Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on December 08, 2022
A recent study indicates that only 19 percent of all payments ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 06, 2022
What are the most important elements of a convenience store marketing plan? Even the most seasoned professionals struggle to build a bulletproof marketing strategy. As a business owner or manager, you probably don’t have time to pour over ...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on December 01, 2022
Finding the right inventory software system for your liquor store business is hard. But the success of your business depends on choosing the right one. How much time are you wasting manually managing inventory? It’s a labor-intensive proce...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on November 29, 2022
How long do you wait in line before you start to feel your blood pressure rise? If you're like most people, it doesn't take long. While having fresh produce, high-quality meats, and all the right foodstuffs is essential, your store's check...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on November 22, 2022
There are nearly 152,000 small specialty retail stores in the United States. And every year, they lose a combined $45 billion in retail in...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on November 17, 2022
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: if you don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business. Two of the most important numbers a small business owner must know are total cash in and total cash out, otherwise known as cash fl...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on November 15, 2022
The holiday shopping season presents numerous challenges and increased busyness for any retail business. One of the most critical issues? Holiday scheduling for staff. Inventory, promotions, and sales are all top of mind for retailers acro...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on November 10, 2022
With the rapid rise of e-commerce, you might be wondering if it’s worth having a brick-and-mortar store.
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on November 08, 2022
Is managing your retail store inventory time-consuming and cumbersome? Some retail store owners have learned the hard way that managing in...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on November 03, 2022
The holiday season is upon us, and making the most of it is crucial to ending your year on a high. Imagine this scenario.  You send out a personalized email with gift ideas and promotions. Your customer makes their way to your...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on November 01, 2022
The world of retail is continually evolving. Are you leading the charge or just along for the ride? 70 ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 19, 2022
Thinking of opening a cigar shop? Now is the right time. People are buyi...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 12, 2022
As a convenience store owner or manager, you know how difficult inventory management can be. Depending on the size of your convenience store, managing multiple products with varying SKUs is a massive undertaking
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 05, 2022
You'll be left behind if you don’t invest in and level up your business. That might sound harsh, but without tobacco store point of sale (POS) software, you’re missing...
Margaret Thacker
By Margaret Thacker
on October 04, 2022
Readying your retail store for the holiday rush? 
Margaret Thacker
By Margaret Thacker
on September 26, 2022
The holiday season is the busiest season for retai...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 21, 2022
One thing is for sure: people will always need food. Grocery stores are the perfect place to stock up on the essentials for the week. They’re convenient, customers know what they’re going to get, and due to the demand for everyday items, o...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 21, 2022
This year, business owners and operators will make a serious investment in technology to streamline business operations and sales.  According to
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on September 19, 2022
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year.
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 14, 2022
If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the thought of writing a business plan, this might put your mind at ease. Paula Nelson, business pioneer and speaker, once said, “The best business plans are straightforward documents that spell out the...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on September 12, 2022
Lawn and garden centers sell unique products, ranging from power tools to pine straw — and these items present different challenges to business owners than traditional retail inventory.
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 07, 2022
As a convenience store owner, you know profitability is key to a successful business. But how do you make a convenience store more profitable? People see convenience stores as one-stop shops. You’re usually open late, if not 24 hours a day...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 07, 2022
Small business owners keep things simple — maybe you’re a one-person show, or manage a 20-person team of stellar employees. And if you’ve been using a traditional cash register to run your retail business, it might be difficult to understand the i...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 31, 2022
Marketing a small grocery store can be a challenge. You are competing against larger stores with more resources and need to find ways to get your name out without breaking the bank. Technology is fast becoming a necessity for groce...
Spence Hoffman
By Spence Hoffman
on August 29, 2022
The retail industry is dynamic — it’s constantly changing.
Spence Hoffman
By Spence Hoffman
on August 22, 2022
Running a small business is rewarding — but it’s also hard work.
