Fishing tackle store POS software ideal for specialty local fishing and outdoors businesses

Fishing tackle businesses and fishing a=nd outdoors businesses benefit from the Tower Systems fishing shops POS software. The benefits come in many ways, many forms, through time saving, money saving and greater happiness in the running fo the business.

Tower Systems is proud to serve many fishing tackle and fishing and outdoors businesses today with awesome specialty software for these specialty businesses.

We make what we sell and support. This is critical in terms of the evolution of the software, to serve the growing needs of retailers in the fishing tackle shop space.

here are some of the benefits retailers tell us they love from the Tower Systems fishing tackle shop POS software:

  1. Leverage you and your team. What you know is a differentiator for your fishing tackle business. Leverage this. Include local fishing information on receipts with consistency and automatically. The praise we get for this feature and how it is used is wonderful, uplifting.
  2. Sell accurately by measure – by whole numbers or fractions.
  3. Easily sell by weight. This works for bait especially. Accurate sales tracking leads to better business decisions.
  4. Sell by bundles / packs – Sell a rod / reel / line bundle easily. This makes it harder to price compare. It pitches you as offering value.
  5. Unpack bundles – You can take bundles and packs purchased from a supplier and break them down to single products, maximising return. Make more money by smart engagement with packages.
  6. Repairs & Job Tracking – Manage repairs, track progress in house or with third parties and notify customers by text when items are ready. If you do repairs this is a wonderful facility. If you don;t do repairs, don’t use the facility.
  7. Stock Notes– Easily add care as well as local use instructions to any receipt, based on the product purchased.
  8. Catalogue Management– run promotions through the system for automatic pricing (ie multi-buys and catalogue items) (buy any 3 lures for $10 or further discounts when purchasing bigger qty’s of bait). This is especially useful if you are in a group.
  9. Encourage a deeper basket. Use a loyalty program designed specifically to leverage one-time shoppers.
  10. Business differentiating loyalty. Stand out from the crowd. Have customers coming back to youfor this.
  11. Special orders. Bring product in for a specific customer and have them notified automatically by email or text when the goods are in and ready.
  12. Trade pricing profiles. You can set pricing rules based on types of customers.
  13. Pre-orders – We make it easy for you to pre-sell a delivery so that when the stock arrives you can manage distribution and billing efficiently.
  14. Save time by importing electronic invoices.
  15. Sell more with a direct connect to buy now pay later services.
  16. Cut mistakes with integrated EFTPOS.
  17. Cut accounting and bookkeeping fees with integration to Xero and others.
  18. Easily sell online with a direct to Shopify / Magento or WooCommerce link from your POS software.

Produce / farm supply / stockfeed business POS software helps serve the needs of rural and regional areas

Tower Systems grateful to be able launch a rental pricing option that makes our produce / farm supply / stockfeed business POS software available for $199.00 a month. For this, a business using the software can access…

  1. Australian developed and supported produce business POS software. Specialty software for specialty retail business needs in the farm supply, produce, stockfeed areas.
  2. Software that can also be accessed from anywhere.
  3. Software updates as we release them. These updates are developed in consultation with our customers, through a transparent process.
  4. Unlimited licences for your retail location. If you need an extra computer, there is no extra software cost.
  5. Shopify / Magento / Woo link. Easily sell online to anyone, anywhere, at any time, from your POS software.
  6. Xero cloud based accounting software link. Easing bookkeeping costs and streamlining accounting.
  7. Our OzBiz link. This helps you link to MYOB and Quicken through OzBiz.
  8. Tyro link – safe, fast and easy EFTPOS link for streamlined sales.
  9. PC Eftpos link. This offers easy EFTPOS processing for the major banks.
  10. Easy buy now pay laterthanks to Zip Pay and Humm – that Boomers, Gen Y, Gen X and others are using more and more.
  11. Support – help desk access, unlimited training, updates and more. Yes, unlimited training.
  12. User documentation. Access to our searchable knowledge base.

Rental is charged per 30 days, in advance. Access can be cancelled at any time. You can also choose to purchase the software outright.

We have a structured and personalised on-boarding process, done in your business. The up-front on-boarding fee is $4,750.00 (inc. GST). This includes:

  1. A pre-installation training and information pack to help you be ready in your business and with hardware.
  2. Pre-installation planning. A structured phone meeting to plan the installation and to go over the training, ensuring we cover what matters to you and your team.
  3. On-site installation and training. On-site installation of and training in the Tower software anywhere in Australia for up to two days incl. travel.
  4. Data conversion. Conversion of all data possible (within reasonable time constraints). This is a two-step process:
    1. Pre-conversion. With your permission we extract data to be checked for layout and consistency.
    2. The conversion itself. This is done as part of software installation.
  5. Personal priority support. New user priority support through a specialist area of the new customer help desk.
  6. Personal post-installation follow-up. A separate structured call to check knowledge and use processes.
  7. All travel costs to and from the installation.

