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Although we have used our cards more than ever what is interesting is that our debt has dropped. In March 2019, we owed to the banks $40 billion, today it's a third less about $27 billion.  It appears that we have been since March 2020 banking our extra money. They have not been eating out, driving less, not going on vacations, no casinos, etc. Maybe also using buy now and pay later (BNPL) cards more although that would be enough to make such a dent on this debt.

What it does show is that the Australians do have the money and credit, now are they going to spend it on Christmas or keep spending it on real estate?

Still, the reason most retailers are positive that it will be a good Christmas is that early sales from Black Friday are good, people do want to make up for the disappointment of 2020, people have big savings in the family and our workforce participation rate is good.

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Holiday creep is when you extend the actual marketing holiday season. For example, Black Friday is over, yet many people keep pushing it long after it's gone. Why? Because Black Friday works, so retailers want more of it. Why make it a day when you can make it a weekend as above or, better yet, two weeks as below, see the green arrow.

What they are doing is changing a holiday day to a marketing season. It is working too as Black Friday sales now exceed those on Boxing Day.

So to stay competitive as a small business, you need to start your marketing early to make sure you do not lose customers who are ready to make a purchase now. Then keep up with those who will wait till the last minute of the day. After count on having something for the people that buy afterwards.

This creep strategy is so successful today as shoppers know of the problems with the supply chain. I have a client whose goods sailed from Shenzhen, China. It is now somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. What worries them is whether it will turn up soon. There is a significant loss to them if it is delayed another month.

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Our success is due to our customer orientation. We deal with a wide range of customer inquiries daily. Our mission is to establish a good resolution in every one of them.

This graph above shows our customer service shows that our customers think our service is excellent where 0 = terrible 10 = excellent

This is something we are extremely pleased about despite continuous coronavirus problems.

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If you are running Windows 7, it is now out of support. This means that your Windows has no support.  Plus, you are probably running a 10+ year old computer.

We strongly recommend that you move to a newer computer and Windows. 

This is what Black Friday is good for as not only are computers at a discount but moving to a new computer will provide you with a better experience as modern computers are faster, more powerful, and have greater security.

 

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Cat8 cables

What happens now is that people setting a POS network sometimes, instead of getting an electrician, do it themselves.  Then they sometimes select a cheap cable to save expenses. Some of these cables are pretty bad. If so you may notice that your network tends to operate slow, so these cables should be replaced.

Yet, if they are good cables, the question of whether to replace these cables with a different one will speed up the network. The answer is maybe but probably not.

There are many factors here, but the big two are latency and bandwidth.

I like to think of the cable as a water pipe.

Latency would measure how long and rough the pipe is slowing down the water travelling through the pipe. 

The electronic signals travel at about 200 million meters/sec. Thus Melbourne to New York is about .1 second. Few cables would cause a problem here.

Bandwidth would be the amount of water that travels through the pipe; the wider the tube, the more water travels through it. 

Now in a POS System, we do not pass that much data around. As long as your cable is a cat6 or better, and we are talking just the POS software traffic, you will not have a problem here. Things may be different at home. Say one kid is downloading some movies, another is watching youtube, you are on the computer, and someone is watching the TV. Lots of signals, lots of bandwidth.

The last factor is that many other factors besides the cable can slow down your network, e.g. your switches and network cards.

 So if you're replacing existing cable thinking you will significantly improve your speed, I would say you are wasting your time and money. 

This is actually why electricians tend to use decent but cheap cables.

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As touchscreen technology is now widely used to improve performance. So people are becoming aware of the benefits of touchscreen devices. As a result, the use of touch screens in retail and offices are increasing.

 

Here are seven (7) benefits of using a touchscreen for your Point of Sale (POS) system.

 

Economically today.

This is the big reason people need a screen anyway, so most people feel why not get one with touch?

Speed

Increase in the speed of tasks. Very few of us are touch typists. As such, there is a delay from when we identify the spot on the screen and then move our eyes to type on the keyboard letter. The touchscreen allows the user to select the required characters without moving their eyes. This results in a faster response time.

