Draw More Customers with Rentals 

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Grow your business by making it a rental destination using Paladin and Point of Rental. Our new integration allows you to easily set up, manage and track rental inventory, customers and much more. It helps stores:    Improve customer service Track equipment usage and...

Business of Excellence: Popp Hardware

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Company: Popp Hardware Owner: John Popp Location: Ligerwood, ND Years in Business: 69 Popp Hardware is a family-owned store located in Lidgerwood North Dakota with a population of a cozy 650 people. John Popp has owned the store since 1976; while his father owned it...

Executive Perspective: The True Cost of Point of Sale

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Cost 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...

Converting “Just Browsing” into Buying

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You 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...

10 Tips for Building Exceptional Customer Relationships

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Establishing strong, long-term customer relationships is critical to the overall health of your business. Not only do happy customers become repeat customers, but they are also your best sales people. Here’s how to build lasting connections: Be adaptable. No two...

What Is EMV?

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EMV – Learning the Basics EMV stands for EuroPay® MasterCard® Visa®, the three entities that originally worked together to create worldwide standards for the chip card to ensure global interoperability. Today, EMV has more members, including Discover®. EMV is a...

7 Point of Sale Solutions to Look For in 2015

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Choosing a point of sale system is easier when you know what to look for. Use this checklist as a guide, and you’ll be on your way to finding the best fit for your store. Keep your eyes open for a point of sale that: 1. Accepts Diverse Payment Methods With a number of...

10 Secrets of Running a Profitable Hardware Store

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From crossing items off the honey-do list to making a DIY Pinterest project, your customers should have everything they need to fix, craft, paint, and create. Providing what customers need doesn’t always result in lucrative sales. That’s why we’ve compiled 10 secrets...

8 Ways to Succeed in Retail

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When it comes to succeeding in 21st-century retail, there are more options than any store owner could possibly implement, many of which require huge sums of money. But many times success relies on creating relationships, not spending money to buy them. Try these 8...

Counter Display Success in 5 Steps

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There are a number of ways to make more sales with counter displays. An effective display persuades your customers to pick up just one more thing before paying. “A great counter display, as part of your overall visual merchandising strategy, can interrupt [your...

What is a Point of Sale System?

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If your store isn’t enjoying the ongoing benefits of a point of sale (POS) system, there must be a pretty hefty reason. Maybe you can’t afford to purchase and maintain a point of sale. Maybe it’s too difficult to install and operate, or you haven’t considered the...

Why Use P2P Encryption Devices?

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Point-to-point encryption (AKA end-to end encryption or P2PE) allows you to encrypt data on a credit card reader and send it to the credit card processor without the POS terminal ever seeing or storing the unencrypted data. Why use P2PE Encryption devices? A new PCI...

10 Tips For Better Customer Relationships

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Customers are the lifeblood of your business. But sadly, unlike the lumber you sell, they don’t grow on trees. Which is why you’ve heard over and over again how important it is to retain your existing customers. Studies show that it costs six to seven times more to...

Turn Shopping Habits into Profits

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Have you ever studied how customers shop in your store? Observing your customers’ shopping habits may reveal some areas where you can maximize your profits with a few simple changes to your store’s operations. Shoppers who anticipate long wait times buy less...