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 18, 2022
When running a successful grocery store, inventory management is vital. Gone are the days of manual inventory management. With today’s modern consumer in mind, inventory management is a different ball game. It’s more than a storefront – yo...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 16, 2022
A key part of success in any business? Planning ahead. When opening a tobacco store, planning ahead means pursuing a tobacco license. You can’t sell cigarettes or tobacco products in most states without a license – so before you start sett...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 11, 2022
Profit margin. Do those two words make you break out in a sweat? You might have read that grocery stores and supermarkets have some of the lowest profit margins – and it’s tr...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 09, 2022
So you want to sell tobacco? You’re in good company. Although smoking has declined in the last decade, a new generation of consumers needs somewhere to get their traditional and next-generation tobacco ...
Margaret Thacker
By Margaret Thacker
on August 08, 2022
Back-to-school season is back again — and it’s one of the busiest for retailers. 
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 04, 2022
Is your attention pulled in multiple directions daily? If you answered yes, you’re likely a grocery store owner wearing 17 hats. You have much to consider, from hiring and ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 02, 2022
If you’re the proud owner of a small corner store, you know that keeping things running smoothly is essential to your success. You also know that keeping track of inventory and sales can be daunting. But thanks to modern point of sale (POS...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 28, 2022
Now is the time to open a smoke shop. Bold claim? Perhaps. But the United States tobacco market continues to grow year over year. Estimated at $75 billion in 2021, it's predicted to reach $78.3 billion in 2022. People are buying cigarettes...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 26, 2022
Imagine you’re a customer. You’ve just spent 30 minutes browsing a store and finding the items you like. Then you get to the checkout counter, and you’re met with a slow and clunky point of sale (POS) system. Would you readily return to the store ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 12, 2022
American businessman and Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis once said, “If you don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business.” For convenience store owners, one of the most important numbers you need to know is your profit m...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 07, 2022
Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Opening a convenience store can be a very profitable business venture, but it also comes with a number of costs.  In this guide, we'll break down all the expenses associated with openin...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 05, 2022
Do you want to be ahead of the pack or behind the times? You have a choice. And right now, convenience stores have an opportunity. Emerging trends will always affect how businesses run. Some of these trends are more important than others, ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 01, 2022
Are customer incentives effective for growing your business or just useless gimmicks? First, some numbers to consider: 75 percent of customers favor companies that offer rewards Arou...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on June 29, 2022
If we offered you one tool that could increase your store’s profits by 10 percent, 15 percent, or 20 percent, would you want it? Of course you would! But here’s the thing. If you use a modern point of sale (POS) system, you already have th...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on June 23, 2022
How much does a liquor license cost in Texas? It’s a difficult question to answer.  If you’re opening a liquor store in the Lonestar State, it’s a required expenditure that you’ll need to budget for. If you fail to
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 21, 2022
This may be the best time to open a retail store.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has released plenty of attractive
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on June 16, 2022
In the last few years, a new breed of convenience store point of sale (POS) systems has emerged. These new POS systems offer advanced featu...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on June 14, 2022
Are you searching for a new liquor store point of sale (POS) system or replacing a legacy system?
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 09, 2022
Beginning your search for a point of sale system? It may seem like an easy decision at first glance, but once you begin your search, you’ll find that there are thousands of competitors and feature sets to sift through.  To save you co...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on June 07, 2022
Selling food online is simpler than ever. Selling liquor is a different story. Consumers are spending more time online and, in turn, spending more money. Forecasts estimate that US e-commerce sales will cross
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on June 02, 2022
Is your store connected to the cloud? If not, it might be soon. The go-to for many brick-and-mortar businesses has been legacy point of sale (POS) systems. Data, including transaction records and inventory, are saved on local servers, from...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 31, 2022
54 percent of consumers say that they’ll look at a product online and buy it in-store over the next year. That number wi...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 26, 2022
Your point of sale (POS) system is capable of more than you know. The best POS systems aren’t just a tool for processing transactions. They collect data, track sales, and generate detailed reports from those transactions. 
