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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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Difference Between Cash Register and POS System
Difference Between Cash Register and POS System

Identifying the Difference Between Cash Register and POS Systems Breakdown for small business owners The technology you choose for your shop makes a big impact on how efficiently and profitably you operate, and the types of customer experiences you offer. However, it’s not always clear to small business owners what the difference between a cash…

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Opening a Retail Store Checklist

The Ultimate Guide to Opening a Retail Store a Checklist for Small Business Owners Opening a retail store can be exhilarating and overwhelming all at the same time. To be successful, entrepreneurs and business owners need to address all aspects of opening a retail store while maintaining a clear picture of their goals, strategies, and…

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How to Turn Returns into an Opportunity
How to Turn Returns into an Opportunity

How to Turn Returns into an Opportunity Following the December bustle of shoppers looking for the perfect gift and best sales, January brings a different customer dynamic with merchandise returns. As a necessary part of retail business, customers expect a hassle-free return process. In 2020, retailers expected 13.3% of the merchandise sold over the holidays…

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4 Reasons to Switch to Integrated Payment Processing
4 Reasons to Switch to Integrated Payment Processing

4 Reasons to Switch to Integrated Payment Processing As a small business owner, you know that the checkout is an important part of the shopping experience. For customers, the checkout is the final stop when making a purchase. For retailers, it’s an opportunity to increase profits and give customers a lasting positive impression. Switching to…

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How to Save on Credit Card Fees this Holiday Season
How to Save on Credit Card Fees this Holiday Season

How to Save on Credit Card Fees this Holiday Season In the last few months, you’ve likely noticed the cost of running your retail shop has increased. Everything from inventory to paper, cleaning supplies to utilities. As you prepare for the busiest shopping season of the year, finding small ways to protect your profits will…

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