POS software LayBy facilities help small & independent retailers grow

laybyreceiptThe LayBy facilities in the Tower Systems Point of Sale software help small and independent retailers to offer services equal to or better than LayBy (Lay Away) facilities offered by major retailers.

From the recording of the sale through to documenting terms and payments required to customers, the Tower software takes care of record keeping, customer tracking, product location and business terms.

This POS software makes LayBys easy.

The photo shows one example of how lay-by payment requirements are recorded on the receipt for a customer, to guide them to meet your trading terms. This alone makes LayBys more valuable and certain for small business retailers.

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POS software Layaway LayBy features help retailers win this Christmas season

Retailers using The Tower Systems Point of Sale software have had access to LayBy / Layaway facilities for many years and over that time the facilities have been finessed in response to feedback.

Offering excellent flexibility for retailers who want to offer the Layaway / LayBy service, the Tower software handles all accounting and paperwork, making selling, payments and collection easy. It does it in a way that is professional and consistent – two important requirements when offering a Layaway / LayBy service.

It is this time of the year, Christmas time, when the facilities are put to the test with many collections being undertaken of pre-purchased Christmas gifts. Thanks to strong management facilities including excellent reporting, retailers using the Tower software are able to manage Layaways / LayBys with a minimum time investment. This helps the business make more from the opportunity.

The execution of the Layaway / LayBy facilities in the Tower Systems Point of sale software are another valuable differentiation for the company.

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Jeweller software LayBy (Lay Away) facilities shine

Right now is LayBy (Lay Away in the US) season for jewellers and the Tower Systems Jeweller software is playing an important role serving the LayBe needs of hundreds of jewellers.

Using our LayBy facilities jewellers and other retailers can accurately record customer details, track payments, send reminders and harvest shopper data for future marketing.

Professional and time-efficient management of LayBy transactions helps win more business for jewellers and other retailers. This year the Tower LayBy facilities have been further enhanced thanks to some excellent in-the-field feedback. The LayBy facilities were enhanced earlier this year.

While many Point of Sale software packages offer LayBy (LayAway) facilities, few deliver flexibility which is vital in a retail situation. Ax retailers ourselves and having current experience with layBy, we have ensured that our software delivers retailer and shopper friendly facilities … delivering a classing win win.

We saw one software package recently where you had to tell the software that the customer wanted to Lay By an item before you started processing the sale.  This is poor design. using our software you can decide that it’s at layBy at any point in the sale processing.

Giving retailers the ability to set, manage and advise LayBy rules is another way retailers using our software can bring needed structure and certainty to the LayBy retail shopper offer.

Using our Point of Sale software package, retailers can process the sale as a Lay By at any point in managing the sale.  This delivers excellent flexibility to the retail associates, the business and, most important, the customers.

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Enhanced LayBy facilities in POS software to better servie retailers

Tower Systems is close to releasing enhancements to the LayBy facilities in its Point of Sale software. Developed in consultation with retailers strong in the LayBy space, the latest enhancements extend the benefits delivered to retailers using the Tower software.

First pitched to the company through our Software Ideas transparent user suggestion portal, the LayBy changes were voted on by users and agreed to by the company for release in the next update. That update is now in the final stages of quality assurance.

The extension of our layBy facilities is further evidence of our approach to inviting, considering and realising software enhancements. In a unique process first introduced by Tower Systems years ago, Software Ideas has become a valuable resource of suggestion and feedback. It’s a key part of the ever growing value delivered in the Tower software.

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Helping retailers manage customer credit using POS software

credit-limit.jpgSmart retailers in today’s economic climate want to remove as many barriers as possible between an opportunity and a sale.  This is why LayBy is important in many retail situations.  Retailers who want the business sometimes need to provide funding.  While this approach has been common in big box and furniture situations, it has been less common in marketplaces in which we serve: jewellers, bike retailers, gift shops, homewares stores and newsagents … until recently.

Our Point of Sale software provides robust and flexible facilities which enable retailers to provide and manage the LayBy, store credit and other flexible payment options.

Using the credit limit facility, partially shown in the image, our retail business partners are able to control the acceptable credit limit balance at the customer level.  This can bee set and controlled by senior management, thus removing the challenge for retail associates having to deal with this as they can say that ‘the system’ does not allow an increase.

By managing credit limits, retail businesses can better manage their exposure.  This is vital as the provision of credit to customers increases as economists predict.  One report recently said that while credit card debt is not growing as fast as it used to in Australia and New Zealand, there has been somewhat of a transfer of debt to store credit as discussed here.

We are committed to ensuring that our software maintains relevant and useful facilities which enable our retail partners of ensure that barriers between opportunities and sales are kept at a minimum as far as our Point of sale software is concerned.

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Point of Sale software helps retailers leverage Christmas Lay-By success

Plenty of retailers using our Point of Sale software have been enjoying the Lay-By facilities this Christmas retail season.

Our POS software Lay-By (Lay Away) facilities give small and independent retailers facilities equal to those used successfully for decades by national retail chains to capture and lock-in Christmas purchases by shoppers.

Thanks to smart lay-By management, connected marketing and a host of other facilities, small and independent retailers are competing with bigger retailers and leveraging Lay-By opportunities for a more successful Christmas trading period.