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 24, 2022
Nobody likes waiting in line. But if they have to, at least give them the best experience possible. Although online shopping is booming and has been for several years, retail stores still attract many consumers who enjoy physically shoppin...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 19, 2022
Do you remember the first time you bought a computer? If it’s like most people’s experiences, you probably had a general idea of what to look for but didn’t know the nitty-gritty specs or features that would make one computer stand out from anothe...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 17, 2022
Retail store technology has significantly evolved over the last decade, and point of sale (POS) systems are at the center. As customer preferences and the technology they use change, so have POS systems. But small retail business owners ar...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 12, 2022
When you think of the “essentials” for small business success, what makes the list?  A great location, a product people want, and maybe even the ability to sell online.  Those are all crucial factors, but there is one “un...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on May 10, 2022
There’s an old saying in business: “If you don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business.” The most important numbers to track for liquor store owners are inventory counts for all their products. Moving inventory isn’t just a reven...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 04, 2022
It’s no secret that cloud technology has changed countless industries in the last decade. Retail and small businesses are no different — particularly regarding the point of sale (POS) systems they rely on. It used to be good enough to have...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on April 21, 2022
Grocery stores rely on one system to manage their massive inventory, track purchases of products by barcode, quantity, and weight, speed up checkout, and manage vendors: their POS system. Grocery store
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on April 20, 2022
There’s an antiquated view that retail point of sale systems are a lot like shampoo. There are many different brands, and even though each bottle has a different “must-have” ingredient, they all do the same thing.
Spence Hoffman
By Spence Hoffman
on April 14, 2022
For most business owners, setting up a point of sale system for the first time might feel a bit overwhelming. The fact is, getting set up quickly is integral to the success of the business, and...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 13, 2022
Running a liquor store is a lot of work — from keeping track of how many bottles and cases are in your inventory to ensuring that customers are of legal drinking age. No matter the size of your business, using the right hardware and software can i...
Spence Hoffman
By Spence Hoffman
on April 12, 2022
Are you interested in investing in a new POS system or replacing legacy software?
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 11, 2022
As an industry-leading liquor store point of sale software provider, we've seen hundreds of vendors come and go. The vendors that fold simply can't deliver the latest features and functions desi...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on April 08, 2022
As a small business owner, you’ll take easy wins where you can get them. In that case, think of a POS system as an “easy” button for your business system. From managing employees and inventory to tracking sales and more, small business POS...
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on April 07, 2022
As a savvy small business owner, you know the right retail POS software can make or break your business. Sure, it has to have all the right features to make managing inventor...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on March 29, 2022
It’s the time of year for spring cleaning — out with the old and in with the new!
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 23, 2022
How much does it cost to install a point of sale (POS) system? It’s a question that we get all the time and the answer might surprise you. If you’re trying to
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on March 22, 2022
For any type or size of merchant, the point of sale (POS) is by definition a mission-critical system. In addition to being a basic tool for retail and companies to conduct business, today’s point of sale systems can also be profitably tied in with...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on March 21, 2022
2021 was quite the year for liquor stores, and from the looks of it, beverage centers are still crushing sales in the retail space.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on March 18, 2022
Did you know that finding the right POS hardware can help your business grow?
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on March 08, 2022
March is Women’s History Month, a time for Americans to highlight and celebrate the contributions that women have made to society.
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 17, 2022
Customer expectations are constantly changing. Is your business evolving to keep up with them? The hard truth is your legacy POS system may not be agile enough to keep up with the expectations and requirements of the modern retail environment. But...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 08, 2022
Free is expensive. The saying is a chestnut for a reason. It can be costly to open a small business, and you’re looking to save mo...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 03, 2022
Customer experience is essential to the success of any retail store. Some of the top customer complaints regarding retail are
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 01, 2022
No matter your industry, right now is a hectic time to be hiring employees. Many businesses have struggled finding people to work for them, and as a new business owner, building a solid team is more important than ever.
