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Kendall Reed

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3 Lawn and Garden Email Marketing Topics  to Attract Your Summer Customers

Posted by Kendall Reed on Jun 20, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Help your customers prepare for Independence Day celebrations!

Backyards are a buzz across the nation on the Fourth of July! Often by mid-summer our lawn and gardens are looking a little less vibrant than they did in early spring, but there are ways to give them new life before the company comes! From bright and active gardens to greener, softer lawns, you can be ready to help your customers revive their yard to last the rest of the season.

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Topics: lawn and garden industry

What to Drink with the Latest BBQ Trends: Getting Ready for Father's Day Part 2

Posted by Kendall Reed on May 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM


Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th and we cannot wait to get outside with our dads to fire up the BBQ in the back yard! Grilling, smoking, or hot dogs over a campfire, we’re in. But what is trending right now? Here are our findings:

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Topics: liquor

5 Gardening Trends for 2017: Getting Ready for Father's Day Part 1

Posted by Kendall Reed on May 18, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Every great Father’s Day BBQ needs a great space to visit with your dad. Whether it be a
terrace, patio, yard, or even a porch: outdoor living is part of why we all love summer. The push over the past several years for these to incorporate both form and function has spread into which plants we choose. We’ve pulled out five trends you can incorporate into either your traditional or container gardening plans.

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Topics: lawn and garden industry

6 Wine Trends to Know Before Mother’s Day

Posted by Kendall Reed on May 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Mother’s Day was made official in 1914 by Woodrow Wilson. Now that it is right around the corner again, many of us expect a day of brunch, flowers, and cards around the nation. While those are beautiful ways to honor these important women, most jokingly hint what Mom would really would like that day is wine. Joking aside, all these gift ideas really circle around the true gift we give our mothers each May: the opportunity to relax around the family they love and hear that all important “Thank you.”

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Topics: liquor, email marketing

Your POS System Gets Down to Earth

Posted by Kendall Reed on Apr 18, 2017 3:29:11 PM

Technology helps the environmentally mindful to remain profitable

Earth Day is April 22nd this year and preparations are in full swing! This years focus: Environmental and Climate Literacy. With so many resources available, people still are relatively unaware of the impact we have on the world around us. This year, the organizers are taking a throwback approach to engage citizens to stand up and make a difference in their communities.

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Early Spring Gardening Trends

Posted by Kendall Reed on Apr 5, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Is your store stocked for success? 

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Topics: lawn and garden industry, point of sale

Empower Your Staff

Posted by Kendall Reed on Mar 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

....and improve your customer's’ experience.

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Topics: inventory management, customer reports

Five Popular St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Posted by Kendall Reed on Mar 10, 2017 9:02:47 AM

Is your store stocked with the right spirits? 

Often when people think of St. Patrick’s Day drinks they’ll think of Green Beer, Irish Whiskey, Irish Mist and of course Baileys Irish Cream. Though a great start there are so many popular mixed drinks for your customers’ St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. We’ve listed out five we found to be on many people’s list of favorites. Let us know what drinks you find popular in your area!

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Topics: inventory management, liquor, wine and liquor pos, inventory reporting

What is EMV?

Posted by Kendall Reed on Oct 27, 2016 4:06:28 AM

What is EMV and How Does it work?

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Topics: EMV

EMV Acceptance: The Pros and Cons for Your Small - Medium Sized Business

Posted by Kendall Reed on Oct 11, 2016 7:16:00 AM

A new report by Sage, reported that in Q1 of 2016, only 39 percent of small and medium businesses (SMBs) have implemented the required technology to accept Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV). Why the lack of adoption?

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Topics: EMV