Powerful yet flexible, the Aralco Retail System is designed to perform in every capacity, from large multi-store networks with multiple POS registers using local area networking, to simple single-...
With almost 40 years of experience in the retail industry, Aralco software has a comprehensive list of great tools to help your grocery business.
In the grocery industry, it is imperative that your inventory stays current and accurate, your customers remain loyal and you have intelligent reporting so you can make successful business decisions.
MANAGE GROCERY INVENTORY EASILY
Aralco's Inventory software is extremely robust and comprehensive in features that will help you manage all your inventory types easily without any manual tasks.
Here are some of the awesome inventory features that simplify your work every day:
User-definable UOM for Order, Inventory, and Sell Unit, for example, buy in a carton of 48 units or carton of 50kg, sell price by Ea or Kg.
Supports multiple suppliers per product
Supports multiple manufacturers' bar code numbers per product
Purchase products in bulk and repack for sale (buy kg bag, sold in a pack of 200 gram), and have inventory available in kg
Purchase products in cartons, and sell by pack-of-6 or pre-pack to sell by weight (uses scale printers)
Purchase produce in whole units and sell in the whole or half unit such as rockmelons, cabbage, etc
Digitizes stock movements of each product
Shrinkage management such as wastages, perishables, stock count variances, etc
Model Stock for re-stocking (Min/Max Reorder)
MULTI-LOCATION & REAL-TIME
Inventory Lookup with real-time data is available at the POS or at any BOS workstations showing stock units at hand for any SKU, even drilling down to layers of information such as digital stock movements of the product that can be looked up in chronological order, per location or all locations.
Store and office employees can look up the following other stock information of a product at any time:
Quantity Available and On Hand by locations,
Quantity Sold by period and locations,
Quantity Ordered from Supplier,
Quantity in Transfer in transit, and
Quantity Reserved by customers or pending return to vendor
On-hand Inventory Lookup is also available within the POS transaction process allowing the cashier to instantly engage the customer on the current stock availability.
SELLING WEIGHT-BASED PRODUCTS
Aralco has a complete set of tools for selling weight-based products so that you can decide how you want to sell weight-based items to maximize stock turnover and margins. Simply set up SKUs in the Back Office Systems with either option for -
Scale Printer Labeling in prep-room or at weighing stations.
POS scale at the checkout.
SCALE PRINTER LABELING
IN THE PREP-ROOM OR AT WEIGHING STATIONS
With Aralco's in-store scale interface, data of products designated for pre-weighing packing are automatically generated and imported by Digi SM100, or SM 5300 series of scale printers via the local area network at each store.
Information imported are -
SKU and PLU Numbers
UOM (Kg, Gm, Ea)
UOM Unit Price
With this interface, it eliminates the lengthy steps-driven programming of each SKU or PLU on the weighing scale unit. Pre-weigh labels are scanned at the checkouts where Aralco POS identifies the SKU number, the weight, and the price.
Here are the variations of scale printers available to suit any grocery requirements -
ELEVATED OR POLE SCALE PRINTER
Table-top scale printers for placement on the counter in the retail space or in the preparation room.
BENCH SCALE PRINTER
Perfect for placing on tall display-serve refrigerated counters in butchery or delicatessen section so that the rear display is at the eye-level view for customers.
SELF-SERVICE SCALE PRINTER
POS SCALE AT THE CHECKOUT
Aralco POS has the capability to connect directly to most scale models with RS232C connectivity - this solution is perfect for customers who can pick up any amount of produce she or he needs and let the cashier weigh them at the checkout.
During the checkout, the cashier simply places the produce or any weight-based product on the scale's pan or platter, selects the SKU fast buttons on the POS, or scans the barcode if available, to have the weight value transferred to Aralco POS for price calculation.
A wide variety of scale options are available on the market with the direct RS232C cable connection to Aralco POS terminals for seamless and accurate weighing at the checkouts. Here are a few examples -
IN-COUNTER BIOPTIC SCANNER SCALE
The 2-in-1 In-counter Scale Scanner unit is the choice of grocers to save precious counter space, for accuracy and speeding up the POS checkouts. Aralco POS communicates with the In-counter Scale Scanner unit via the RS232C connectivity with any models from Honeywell and Datalogic.
The bioptic scanner engine detects every scan from its vertical or horizontal scanners hence it captures each barcode from almost any angle at incredible speeds, improving your customer's shopping experience in any demanding checkout environment.