Save $1,000.  You are welcome to have the installation done remotely, with our installation expert located at one of our offices and working with you over the phone. This would reduce the on-boarding fee by $1,000.00 (Inc. GST).

Here are a few, by by no means all, of the produce business specific benefits produce business owners and managers tell us they love about our produce / farm supply / stockfeed business management software:

  1. Time saving invoicing and account management – manage accounts in a way tailored to your You can easily account for freight, produce picking slips, manage accounts, feed data to Xero and MYOB and do more.
  2. Sell accurately by measure – by whole numbers or
  3. Sell by weight.
  4. Special orders. Bring product in for a specific customer and have them notified automatically by email or text when the goods are in and ready.
  5. Business differentiating loyalty. Stand out from the crowd. Have customers coming back to youfor this.
  6. Trade pricing profiles. You can set pricing rules based on types of customers.
  7. Pre-orders – We make it easy for you to pre-sell a delivery so that when the stock arrives you can manage distribution and billing efficiently.
  8. Bagging up feed – Easily manage bagging up a bulk feed delivery into smaller, saleable lots, while keeping accurate stock on hand data.
  9. Making your own feed mix. We help you track managing bulk quantity ingredients and mixing these into saleable packs of your own brand of seed mix. What an awesome point of difference for your business!
  10. Weatherproof labels.
  11. Loading electronic invoices from suppliers.
  12. An automated link to Shopify, Magento and Woo including images.

We are local. Tower Systems is an Aussie POS software co. serving 3,500+ specialty businesses. If you think we could help you, please call…

Gift shop POS software benefits helps gift shop businesses compete

The Tower Systems gift shop POS software is packed with awesome benefits for gust shop owners. Here are some of the benefits gift shop owners can tap into using the Tower System gift shop software:

  1. Get one-time-only shoppers spending more thanks to an easy to pitch loyalty system embedded in the software.
  2. Leverage you. If you believe your knowledge is a differentiator, offer it through structured opportunities in the software.
  3. Encourage customer happiness by serving product care info. on receipts.
  4. Easily handle special customer orders. Bring product in for a specific customer and have them notified automatically by email or text when the goods are in and ready.
  5. Easily sell online with a direct to Shopify / Magento or WooCommerce link from your POS software – including image flow.
  6. Go cashless if that is your goal – we make it easy and affordable.
  7. Save time with electronic invoices from suppliers.
  8. Use tags to get a fresh perspective, side-view, on stock performance.
  9. Bundle items together to make price comparisons harder and thereby increase sales.
  10. Business differentiating loyalty. Stand out from the crowd. Have customers coming back to youfor this.
  11. Trade and club pricing profiles. Set pricing rules based on customer type.
  12. Make money from pre-orders – Easily pre-sell a delivery so that when the stock arrives you can manage distribution and billing efficiently.
  13. Differentiate with informative receipts. These can include product care, use and safety information based on what customers buy.
  14. Track who sold what.
  15. Say goodbye to LayBy – with integrated buy now pay later options.
  16. Market to customers based on past purchases.
  17. Save timeby importing electronic invoices.
  18. Sell more with a direct connect to buy now pay later services.
  19. Cut mistakes with integrated EFTPOS.
  20. Cut accounting and bookkeeping fees with integration to Xero and others.
  21. Gift shop business specific. This software is developed for your type of business.
  22. In the cloud or in-store. You choose where the software runs.
  23. Rent or buy. You choose how to acquire and fund the software.
  24. We help with business performance analysis and theft checks, services where we take a deep dive into your data and provide confidential insights.
  25. Every customer has the direct contact details for our leadership team for easy and safe escalation of any query.
  26. No pressure. You buy when you are ready.
  27. Retail group engagement. Groups and members of groups have opportunities for group level customisation website sales and more.
  28. It’s personal. Retail is personal. This is why we prefer to train you in your shop. Yes, we said this above. We say it again as it is a differentiator.

Good POS software cannot stop poor business retains in small business retail

Good POS software offers flexibility, choices in how the software can be used in a business. What may be a good choice for one business could be a bad choice for another business.

For example, the Tower Systems small business POS software enables the sale of items by department. This could be appropriate in businesses where items are not bar-coded and where stock control is not required because of the unique nature of the products sold.

However, for most retail businesses, selling by department key only is not appropriate. It is old school, risky, poor business management.

A risk of selling items by department, by not scanning each item sold, by not tracking each item sold is loss of visibility of stock movement.

