Loyalty Cards
Gift & Loyalty Restaurant Retail

“How To” Guide for Loyalty Programs

How do you compete if you’re a small retailer or restaurant? Loyalty cards are an important part of retail or restaurant businesses these days. You compete everyday with big box stores, fast food chains, and online shopping.  And honestly, you can’t give shoppers the rock bottom pricing these places can.  So how do you compete? It’s all about customer experience.  The customer should WANT to come to your store, or
hotel and restaurant data breaches
Payments POS News Restaurant Retail

Hotel and Restaurant Data Breaches…..

Hotel and Restaurant Data Breaches With new technology coming out every day, comes new threats.  But with these threats, how prepared is your business?  The hospitality industry, is the most under-prepared for this. Ransomware, spyware, and data breaches are almost common these days. It's beginning to be ridiculous.  But where do your weaknesses lie? Legacy Systems / Hotel and Restaurant Data Breaches 70% or more of hotels, and restaurants are
loyalty cards
Gift & Loyalty Retail

Loyalty Cards: Current Trends

Life keeps getting harder for brick and mortar businesses.  Retail stores face fierce online competition.  Restaurants have similar problems with delivery services, and fast food.  So how can you level the playing field?  How do you get people to keep coming in the door?  The answer, Loyalty Cards. Loyalty Cards and Loyalty Programs Loyalty cards are a simple way to keep people coming in the store.  They give people a
Focus POS
POS News Restaurant Retail

Focus POS moves to the cloud!

Focus POS moves to the cloud Focus POS, a leader in restaurant POS, is introducing a cloud based system. At the NRA show, they unveiled their new cloud based system. While I only had a few moments to look at it, their iPad solution does look great, and seems very familiar to Focus users.  Focus POS has long been a legacy POS provider, and this step shows that the future
revel systems

Revel Systems and Specialty Retail?

Revel Systems sights in on the Specialty Retail Market.  I was recently at the NRA convention, and spoke to a few of the senior management team from Revel Systems. They said in no uncertain terms, that specialty retail is where they want to expand next. Specialty retail is booming these days. One of the major shifts in retail in the last 30 years, is the move away from department stores.

Your e-Commerce Store, Does it Sell Your Brand?

Does your e-Commerce Store Sell Your Brand?  So, you have a successful brick and mortar store. Time to take it online! But, does your e-commerce store sell your brand?  You're entering a new space. Unlike your neighborhood, where you're the cornerstone of cool. Where people know that your store is the place to buy the latest coolest stuff. The internet is the home of thousands of similar stores.  So how
vend gift cards
Gift & Loyalty Retail

Vend Gift Cards, a Great Way to Make Money!

Vend Gift Cards Since their launch in September 2015, gift cards have proven to be a huge selling point for Vend POS. Vend gift cards are one of our top sellers here at Plastic Printers.   Here's why Vend Gift Cards are taking off: 1.) They bring new customers in. A large number of people who receive gift cards, have never been to your store before. It's a great way
electric cash register
Gift & Loyalty Retail

Electric Cash Register… Should you get rid of yours?

Electric Cash Registers... Why should you get rid of yours? I talk to customers almost every week who are using an electric cash register. Some use it because they've had it for years. Others, because they believed it would be cheaper than it's cloud based counterpart.  But by the time they talk to me, they're generally looking for some more advanced features. Things like gift or loyalty cards. These aren't
ipad pos system
Restaurant Retail

iPad POS System? Will it fit my business?

Why should I pick an iPad POS System? The iPad POS system has exploded in the last 10 years. They're everywhere, even in some of the bigger restaurants and retailers. But what's made the iPad such a magnet for POS providers?   It has a lot to do with cloud computing. An iPad POS system will be a cloud based system. This is an invention of the 21st century, that
shopify pos

Shopify POS…. A quick review.

Shopify POS has been around for a few years now, since 2013. So while I'm reviewing other POS platforms, it makes sense to look at Shopify POS too.   Those who know me, and read my other blogs, know that I'm pro Shopify. I've been using Shopify for e-commerce stores for 5 or 6 years. They're easy to use, and come with excellent customer service. But most of all, they're