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Retail System for Book, Stationery, Music, Video Store

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Aralco Retail System has been developed very extensively for sales and rental of book, music, stationery and DVDs businesses.

Our retail solution manages and simplifies everything for you so that your employees can have more time to focus on customers and the essential tools to help you grow your business.

 

  • Record, report and advance search by artist, year, music category  
  • Record, report and advance search by publisher, author, content, rating, number of pages, ISBN etc.  
  • Inventory Lookup at the POS in real-time giving current stock at hand information always 
  • E-commerce links website to warehouse eliminating need for double entry of orders, simplifying shipping  
  • Customer database tracks purchases, supports product recommendations and up-selling (similar or complimentary items)  
  • Package sales and kitting allow selling products in gift baskets 
  • Sales and rental management of products at the POS  
  • Process and record customer's order at the POS with required deposit and due date. Convert customer's order to invoice upon full payment and pick up by customer at the store.

 

PRODUCT SET UP AND INVENTORY FEATURES:
 

  • Product related color grid matrix setup allows multiple details per product 
  • Instant inventory look up by product or ISBN number and locations from any store POS, in real-time giving you current stock at hand information

 

 Inventory Look-Up On Hand Qty in Grid Matrix

 

  • Non-matrix items such as accessories  
  • Min/Max stock level by store, distribution center and company 
  • Non-inventory items such as delivery fees, personal shopping services  
     
  • Manages consignment goods and payables upon sales by supplier 
  • Multiple suppliers per product
     
  • Kit sets/assembly
  • Product image and sound links to products for multimedia catalogues 
     
  • Customer display pole for multimedia presentations 
  • Bin numbers, volume weight, alternate manufacturer or ISBN barcode sets
  • Supplier and product lead time

     


 

STOCK PROCESSING:

 

Via keyboard entry or bar code scanning or via data collectors -

  • Goods receiving,
  • Inter-branch transfers, 
  • Stock count,
  • Returns to vendor,
  • Adjustments

 


 

PRODUCT LABELING OPTIONS:

  • Bar coded stock label, swing tag printing - label formats are fully user-definablle including label size, font type
  • Bar coded shelf label printing 
  • Supports alpha-numeric product code and bar code numbers
  • Supports unlimited manufacturers' bar code number per SKU or ISBN bar code numbers whichever applicable
     
  • Electronic shelf label (ESL) interface option


 

AUTO STOCK REPLENISHMENT:

 

  • Auto purchase orders for re-stocking
  • Auto stock allocation for new shipment of goods
  • Auto stock balancing among stores to manage over/under stock and broken size/color

 

SALES ORDER MANAGEMENT AT THE POS

  • Order entry at any location  
  • Automated minimum-deposit calculation on orders (user definable by percent of total) 
  • Customer orders with multiple partial payments, at any location  
  • Customer order partial-pickup and payment  
     
  • Order cancellation (entire or partial)  
  • Optional deposit refund upon cancellations  
  • Total flexibility to modify customer orders  
     
  • Order lookup at back office or originating store  
  • Customer order arrival notification upon goods receiving  
  • Order fulfillment and invoicing
     
  • Auto sales order import to purchase order
  • Quotation management
  • Accounts Receivable / Layaways, credit notes, statements, invoice ageing

 

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT:

 

  • User definable customer's demographic profile, recording size, color, preferences etc.
  • User definable reporting on customer purchase history and demographic for email targeted marketing 
  • Email Broadcasting with email merging capability
  • Membership card system with user definable member group and privileges
  • Membership and loyalty card systems is interactive with webcam to capture picture of customer for in-store card printing

 

User Definable Customer Demographics CRM
 


 

CUSTOMER LOYALTY POINTS PROGRAM

 

  • Create multiple rewards plans to attract new customers and drive up repeat visits to your stores.
  • Fully automated point calculation and redemption at each POS terminal - processed real-time seamlessly with data synchronized with the central Microsoft SQL database server and across stores via the Internet.
  • In-store loyalty card printing with member's photo and bar coded ID or magnetic stripe encoding

 

Card Sample

 


 

PROMOTIONS AND MARKETING CAMPAIGNS:

 

  • Package sales   
  • Markdowns and date sensitive promotion/event management 
  • Quantity discount group promotion for range of merchandise
  • Tag along promotion
  • Day/time of the week promotion
  • Promotion alert messages with start and end date
  • Conditional Promotion - NEW!, read more
     

 

GIFT PROGRAMS:

 

  • Gift Card program - in-store prepaid stored-value money card redeemable at any POS station at any store location and any unused balance encourages repeat visits. 

  • Gift Certificate program with system generated ID number  (at the POS) with centralized redemption management at the back office, layered down to transaction date and receipt number

 


 

USER-DEFINABLE REPORTING SYSTEMS:

 

  • Report with Product and Customer PicturesChange or create your own user-defined reports 
  • Create your own formulas in reports
  • Stock ageing and sell through analysis 
  • Best & worst selling items report  
  • Inventory & sales report by matrix or non-matrix  
  • Staff Performance and commission
  • Profitability, cost of goods sold
  • Year on year, month on month analysis

 

  • Graphical reports
  • Cross tab reporting
  • Report scheduler
  • Interactive with Microsoft Outlook
  • Output report as HTML, CSV or to Microsoft Excel, Words and PDF 
  • Report security access rights by individual and group of employees 

 


 

BI DASHBOARD:

 

Custom data on the BI Dashboard are available and it comes standard with the following options:

Top Producers by:

  • Department
  • Customers
  • Store
  • Product
  • Suppliers
  • Employee
  • Sales Orders and Status

 


 

FURTHER CAPABILITIES AND SCALABILITY:

 

  • Wholesale order management
  • Inwards and outwards consignment goods management
  • Interface to Sage ACCPAC, Simply Accounting, Quickbooks, etc
  • Website and shopping cart integration

 

 

Read about Aralco POS Overview


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