In this scenario, where items are not scanned, it is easy for stock to be stolenby customers or employees and the business owner to either not know or not know until long after the event.

yet, here we are in 2019 and we have some retailers using their POS software too sell items by using the department key, which is genuinely nuts in our humble professional opinion.

Valuable benefits of POS software are the reduction of customer and employee theft, the more efficient management of stock, faster selling and better business management.

All of these benefits are denied a business when it sells items using department keys, when it sells items by not scanning items when they are sold.

While POS software is designed to manage inventory using bar codes, sometimes people make the bad choice to not use this. The consequences of such a bad decision are on them and not on the software as it is doing what they have told it to do through settings over which they have control.

We can help you review your decisions, to improve them, so your use of the software improves. We can help make sure that you are leveraging all the time saving, money saving, mistake saving tools in our small business POS software, to ensure that the benefits flow and that poor business practices are in the past.

We’re here to help.

Free POS software training for all small business retailers using the Tower Systems POS software

A week ago, Tower Systems announced that all users of its POS software have access to free one on one training in the use off the POS software regardless of the version of the software they are using.

There are no strings to this free POS software training offer for small business retailers.

This is a genuine offer by the POS software company to help indie retailers using the Tower Systems software to get more from the software, to unlock tangible benefits for their businesses and for themselves.

It is rare that a POS software company provided free training to any customer, especially those who might have bought the software years ago and not paid for software support for many years. But that is what Tower Systems has delivered with this offer. That is what the company now has available for its customers.

To book for a free training session, all Tower Systems POS software customers need do is email bookings@towersystems.com.au and our training booking team will find out the topics you would like covered in the training, determine the best person to co9ver these areas of the software for you and arrange a time for the free training session.

This is a serious, structured and complete free opportunity that we have created to invest value into the businesses of our POS software customers. This is us investing not only in them but in small business retail more broadly.

Our hope its to drive business efficiency, business profitability and business enjoyment for all involved. We know that these are common outcomes from the POS software training that we have provided and can provide in a variety of business situations.

We create, sell, support and enhance POS software for specialty retailers: jewellers, garden centres, produce, toy, firearms, fishing, outdoors, newsagents, pet, gift, book, bike and adult. The free training offer is for retailers in these retail channels, regardless of the age of their POS software, regardless of whether they are covered by a software support agreement.

We are grateful to be in a position to make this investment in our small business user community.

If you know a business using our POS software, please let them know about  this free offer from us. Everyone is welcome!

Secret tools help small business retailers cut the cost of employee theft

The cost of employee theft in small business retail is considerable.  It is one of those costs to business that is not known until a business actually looks at the data. Most small business owners, however, do not look at the data until they are forced too. Often, by then, it is too late to recover all of what has been taken from the business.

Retailers can cut the cost of employee theft. Smart POS software makes this easier to achieve.

In the Tower Systems POS software there are secret tools that help small business retailers detect employee theft. detection is the first step to cutting the cost of theft. Knowledge is power as they say. The secret tools cannot be found by any9one unless they know the path and have access to the secret kay.l This information is only provided to business owners – if they want to know, if they want to cut the cost of employee theft.

Using POS software to cut the cost of employee theft in a retail business is, in our view, smart. It saves money, saves time and encourages the business onto a path of greater prosperity.

Tower Systems advises, encourages and guides small business retailers on cutting the cost of theft. We do this using the secret tools embedded deep within our software. We also doo it through our work with the police,  crown prosecutors, private investigators and other who9 are also working to help cut the cost of employee theft in retail businesses, especially in small business retail.

This is critical for businesses for too often we see them come to a realisation abut theft only after the money is long gone.

People can be clever and smart as to how they go abut stealing from a retail business. The secret tools in our POS software help  small business retailers to see the theft early in the cycle, before the damage is too great and in a way that enables the business owner to think about appropriate next steps to get the evidence necessary for police engagement. This is critical.

Small business retailers can cut the cost of employee theft. Tower Systems can help with this. We have people in our company skilled and experienced to help small business retailers achieve this.

POS software connected Shopify website development for small business retailers

Tower Systems partners with Shopify to offer POS software connected Shopify e-commerce sites that are finely tuned for the success of independent small business retailers.

All of our POS software connected Shopify sites are created at our head office in hawthorn Victoria, by skilled web developers who can get the most out of the POS software / Shopify integration. This is critical for a seamless commercially successful solution for indie small business retailers.

Tower Systems has a bling portfolio of PO software solutions integrated with Shopify, through which retailers are winning access to new shoppers.

We bring to our web development work years of expertise in retail management and POS software development and leverage with with our awesome web team to create beautiful and functional websites, to win business for local retailers.

We are grateful to have two software development teams in our business, one continually enhancing our awesome small business POS software and the other developing beautiful and valuable websites for small business retailers.

