NCR Counterpoint Blog

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

True or False? 5 Common eCommerce Myths Debunked

Posted by Courtney Foster on Aug 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM


Today, building a professional eCommerce website for your business is necessary in order to stay ahead in the retail market. Whether you are just beginning to sell online or you want to streamline your eCommerce operation, it is important to utilize a platform that best suits your business’ needs and that will ensure an enjoyable experience for shoppers. Ecommerce is an evolving industry, and there are still a lot of myths being circulated in the field. Below we’ve shared how you can avoid being duped. 

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Topics: point of sale, eCommerce, ecommerce myths

Top 5 Trends in Sporting Goods

Posted by Courtney Foster on Aug 21, 2015 11:00:00 AM

With $150 billion global revenue, the sporting goods industry is highly fragmented. Sporting goods retailers are working to stay ahead of the pack by finding new ways to cater to today's sports enthusiasts which starts with understanding and managing market demands. Such a balance requires utilizing reliable sporting goods point-of-sale software in order to offer exceptional levels of customer service, analyze data, track inventory and act quickly on shifting consumer trends. Below we’ve shared five current retail trends that are appearing in the sporting goods industry and the initiatives you can implement to achieve your business goals, remain competitive and grow in this evolving retail marketplace.

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Topics: point of sale, sporting goods

Top 5 Trends in Liquor

Posted by Courtney Foster on Aug 14, 2015 11:00:00 AM

With growing consumer interest in signature cocktails and craft beers, today’s retailers must meet the needs of customers while utilizing innovating initiative’s that’ll help them stand out in the market. In order to achieve this, retailers must build a good understanding on the consumer trends in the liquor industry. Additionally, picking the right wine and liquor point-of-sale software can define the customer experience and influence how likely they may be to return. Your POS software needs to be easy to use, quick to learn, and most of all, it must be effective. Below we’ve shared five current retail trends that are appearing in the alcoholic beverage industry and outlined proposals that can help you gain a distinct competitive advantage within the current retail landscape. 

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Topics: point of sale, liquor, wine and liquor pos

How Mobile POS Can Build Customer Engagement in Sporting Goods

Posted by Courtney Foster on Aug 3, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Today, retailers are focused on utilizing innovative and compelling new ways to engage with consumers across all channels —in-store, online, social and particularly mobile. Mobile POS systems are changing the retail industry, especially for sports and outdoor retailers. The sporting goods industry is highly competitive, so 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 consumers.

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Topics: point of sale, sporting goods

Top 5 Trends in Apparel

Posted by Courtney Foster on Jul 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The retail industry is an ever-evolving market and as a business owner it is important to stay on top of what’s happening in your niche. Leading enterprises within apparel retail not only make it a priority to educate themselves on up-and-coming fashion trends, but also consistently look for innovative ways to meet consumer demands. Below we’ve shared five current retail trends that are appearing in the apparel industry and outlined initiatives that can help you gain a distinct competitive advantage within today’s developing market. 

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Topics: point of sale, apparel industry, apparel retail

How Mobile POS Can Build Customer Engagement for Your Liquor Store

Posted by Courtney Foster on Jul 26, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Using a mobile POS system has become a necessity in the retail space these days. There are many benefits to utilizing a mobile point-of-sale solution for your liquor or wine store. First off, it is important to invest in reliable wine and liquor point-of-sale software that provides mobile POS functionalities. Improving your commerce technologies is not only essential in order to stay ahead of the market but can also help you run your business. With mobile POS, you can run your business from the sales floor, manage vendors, automate purchasing, ring up items right on the spot, sell from anywhere, track employees, and most importantly, improve customer engagement.  

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Topics: point of sale

5 Key Features of Your POS Back Office

Posted by Courtney Foster on Jul 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Most small business owners are always looking for ways to improve their operations, specifically in the complex back office environment. Efficient POS software is nothing without a powerful back office to match. POS back office solutions enable centralized management of all content required to operate stores, touch points and item catalogs. When it comes to your back office system, there are a few key features that you can utilize in order to enhance your business strategies and ultimately grow your enterprise down the road. 

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Topics: point of sale

Top 5 Key Features of Your Omnichannel

Posted by Courtney Foster on Jul 8, 2015 10:30:00 AM

For retailers, omnichannel is all about the ability to successfully meet a variety of customer demands today, while strategically forecasting ahead to quickly adapt to the changes tomorrow will bring. As each year goes by, customers’ ever-changing needs affect how business should market their products and features to create omnichannel experience brand. If your business does not cater to these expectations, you may not only lose that customer but future potential customers. No business can say for sure what every customer wants, but the beauty of omnichannel is that it provides consumers multiple methods to connect with companies of their choice.

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Topics: point of sale

Running a Small Business: What Keeps You Up at Night?

Posted by Courtney Foster on Jul 5, 2015 10:30:00 AM

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Topics: point of sale, inventory management, small business