PRLog - Nov. 14, 2012 - HACKENSACK, N.J. -- It should come as no surprise that the retail industry is one of the predominant users of Retail Point of Sale systems. Visual Retail Plus has been at the forefront of Retail Point of Sale software since its inception over 2 decades ago. As technology advanced in the 80s, dumb cash registers were replaced by a dynamic marriage of hardware and software. Traditionally, standard POS systems consist of the computer, the software, a cash drawer and a receipt printer. In this incarnation it acts much like its predecessor the cash register, but that is where the similarities (and limitations)
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The ability to add software modules and varied specialized peripherals to a computer sets smaller businesses free of the shackles that formerly bound them. Having different providers and different departments, all contained in one umbrella program demonstrates the benefits and savings immediately. Accepting credit cards directly through the terminal is a major bonus. Reconciling the daily tallies is so much easier with an active POS. Centralized security is also a major benefit of Retail Point of Sale software. No managers with a giant ring of keys running all over the store. Usernames, passwords, security settings and biometric recognition all raise the POS system above anything even the fanciest cash register could demonstrate. Printing your own barcode labels with a software module allows you’re the benefit of having complete control of your UPCs and also the ability to retag items. No more are you forced to rely on a warehouse or vendor for their UPC info.
Tracking and managing customers is something a cash register can never do. CRM is vastly important for the growth of any company, retail being no exception. Visual Retail Plus has an extensive Customer Module, tracking sales history, and all pertinent personal information anyone could want. It even boasts a loyalty program!
One of the oldest and still biggest benefits of Retail Point of Sale is the reporting tools. Using computing power, VRP eliminates the rolls of register tape and long nights for accounting settlements. But more than just tender counts, reporting off all kinds are at the tips of your fingers. Hot items, dead items, cashier volume, repeat customers, vendor info, are just a sampling of what is in store. Mountains of paperwork and teams of employees can be eliminated with good Retail pos software.
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