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A Breakdown of the Bindo POS Retail Menu Migration
In the latest version of Bindo POS for Retail, the menu page has undergone a major makeover. The new menu page offers a much higher level of flexibility as well as a new look.
What You Should Look for in a Deli Point of Sale System
My parents owned a deli many years ago. In the 1980’s they ran their business with electronic cash registers, a digital scale to weigh cold cuts, a calculator, pen, and paper. That was the only affordable technology available for a small retail business. My mother would struggle to tally reports or figure out what products needed to be ordered.
How Inventory Management Can Help Brand Your Business
Inventory management remains the cornerstone of successful retail. Experienced retailers understand the importance of metrics taken from inventory management.
Why You Should Bring Offline Retail Online and Vice Versa
Picture this: It’s 9PM on a Sunday evening and all you want to do is binge-watch the remaining episodes of Game of Thrones. But guess what? You can’t. What you really have to do now is tally up your inventory of the week, going through the endless mess that is your e-commerce store and physical brick-and-mortar numbers.
8 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Store Through Instagram
Start with a username that closely matches your business. In cases where your name is already taken, get creative, but also don’t make yourself too hard to find.
Paddleboarding Into The Future: How Neverbored Built A Community Of Devoted Customers
Cathy Hall, owner of neverbored, was unhappy at her job and looking for a change. Her and her husband, Mark Dionne, travelled regularly, always on the lookout for the best spots for their favorite outdoor pastimes; hiking, snowboarding, and paddleboarding.
Retail Business in Greater China vs. U.S.
This week, we talked to Johanna Chan, the Greater China distributor of Ril Creed, a Tokyo-based handbag brand. Not only did she introduce Ril Creed from Tokyo to the biggest department store in Hong Kong earlier this year, Johanna also launched their products 2 months ago in Taiwan.
Apple’s iPhone Event: Why Retailers Should Care
It’s about that time of year again. The Sleigh Bells will be ringing and the chestnuts will be roasting early again this year for Apple fans and followers all over the world. Christmas in September.
6 Tips For Effective Visual Merchandizing In Your Retail Store
We know that visual merchandizing inside your retail store has been one of the major motivations for customers to purchase your products. Your window display has the potential to attract customers, reel them in and ultimately lead to purchases.
How This Husband-Wife-Duo Successfully Runs Their Dog Biscuit Business, Bubba Rose
Bubba Rose is a modern day retailer that really has it all. They sell some of the best pet products in town, with every dog biscuit carefully crafted with the most natural and organic ingredients, and their business is booming.
5 Features Pet Store Owners Need to Look for When Switching to a Modern POS
Your love for animals goes as far back as your childhood memories of when you confided secrets in your furry, fluffy, feathered, (and perhaps scaley!) friends… but it sure didn’t stop there. Instead, you, the die-hard pet store owner, opened up your business to help pets and pet owners on a much larger scale.
From Making Soaps for Mom to Building a Successful Business: We Interview skinnyskinny
Not only does skinnyskinny’s Clara Williams use the most eco-friendly methods to run her successful business, she equips herself with the best tools possible. We sit down with Clara and talk art, business, and the pursuit of passion!
5 Ways Tech-Savvy Retailers Can Use This Remarketing Tool
In today’s section of the Retail Tips blog, I want to introduce an extremely valuable remarketing tool for retailers called Sniply. As a modern Renaissance wo(man) running a retail business, you have to maintain a strong social media presence in addition to your physical store to keep up with the competition.
Talking Wines with Mike Buckley of Gramercy Wine Cellar
In this week’s Merchant of the Week section, we showcase Mike Buckley of Gramercy Wine Cellar and ask him how he went from being an elementary school principal to managing a successful wine business. Mike also shares his recommendation on what summer drink we should all be watching out for!
13 Thoughts We All Have When Working in Retail
Working in retail can be a tough gig and nothing is worse than when some know-it-all tells you how easy your job is. We know exactly how you feel.
World Cup Edition: Montclair Soccer Stop
In lieu of the World Cup, we’d like to kick off (no pun intended!) this week’s retailer with Jeffrey Hastie from Montclair Soccer Stop. The shop sits in the heart of the New York City suburb of Montclair, NJ.
How to Stop Showrooming in Retail Stores
Creating a detailed customer engagement plan is the most crucial thing you can do when trying to prevent showrooming. Ask yourself, are your in-store activities and online promotions in sync with each other?
Being The Boss is Hard. Do You Have What It Takes?
Running a business is no walk in the park and can sometimes be as difficult as juggling chainsaws while riding a unicycle on a tightrope through a ring of fire. OK, that was a bit extreme, but you get the point. Not only is being the boss is hard, it requires a tremendous amount of time and commitment, and it also demands a person who is not afraid to fail.
Retail Technology Adoption: Are You Being Too Comfortable?
There is nothing wrong with being comfortable, in fact I urge everyone to strive for it. Take this chair I’m sitting in for example, super comfortable. The problem is, while being comfortable is great when it comes to chairs, clothing, friendships, etc… it’s deadly for your business.
5 Ways to Grow Your Business Through Social Media
Facebook her, tweet that, post this, follow him, chat them- these are just a handful of popular social media sayings that anyone living in the 21st century is sure to be able to relate to. But what’s the appeal? Why do we crave likes, followers, and retweets like my girlfriend craves an engagement ring?
8 Tactics to ROCK Small Business Saturday on 30th Nov
If there’s one day of the year that gets the entire Bindo family amped up, it’s…Small Business Saturday! This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 30th, and we couldn’t be more excited. Why? Because it’s the one day of the year that is dedicated to “shopping small,” as in celebrating and supporting small businesses around the nation.
How Small Retail Businesses Can Use Section 179 Tax Break
Today, we’re writing to make sure you’re aware of an awesome tax deduction, available only in 2013 – Section 179. Section 179 of the IRS tax code lets you deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed (and put into use) during the 2013 tax year. In other words, you may be able to deduct the full amount of your Bindo contract.