Executive Perspective: The True Cost of Point of Sale

Executive Perspective: The True Cost of Point of Sale paladin data corp pos systemCost is an important factor in every business decision. So how can you calculate the true cost of point of sale? According to www.bematechus.com, companies on average spend 2-3% of their annual revenue on the initial set-up and then 12-18% of that amount for maintenance and upgrades. Sounds simple, but it gets a little more complicated when you consider the cost-saving and profit-producing variables created by your point of sale system. Continue reading

Converting “Just Browsing” into Buying

Converting “Just Browsing” into Buying paladin data corp pos systemYou ask the customer standing in the aisle, “Can I help you?” They respond with the all-to-often heard, “I’m just looking.” Converting even a few browsers into buyers each day may have a significant impact on your bottom line. You can avoid missing a great selling opportunity by using these simple psychological tactics: Continue reading

Reduce Remote Access Vulnerability – Tips From Mercury

Reduce Remote Access Vulnerability - Tips From Mercury paladin data corp pos systemReduce remote access vulnerability with these quick tips

Many merchants have legitimate business reasons to establish remote access connections to their point of sale, including allowing resellers and other vendors to manage and update software systems. If not configured and managed correctly, they can provide an easy entry point for unauthorized intruders to gain access to the point of sale system, and potentially to sensitive customer data. The following are highly recommended tips for enabling remote access and maintaining data security. Continue reading

Target Holiday Shoppers Early with Deposits and Layaway Programs

Target Holiday Shoppers Early with Deposits and Layaway Programs paladin data corp pos systemLayaway plans have made a resurgence after a hiatus in the mid-2000s and have been spearheaded by big-box retailers like Walmart, Toys R Us, and Kmart. A whopping 30% of consumers start their holiday shopping as early as October.

How can you take advantage of attracting these consumers to your store? Paladin Point of Sale makes it easy to create a layaway plan and accept deposits for each customer, as well as keeping track of all quantities of items being reserved. Continue reading

Find and Hire Loyal Employees in Your Store

Find and Hire Loyal Employees in Your Store paladin data corp pos systemIf a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, your store is only as strong as your weakest employee. Finding the right employees for your store is an important task. Even the best store with the right products and perfect prices can falter under untrustworthy leadership and lack of loyalty.

According to the 2014 annual Deloitte Millennial Survey, millennials are expected to become 75% of the global workforce in the next decade. Today’s millennial generation has many choices in employment and is no longer drawn to the retire-where-you-began work ethic of generations past. Hiring from the millennial generation is an intelligent step toward finding employees that fit your store.

Since hiring new employees costs more than retaining loyal ones, what can you do to attract and keep loyal employees in your store? Continue reading