Our small business website development starts with a comprehensive consultation process, to ensure we understand all of the needs of a retail business and agree these with our customers. Too often with offshore web development this is not done and fixing a site from afar is problematic.

The Tower web team is also skilled at SEO and SEM services that help raise the website rankings in key search engines, ensuring the site is found ahead of others.

Best of all, Tower Systems provides professional advice and guidance to small business retailers keen to build their online presence. Our commitment is honest transparent advice on which any small business retailer can rely.

The Tower Systems web development team is Australian based, working out of the company’s head office in Hawthorn. This is important as many web development businesses are overseas. While you might have a locally based contact person development too often is done overseas, leading to challenges with delivery and usefulness.

Professional web development takes time. Time has a per hour cost. IT professionals are paid well. Going for the cheapest price for website development could mean that you have gone with a business that cuts corners or has most of the work done offshore.

Since your website is your business calling card to the world it is not something to cut corners with, it is not something to take offshore for a saving today. A good source of business for us is replacing offshore developed sites.

Xero connected POS software for small business retailers saves time, costs costs and helps businesses grow

The Xero connects POS software from Tower Systems is helloing indie and small business retailers ro run more efficient,  enjoyable and successful retail businesses.

Thanks to the seamless integration from the Tower Systems POS software with the Xero cloud based accounting solution, small business retailers have a solution through which they can expect to achieve reduced bookkeeping costs, lower accounting costs, easier access to business performance projections, reduced data entry errors and an overall better outlook for the retail business.

Having partnered with Xero for the POS software integration for years, Tower Systems delivers to small business retailers a proven and valuable solution through which retailers have access to their P&L and balance sheet from data sales, invoice and other data flow from the POS software.

This is smart for the business and financially positive from the outset thanks to the elimination of accounting costs.

Tower Systems is a partner of Xero, listed by the company on its website. We go further, though. We use Xero ourselves, for retail businesses we own and operate, walking daily in the shoes of our customers integration POS software with Xero and overseen by our own in house CPA. This is a unique position for a POS software company – being a retailer too and using our POS software and its Xero integration for valuable advantage.

Our Xero POS software integration is one of many approved integrations provided by the software to serve the needs of retailers. Other integrations include:

  1. Tyro broadband EFTPOS, which is fast, efficient and secure.
  2. Links to all major banks through PC-EFTPOS. This includes, NAB, ANZ and CBA.
  3. Magento e-commerce. Magento is an excellent platform for website sales for small to medium businesses.
  4. Shopify e-commerce. Shopify is an excellent entry-level solution for small to medium businesses.
  5. FlyBys in New Zealand.
  6. Transactor loyalty in New Zealand.
  7. Scale integration for selling by weight.
  8. Touch networks for vending event tickets, phone recharge, fishing licences and more.

These integrations, like the Xero POS software integration, deliver time saving, cost saving and other benefits to the small business retailers with whom we happily partner.

Our goal is to help small business retailers run more successful and enjoyable businesses.

Specialty POS software for firearms retailers and gun shops

Gun shops and firearms retailers have needs beyond traditional retailers, needs that are often not covered in off the shelf POS software. This is where the gun shop software from Tower Systems helps, we address needs unique to the channel including these important areas.

The specialty POS software from Tower Systems delivers access to an extraordinary range of benefits including…

  1. Sell accurately by weight or measure – by whole numbers or
  2. Leverage you. If your knowledge is a differentiator, offer it through structured opportunities in the software.
  3. Easier record keeping with serial number tracking of items sold.
  4. Ensure compliance with structured age checking.
  5. Easily handle special customer orders. Bring product in for a specific customer and have them notified automatically by email or text when the goods are in and ready.
  6. Business differentiating loyalty.  Stand out from the crowd. Have customers coming back to youfor this.
  7. Maximise the basket with easy to use one-time shopper loyalty tools.
  8. Trade and club pricing profiles. Set pricing rules based on customer type.
  9. Pre-orders – Easily pre-sell a delivery so that when the stock arrives you can manage distribution and billing efficiently.
  10. Differentiate with informative receipts. These can include product care, use and safety information based on what customers buy.
  11. Differentiate with bundles. Selling items bundled together makes price comparison hard.
  12. Track who sold what.
  13. Time saving invoicing and account management – manage accounts in a way tailored to your
  14. Market to customers based on past purchases.
  15. Save time by importing electronic invoices.
  16. Sell more with a direct connect to buy now pay later services.

The firearms business / gun shop POS software from Tower systems is deeply specialty in nature, for the specialty businesses in this unique and important retail channel.

In developing these and other facilities, Tower Systems has consulted with professional gun shop owners to ensure that our software is indeed a useful and appreciated solution.

