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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, and that figure is expected to hit $83.6 billion by 2025. According to the National Coffee Data…

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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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Tips for Choosing Vendors when Opening a Retail Store

The journey of opening a retail store involves hundreds of decisions. From formulating your business plan, to securing financing and licenses, to sourcing products and vendors, you may have already discovered how overwhelming the process can be. When you’re at the point of evaluating suppliers, there are a few tips to help you make the…

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A Beginner’s POS System Guide

As a new business owner, you have a vast array of technology solution options you can implement to streamline your processes. However, once you’ve developed your business plan, secured a location, and set a date for your grand opening, one of the next things you’ll need to do is invest in a quality point of…

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Questions to Ask Before Opening a Retail Store

Does your entrepreneurial spirit have you considering opening a retail store? Maybe you’re ready to make a long-time dream a reality, or a new opportunity has presented itself. Starting a retail business is a labor of love that requires a huge investment of time and resources. Before jumping all-in, take a moment to assess the…

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What to Expect When You Get a Free POS System

What You Get From Free Retail POS Software More and more Point of Sale (POS) software providers are offering promotions that allow merchants and other end users to acquire retail software for free or at a reduced cost. In the past, offers such as a “free trial” or the “first six months free” may have…

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