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:
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.
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.
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…
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 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…
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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…
Cashless retail is a thing. It is growing in retail, especially small business retail where trading in cash is challenging with banks withdrawing services and some increasing fees for handling cash.
Tower Systems, in its POS software, helps small business retailers transact without cast cost effectively, safely and quickly. We do this in myriad ways including…
Lower cost direct EFTPOS. We have negotiated excellent, competitive, rates for our 3,000+ customers for direct connect broadband EFTPOS, making accessing EFTPOS cheaper as well as faster and safer. This makes using EFTPOS at the counter as fast as cash if not actually faster.
Direct integration with EFTPOS. This means there is no extra keying of sales amounts, no separate terminal. No slower process for handling. Fewer mistakes. Easier end of shift balancing. More certainty for customers and for the business.
Easier access to cashflow finance. Through the EFTPOS arrangement, there is access to cashflow finance that can help the business better managing capital needs with greater certainty given the flow of funds between EFTPOS and the business bank account.
Direct Xero integration. This means less keystrokes, less accounting and bookkeeping fees, less mistakes and greater business certainty thanks to a more robust base off data on which business decisions can be made.
Business process advice. This includes migrating your end of shift from cash and other payment methods to other only, eliminating the float, making services payments easier and more.
Tower Systems can help retail businesses that want to transition to cashless to achieve this. We are not advocating this as we recognise each business owner needs to make the decision that is right for them. Our message is we are here with a plan if you want it.
As retailers ourselves, the questions about whether to go cashless in retail as well as how to go cashless in retail are as real for us as other retailers. Indeed, these are questions we have right now … hence, our preparation of plans and considerations, so we are positioning ourselves for our retail businesses and are happy to share this with other retailers in our small business retail community.
Cashless is growing in use in retail. We think it is useful and appropriate for retailers to learn how to deal with this. We are here to be a sounding board for anyone interested.
Our lead referral program is for bookkeepers and accountants who invest time and knowledge to help introduce us to prospective POS software customers. To express interest please email email@example.com. To find out more: Click here for an information document from us.
Our POS software is purpose built with versions for garden centres, jewellers, bike shops, toy shops, firearms businesses, fishing and outdoors shops, gift shops, newsagents, farm supply, rural and stockfeed businesses, adult shops and newsagents. We dive deep into the needs of each retail channel.
We are keen to work with bookkeepers and others who also specialise in their service of specific retail channel retailers. We’d love to get sales leads from you. To engage please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is also the entry point for any queries. Click here to access an information document.
Tower Systems is a vertical market POS software company. That is, we sell software designed for specific retail channels. The home page of our website lists all the retail channels in which we serve at any time.
While we may sell/rent/lease our software to businesses outside the retail channels listed, it is rare and only when approved by the leadership team of the company.
We currently serve in excess of 3,000 small business retailers primarily in Australia and New Zealand.
We actively promote our software through direct mail, social media marketing, search engine ads, trade shows and, recently, on radio and TV.
WE ARE RETAILERS TOO.
We own and run three unique retail shops, offering us hands-on retail experience where we can test and refine our software. This has been particularly useful in workflow management where we have tuned our software for efficiency in counter-based retail.
Owning and running retail businesses enables us to provide a unique and valuable level of practical, retailer-focussed, advice to our customers.
ACCOUNTING LINKS AND SERVICES.
We have a full time CPA in the business as our CFO.
Our software is directly integrated with Xero. We are a Xero partner.
Our software also links with MYOB and Quicken through a third party product.
Our customers, through our help desk, have access to comp0lete support in the use of our software as well as practical advice on the correct linking of our software with accounting software. We help our customers achieve and maintain a seamless link.
Thank you for considering working with Tower Systems to empower small business retailers to run more efficient and successful businesses.
To find out more about our POS software and support for specialty retailers…
The tangible, bankable benefits of partnering with Tower Systems, beyond the software.
Not all POS software companies are the same.
Tower Systems is not an average POS software company. We are a small business, indie business, focussed POS software company developing software in Australia and New Zealand for Australian and New Zealand based specialty retailers.
Thank you for considering us.
Serving over 3,000 small business retail customers, Tower Systems is engaged locally, across multiple specialty retail channels, delivering solutions retailers want and need to differentiate their businesses. We help indie retailers specialise, locally. This matters because it helps local businesses thrive locally.
Shopping local is key to the fabric of any local community.
Tower Systems is proud to serve local, specialty indie retailers. Our Garden Centre Software is made for indie garden centres.
Proudly supporting local Aussie garden centres with awesome garden centre software, which is supported locally … helping local businesses serve their local communities.
With many customers already, k this software has become an industry standard that grows and evolves like beautiful plants, changing to the changing needs of the garden centre marketplace.
Call one of our Garden Centre Software experts today:
Earlier this week, Tower Systems commenced beta release of an awesome POS software update for its small business retailers. Plenty of the content in this update was suggested by small business retail customers who asked for enhancements based on in-store experiences. Each new facility and each enhancement of an existing facility adds value to what we offer our customers through our specialty retail POS software.
Once the beta release cycle is complete and feedback processed, we will commence commercial release.
Tower Systems was the first POS software company to offer direct in integration between POS software and the Humm buy now pay later product.
Today, years on, many of the Tower POS software customers are Humm users, winning retail sales thanks to offering easy and safe access to an interest free finance model that customers love.
Accessible direct from within the POS software, Humm is another payment method accessible from the counter,. seamlessly, with few keystrokes, offering indie retailers easy payment surety that is better than LayBy can be. It is a terrific solution in this space, one small business retailers are enjoying and appreciating.
Tower Systems works with Humm to enhance the solution and evolve wth marketplace needs.
Give your customers the power to pay later, interest free and watch your sales grow. Tower Systems and Humm have teamed up to provide a seamless, interest free payment solution for your customer, allowing your business to benefit from:
Getting up and running with Humm is the easy.
Since its release several years ago, the specialty Garden Centre Software has been tunedto help local garden centres serve local communities.
As our software is updated, which is done regularly by our software development team, these updates are made available to our rental customers for no additional cost. Our customers can choose if they install the software update or not.
Here are some of the garden centre specific facilities garden centre owners and managers tell us they love about our software:
These specialty facilities and more make our specialty garden centre software ideal for specialty garden centres.
We also help you pitch local, by helping you share local knowledge, appreciate local shoppers through awesome loyalty tools, competewith big businessthrough facilities that let you differentiate and more.
We understand local.Tower Systems is a well-established Aussie POS software company with more than 3,500 small business retail customers in nine specific retail niche categories, like garden centres.
To help you get up and running with the garden centre software we have a structured on-boarding process. This is done on-site, in your business. This face to face work helps you and your team get the most value from the software.