For the best advice on choosing software for your gun shop, read How to choose the best gun show software.

With more gun shops added to our users community in the last few months, we are building better experience and expertise which we can use to help more businesses drive efficiency and business success.

Free POS software e-commerce workshops for small business retailers

How to find new customers by selling online direct from POS software for your specific type of business using Shopify and Magento.

Join us for a free workshop where we will explore Shopify and Magento direct connected POS software for specialty retailers: jewellers, garden centres, produce, toy, firearms, fishing, outdoors, newsagents, pet, gift, book, bike and adult. We will focus on new online insights for 2020 and beyond

  1. Hear from current case studies what other indie retailers are doing.
  2. Find out how to use online to drive in-store shopping.
  3. Learn how click and collect actually works.
  4. Find out about the different buy now pay later options for online sales.
  5. See how stock data including images flow easily from the POS to online.

This workshop will be live and interactive and about your type of business. It could save you thousands in web developer fees. This will not be a sales pitch.

We will cover hot topics including: SEO, shipping options, free shipping, the role of social in online sales, returns, bundles, branding and a plan b for your web strategy.

Click on your preferred city below to book. Each workshop (except for online) will be in an easy to get to capital city location.

  1. SydneySept. 30. 10am.
  2. AdelaideOctober 1. 10am.
  3. PerthOctober 2. 10:30am.
  4. HobartOctober 3. 11am.
  5. MelbourneOctober 4. 10am.
  6. AucklandOctober 7. 10am.
  7. BrisbaneOctober 8. 10am.
  8. CanberraOctober 9. 10am.
  9. OnlineOctober 10. 10am. AEST.
  10. OnlineOctober 10. 2pm. AEST.
  11. WellingtonOctober 14. 10am.
  12. ChristchurchOct. 15. 10am.

We are local. Tower Systems serves 3,500+ specialty businesses – with POS software and websites. We make what we sell. We use it ourselves too, in our own retail and online businesses. If you think we could help you, please call…

  1. VIC/SA/WA: Tim Batt 0401 833 917 tim@towersystems.com.au;
  2. QLD /NT: Justin Randall 0434 365 789 justin@towersystems.com.au;
  3. NSW/ACT/TAS: Nathan Morrison 0417 568 148 nathan@towersystems.com.au.

Our goal is to help you enjoy a more successful and valuable business.

How workshop management software helps jewellers manage workshop jobs

Jewellers offering workshop facilities often think of software for their business in the context of Point of Sale facilities, how the software can help the business at the front of the store. The Tower Systems jeweller software goes much further – for example, in to the repairs management / workshop management area.

Workshop management software is a specialty need, which is served by the Tower Systems software for jewellers. Using this software, jewellers can manage their workshops, repair jobs and customer contact – providing a more steamlined, efficient and valuable connection with repairs customers.

Good repairs management software helps with customer service, protecting the piece brought in for repair itself and with overall jeweller business management integration.

State of the art repairs facilities cut management time, reduce mistakes and make it easier to bill for each task in a repair job and thereby more completely cover the business costs with appropriate margin.

Here are some of the features that the Tower Systems jeweller management software provides to jewellers through its workshop management / repairs management tools:

  1. Manage customer contact by text or email.
  2. Scan receipts or job card to find a repair in the system. Alternatively, quickly find repairs based on customer details.
  3. Track repairs by customer.
  4. Support multiple repairs per customer at any time.
  5. Accommodate multiple repairers per job.
  6. Easily schedule in-house or outsource repairs.
  7. Store quotes for later reference when it converts to a job.
  8. Manage partial payments of an account.
  9. Track repairs by repairer.
  10. Track repairs by courier.
  11. Automate pricing for popular repair jobs.
  12. Allocate staff and repair instructions.
  13. Allocate existing stock used for a repair job.
  14. Print bar-coded job cards and receipts automatically.

We are grateful to the many specialty repairs services jewellers who have worked with us to craft and refine our repairs management software, to create for a better solution in our software for our jeweller POS software customers.

The sophistication now available in good repairs facilities plays out in other parts of the software. It’s like the NASA mission to the moon – there are many side benefits along the way for all.

Today’s full service retailer needs to manage every part of the business for efficiency, profit and repeat business. This is where repairs management software plays a vital part in the mission of the business.

POS software helps retailers sell in bundles, packs and kits

Small business retailers can easily sell in bundles, kits and packs thanks to the smart tools in the Tower Systems POS software for specialty retailers.

A Bundle is where several items are packed together and prices together so that a customer purchases one item with all items in the bundle recorded as having been purchased together, with all inventory tracking undertaken and completed.

The Tower Systems POS software can manage the creation, selling and tracking of bundles and all items win a bundle. This is key to helping small business retailers compete.

