EPoS, E-commerce, Mobile, Websites, Graphic Design
We all know that surviving in retail is tough; and whether you’re a paid employee or the owner of the business there are times when we all need to escape the mundane jobs that keep accounting and stock control records on track. But with all these time soaking tasks PLUS actually selling to customers, it’s difficult to make room for family time or leisure pursuits.
What if you could free up time by simply adopting more efficient ways of working?
Using modern and sophisticated data management software it’s possible to reduce your administration costs and time spent overheads so that you’ll have more time outside of opening hours for the fun things in life.
…come on, let’s go and play!
It’s great when you do finally make time for family and friends, but who’s managing things when you’re out of the office?
‘Sparkstone Retail’ utilises a single database structure, meaning that all aspects of your business are continuously connected and you can access your data from anywhere using our online reports centre. It’s a great way to stay ‘in the loop’ without actually having to be on the premises.
…I think some company is overdue
Lots of snow is fun when you’re on a snowboarding holiday or out sledging with the kids, but what if you’re trying to run a business that is reliant on customer footfall?
The heavy snow that is predicted for late January and February could cause problems for UK retailers if customers can’t make it to the high street or if they’re just too busy building snowmen.
By embracing multi-channel and adding an ecommerce store to your business, you can let people shop from the comfort of their own homes or even the confines of their stranded cars! (be sure to include sufficient disclosures to your delivery policies just in case your courier can not deliver on schedule)
…Just watching the hours tick by (tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock)
Whilst it can be less scary to just stick with what you know, failure to act can often be more damaging than do something badly.
By preparing your business for the future, with the latest that technology has to offer (either hardware or software) you’ll have a business that is positioned to succeed in today’s constantly evolving retail sector.
Over the past decade consumers have embraced the internet and online shopping. 9am to 5:30pm trading hours are long gone and your customers not only want to shop at any time of day, they also want quicker and more personal responses to their complaints or product enquiries. Consider using social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter to engage and communicate with your customers… it may be snowing outside and difficult to get about, but with the power of social, a good deed or excellent customer service can spread much quicker than a sledge can travel.
…Do you want to build a snowman?
So with all that said, do you actually want to go out in the cold, only to come back inside with painfully numb fingers, a dripping nose and frozen feet?
Why not offer your customers something warm to drink when they come through your door and perhaps even a comfy pair of warm slippers to wear as they browse around your store?