Joshua Sanders opened East Coast Vapors in 2012. After 15 years of smoking, his wife convinced him to try e-cigarettes. Within 8 months his sense of smell and taste came back. He was thrilled that he could finally play with his 3 year old child without being winded. Essentially, East Coast Vapors doesn’t just sell vape products, they use them; making them passionate experts in the Pennsylvania area.
With their first location, they chose QuickBooks Point of Sale for their Sales and Inventory System. This was mostly because it's well-recognized brand. It had drawbacks: Managing inventory was not possible with the software. This is because of the number of items they had that were not barcoded. QuickBooks had no solution for managing the combination of items using their purchase order methods. When it came time to open a second store, they desired a solution which could actually work in this industry.
With their second store they again were looking to purchase a system. But Quickbooks they knew would not fit their list of needs. They looked online for the solution. They came across a series of videos detailing the difficulties that many e-cig/vape stores have when managing inventory, keeping track of sales and making purchasing decisions when working with Point of Sale & Inventory Software Solutions.
The first and most obvious detail was the concept of sales in the e-cig/vape business model. Most locations buy both juices, mods, and other parts for their customers that don’t include barcodes. This was obvious to them since they had experienced it. They had not however, experienced how easy the solution would be with proper analysis and implementation done by a software company that actually understood their model!
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Established in 2015, Terre Rouge sells fine wines and spirits to the surrounding Choctaw area in Oklahoma. Before opening, Terre Rouge was seeking a simple Point of Sale System that would help manage sales, inventory and process with credit cards. While this initially sounds simple and straightforward, all things matter in the details. Upon beginning research it became increasing clear that more detailed issues needed to be addressed.
Included in this was the POS system’s ability to do purchase orders. Liquor stores start out with thousands of items in inventory and continuously add more to their store overtime. To ensure that their vendors aren’t selling products that they don’t sell, and that they’re stocking enough items that do sell, the idea of how liquor stores do their inventory and perform purchase orders becomes essential. The ease of doing this is key. This means having a system that can provide this in a simple way that helps liquor stores such as Terre Rouge, make informed decisions while focusing on a specific purpose.
Here we've made a listing of purchase order videos that give you an idea of the scope of the variety of purchase order options, from Trend Review, Remote Ordering, Ordering from the POS Terminal and Ordering from the Back office.View Our Purchase order Play List
Inventory then is very important to determining accurate sales, loss prevention, adjustment for damage and overall valuation of the current inventory. It can also be a very simple way to generate purchase orders. When researching CCS POS, Terre Rouge discovered this. Using a remote scanner, the current inventory can be recorded, and uploaded. This ensures that the inventory is the same place physically as it is in the Point of Sale inventory system. Then using the barcode scanner, an item list is generated to determine what items need to be ordered. Essentially this system allows a kind of visual ordering. Sometimes this is helpful when trying to accomplish a visual order given certain circumstances. In some cases this is a more "comfortable way” to perform an order. It’s more natural for some users who are transitioning to a Point of Sale System.
"When you’re using a POS system for the first time, you want to be comfortable with it; so the process of scanning items along the shelves and inputting their re-order amount can be very comforting. Next, the ability to import that information into the POS is very powerful."
Terre Rouge also looked for a POS company that provided a variety of merchant processors with quality rates. Finding a competitive processor that could integrate with a POS of their choosing was essential. Integrated credit card processing is also vital to ensuring mistakes aren't made and that charge-backs are disputed well. The idea of losing hundreds to someone who said they didn't purchase their products didn’t sit well with Terre Rouge, so proper EMV integration, PCI compliance was an absolute requirement for their POS. In addition to meeting their previously stated needs, Cafe Cartel met this one as well. You may see an example Processing Options
After researching these items they found important, then reviewing Cafe Cartel as well as other softwares like Quickbooks, Shopkeep and Clover, Terre Rouge Wine and Spirits concluded that Cafe Cartel was the best liquor store POS system on the market. To see how CCS POS can help your liquor store thrive please call 866-973-8099 or request a quote now.
Located on Main Street in Orrville Ohio, Berry Good Frozen Yogurt serves the best frozen yogurt in town! For more than 100 years Orrville has built a reputation for supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses, making this a perfect place for a family owned business to thrive! Not to mention, the locals can’t get enough of this health conscious (and delicious!) alternative to ice cream!
So besides having a great location and delicious assortments, what makes this yogurt shop so successful? The answer is: effective operational factors such as, inventory control, employee management, reconciling and processing transactions. At first this doesn’t sound like a simple, straightforward answer, but in fact it is. All of these operational factors fall under one umbrella: the Point of Sale System. The key here is finding a complete POS system streamlines these features into one easy-to-use unit. Skimping on this easily-overlooked aspect of a business can cost small business owners thousands of dollars per year. Therefore the savvy business owner does diligent research. Let’s take a closer look at Berry Good’s implementation of a POS and see what we can learn.
Nesberrys is a New York based ice cream shop that specializes in premium Caribbean ice cream. Their ice cream flavors are a collection of popular Jamaican fruits. In fact, the name Nesberrys is derived from a fruit called an Ellipsoid Berry. Beyond their deliciously satisfying flavors, they also offer sundaes, shakes, floats, smoothies and specialty coffee drinks. ,/p>
Nesberrys famously gives its customers the option to build their own menu item, allowing them the ability to create the treat of their own desire. They even offer packaged or freshly scooped “to-go” sizes of all of their ice cream flavors. With its ever increasing popularity, Nesberrys pre-packaged ice cream is sold from various outlets across Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island.
Because of it’s growing success, Nesberrys is proud to be opening it’s third location in the New York area. With multi-location businesses, consistency of product and operations is obvious to their success and managing their customers expectations. This is only one of many reasons that Nesberrys chose to use the same POS at all three stores. Let’s take a closer look at this decision to find out the benefits of a uniform multi-location solution...
The Cloud Club is a vape shop in Alberta that prides itself in its specialty e-juices and products. They’ve also been known to participate in local charity events by raising funds for organizations such as the Red Cross. With it’s excellent products and philanthropic endeavors, it’s no wonder Lethbridge locals flock to this praiseworthy establishment! Yes, flock was a play on words with cloud!
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