A kit is a variation on a bundle for some specialty retailers.  In Fishing businesses, for example, a kit might include a rod, reel, hooks and 0ther components which can be sold separately or together, as a kit.

Being able to create, disassemble and sell kits is critical to many types of specialty retailers and having this facility in the Tower Systems small business POS software s a bonus.

A pack is another variation on this theme. Many types of retailers can buy from suppliers in a a pack and then break down the pack for single product sale in-store. They can also keep some of what they have purchased in pack form for sale as a pack. having the flexibility to handle these and related shop floor moves goes a small business retailer flexibility and terrific margin opportunity.

Handling packs, kits and bundles is another way the Tower Systems software is delivering to specialty retailers specialist tools through which their businesses can differentiate from big businesses as well as from online businesses. Specialty facilities make specialty retailers stand out and that is good for business.

Tower Systems works closely with specialty retailers and their suppliers to deliver valuable tools like supporting packs, bundles and kits using the Tower POS software.

The more small business retailers can do to differentiate their businesses, too stand apart from the crowd, the better. Tower Systems supports this goal and delivers tools n the software through which this can be achieved.

Just as our software helps small business retailers differentiate and benefit it helps us as a POS software company differentiate. For example, many POS software products do not handle kits, bundles and packs.

Tower Systems helps protect small business retailers with cloud backup service

POS software company Tower Systems provides its small business retailer community with access to a secure cloud backup service.

This service provides on-location and secure off-location backups of data, giving retailers double protection in the event of an attack or major hardware crash that necessitates access to backed up data.

The benefits are clear:

  1. Time saved thanks to no more end of day backup.
  2. Fast restore in the event of a cyber attack or system  crash.
  3. Incremental backups meaning the ability to restore back to prior some event occurred.
  4. Peace of mind.
  5. No need to remember to backup.
  6. Double backups = more protection.
  7. Security of off site backups.

The best way to any business, especially any small business, to be prepared for an attack, beyond firewall and other force-field protection is to have easy and fast access to up to date backup data, of whole of systems backup data.

The Tower Systems cloud backup service is safe, secure, offsite and on site and updated regularly as each day transacts.

Our cloud backup service for small business retailers has professional redundancy built in. We will not provide details here as to do so could compromise the security.

There have been instances recently where after a crypto lock attack on a client we have had them up and running, fully restored, within the hour.

This is what professional backup looks like. It is insurance for getting over the attack quickly and professionally. Without a hefty price tag.

We monitor the backups. for no additional cost to customers This is bonus coverage beyond the notifications on your local computer about backup status.

The peace of mind is valuable and appreciated by small business retailers and people who work in small business retail and have been responsible for undertaking the daily backups. It frees them to focus on other requirements, other parts of their business.

Cloud back is, in our view, the only safe backup for small business retailers. It is what we recommend. It is what we use ourselves in our own retail businesses.

Tower Systems is proud to offer this service to its small business retailer POS software community.

ATO warns small businesses on sales suppression software

The ABC has reported the ATO is clamping down on small businesses using sales suppression software to minimise tax.

Ms Jenkins said the ATO was also cracking down on the use of sales suppression software that disguised the transactions within a company’s records.

“There is some really sophisticated software out there that is helping people avoid paying the right amount of tax.

“But whether it is cashless payments or whether it is the use of platforms or apps, it means there is really a trace of your transactions.

“We use merchant data and other sources of information to identify where things just don’t look right. Then we go and have a chat to them and say, ‘Hey, can you explain?’

In the mid 1990s there was sales suppression scam operating in the newsagency channel. I became aware of it because my newsagency software company lost businesses because we refused to offer such a facility.

There was a software program into which the retailer could enter a code and then an amount of cash they wanted to take out of the business unreported. A second set of records was maintained for the ATO and another records for the business owner.

I know because the software was demonstrated to me several times, by someone who had worked for the software company that created the software. They had approached me. I did some more checking with newsagents and discovered the facility in the software was being used.

The matter was reported to the ATO. At their then Box Hill office in Victoria they assembled a task force including representatives from the ATO, Federal Police, Federal Attorney General office. Victorian State Revenue and Victorian Attorney General office. Several of us with knowledge were brought in for a demonstration of the software. There were several follow up meetings with the ATO in Sydney.

Eventually, my software company stopped losing sales due to us not having the tax avoidance facility in our software.

Any retailer deliberately and systematically underreporting their income to avoid tax deserves what they get from the ATO and from any suppliers they impact through their actions.

  1. We refuse to help any retailer avoid tax.
  2. We will not code for tax avoidance in o0ur software.
  3. We will report it if we see it.
  4. Retailers and taxpayers need to be able to trust POS software.

