The profitability of an optical retail store can depend on efficient operations and whether they have an optometry practice in addition to selling glasses and contact lenses. Eye care practices need the right technology to provide the best patient care and customer service.
Aralco POS Software for Opticians helps you to manage your practice and maximize the efficiency of your patient encounters. Our inventory multi-office task solutions are powerful, efficient, and user-friendly because they have been designed with opticians in mind.
- User-definable Patient file creation
- Eyewear Prescription records on file
- Lens Configuration setup
- Patient history and past purchase records
- Prescription History
- Patients measurement database
- Automatic reminder to suggest additional items such as Insurance, anti-glare, tints
- Real-time Inventory Lookup at the POS, giving current stock status always
POS USER-DEFINABLE DATA FIELDS (UDF) - PRESCRIPTION INFO
Here is an example of a user-definable screen designed to capture customers' eyeglass prescriptions for a pair of spectacles within the Aralco POS's sales order processing.
This information can be reported at any time and you can configure such a report for auto-email to your suppliers at the end of the day so that they can arrange productions for each order.
Read more about POS UDF
MODEL STOCK (MIN/MAX) SYSTEM FOR RE-ORDERING
To ensure the efficient use of inventory on SKUs, Aralco Retail Systems has the standard re-ordering system to prevent over-ordering thus reduces the needs for clearance markdowns:
- Pre-set ideal inventory levels by product and location are ideal for retailers who order repeat items
- Model stocks by store type allow multi-location operations to reduce data entry and monitoring
- Reports of shortages/overages in current on-hand-levels provides alerts for management
- The report also shows shortages/overages at different store locations to drive transfers of product from over-stocked stores to under-inventoried locations
STOCK PROCESSING SOLUTIONS
Aralco Retail Systems comes complete with all the tools for your inventory needs in the Back Office Systems (BOS) application, available at any POS and BOS workstations. Most of the stock processing functions can be recorded using the standard keyboard, barcode scanners, portable data collectors or mobile devices (IOS and Android) :
- Purchase Order (foreign and local currencies)
- Goods Receiving
- Inter-branch Transfer
- Stock Physical Count (full and cyclical)
- Returns to Vendor
- Quantity Adjustment
- Average Cost Adjustment
Depending on your company policy, any of the above stock processing functions can be centralized or decentralized, and only authorized users are able to access each stock function.
REGULAR BARCODED PRICE LABELING
Aralco Retail Systems offers a variety of formats for direct output of shelf labeling to any standard laser printer or barcode thermal printers. The Barcode Label module has flexible options allowing users to print barcode labels for:
- Any SKUs filtered by product code or brand, supplier or categories
- Goods Received Note
- Transfer Note
- Purchase Order
- SKUs by Price Change Date
Aralco's labeling supports the following data outputs:
- Alphanumeric product code
- System barcode number or manufacturer or publishers' barcode number
- The unlimited product description on multiple lines when required
- Product categories such as brand, sub-department, etc
- Product dimension such as colors
- Regular or markdown Prices
ENGAGE CUSTOMERS DEEPER WITH ARALCO'S CRM
Aralco's CRM is extremely comprehensive and interacts with all modules and POS systems in real-time. With its customer-centric features, this tool can help boost profits in the long run by enhancing customer retention.
Read more about Customer Relationship Management (CRM) module.
FEATURE-RICH RETAIL POS SYSTEMS
Aralco Retail Point of Sale (POS) Software System runs in your retail stores with its own secured local database and functions independently of the central Back Office Server and fail-safe should there be Internet disruption.
Aralco offers comprehensive functionalities never available before in a single POS solution - easy to use and suitable for retailers of any size.
- Friendly user interface - anyone can learn to use it in minutes
- Ease of use with touchscreen option
- Multiple shifts per POS
- Float and cash count by note/coin denominations at start and end of the day (applicable only to standard cash drawers)
- Interface option to Closed Cash Management System
- Order and delivery management, with web on-line option
- Comprehensive product search options by item description, price point or brand or any user-defined categories
- Comprehensive customer search options
- Gift Receipt
- Hold and retrieve transactions
- User-definable POS Item Menu for setting up fast buttons for SKUs without bar code labels such as alterations, repairs, delivery fee, etc
- 20 payment types - support multiple and unlimited tenders per transaction
- Managerial access to stock transfer, stock receiving, stock adjustment, and stock count processing
- Managerial access to back-office reporting on sales and stock performances
START EYEING CUSTOMER LOYALTY TO GROW MORE PROFIT
Loyalty Program is a standard feature in Aralco and it is fully integrated with the Back Office and POS Systems, making it possible for retailers to implement their very own in-house Frequent Shopper Reward Systems.
- 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 barcoded ID or magnetic stripe encoding
With Aralco's Reward Systems, your customers are bound to remember your brand and keep coming back to earn more loyalty points for reward redemption. Read more about Aralco's Loyalty Program.
IN-STORE GIFT CARD BOOSTS NEW FOOTFALLS
Gift Card is the ideal gift solution for your customers in which they can purchase any amount to load onto the card for their family members and friends for any occasion.
The Gift Card recipients become your new customers thus it increases your footfall and sales revenue - read more about Gift Card.
CENTRALIZED PROMOTIONS & MARKETING CAMPAIGNS
- User-definable promotion definable by promotion names and prices, start/end date for brands, product categories, suppliers or range of SKUs
- Gift voucher sales and redemption management
- Discount coupon management
- Email broadcasting for electronic direct mail to your targeted customer base such as regular newsletter, promotions, announcements, reward points statement
- Conditional Promotions such as PWG example buy 2 sunglasses get a FREE bottle of lens cleaner
POS SECURITY FEATURES
- Fingerprint scanning to identify staff for registering time attendance and log in at the point of sale
- Fingerprint scanning for access rights to controlled areas of the program at the point of sale
- All back-office and POS critical functions are password-protected by user group
- User-definable access levels ensure only authorized entry to specific areas
- Passwords and access levels can be changed from back office as and when required
- Manages deposits, credit limit, credit note, payment status of invoices and sales orders to generating Statement of Accounts.
- Accounting interface options to Accounts Payable and General Ledgers
Optical retailers who have extended business channels such as wholesale distribution, as well as the online store, will find the perfect fit in Aralco Retail Systems. With the same central Microsoft SQL Database, Aralco is able to unify all your retail stores, distribution and E-commerce divisions on one single platform in real-time.
With the single platform, retailers will benefit significantly from the seamless workflows, gain total visibility from the back office to every business division - resulting in rapid operational growth with improved efficiency and productivity.
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