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Retail Systems for Furniture and Lighting Stores

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Furniture retailers need to carefully control their furniture inventory and pricing, manage multiple furniture vendors, and maintain accurate and detailed order and sales records. That’s why our Furniture Point of Sale Software helps you manage your furniture store business from controlling out of stock inventory to organizing customer loyalty programs.

Seasonality and changing trends in the furniture industry make it important that your inventory stay current and accurate. Our order management system will help organize and manage all outstanding orders from all locations that both the warehouse staff and store operators can access. 

The Point of Sale (POS) System offers the "best of breed" solution built for the furniture including lighting industry. Each POS comes with an essential feature  - real time data synchronization with the central database server and  this allows you to access current information always at anytime.

 

Processing Fabric Option with Price and Cost Jump at the Aralco POS

INVENTORY FEATURES FOR FURNITURE & LIGHTING STORES

 

  • Purchase order  management
  • Supports mulitple suppliers per product
  • Supports multiple manufacturers' bar code numbers per product
  • Unlimited main and sub-category setup for product such as brand, country of origin, packing, etc
     
  • Allows you to sell and ship from another location at the POS
  • Customers' special order management throughout the system (stamped on Purchase Orders and Goods Receiving).  
  •  Standard order quantity are used in P.O. for supplier standard order quantity  
  • EDI capability between POS to Back Office to external systems (i.e. Manufacturing Plants) 

 

  • Fabric Configurator, very detail setup for Fabrics, Grades, Colors etc. You can setup Cost and Price jumps for different configurations, hence eliminating operator errors when entering Custom Orders
  • Multiple warehouse support  
  • Multiple company support  
  • Zone specific product pricing 

 

AUTO STOCK REPLENISHMENT:

 

  • Auto purchase orders for re-stocking
  • Auto stock allocation for new shipment of goods
  • Auto stock balancing among stores

 


     

    INVENTORY LOOKUP

    Comprehensive Inventory Lookup with real-time stock units at hand and movement by locations at any POS or BOS workstations. Inventory Lookup is also available within the checkout process allowing cashier to instantly engage customer on the current stock availability:

     

     


     

    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 
    • Electronic shelf label (ESL) interface option


     

    SALES ORDER MANAGEMENT AT THE POS

    • Order entry at any location  
    • Automated minimum-deposit calculation on orders (user definable by percent of total) 
    • Offered price (before or after tax) automatic discount calculation  
       
    • Optional gross profit percent calculation at POS at the time of price negotiation  
    • 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 brand, 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
       
    • Gift Registry program is perfect for furniture retailers. With Aralco POS Systems, retailers can bring in more shoppers by offering gift registry as a service to assist customers such as engaged couples in the communication of gift preferences with their wedding guests. Desired merchandise are selected by the couple  and  registered  at the store’s POS, read more.

     


     

    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

     


    Contact IRMCS for more information