Age check tools in POS software help retailers comply with age restricted products

Retailers who sell age restricted products can bring structure to their business processes and ensure compliance thanks to the age check facilities in the Tower systems smart POS software.

Built into the Tower POS software are facilities to tag items as having an age requirement prior to purchase proceeding. This can bring structure and consistency to the management of the sale of these items in any shop.

The age check facilities are another point of specialisation and difference delivered in there Tower Systems software. They help small business retailer run better businesses and are less likely to be caught in a compliance challenge./

Using the age check facilities in the POS software, retailers can benefit…

  1. A structured approach to selling age restricted inventory.
  2. Proof of a process that can support any situation where a mistake is made. By demonstrating a structured process the business can show that it has processes for appropriate action.
  3. Certainty for employees knowing that you have systems that have their back.
  4. Peace of mind for businesses where owners are located away from retail outlets.
  5. Professionalism. By conducting a structured age check you demonstrate a professionalism and dare to customers, which plenty will appreciate.

Developed originally years ago for managing the accurate sale of tobacco products, he age check facilities in the Tower Systems POS software also serve needs in the firearms retail,. bike shop, jeweller and produce business channels. All have varying needs that are served by there age check facilities in the POS software.

The age check facilities are user managed – you can determine the products to which they apply and how they are used.

This is another differentiator for specialty retail POS software from Tower Systems compared to generic POS software.  It is another way you can drive better business outcomes rather than being an average shop using average POS software tools.

Age checking is required for a raft of products for good reason. being able to do this with certainty and consistence is commercially valuable for any retail business involved.

Tower Systems serves in excess of 3,000 small business retailers with specialty POS software for a range of niche retail channels., We are proud to serve the small business sector.

Firearms retailers love the benefits from the Tower Systems firearms business management software

Firearms retailers in Australia and New Zealand can tap into a terrific pool of benefits by using the POS software for firearms businesses developed and supported by Tower Systems.

Regularly updates with facilities that are finely tuned for firearms retailers this software is specialty software fit for purpose for these specialty retailers.

The benefits help firearms retailers run more successful, enjoyable and saleable businesses.

Here are some of the benefits in the Tower Systems firearms business software…

  1. Sell accurately by weight or measure – by whole numbers or
  2. Leverage you. If your knowledge is a differentiator, offer it through structured opportunities in the software.
  3. Easier record keeping with serial number tracking of items sold.
  4. Ensure compliance with structured age checking.
  5. Easily handle special customer orders. Bring product in for a specific customer and have them notified automatically by email or text when the goods are in and ready.
  6. Business differentiating loyalty. Stand out from the crowd. Have customers coming back to youfor this.
  7. Maximise the basket with easy to use one-time shopper loyalty tools.
  8. Trade and club pricing profiles. Set pricing rules based on customer type.
  9. Pre-orders – Easily pre-sell a delivery so that when the stock arrives you can manage distribution and billing efficiently.
  10. Differentiate with informative receipts. These can include product care, use and safety information based on what customers buy.
  11. Differentiate with bundles. Selling items bundled together makes price comparison hard.
  12. Track who sold what.
  13. Time saving invoicing and account management – manage accounts in a way tailored to your
  14. Market to customers based on past purchases.
  15. Save time by importing electronic invoices.
  16. Sell more with a direct connect to buy now pay later services.
  17. Cut mistakes with integrated EFTPOS.
  18. Cut accounting and bookkeeping fees with integration to Xero and others.
  19. Easily sell online with a direct to Shopify / Magento or WooCommerce link from your POS software.

Tower Systems has a structured process for harvesting software change ides from firearms retailers that helps the company keep the software ahead when it comes to best practice specialty software for these specialty retailers.

With regular POS software being unsuitable for these specialty businesses, Tower Systems delivers highly tuned and focussed software that serves their specialty needs. This is an excellent example of the value of local software for local businesses.

Valuable benefits from Tower Systems Jeweller POS software

The jeweller POS software from Tower Systems delivers an array of bankable benefits for the hundreds of jewellers using the software. Many of the benefits are unique in the jeweller software, developed by the Tower team working closely with jewellers in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji

Here are some of the benefits in the software:

