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Gift card is the perfect gift solution for birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations. When customers purchase your store's gift card to give it to a friend or associate, they immediately become promoter of your brand. Gift card recipients are bound to visit your stores resulting in increased sales revenue.


Gift cards are fast replacing traditional paper-based gift vouchers or certificates. It was first introduced in the USA, subsequently Europe, and has been a phenomenal success. Ever since Gift Cards have become a unique electronic approach to gift-giving and receiving.



With Aralco Retail Systems, retailers can now move away from gift vouchers and develop their branding campaign further with eye-catching cards for customers to purchase as gifts - for family and friends - for that special occasion and any festive season. 


Aralco provides a complete Gift Card Solution from card production with a graphics image to card activation when purchased by customers at the POS. It also manages data mining, statement review/printing, and card transaction processing at the point of sales. 



Aralco Processes Gift Card
Real-time Across Stores



Simply, a Gift Card allows the customer to pay for a certain value of merchandise upfront. In turn, gift card recipients can use the card value to buy whatever they want at the POS in any store where the cashier simply scans the unique barcode number on the gift card and the Back Office server will instantly check its fund balance.


Since the Aralco POS supports multiple payment types, the transaction can be paid in part with the gift card and any balance of the purchase can be completed with cash and/or credit cards.




Admin-free HASSLE-Free


There is no manual administration involved in a gift card - the customer simply selects the card they want to present as a gift, determines the dollar value, and point of sales staff just activates it through the Aralco POS terminal. 


The entire process is automatically tracked by Aralco BOS and you can develop custom reports detailing everything from the number of cards activated, cards re-loaded, and statements to customer purchasing habits.



Find out how to unify Gift Card seamlessly with Aralco Retail POS Systems.


Contact IRMCS for a demonstration of Aralco Gift Card Systems.


Getting IT right with a POS that has all the adequate inventory features is imperative for the apparel retail business to have efficient stock management and comprehensive performance analysis.


It is also essential that each POS communicates and exchanges real-time data with the central server so that the main inventory database gets updated upon completion of each sales transaction. Similarly, all other data must always be current and accessible to your employees at the POS, and in the back office.


Inventory Software For Apparel Stores


Inventory software for the apparel industry must support any style or article number with attributes for managing clothing sizes, colors, and length detail when required.


This architecture helps retailers pull up the information quickly on products sold and stock statuses of individual styles. Otherwise, the result would be slow and cumbersome in retrieving information on products and their attributes.

Aralco supports multiple dimensions per style or article such as color and size grid.

Read about Bar Code Labeling


It is equally important that the inventory module allows you to categorize each style or article by brand, season, collection, and so on with the ultimate motive to be able to analyze business performances by season and brand. The other motivation is to be able to produce stock status by seasons for aging analysis.



Aralco POS for Apparel


Aralco's apparel POS software supports an unlimited number of attributes with dimension tables for COLORS and SIZES such as Large, Medium, Small, or any other size coding.


The values in each dimension table are user-definable hence you can name them according to your requirement.



The Apparel POS software from Aralco supports up to 4 dimension tables per product or style. A product can be set up with one dimension table for COLOR only, while another can have two dimension tables (or more), for example with a COLOR and SHIRT SIZE table.



Other Important features from Aralco -


Season & Collection management
User-definable categories i.e. top, bottom, brand, gender, fabric & etc.
Stock aging and Sell-Through Analysis by season/Brand
Mass promotion markdowns by seasons
Membership -  Loyalty Programs - Gift Card
E-commerce Integration



Customer Profiling


An optional module from Aralco enables the designing and creation of screens with user-definable data fields for capturing information about your customers such as their age group, occupations, favorite designs, colors, brands, or sizes they wore, and any other fields important for reporting, event targeting or EDM purposes - read more.