Drive through the downtown core and it can feel like there are just as many wireless retailers as there are gas stations or restaurants. The differences between each wireless retailer may not be immediately apparent, as many have similar product lines, stores sizes, staff mix, and target market. As a result, each independent outlet must make a concerted effort to differentiate themselves through the best customer service and technology in order to compete in a crowded market. Here are some of our top predictions for how independent wireless retailers will evolve in 2018:
Effective Inventory Management begins with improving our visibility into actual inventory levels and Virtual Quantity.
Let’s dive into the processes that reveal true in-store sellable quantities through your POS data, and how to better leverage Virtual Quantity in relevant auto ordering and transferring tools.
Neglecting to plan for Black Friday is like going rock climbing without ropes—it makes something that’s already difficult a whole lot harder. Black Friday is one of the most intense shopping days of the year, and the outcome for retailers can be spectacular or stressful depending on how well they're prepared. Set yourself up for success this holiday season with these seven simple steps.
Your POS system is the central hub for your business and the heartbeat of transactions, so choosing a new POS system can be a very daunting task. It’s intimidating and overwhelming to implement new technology — two reasons why retailers often avoid it at all costs. But what about the risk that comes with having the wrong tools or system in place? That thought should be just as scary. Without the right POS, you run the risk of missing the opportunity to grow your business quickly or at all.
This holiday season you're going to have increased traffic. Are you prepared to maximize your sales with this influx of store traffic? Let’s say 30% of visitors to your wireless store make a purchase. That means that you have the chance to influence 70% of your customers to buy! While the exact percentage may vary in each of your stores, the key point is this: you need to take advantage of the opportunity to sell more in your stores. To be able to take full advantage of it, you will first you need to track it.
In a constantly changing and fast-paced industry like wireless, the saying 'time is money' has never rung more true. Watch this video blog as we discuss the many reasons why wireless dealers are saving time and money by using carrier integrations.
Performance metrics already exist and are being utilized to motivate employees, but what is the next step?
Employee retention is a long-standing and a well-documented challenge in the retail industry. Turnover rates have been exceptionally high for years, and there are theories abound as to why. Training deficiencies, low employee comradery, and antiquated hiring practices are just a few potential causes that have been examined in years past.
Are you a Service & Repair owner in the wireless industry who is thinking of growing your business? Wondering what you need to think about to take that next step and prepare for the leap? One word needs to come to mind, and that is scale. You need to ensure you are scaling everything from top to bottom before you plan on growing.
As a wireless retailer, you want to find ways to provide seamless experiences to your customers both online and offline. Omnichannel strategies are key to your success as a business, but they only work if you can serve your customers effectively and efficiently. A strong omnichannel strategy relies on creative ideas, but you also need the products and management systems to orchestrate your campaigns seamlessly.
The 2015 EMV liability shift was implemented nearly two years ago, and a lot has changed in the world of retail since then. With all of these industry updates now taking hold, it's the perfect time to review the current state of EMV in the U.S. market.
The following is a guest blog post from our partners at Statflo.
After putting in so much effort to research, attract, screen, interview, hire and train the right person for the job, it’s devastating when they decide to leave prematurely. And yet, it happens all the time.
The Prepaid Expo this past week offered valuable sessions for any dealers in the prepaid sector or those looking to enter it. Discussions ranged from how to prevent fraud and money laundering, to looking at alternate revenue streams, to an overview of the prepaid landscape.
Directly integrating to your point of sale, a modern payment system delivers a robust payment experience for both merchant and customer. From merchant services, to hardware procurement, to remote terminal solutions and everything in between, a modern payment system connects merchants to a total payment ecosystem.