This improved efficiency means that your staff can work faster so process customers quicker. This helps prevent long queues and customer dissatisfaction.

 

Easier to use

Looking at the screen keeping your eye on it makes it much easier to use. This makes it great for juggling various tasks on what are increasing more complex screens. As you can tap what you need, it is much simpler to operate as it provides you with direct access that eliminates the need for a mouse and keyboard.

 

People with physical disabilities

More people can use them. We did a major upgrade for multiple sclerosis. These people were unable to use keyboards what we found using a combination of voice and touch works well. Without a touch screen, these people cannot work. With it, these people can operate a POS system.

 

Cleanliness

Since COVID, everyone appreciates that there is much less to clean as people are handling less the keyboard and mouse. Screens are flat and often dust sealed. This makes them easier to clean and disinfect.

 

Training

With mobiles, we are all used to touch, making it far more intuitive to use today. This is the way most people now work in the 2020s.

 

Windows

Windows and its software is now built for touch.

 

One of our suppliers has reported to us that they have quite a lot of touch screens that they could not sell due to the lockup. As these are commercial grade if your interested in getting a touch screen, why not get one now as we have a Black Friday special for your shop now!

 

 

 

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A customer pays for a sale with their EFTPOS card. Something goes wrong and the operation is refused. The EFTPOS terminal beeps. Sometimes the customer thinks the transaction has gone through. They pick up the items and go. It happens quite a bit. 

If you do not have an integrated EFTPOS solution, you will never know what has happened.

You need an integrated EFTPOS solution.

 

 

 

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Black Friday is now one of the big shopping seasons in Australia. Part of the reason people take it so seriously as it is officially considered the start of the Christmas season. 

Now one point in retail that comes up, how does my shop perform on this marketing day? You may be surprised. 

Well, it is easy in our point-of-sale system to find out.

Go to Register reports.

 

 

Now pick "Top N Stock Sales for a Given Period"

 

Now because we had a COVID issue we need to run this report twice.

Select Black Friday 29 November 2019 to see what happened in 2019 and by unit sales 

Now redo the report with Friday, 27 November 2020 again by unit sales.

These reports need to be checked to see what looks interesting and then see if you have enough stock.

Do it and see how you go.

You do not have much time.

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This Friday is "Black Friday", officially this is the start of the Christmas shopping season. Our suppliers know that this is the last chance they get to move stock before the Christmas freeze starts. So some of our suppliers have offered us some pretty good deals to move some of their stock. So we are passing the saving to our clients. Details are being sent out now.

If you are interested in upgrading your system or getting a touch screen, let us know.

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Sometimes, you want to add a special short note on the receipt message if you sell an item. Generally, they are promotional offers but sometimes special instructions on the item. These can be specially set to be added at the bottom of the receipt. 

In our point of sale, this is easy to do.

Call up the stock item in stock maintenance, see where the green arrow is, now press the box notes. In the note and add a "^" then add your message.

Every time this printer paper is sold, a promotional offer for your ink cartridges will be added if a receipt is printed.

You can, of course, be more creative if you think about it. Because your receipt is a business document doesn't mean it has to be dull. This receipt could be your last contact with a customer, so why not leave them with an enduring impact? 

Adding a creative message can be a game-changer for your marketing policy.

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As a result of the pandemic, the public has gotten used to planning to get goods in time for festivities. Plus, with these supply problems we are going through now, the public feels that retailers will not have adequate stock for Christmas. So the public has started its holiday shopping. Christmas products are now being brought early than usual, e.g. "gingerbread house" and "letter to Santa" kits. 

The public is buying ahead.

As a result, major retailers are already starting their holiday programs.

I would suggest that you start too you have now about a month.

If the delivery service you use is Australia Post, you have less time as these are the cut-off dates. 

 

 

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What is taking off now are sales of waterproof barcode scanners. If you need this, it is worth considering.

 

-The big plus is, of course, that they are more resistant to water, but we certainly do not recommend putting one in a pool of water.

