5 Benefits of Self-Checkout

Step into any big department store, grocery store, or fast food chain, and you’ll probably see a self-checkout terminal.  They’ve quickly become a staple in the retail and service industry, with 47% of adults reporting using self-checkout on a regular basis. With the inevitable shift towards automation, and the growing demand for social distance, self-checkout […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Promotion Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and now is the time to start your Mother’s Day deals if you haven’t already.  According to the National Retail Federation, spending for Mother’s Day in 2021 is at an all-time high, with shoppers on average planning to spend an average of $220. Clearly, Mother’s Day is a […]

4 Visual Merchandising Tips for 2021

Visual merchandising has been around since, well, eyes. The pandemic has added a new spin, though. With sensory-driven “try before you buy” tactics that rely on touch, scent and taste largely off-limits for the past year, visual merchandising has taken on heightened importance. It’s also occupying new retail frontiers as customers become more accustomed to […]

How Oliver POS Reports improve your business

What are POS reports? Cloud-based point of sale systems like Oliver track the data on your online store and your POS in real-time, and generate reports to easily understand the data collected. To learn more about Oliver POS reports, click here.  Why are POS reports so important?  Retail reports give you the information you need […]

5 Ways to Upsell & Cross-Sell at the Checkout

Selling doesn’t end at the checkout. In fact, it can actually be a great opportunity to upsell or cross-sell. Use the checkout to your advantage, and learn how to optimize your counter space and your point of sale. Whether you’re bringing your store data with you on your mobile POS or training your staff on […]

How to build a scalable business

Firstly, what does scalable mean?  Investopedia defines scalability as “a characteristic of an organization, system, model, or function that describes its capability to cope and perform well under an increased or expanding workload or scope.”  So, what does it mean to build a ‘scalable business’?  To build a scalable business, you have to strategically build […]

How To Measure Staff Performance

Your staff are one of the most vital assets to the success of your business.  They are the ones on the floor delivering customer service and building relationships with your valuable customers, the ones representing your business to all the shoppers in your store, and the ones you entrust with important tasks like managing the […]

Valentine’s Day Promotion Ideas for 2021

This year, valentine’s day might look a little different. With the restrictions of Covid-19 in many places, there will be far less couples going out for a romantic evening on the town, and far more couples and families staying in to celebrate – or, not celebrating at all. According to the National Retail Federation, the […]

How to Encourage Customers to Support Local

In response to the hardships of the Covid-19 pandemic on small businesses, we have seen a rising trend of local support all over the world. However, many consumers still opt for the affordability and convenience of megacorporations such as Amazon and Walmart – who’s revenue has been soaring since the pandemic. But how can we […]