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Courtney Foster

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5 Most Common Retail Inventory Errors & How to Solve Them

Posted by Courtney Foster on Dec 10, 2015 12:33:42 PM

In the retail world, inventory is one of your most valuable assets as a business owner. And while most business owners understand the importance of managing inventory, it can often be looked over on the priority list which can often lead to making and repeating a number of small mistakes. Below we’ve shared common retail inventory errors and how you can resolve them.

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Topics: inventory management, mobile POS, inventory reporting

How Millennials Plan To Shop This Holiday Season

Posted by Courtney Foster on Dec 3, 2015 4:11:39 PM

Are you prepared for what’s to come this holiday shopping season? Do you know what shoppers (specifically the millennials) are planning to buy? This holiday, millennials are captivating the retail industry; representing 75 million consumers, so it is vital to stay ahead of the market and meet the ever-changing demands of these specific consumers.

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Topics: holiday shopping, mobile commerce, millennials

Key Trends To Plan For This Holiday Season

Posted by Courtney Foster on Nov 25, 2015 1:46:01 PM

While the holiday festivities are right around the corner, the shopping season has been underway for a majority of the U.S population since the beginning of November. According to a recent survey by, about 23% of holiday shoppers anticipate to finish shopping by the end of this month. With that being said, as a business owner, it is important to stay on top of what’s happening in the retail industry and to consistently look for innovative ways to meet consumer demands as well when you plan for the holiday season.

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Topics: eCommerce, mobile POS, mobile commerce

The Millennials Are Coming: Exceed Their Expectations with Mobile POS

Posted by Courtney Foster on Nov 10, 2015 12:42:45 PM

Nowadays, most business owners view millennials as the driving force behind a majority of their sales, so it requires them to utilize a number of different marketing techniques to grab this new generation of shoppers. Merchants who want to target this group should invest in mobile commerce as the Gen-Y market segment has the largest percentage of smartphone users. It is important to establish an efficient digital engagement strategy in order to stay ahead of the market and meet the ever-changing demands of these specific consumers. Here’s how you can exceed their expectations with mobile POS.

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Topics: mobile POS

3 Ways Outdoor Brands Are Engaging Their Consumers

Posted by Courtney Foster on Nov 4, 2015 11:22:11 AM

Outdoor retailers are working to stay ahead of the market by finding new ways to cater to today's outdoor enthusiasts which starts with understanding and managing consumer demands. In order to promote strong customer engagement, retailers are utilizing innovative marketing techniques such social media campaigns, promotional events and concerts and even participating in local community service projects in an effort to reach potential customers.

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Topics: sporting goods

Prepare for the Holiday Rush with Mobile POS

Posted by Courtney Foster on Oct 14, 2015 10:00:00 AM

As the holiday season approaches, it is important for retailers to be prepared to keep up with the crowds and the tech savvy demands of consumers. Utilizing mobile point-of-sale (POS) is a great way to meet these needs and ultimately provide a seamless shopping experience from beginning to end. There are many benefits to using an integrated mobile POS solution in your retail store including fast checkout, customer engagement and much more.

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Topics: mobile POS

How Mobile POS Benefits Lawn and Garden

Posted by Courtney Foster on Sep 30, 2015 4:06:57 PM

Today, utilizing a mobile POS system has become a necessity for a number of lawn and garden retailers. There are many benefits to using a mobile point-of-sale solution in order to streamline your day-to-day operations. Start by investing in a reliable lawn and garden point of sale software that provides mobile POS functionalities, allows you to track your extensive inventory, manage vendors, automate purchasing, and that is designed to withstand the elements.

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Topics: lawn and garden industry, point of sale, mobile POS

3 Resources to Increase Your Margins

Posted by Courtney Foster on Sep 21, 2015 2:01:16 PM

For retailers, maintaining profit margins is very important in order to understand the full scale of your company. Having knowledge of which products or services generates the largest profit margins is critical to developing a thriving retail business and determine which resources will ultimately ensure future expansion of your company. Below we have shared three main components that you should utilize in your point-of-sale (POS) software that can help you increase your margins.

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Topics: point of sale, profit margins

Top 4 Retail Trends for Pet Stores

Posted by Courtney Foster on Sep 17, 2015 10:47:28 AM

The pet industry is an ever-evolving market and as a business owner it is important to stay on top of what’s happening in the retail landscape. In order to stay ahead of your competition, it is necessary to educate yourself on up-and-coming trends and develop innovative sales and marketing techniques by extending product lines and services that appeal to the masses. Often times your pet store POS can help you manage these initiatives by automating inventory and sales processes and integrating marketing and communication to your customers.

Below we’ve shared 4 current retail trends for pet stores that are appearing in the industry and outlined initiatives that can help you gain a distinct competitive advantage within today’s emerging market.

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4 Key Reports for Each Retail Business

Posted by Courtney Foster on Sep 10, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Navigating through today’s retail landscape can be very demanding for most business owners. In order to stay ahead of the competition, you need access to in-depth reporting tools that can help you to manage your day-to-day operations, analyze your sales, and plan your future. From end-of-day summaries to detailed analytics that let you study your business from every angle, reporting can provide the information you need to make critical commerce decisions. Below we’ve shared four key reports that can ultimately improve the flow of your store.


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Topics: POS reports, customer reports, reports, reporting, inventory reports, sales history reports