  1. Sell accurately by weight or measure – by whole numbers or
  2. Leverage you. If your knowledge is a differentiator, offer it through structured opportunities in the software.
  3. Sell easily from the shop floor, away from the counter.
  4. Easier record keeping with serial number tracking of items sold.
  5. Help customers love you for your own product care information on receipts.
  6. Help customers shop with reminders and offers for birthdays & anniversaries.
  7. Save time with automated workshop job sms & email notifications.
  8. Benefit from advanced stock performance metrics and tagging.
  9. Reduce the headache of lay-bys with several buy now pay later options.
  10. Perform effortless stocktakes, orders and sales on your phone or tablet.
  11. Save money on bookkeeping by integrating with accounting software.
  12. Offer an online catalogue easily (Shopify, Magento & WooCommerce).
  13. Business differentiating loyalty. Stand out from the crowd. Have customers coming back to youfor this.
  14. Maximise the basket with easy to use one-time shopper loyalty tools. These help you benefit from tourists and others passing through town.
  15. Easily load electronic invoices from suppliers.
  16. Easily handle special customer orders. Bring product in for a specific customer and have them notified automatically by email or text when the goods are in and ready.
  17. Group and club pricing profiles. Set pricing rules based on customer type. Leverage local community relationships.
  18. Pre-orders – Easily pre-sell a delivery so that when the stock arrives you can manage distribution and billing efficiently.
  19. Track who sold what.
  20. Sell more with a direct connect to buy now pay later services.
  21. Cut mistakes with integrated EFTPOS.

Tower Systems makes what it sells. It provides personal support 24/7 for jewellers, helloing them get the most from the software, ti use it to the fully, to unlock the benefits pitched buy the company.

The best news eve4r is that the benefits continue to evolve thanks to regular software updates by the company made available to jeweller customers.

POS software connected Christmas ornaments website

www.myornaments.com.au is another e-commerce website connected to out POS software. Int offers an excellent range of Hallmark Keepsake ornaments.

This direct POS software connected site is another from our team bringing online sales from around Australia to a local suburban business. reaching a pool of shoppers in the millions compared to the tens of thousands in the suburb surrounding the business.

A hero product is the musical (with light and sound) ornament from Hallmark celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Lion King. This very special ornament has been a hero since the website launched the 2019 range just over a week ago.

Promoted through an integrated social media, email and SEO campaign, the My ornaments Christmas ornaments website is popular with search engines and shoppers, delivering access to hard to find, limited edition keepsake ornaments from Hallmark and others.

Here is what makes The Lion King ornament  so special:

Press the button on this fun Christmas tree ornament to play a clip of ”Hakuna Matata” and see the scene light up as Timon Pumbaa and Simba strut their carefree attitude across a moss-covered log.

Fans of ”The Lion King” will treasure this commemorative decoration for the 25th anniversary of the Disney animated classic. Light and sound features are battery-operated. | Magic Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament.

Press the button on the ornament to see the scene illuminate and hear music from ”Hakuna Matata.” Battery operated. Requires three (3) LR44 batteries included. | This artist crafted Christmas tree ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving preservation and storage. Dated 2019 in copyright.

With data flowing automatically from the Tower POS software as well as images, management of e-commerce sites for small business retailers using the Tower Systems POS software is easy thanks to integrations direct with Shopify, Magento and WooCommerce. The time  saved for retailers is appreciated and valued.

Through a growing portfolio of best in breed websites, Tower Systems is helping more and more small business retailers find and serve new shoppers online from their regional and rural shops. This is bringing revenue often from the city to country towns. It’s good for the local business and the communities relying on the businesses.

5 ways to use our POS software to increase sales

Here are five ways you can use our small business focused, specialty retail business POS software to increase sales. We can help you implement each of these:

  1. Discount vouchers. A voucher on receipts offer customers $$ off a purchase. The pitch is easy. Differentiate your business from old-school loyalty. Usually, 20% of vouchers are redeemed. Guys redeem immediately, girls a week or so later. Get shoppers back sooner and spending more.
  2. Multi-buy. Easily offer a deal for the purchase of more than one of an item. This approach is used effectively in big businesses like Officeworks and Bunnings. Setup is easy. Tracking the results is a dream.
  3. Buy now pay later. Zip Pay, Zip Money, Humm and others integrated in our software offer easy and fast settling buy now pay laterplatforms where you carry no financial risk. This is better for your business than LayBy.
  4. Show off your value-add. Include product care information and local area knowledge related to what you sell on receipts. Share your knowledge to differentiate your business.
  5. Easily sell online. Connect your business to a beautiful Shopify website and sell way beyond your local area. We can develop the site for you on a fixed price basis and link it to your POS software to save time and money.

This advice is part of regular advice we provide our customers in a customer service email ent weekly. For each advice point we have specific implementation guidance that we share to make it easier and more consistent to achieve what we pitch.

This is all part of the Tower Systems service, part of what we do beyond the software itself to help our customers achieve more from and with our POS software.

We think they type of service is a differentiator for us. It is a way we demonstrate deliverables for our customers that are not common from POS software companies. We are grateful to our community for the opportunity to share these and other business beneficial ideas.

Of course, we have more than these 5 ways to use our POS software to increase sales, many more. These ideas are a start, a simple demonstration. We help our customers way beyond these five.

Come join us…