For an entrepreneur running a store, it’s a constant balancing act between personal, business and everything in between. A small, independent retailer is constantly challenged with managing the business and yet maintaining a comfortable work/ life balance. The challenge is most real for Mom and Pop shops, where budgets are low for hiring extra staff and investing in high-tech equipment. Store owners are forced to micromanage with long hours on premises, spending valuable time managing the store, while trying to expand the business – with limited down-time.
A Heavy Toll
Running a busy store can take a toll on you as a store owner, especially when juggling the demands of a fast growing business vs. family. I see it all the time. It can become a vicious cycle of spending long hours at the store, leading to burnout and downright exhaustion. If only you could spend more time with family and friends, at home or on vacation, yet still keep tabs on your store. If only your manager could keep track of sales, inventory and cashiers while he or she is away from the store.
NRS Has the Solution
This may seem remote (pun intended!), but there is a unique POS that has its own merchant app and web portal that gives retailers 24/7 access to their back-office, from anywhere, any time. The National Retail Solutions POS (Point of Sale) solution lets you access your POS remotely, to track sales, manage inventory, monitor cleek shifts and more. Plus, you can access and download his store reports and even sign up to receive daily sales reports via email, according to Elie Katz, President of NRS.
Modern POS+ Hardware to the Rescue
In the past, a POS most common in small and midsized independent grocery, liquor and tobacco stores, was just a mechanical looking cash register coupled with a calculator. With round-the-clock access via Apple or Android app, plus an easy-to-use web portal, NRS’ modern-day POS allows for remote store management:
- Sales Activity Tracking: The NRS POS system has powerful software which lets you remotely link to your register and keep track of every penny that comes and goes from the drawer. This isn’t just a convenient feature for managing your cash; it also deters employee theft. Clerks are less likely to steal from the drawer when they know that even while you’re away, they are being monitored.
- Inventory Management: Even when you are away from your store, you can easily access the exact number of products on your shelves and/or in your stock room. You can be at your local cash and carry, and remotely check what needs to be restocked. The POS manages your inventory so you don’t overspend on extra products you don’t need – and you can access this information with your smartphone!
- Sales Figures On-the-Go:Ultimately, your business’ success boils down to your sales figures and your income at the end of each day. The NRS POS helps organize your numbers and generates report, so that you can stay updated with your business. You can be at your friend’s beach house in Punta Cana and log in to your POS from there.
- Cashiers’ Time In – Time Out: With the NRS POS, you can assign each cashier their own username and login password, and control how much information they can access on your POS. Using the handy remote app or web portal, you’ll always know who’s running your store while you’re not there and be able to track their performance.
In my humble opinion, it makes sense to invest in National Retail Solutions’ (NRS) point of sale system. It is touted to be the “World’s Greatest POS” because it is more than just a POS system.
The POS integrates seamlessly with NRS PAY (and other) credit card processing services. It also includes a free customer loyalty discounts program and lets you recharge Boss Revolution® pinless with just the tap of a button. To learn more, visit nrsplus.com or call 833-289-2767.