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on January 27, 2022
You’ve done your homework, selected the perfect location, and researched vendors. You’re finally ready to realize your dream of opening a retail store. But wait! ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on January 25, 2022
75% of employees have admitted to stealing from their employers. The trust between an employee and their employer is what keeps a comp...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on January 18, 2022
If you're in the market for a POS scale, there is no shortage of great solutions to choose from. However, it can be difficult to know which one is right for your unique business, industry, and use case wit...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on January 13, 2022
If you're on the hunt for the perfect cash register for your convenience store, there's a lot to consider. How will your employees use the cash register POS system? What do your customers expect in terms of the transaction process? What do you nee...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on January 11, 2022
Is there anything sweeter than owning a candy store? You’ve dreamt of opening up your own candy shop since you were a kid, and here you are, living that dream. Congratulations! However, when you get down to brass tax, running a candy store...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on January 06, 2022
As a thrift store owner or manager, you’re no stranger to bargain hunters – you see them in your store every day!  But when it comes to running your business, investing in the cheapest point of sale (POS) solution probably isn’t the s...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on January 04, 2022
For a retailer like yourself, every change you make to your small business is a major decision. And sometimes, making these decisions can be stressful, or even scary.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 16, 2021
You own or manage a convenience store and you’re looking for some easy and effective convenience store promotion ideas. We have just the solution!
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 14, 2021
So you’re thinking about opening a convenience store? Congratulations! Opening a new business is a significant undertaking and a decision that you shouldn’t take light...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on December 07, 2021
What is the average liquor point of sale system (POS) price? If you’re thinking about investing in a POS system for your growing liquor store, you can’t overlook some of the associated...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on December 02, 2021
So you're in the market for a new point of sale (POS) system for your growing liquor store? It’s a considerable investment, and a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Unfortunately, the stakes have never been higher. If you in...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on November 30, 2021
What is the difference between payroll and income taxes? It's a question that many first-time business owners ask themselves when launching a new business. You know a large percentage of
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on November 23, 2021
In preparation for the upcoming tax season, business owners and managers must compile key tax documents, including W-4 and W-2 forms. Now, you might be asking yourself, what is the critical difference between a W-4 and a W-2? To the uninit...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on November 18, 2021
You’ve always dreamed of opening your very own wine store, and now, finally, it’s time to make that dream come true! Before you dive in, you need to make sure that your business is poised for
POS Nation
By POS Nation
on November 16, 2021
There’s a good chance that you’ve examined some common ways to get to know your customers, but have you taken the time to get to know your vendors?  Your vendors supply your store with the products that your customers want. Additional...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on November 11, 2021
You know beer can have a profit margin as high as 40 to 50 percent, and you’re ready to take advantage of this by opening your own beer store. But how can you make sure you’re setting your small business up for success? Opening a beer stor...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on November 09, 2021
You’ve heard all the statistics about how many small businesses fail. That’s why, when it comes to the success of your small business, cost savings is often the nam...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on November 04, 2021
Would you expect a cellphone from 15 years ago to keep up with the current market? Absolutely not. So, why don’t we give our business software investments the same care and consideration as our mobile phones? That’s a trick question: We should giv...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on November 03, 2021
The past couple of years have had a huge impact on the holiday season, no doubt — and this is especially true for retailers like you.
