7. Package Breakdown
When photo stores receive their inventory orders from their suppliers, each purchase is often assembled in boxes containing given quantities. For example, memory cards, filters, batteries, frames and photo albums. If you often buy from the same supplier, the quantities in these boxes are probably the same for each order. With an option to quickly disassemble packages into units, you can enjoy significant time savings. With Alice POS, you can easily receive your inventory in packages, and disassemble it into units in a few clicks. Such a feature has the effect of saving a lot of time and energy.
8. Repair Management
If you offer a camera repair service in your store, it is important to have point-of-sale software that can manage this service. Without this functionality in your point of sale, you will need two pieces of software, which generates twice as much cost and double inventory management. That’s why you need an all-in-one point-of-sale software system with the option of managing repair statuses. Indeed, thanks to a system such as Alice POS, ensure a rigorous follow-up of customer items to be repaired by registering them directly in your point of sale. It is also possible to make internal notes in customer files and it is easier to identify the prices and costs associated with customer items based on breakdowns or adjustments to be made.
9. Sales Order Management
As for the order module, it is a space that allows you to track the items to be ordered in store. It is also possible for customers to make product requests. For example, when a new camera appears in store (or on the market) and a customer requests to reserve this new camera when it arrives in store, the cashier can order the product in question and notify the customer to pick it up in store when the camera is in inventory. Thanks to point-of-sale software, it is therefore much easier to make product reservations and a rigorous follow-up of your inventory.
What is the difference between a point of sale and a payment processor?
The payment processor allows customers’ transactions to be processed, including credit or debit card payments, while the point of sale allows the transaction to be recorded. The payment processor processes credit card payments, while the POS records billable sales information and subtracts inventory quantities.
How to make effective inventory management?
There are many ways to carry out effective inventory management, but three ways to track your inventory predominate: manual, computerized and robotic tracking. However, computerized tracking has many advantages for an independent business or store network and remains the best way to ensure effective inventory management. To learn more, read our recent article here.