Its built-in scale comes with a Diamonex platter with a single or three-side flip-up bar or a low bonnet to allow cashiers to accurately weigh over-sized produce hence reducing shrink loss - the scale unit comes with a capacity of 15 Kg.
Note units are available with and without the built-in scale option.
TABLE-TOP SCALE (WITHOUT THE SCANNER)
Weighing scale units from brands with the RS232C option can be interfaced with Aralco POS such as Mettler Toledo, KiloTech, Caszero, and Ohaus Adventurer. Hence, grocers have many scale options to choose from to suit their counter space and budget.
Note: The weight capacity of each model ranges from 6 kg to 30 kg with readability from 2 gm to 10 gm.
CLEAR VIEW OF WEIGHED VALUE & PRICING
Customers can see the weighing of the item clearly with the weight indication and pricing on the customer-facing monitor, customer pole display unit, and on the printed POS receipt upon payment.
Grocers can choose the 10" or 15" customer-facing monitor where customers see every item scanned, weighed, and its prices as well as video advertisements for upselling! or opt for the standard 2-line telescopic pole display unit.
REGULAR STOCK BARCODE AND SHELF LABELLING
SUPPORTING VARIOUS FORMATS
Aralco's Inventory software module comes with versatile price labeling systems for printing barcoded price labels via Zebra range of barcode thermal printers, and to any laser printer for A4-paper size labeling for the display shelves.
Each label format is user-definable while label rolls are available on plain rolls and swing tags, and you can have as many label types or sizes needed for different product categories such as apparel, bags, shoes, accessories, etc.
Aralco Retail Systems offers a variety of formats for direct output of shelf labeling to any standard laser printer, and the Bar Code 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
SKUs by Price Change Date
Labeling can be generated from any Aralco workstations or POS stations.
OPTION TO DIGITIZE YOUR SHELF LABELS
Due to demands from grocers, Aralco has built an interface for any brand of Electronic Shelf Label (ESL) systems where product data with new or changed prices are automatically generated by the inventory system every other minute for "pickup" by the store' ESL server.
Read more on ESL Interface with Aralco.
MANAGE CUSTOMERS BETTER
WITH CRM AND LOYALTY PROGRAM
Aralco CRM is an extremely comprehensive module and interacts with all other parts of the back office and POS systems.
With customer-centric features, the customer module has plenty of tools to capture customer data and help you manage customers efficiently in one place.
Optimize the use of Aralco with multiple loyalty reward plans to attract customers and to drives up repeat visits to your stores.
Read more about:
Loyalty Reward Program at the POS
User-definable Data Fields (UDF) to capture any demographic information of your customers
FEATURE-RICH, REAL-TIME AND
FUNCTIONAL GROCERY POS SYSTEMS
Aralco Retail POS runs in your grocery stores with its own secured local database and functions independently of the central Back Office Server and is 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 grocery retailers of any size. It communicates and exchanges data with the central server every other second assuring your sales, customers, and inventory status are always up-to-date.
ENTICE YOUR CUSTOMERS
WITH IRRESISTIBLE PROMOTIONS
Aralco Retail Systems has all the tools for upselling bundles, quantity discounts, markdowns, and all sorts of promotions that are centrally managed so that you can entice your customers with irresistible offers every day of the week.
Package Bundle - read more
Quantity Deals - read more
Coupon - read more
Date-sensitive promotion - read more
Conditional Promotion - read more
Kit Sets/Gift Basket - read more
"Happy hour" price control by time, the day of the week
IN-STORE GIFT CARD BOOSTS NEW FOOTFALLS
A Gift Card program is the perfect gift solution for your customers which directly benefits you with advance payments when you start selling gift cards at your grocery stores.
Your existing customers buy the gift cards at a value of their choice as a gift to friends or family members, as a result, recipients of gift cards become your new customers.
Henceforth, the Gift Card program generates new footfalls for your business and increases sales revenue.
Gift Card can be redeemed in part value and this gives recipients another good reason to come back to your stores.
You may like selling & redeeming Gift Card at the store POS.
Aralco Reporting Engine comes standard with 150 standard reports which are user-definable and you can create new reports easily on your own without any programmers.
Essential reports for grocery businesses such as Product Sales Margin, Shrinkage, Stock Movement, and other reports are readily available.