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on November 02, 2021
Poor inventory management is more than an annoyance. When inventory isn’t managed correctly, your retail store can face the consequences in the form of missed sales, overpaid warehousing costs, and more. In other words, every day your business is ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on October 28, 2021
You’ve heard all the scary statistics about how 20 percent of small businesses fail in their first year, but did you know there is a straightforward measure you can take to increase your retail store’s chance of survival? Proper i...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on October 26, 2021
How often have you waited in a long line at a store’s point of sale register and simply decided to put back the item in your hand and leave the store? This occurrence, which is frustrating for customers, can be devastating for small business owner...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on October 21, 2021
Are you doing everything you can to manage your business’ finances responsibly? If you aren’t using a quality, secure cash drawer for your transactions, you may be exposing your business to...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on October 19, 2021
How often has a customer left your liquor store without making a purchase because the product they were looking for was out of stock? You have invested in innovative liquor stor...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on October 14, 2021
Are you doing everything you can to make your liquor store as profitable as possible? You can focus on increasing your liquor store sales, but without a baseline under...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 06, 2021
We’ve all seen hundreds and thousands of barcodes as consumers. But even though they’re prominent in the retail experience, we’ve likely never thought of what makes up a barcode in the first place.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 30, 2021
What are the best retail display ideas to reel in paying customers?
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 28, 2021
There are hundreds of ways to start a new retail business... however, we've found that the most successful business owners/managers secure bus...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 23, 2021
What is the best way to open a boutique business?
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 21, 2021
What is the best way to increase foot traffic to your business?
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 16, 2021
Are you planning on opening a business in the Peach State? The opportunities for small business owners are just as sweet as the peaches. However, success isn’t always guaranteed. A common mistake that most business owners m...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on September 14, 2021
Colorado’s stunning landscapes and booming economy are two of the many reasons to open up your new business in the state. Successfully opening a
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 09, 2021
Everything in a retail clothing store is intentional; from the feeling of the fabric to the smell of the custom scent in the air. That’s why opening a
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 02, 2021
COVID-19 has changed the way business owners and managers operate. From retail shops to
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on August 31, 2021
Are you planning on opening a liquor store in Texas? Unsure where to start? You’re not alone! Each year, thousands of first-time business owners open up shop in Texas. However, you might be surprised to learn that
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 26, 2021
How much does it cost to open a retail store? Failing to budget is one of the biggest missteps that first-time business owners make when opening a retail store. While the actual cost of opening a retail store depends on a handful of factor...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 24, 2021
Is opening a new business in Virginia keeping you up at night? You’re not alone. Thousands of first-time business owners struggle to open their shops. What’s worse is that
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 18, 2021
Back-to-school season is quickly coming to an end — but that doesn’t mean it’s time to pack up quite yet. No matter the occasion or holiday, there’s always a group of last-minute shoppers that’s a bit behind the crowd.
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 17, 2021
Are you opening a business in Colorado? There’s never been a better time to start a business. In fact, the U.S. Small Business Administration now offers a wide variety of COVID-19
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 12, 2021
How much does it really cost to open a small business? From finding a location, to hiring employees, there are plenty of costs that you must absolutely budget for. Unfortunately, most business owners and managers face serious setbacks when...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 10, 2021
Are you planning on opening a business in Washington? If so, congratulations! Opening a new business is a massive undertaking. As an industry-leading point of sale (POS) s...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 05, 2021
Compared to personal credit cards, business credit cards offer some unique advantages, including potentially higher credit limits, attractive sign-on bonuses, and robust reporting features. And if you’re thinking about applying for a business cred...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 04, 2021
As a convenience store owner/manager, you’ve got a lot to manage — from the large inventory of miscellaneous products to the complex reporting and analytics. This me...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 03, 2021
Did you know that Arizona was recently nicknamed the Silicon Desert? With its booming, bulletproof business economy, thousands of first-time busin...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 29, 2021
Are you opening a new business in the Lone Star State? Texas boasts the world’s ninth-largest economy by GDP. ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 22, 2021
Are you opening a new business in the Sunshine State? Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, delicious oranges, and booming economy!  To position your new business for massive success (and incredible profits), you need to follow ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 21, 2021
It’s here: Back-to-school shopping for first-time students, high schoolers, and folks headed off to college!