They are great if you need a scanner to work, for example, outside where they can get wet. They tend to be hardy so they can take punishment. One client told me that, yeah, he dropped it a few times, once into a puddle of water, and it kept working.

Another client told us how impressed they were when a coffee spill went all over a scanner with no damage.

- In use, in my experience, they are every bit as good as regular scanners. For example, they read small fine barcodes well.

The negatives would be that they are designed to be waterproof compared to an equal non-waterproof scanner generally

- So the costs are a bit more. 

- Because they are more enclosed, the range tends to be less. This can be a problem outside.

- They often do not have continuous scanning, which means you cannot aim at a spot and wait till it reads.

If you need such scanners, they are great so please let us know.

 

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This is happening because we have so many integrations with suppliers. Our clients are now are often simply importing in the suppliers' files, great. 

But what is happening is that suppliers, when faced with 

-A product name that is too large for their systems
 -Products so like too many of their other products 
- Laziness

summarise the description. 

Look at the above real example. What does TAS mean? Looking at the book, our client could not find anything that made sense. We think it might be the supplier code "Trade At Settlement" since it is used by several items in their catalogue and the only thing common is made in Canadian. So it is was used to mark a product whose price is to be decided when payment is due because of currency fluctuations. For example, if you buy in Canadian dollars, you will not know the cost till the date of settlement. 

Now, what happens when your staff are looking for the item in your system and see the TAS? How does it help them?

If they cannot find it, they cannot sell it?

If you encounter this problem in your system, you need to change the description to something more meaningful.

A quick way of checking the most commonly handled products in your shop is to go to Register reports.

Now pick "Top N Stock Sales for a Given Period."

 

Now in the form put in the two months and ask in order of quantity and see what you get. If you cannot recognize some of the descriptions how can your staff?

Now it is up to you to do something!

 

 

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Thinking that you need such a policy to combat majors in your area? 

Consider what price and price match policies you are thinking of matching? 

A person goes to one of my clients, shows an advertisement and asks for a price match on a product. Looking at the advertisement, my client notices, it is in a different state. He then remarked how much is the delivery going to cost from Queensland?

Now should he price match?

After this came up for discussion, I decided to investigate these pricing guarantees. What I found was interesting. It is something that every business person needs to consider for their policy.

As a rule, they only apply:

* To products that their competitors have in stock today. 

* To a specific region

* It often only applies to selected competitors.

 

Have a chew and let me know what you think your policy should be?

 
 

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This tip works in many retail environments, so consider using it in your shop.

What happens is that we all end out with an item that is the last one, and we have decided for some reason not to get it in again. The problem is that this one item often takes up as much room as many items. So we usually have to keep it in that spot until it goes sweating that it will go before it gets too much out of date.

Well, why not make a collection for the last ones left. It does not need to be well presented in the pile as the bargain hunters are willing to work through it. It saves space and often moves the items immediately before we are often stuck with it.

Many industries do this; here is another example used by a card seller.

 

If you want a list of items in your shop that have only a few left, to get a feel of the size of the problem follow these steps.

Go to register reports > stock titled "Old Stock on hand by Date last received"

I tend to do it in two parts. I check the overall problem in the shop to see the scale of the problem. 

So now, look through the list to get an idea of the extent of the problem.

If you decide that idea is a goer, go back to the report and examine by department to action.

Then let me know how this tip goes for you?

 

 

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Our advice is unchanged wait!

Overall the update from Windows 10 to Windows 11 now seems to be working.

Several of our users, despite our advice to wait, have been running our software on it.  It works, *sort of*. I say *sort of* as it is not thoroughly tested. The big problem is not our software but the equipment like scanners and printers. As expected, when doing the update, one of our clients found one receipt printer not working. In this case, we were able to fix this problem. 

Despite Microsoft's claims, we have not seen any speed increases with the newer Windows software. Maybe there is some, but you would need an accurate stopwatch to tell you. Still, based on specifications, I suspect that you will see some on a laptop on Windows 11, but we have not tested that yet.

