11th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

How to Find Profitable New Keywords

This article was written by Ted Dhanik.

Keywords are one of the driving factors behind a successful campaign. Once you have found an offer you like, and a banner that converts well, targeting keywords helps narrow your audience. Proper keyword choices lead to less money wasted on irrelevant clicks.

Research

Start with the broadest possible terms and narrow your selections from there. This helps you identify and categorize your business, useful for display advertising that uses categories to deliver traffic. The more you know about how your customers search for your products, the better off for you. Write from the top of your head first, then use a keyword tool to try and identify new opportunities. Don’t be afraid to try different combinations either. You might discover a big source of untapped traffic for pennies.

Get Specific

It’s assumed that you know what your audience is looking for, but the more specific you get with your keyword lists the better for you. If your audience is looking for fleece-lined slippers, buying traffic for “shoes” or “slippers” isn’t going to help you. You might try “fleece slippers” or “insulated slippers” instead. This way you get your ad closer what the potential customer is actually looking for. When they search for fleece slippers and they see your page, you’re halfway to the sale.

Keyword Groupings

You should also include the keywords you are bidding for in your banner advertising. This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to test yourself out of keywords if you see something working. In situations like these, it’s best to divide your ads into different groups where you can track similar keywords without muddling your results.


Ted Dhanik, provider of display advertising and high performance marketing solutions. Ted Dhanik is the CEO of marketing company engage:BDR. Ted Dhanik mentors business owners interested in start-ups.

February 3rd, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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