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on July 20, 2021
What do the most successful liquor store business owners have in common? They follow proven and results-driven steps to deliver (and guarantee) results. We get it — starting a small business kind of feels like herding a bunch of ca...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on July 15, 2021
As an industry-leading point of sale (POS) system provider, we work with hundreds of liquor store business owners and managers. Investing in a POS system is a critical first step in cr...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on July 13, 2021
Trying to launch a new liquor store without an airtight budget is kind of like making an old-fashioned without the bourbon – it just doesn’t make sense! Unfortunately, most business owners are blindsided by the costs and fees that come wit...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 08, 2021
Are you planning on opening a new retail store, liquor store, tob...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 06, 2021
No one wants to get that dreaded IRS tax notice of non-compliance. For many small business owners, the process of tax preparation seems like a daunting task — and o...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on July 01, 2021
Which methods or tactics are most effective at increasing sales for liquor stores? If the answer to this question is elusive for you, you’re not alone. There are certain business habits and operations that all successful liquor stores have...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 29, 2021
Being a small business owner or manager often means you don’t have a huge budget to invest in technology. Luckily, there are many free and affordable apps out there designed to make your life easier!
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on June 24, 2021
Developing a liquor store business plan that covers all critical elements and keeps your business on track can be a big task. What if you miss something important and your business suffers as a result?
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 16, 2021
Is your small business ready for the 4th of July retail crowd?
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on June 10, 2021
Are you opening a tobacco shop? The tobacco industry is one of the most highly regulated markets in the world. Failure to comply with
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on June 03, 2021
So, you’re interested in starting a liquor store? Great! Before you start ringing in sales, know that the liquor industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the world. I...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 02, 2021
As a retailer, your customers are already a top priority — but how are you making sure they feel that way?
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 27, 2021
Are you opening a retail business, and you have some big decisions to make? Or are you operating an existing small business and it’s time to reevaluate your processes?
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 25, 2021
Creating a daily sales report is an essential task for new and existing business owners. Without one, it can be challenging to visualize and goals based on current sales. According to
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on May 20, 2021
Are you interested in driving more foot traffic to your liquor store? In recent years, owners and managers have doubled down on their investments in promotional items. And for good reason! According to
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 18, 2021
As a small business owner or manager, we know there may be tasks and goals on the back burner. Promotions, for example, aren’t a mandatory task when selling tobacco, cigars, and vapes, so they’re often pushed aside.
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 13, 2021
The path to small business success is lined with pitfalls. In fact, recent data indicates that 70 percent of owners fail within thei...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 06, 2021
Without funding, a new owner’s dream of a successful retail business is impossible. Thankfully, even if you don’t have the savings to start a new business, there a...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 04, 2021
Developing an organized and strategic retail business plan can be a difficult task for new owners. But when the success of your business depends on the quality of this planning document, you can’t s...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on April 29, 2021
Finding the right software tools for your growing small business can be overwhelming. To achieve retail business growth this year, an investment in best-in-class retail software systems is an absolute must. Used independently or combined, ...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on April 27, 2021
Did you know that the profit margins for liquor stores can be between 20 and 40 percent higher than food-only establishments? In recent years, a record number o...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on April 22, 2021
Promotions are effective methods for increasing sales, elevating customer satisfaction, and encouraging lasting brand loyalty.  However, deploying effective sales promotions is...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on April 20, 2021
What is one housekeeping task that most managers loathe performing? According to the Entrepreneur, bookkeeping is considered a time-consuming, boring, and almost universally-hated...
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on April 13, 2021
You’ve got the vision: leather chairs, polished wood, cases of glass-front humidors lining the walls of your shop, and the jingle of the doorbell announcing new customers — but now are you wondering how much opening a tobacco shop costs?
