NCR Counterpoint Blog

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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3 Reasons I Don't Want a New Point-of-Sale System

Posted by LPA Retail Systems, Inc on Apr 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Investing in a new liquor point of sale system can be a daunting task and hesitating is a normal reaction when buying a new system for your business. Overcoming that fear of change is a big step – and we’re here to help. Three of the most common reasons business owners don’t want to invest in a new system are:

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Topics: inventory management, wine and liquor pos, buying a new point of sale

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

Customer Spotlight: SoCal Wine and Spirits

Posted by Rapid Bev POS on Mar 23, 2017 10:04:01 AM

NCR Counterpoint Enables this Owner to Make Informed Choices

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Topics: inventory management, liquor

If Liquor Really is Quicker, Can Your Point of Sale Keep Up?

Posted by Casey Albert on Mar 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As I’m standing in a long line, waiting to buy my “fancy” $20 bottle of wine for a friend’s dinner party, these thoughts start running through my head: “This is taking too long, do I really need this wine? Should I go to a different liquor store? Is there a shorter line? Should I get a cheaper bottle? Now I’m really going to be late.”

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Topics: inventory management, liquor

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

5 Key Features Needed in Your Wine and Liquor Inventory Management System

Posted by LPA Retail Systems, Inc on Mar 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you don’t already own a voice activated smart device like an iPhone, Amazon Echo or a Google Home you will have at least heard of them.  These devices are triggered with a wake-up word followed by a properly phrased question or command.  For example, with the iPhone you would say, “Siri, who was the 34th president of the United States?” or “Siri, what is today’s forecast?”

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Topics: inventory management, liquor, inventory reporting