Also, what is clear now is that the significant improvement promised of running Android on your computer is at least a year away. Without that, I do not see anything urgent with waiting. Yes, there are some enhancements, but I doubt many are particularly interested in these. For example, Teams is better than skype, but most use now Zoom or Google Meet. Still, I suppose we will all need to learn to use Teams, but that is long-term.

Most corporates are planning to move middle of next year. This is because of all the problems that they had with Windows 10 updates. This is good advice as it gives a few months for people to test it. Gives Windows time to mature. Remember, Microsoft has promised to support Windows 10 until 2025, so there is little risk of delaying your Windows 11 experience.

Above all now, make sure that any computer or equipment you buy is Windows 11 compatible. You do not want to buy an obsolete computer. 

If you will not wait, let us know before you do the update. We always need beta testers.

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It is not an exaggeration to say that seeing the future is a gift every business wants, but such superpowers are only in fiction. Still, the predictive technology and analytics in your POS Software will give you a better understanding of future events. 

For example, using your data-driven analytics with its artificial intelligence in your POS system can give you predictions on your ideal stock holding now based on its previous history. This can help you make real-time decision-making, allowing, for example, to overcome the current delivery issues leading to the current shipping delays. 

The problem is that you now have thousands of stock items in your shop. Keeping track of all these stock items is, in practice, unworkable as it is too much work. To reduce the workload, many people try to pick the top-selling items and essentially ignore the rest. It works for the top, say 100 items but leaves the rest out of control. But it is no problem for the computer to control thousands of items. 

Let me show you an example. See the example of a stock item above in the ordering screen. 

We have here two (2) on hand. The expected sale for this week (focus quantity) is four (4) sales a week. So the computer is saying you need to order ASAP or miss out on sales this week and a few next week until you get it in stock. 

That is one item. You have thousands of stock items in your shop now. Doing this is too much work manually. 

Using it, you can spot early warning signs.

One of my clients recently discovered that he had forgotten about Diya lamps. These surged in sales last month, so okay, he missed some but managed to get much of it. So he got some excellent sales that he would have missed out on without this predictive analytics. 

If you need any help or want to get an automated stock control system going in your shop, please contact us.

 

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The problem here is that missing an ATO deadline can often, in fines and cause problems. Now our software was paired with ATO software, so giving our clients warning of the ATO key dates. Unfortunately, this ATO software was discontinued. Now we can no longer do this.

So it is advisable to check the ATO's key date page here manually and regularly. Then write down these dates in your diary with a date when you have to go back to this site. I would not suggest just trusting your bookkeeper.

If you will be late, my advice is to notify the ATO in advance as often they are helpful.

If so, make sure you get a reference number from the ATO.

 

 

 

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What you need to check now is your Christmas trading hours this year. Many of you will need to change your regular Christmas business hours this year. We can see that this will be different everywhere as each of the states governs opening hours. Also based on current trends it may also depend on the category of your business and where it is located.

Since the public is confused too, I suggest that you make your hours clear on the front of the shop and update it as time goes on. So something like this above is ideal as well as that consider adding it to the receipt your opening hours.

 

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Today, we are struggling to cope with the impact of pandemics on our supply chain. It has become more than a severe inconvenience that is affecting profitability.

On top of the supply problems, many suppliers struggling with shortages are quietly increasing prices and substituting old formerly unsellable stock. So prices are going up everywhere except in official Treasury figures.

What happened to us lately is interesting. We ordered two items for around $ 18 unit price and with a shipping cost of $15. But what happened was we were charged the two shipping costs of $30 in one parcel. They never did that before.

You must be cautious otherwise, you will not notice the price increase or replacement.

Older legacy systems with inadequate stock tools cannot do this. Here's a valuable screen if you need to check

Stock maintenance> History tab> Price change

What it does is provide a product history for each barcode and price change over time.

It is worth studying as this screen will be invaluable for you over the next few months until we get over this supply crisis.

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