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on April 01, 2021
Most new business owners and managers know that an investment in advanced tobacco store point of sale (POS) software is a critical step in securing a successful (and profitable) future. In...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on March 30, 2021
What does it take to succeed as an owner or manager at a small wine store? Most business owners and managers know that an investment in the very best technology is a required first step toward securing a successful (and profitable) future. Does yo...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 25, 2021
What does it take to drive repeat customers to your small business? The importance of repeat business cannot be overstated. In fact, according to
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on March 23, 2021
This year, opening a new business comes with a few unique challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic blindsided many business owners and managers. However, with stay-at-home orders coming to an end,
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 18, 2021
What do you need to do to start a business? There are dozens of websites (ours included) with simple checklists for you to follow to get started quickly and efficiently.  Unfortunately, you don’t succeed in business just by
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 16, 2021
Last year, no one could have predicted the effect that COVID-19 would have on small businesses. This year, business owners and managers must
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 11, 2021
The most successful small business owners and managers know that sales promotions are among the most effective methods for increasing sales, fostering increased customer satisfaction, and
Will Atkinson
By Will Atkinson
on March 10, 2021
As a small business, time is one of your most valuable resources. In the rare event that your system experiences a data loss from something like a robbery, power surge, or natural disaster, it is vital that downtime is reduced as much as possible....
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 09, 2021
This year, running a small business has become more challenging than ever. COVID-19 has added unforeseen complexity to small business sales and marketing. Moreover, customers have
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 04, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many business owners and managers have made considerable investments in contactless payment tools. These types of tool...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on March 02, 2021
Finding the right POS system for your beer store is paramount to its success. A great beer store POS system allows
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on February 25, 2021
What are the best liquor store promotion ideas? As a liquor store business owner or manager, you know how difficult it can be to
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 23, 2021
The success of your small business requires an investment in results-driven processes. Unfortunately, many companies invest in inaccurate
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 16, 2021
Are you really making the most of your POS register system? Most retail point of sale systems come equipped with hundreds
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 11, 2021
If you’re investing in a point of sale (POS) system for the first time, you’ve probably done some preliminary research on the top solutions partners for your business. Th...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 09, 2021
For many first-time business owners, purchasing a point of sale (POS) system is one of the most significant investments that she/he will make. As such, maximizing
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 04, 2021
What does your retail business need to succeed right now and into the future? It’s kind of a loaded question, right? In most cases, it starts with
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on January 28, 2021
What does it take to succeed as a small business owner or manager? In most cases, it starts with building the right product, hiring the right talent, and, if applicable, investing in
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on January 26, 2021
If you’re a first-time business owner or manager, you’ve probably heard this phrase: retail point of sale (POS) software. What is it? Does your business
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on January 21, 2021
What are the best rated point of sale (POS) systems for 2021?  Whether you're replacing a legacy system or
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on January 19, 2021
If you're a new convenience store business owner or manager, you know how critically important it is to invest in the right convenience store management software. In most cases, the successful adoption and implementation of result-driven software ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on January 14, 2021
Did you know that the right POS scale can instantly improve the checkout process? It might seem like an over dramatization, but modern POS scales are proven to deliver
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on January 07, 2021
Finding the best point of sale (POS) system for your convenience store is easier said than done. Moreover, once you've invested in a convenience store POS, you'll need to train staf...
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on January 05, 2021
The success of your growing tobacco business relies on the implementation of advanced tobacco point of sale software. Without a point of sale system in place, your business ...
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on December 17, 2020
You need a point of sale system and you need it now. Perhaps you're operating a new business with a limited budget, or maybe you're an established business that has
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 15, 2020
Smoke shops have experienced remarkable growth and transformation in recent years. Vapes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products have seen an increase in sales, allowing smoke shops to bring in
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on December 08, 2020
What does it take to succeed as a small business? In most cases, small business success starts with a
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 01, 2020
Are you interested in investing in a small business retail point of sale (POS) system? Unfortunately, quick decisions could lead to buyer's remorse. For this reason, it's a good idea to take the time to
Spence Hoffman
By Spence Hoffman
on November 24, 2020
What is a retail point of sale solution? As an industry-leading point of sale provider for retail businesses, it's a question we get all th...
