man in his minimart
How POS Software Can Help Minimarts Stay Ahead in 2023

The minimart industry is more competitive than ever. Not only is the industry facing direct competition from other minimarts, but also from indirect competitors such as grocery stores, supermarkets, gas stations, and online stores that offer same-day delivery.  At the start of each new year, experts weigh in on their predictions for the challenges and…

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4 Reasons to Invest in a Café POS System

Despite ongoing economic uncertainties, inflation, and labor shortages, the coffee and snack shop industry continues to recover as people return to in-person professional and social activities. In the US, roasted coffee revenue rose to $69.8 billion in 2022. That figure is expected to hit $83.6 billion by 2025. According to the National Coffee Data Trends…

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Signs Your Convenience Store POS System Needs an Upgrade

As the central hub for your convenience store, a point of sale (POS) system is essential to running your business efficiently and profitably. From quick transactions with personalized customer service to simplified inventory management with easy to monitor costs and margins, a convenience store pos system needs to be reliable and ready to grow with…

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POS Technology for Small Business Owners and Mom-and-Pop Shops

Small businesses are vital contributors to the economy, but the “moms and pops” who run these establishments face many challenges. Fortunately, investing in the latest technology can make the lives of small business owners much more manageable. For example, traditional cash register systems are a thing of the past. In 2023, point of sale (POS)…

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Grow Your Café with Coffee Shop POS

How do you like your coffee? The staple beverage has become part of almost everyone’s morning routine, common ground for work breaks and social chats, and a guaranteed-to-please token of appreciation. With that kind of popularity, it’s no surprise that the $5.2 billion Canadian coffee and snack shop industry is expected to see a 2.5%…

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POS System Trends to Boost Your Small Business in 2023

With a month into the new year, 2023 has yet to reveal what’s ahead in the world of retail. Rising inflation, supply chain disruption, and labor shortages were some of the challenges faced in 2022. Projected to continue well into 2023, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business confirms what we already know: “Although all companies…

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Understanding Payment Processing for Liquor Store POS Systems

Understanding payment processing has become essential for liquor stores.  While the COVID-19 pandemic led to decreased consumer spending across many retail sectors in Canada, it increased sales in liquor stores. Bars and restaurants closed, and the only place to purchase alcohol was liquor stores. The result was a 1.3% bump in revenues for the industry…

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