This is a perfect example of where good use of good Point of sale software helps small retailers extract premium value from the use of the software. Here at Tower Systems we help by providing access to good training and support in the use of the LayBy facilities.

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The perfect time to leverage the LayBy opportunity

Whether you call it Lay Away or LayBy, the offer is the same to retail shoppers – choose what you want, pay a deposit and we will keep it aside for you until you want to take it home with you. LayBy has been important to retailers as it helps them lock a shopper in on a purchase when they may not have the money for the full price and do not want to use a credit card.

Our widely used small business Point of Sale software has offered LayBy facilities to retailers for many years. Retailers have used it for a few accounts through to well over 1,000 accounts. Our facilities have helped small business retailers compete with national chains.

Today, thanks to smart LayBy tools, it is easier than ever for small retailers to offer the service, track payments and manage the storage of LayBys. The end result is more business.

LayBy is just one more way the Tower Systems software is helping retailers to make more money by using their IT investment to its fullest. The more opportunities in the software that are used the stronger the business.

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LayBy software helps retailers drive sales especially at Christmas

layby-management.jpgWhile many Point of Sale software packages offer LayBy (LayAway) facilities, few deliver flexibility which is vital in a retail situation. Ax retailers ourselves and having current experience with layBy, we have ensured that our software delivers retailer and shopper friendly facilities … delivering a classing win win.

We saw one software package recently where you had to tell the software that the customer wanted to Lay By an item before you started processing the sale.  This is poor design. using our software you can decide that it’s at layBy at any point in the sale processing.

Giving retailers the ability to set, manage and advise LayBy rules is another way retailers using our software can bring needed structure and certainty to the LayBy retail shopper offer.

Using our Point of Sale software package, retailers can process the sale as a Lay By at any point in managing the sale.  This delivers excellent flexibility to the retail associates, the business and, most important, the customers.

From our LayBy setup facilities (see screen shot) through to sales counter processing, we ensure that we deliver the flexibility, security and accuracy which are vital to the enjoyably offering of LayBy services in any type of retail business.

We are grateful to the feedback from our customers which enables us to continue to evolve our LayBy software, to keep it best practice in our various retail marketplaces. the latest enhancements to our LayBy facilities are being delivered this month in a fresh software update.

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Early Start to LayBy Season

We have noticed an early start to LayBys this year, probably in response to tough retail conditions.

LayBys usually kick in in August or September. Here it is June and we have many retailers using our Point of Sale software running LayBy offers, to encourage shoppers to purchase now for Christmas 2011.

Our POS Software has excellent LayBy facilities which enable small and independent retailers to offer LayBy services which are as good as or better than what you see in national retail chains.

Using our LayBy facilities, retailers can easily process and track sales, manage payments, enforce LayBy rules, track goods and attract sales where price for immediate purchase may have been a barrier.

To help retailers establish and manage their LayBy serving using our Point of Sale software, we have excellent advice available from our website in addition to professional live assistance through our Help Desk.

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Smart Lay By Software benefits Retailers and Shoppers

layby-management.jpgWhile many Point of Sale software packages offer Lay By facilities, few deliver flexibility which is vital in a retail situation.

We saw one software package recently where you had to tell the software that the customer wanteed to Lay By an item before you started processing the sale.  This is poor design.

Using our Point of sale software package, retailers can process the sale as a Lay By at any point in managing the sale.  This delivers excellent flexibility to the retail associates, the business and, most important, the customers.

From our Lay By setup facilities (see screen shot) through to sales counter processing, we ensure that we deliver the flexibility, security and accuracy which are vital to the enjoyably offering of Lay By services in any type of retail business.

We are grateful to the feedback from our customers which enables us to continue to evolve our Lay By software, to keep it best practice in our various marketplaces.

For good lay By software, check out Tower Systems.

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Managing Credit for Retail Customers Through LayBy and Other POS facilities

credit-limit.jpgSmart retailers in today’s economic climate want to remove as many barriers as possible between an opportunity and a sale.  This is why we have seen a rise in the use of LayBy as well as store credit and other payment mechanisms in a variety of retail situations over the last year.  Retailers who want the business sometimes need to provide funding.  While this approach has been common in big box and furniture situations, it has been less common in marketplaces in which we serve: jewellers, bike retailers, gift shops, homewares stores and newsagents … until recently.

Our Point of Sale software provides robust and flexible facilities which enable retailers to provide and manage the LayBy, store credit and other flexible payment options.

Using the credit limit facility, partially shown in the image, our retail business partners are able to control the acceptable credit limit balance at the customer level.  This can bee set and controlled by senior management, thus removing the challenge for retail associates having to deal with this as they can say that ‘the system’ does not allow an increase.

By managing credit limits, retail businesses can better manage their exposure.  This is vital as the provision of credit to customers increases as economists predict.  One report recently said that while credit card debt is not growing as fast as it used to in Australia and New Zealand, there has been somewhat of a transfer of debt to store credit as discussed here.

Here at Tower Systems we are watching changes in the use of credit in retail situations.  We are committed to ensuring that our software maintains relevant and useful facilities which enable our retail partners of ensure that barriers between opportunities and sales are kept at a minimum as far as our Point of sale software is concerned.

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