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on November 17, 2020
What is the average cost of a point of sale system? As an industry-leading point of sale provider, it's a question that we get all the time, and the answer might
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on November 04, 2020
While there are people who still prefer in-store shopping sprees, there are just as many (or more) who are now dedicated to online holiday shopping.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 29, 2020
Whether you’re a new business or you’ve never participated in Small Business Saturday, 2020 is the year to get involved.
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on October 27, 2020
We've seen it time and time again. A retail organization invests in a new POS system. Months later, the organization is back at the bargaining table, searching for a new system. Why?
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on October 22, 2020
What is the best POS system for liquor stores? As an industry-leading POS provider, it's a question that we get all the time. The answer might surprise you! The "best" liquor store POS ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on October 15, 2020
What does it take to grow a successful liquor store? Unfortunately, there isn't a magical silver bullet to liquor store success. However, what if we told you that there's one simple thing
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 12, 2020
Every year, retailers prepare for the upcoming holiday season by adjusting their strategy and promotions to appeal to consumers more than they did the last time. However, it’ll be a bit more than switching up deals in 2020.
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on October 06, 2020
If you're searching for a grocery store POS system, there are a few things that you'll need to consider. With so many different grocery store POS systems out there, how can you make sure you've made the right purchase for your unique business?
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 01, 2020
If you're searching for the best grocery store POS system for your growing business but worried about overspending on an ineffective POS system, you're not alone.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 29, 2020
44% of all stores use mobile POS to ring up customers, but
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 28, 2020
Can you believe it? Black Friday already? 
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 24, 2020
As a new business owner, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the different small business retail POS systems on the market to choose from.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 23, 2020
It’s that time of year. The weather is getting cooler and people are reaching for their sweaters and seasonal lattes.
Spence Hoffman
By Spence Hoffman
on September 22, 2020
Are you struggling to find the right POS system for your unique business? The fact is, industry-leading businesses know that an all-...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on September 17, 2020
Are touch screen POS systems really worth it? In recent years, many industry-leading businesses and organizations have invested heavily in touch screen solutions. There's a lot to be excited about when it comes to
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 15, 2020
How much does a POS system cost? As an industry-leading small business point of sale provider, it's a question that we get all the time. The short answer? It depends.
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 10, 2020
The right point of sale solution can help your business unlock significant growth. However, choose the wrong point of sale solution can result in a ton of wasted time, energy,...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 09, 2020
Emails are a valuable small business marketing tool every day of the week — but they’re especially important during the holiday season.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 08, 2020
With so many retail point of sale (POS) systems to choose from, it's hard to know which solution is right for your retail organization. Without careful planning and consideration of the latest features and functions, a lot can go wrong during the ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 03, 2020
Have you been searching for the best POS system for retail? There are a lot of POS solutions to choose from, and without careful planning, you could end up investing in a tool that do...
Cort Ouzts
By Cort Ouzts
on September 01, 2020
Our transition from POS value added reseller to POS software developer started in earnest with a common question that all entrepreneurs face: what if there’s a better way? 
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 07, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has caused people around the world to make changes to their daily lives. 
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 22, 2020
Your business is one of a kind — and the software behind it should be, too.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 03, 2020
Many businesses remained open throughout the coronavirus pandemic, including liquor stores. And those who chose to keep their doors open have been busier than ever.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 21, 2020
Mobile pay was all the hype when it was first introduced — but mostly for the convenience factor. 
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 13, 2020
With stay at home orders coming to an end, there’s a lot of planning and preparation in store for small business owners.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 30, 2020
Point of sale systems provide retailers with benefits including faster checkout, a record of all transactions, in-depth business reporting, and loss prevention capabilities. When it comes to liquor stores, there’s one POS system feature th...