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Aussie made and supported sporting goods retail POS software

Our Australian made and supported sporting goods retail POS software helps local and indie sporting goods retailers to run more efficient and successful businesses.

This POS software offers a bag full of facilities sporting goods retailers can use to focus on the specialist nature of their retail businesses. Facilities such as:

  1. Track inventory by colour, size and style – variants. That is, track by colour, size and style.
  2. Leverage you with local knowledge shared automatically on receipts – demonstrating your point of difference.
  3. Embrace next gen LayBy through buy now pay later like ZipPay and Humm – get purchases today that shoppers may otherwise think are too expensive..
  4. Know what you sell by brand / supplier.
  5. Easily load electronic invoices from suppliers. Save time.l Cut mistakes.
  6. Manage your workshop – including text messages to customers.
  7. Drive customer stickiness with marketing based on past purchases.
  8. Offer club and group pricing to win more business.
  9. Sell online easily, direct from your POS software.
  10. Enjoy pricing consistency for catalogues, multi-buy and bundles.
  11. Save money on bookkeeping by integrating with accounting software.
  12. Make more money from the one time only shoppers.

Respecting the capital needs of retail businesses, our sporting goods POS software can be rented for $185.00 a month. For this you get…

  1. Australian developed and supported sporting goods POS software.
  2. Software updates as we release them.
  3. Unlimited licences for your retail location. If you need an extra computer, there is no extra software cost.
  4. Shopify / Magento / Woo link. Easily sell online from your POS software.
  5. Xero link. Easing bookkeeping costs and streamlining accounting.
  6. Our OzBiz link – connect to MYOB and Quicken through OzBiz.
  7. Tyro link – safe, fast and easy EFTPOS link for streamlined sales.
  8. PC Eftpos link – easy EFTPOS processing for the major banks.
  9. Easy buy now pay later thanks to Zip Pay and Humm – that Boomers, Gen Y, Gen X and others are using more and more.
  10. Support – help desk access, unlimited training, updates and more.
  11. User documentation. Access to our searchable knowledge base.

The $185.00 is charged per 30 days, in advance. Access can be cancelled at any time. You can also choose to purchase the software outright.

This is awesome POS software for sporting goods retailers. We’d love to help you enjoy your business more.

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Awesome Australian made music shop POS software

The music shop POS software from Tower Systems is packed with facilities music shops can use to run more efficient and enjoyable businesses.

  1. Say goodbye to LayBy With our buy now pay later options.
  2. Serial number tracking. Record vital details that customers will appreciate.
  3. Instrument care. Include on receipts details for proper care of the instrument purchased. This can be included automatically.
  4. Repairs management. Tracking from when the instrument is Brough in to when it is collected.
  5. Make more money offering special orders that you can easily track from the counter and notify shoppers by email or text when the goods arrive.
  6. Get one-time-only shoppers spending more with an awesome and differentiating loyalty facility.
  7. Sell online easily, direct from your POS software. We link direct to Shopify and Magento.
  8. Bring customers back with reminders on dates important to them including product tune / service opportunities.
  9. Save money on bookkeeping by integrating with Xero easy to use accounting software.
  10. Make more money from the one time only shoppers.
  11. Save time, load electronic invoices from suppliers.

Respecting the capital needs of retail, our music shop POS software is available for rental for $145.00 a month. For this you get…

  1. Specialty music shop POS software developed in Australia.
  2. Software updates as we release them.
  3. Unlimited licences for your retail location. If you need an extra computer, there is no extra software cost.
  4. Shopify / Magento / Woo link. Easily sell online from your POS software.
  5. Xero link. Easing bookkeeping costs and streamlining accounting.
  6. Our OzBiz link – connect to MYOB and Quicken through OzBiz.
  7. Tyro link – safe, fast and easy EFTPOS link for streamlined sales.
  8. PC Eftpos link – easy EFTPOS processing for the major banks.
  9. Easy buy now pay later thanks to Zip Pay and Humm – that Boomers, Gen Y, Gen X and others are using more and more.
  10. Support – help desk access, unlimited training, updates and more.
  11. User documentation. Access to our searchable knowledge base.

The $145.00 is charged per 30 days, in advance. Access can be cancelled at any time. You can also choose to purchase the software outright.

We are local. Tower Systems serves 3,500+ specialty businesses. If you think we could help you, please call…

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Online user forum brings together small business retail POS software users

Today we are hosting an online user forum for independent small business retailers across Australia and New Zealand to talk business.

This free ranging and open forum is another enamour series of facilitating opportunities for small business retailers to talk to each other. That it is online makes it easier for these retailers to connect without a cost or disruption of travel.

Today’s online forum will include discussion on:

  1. Life after the bushfires.
  2. The economy and its impact on local small retail businesses.
  3. The Coronavirus challenge.
  4. Ideas for stimulating your retail business.
  5. The single most effective tool in the POS software to drive sales.
  6. Free POS software training.

Open to any retailer using our software, the meeting will be recorded and made available to all Tower Systems customers.

We are grateful to all who will participate as it is contributions from everyday retailers that makes meetings like this useful for all.

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Portable POS software for retailers selling on the road and away from the shop counter

Retailer Roam, the portable POS software from Tower Systems is being embraced by more retailers with businesses that operate on the road.

Yes, portable POS software. POS software you can use on the road, away from the counter, from a truck, at a market, at a pop up store. This is genuinely portable POS software. Oh, and internet access is not required.

Retailer Roam is serving retailers looking to take their business transactions to customers no matter where they are … local markets, on the farm, from the back of a truck, pop-up stores and more.

Retailer Roam is Aussie made portable POS software thanks to smart app development from the Tower systems web team working closely with the POS software development team.

To back up access to this new and innovative portable POS software product, Tower Systems has released a range of helpful advice and online accessible documentation including these topics:

  • Making the most of Retailer Roam
  • Previous Sales in Retailer Roam
  • Creating Layouts In Retailer Roam
  • Creating Paytypes In Retailer Roam
  • Installing TeamViewer for Retailer Roam
  • Performing Laybys In Retailer Roam
  • Performing Sales in Retailer Roam
  • Importing Retailer Roam Ordering Files
  • Frequently Asked Questions – Retailer Roam
  • Setting Up Retailer for Retailer Roam

Offering fresh and evolving documentation for Retailer Roam is another way we are helping new and emerging retailers make the most of the fresh opportunities offered by Retailer Roam. We are loving helping retailers unlock new sales opportunities by disconnecting transactions front sales counter.

A common question we get is: Does Retailer Roam Require An Internet Connection?

Yes and No. You will need an internet connection to install the app and to obtain the base Retailer data. However, when using it, no – it;’s easy and truly portable.

If the location you’re selling from does not have internet connectivity you can use the device to transact, however, you will not receive any product updates or send sales back until the connection is re-established.

There is an ‘Offline Mode’ that can be turned on in settings for a smoother no-internet-connection experience. While in this mode the user will be limited to completing sales with what data has already been pre-loaded on the device. No API calls can be made in this mode, and sales will be stored locally until they can be synced.

There is an option to download all stock-data on the device; so, it can be used offline.

Retailer Roam is portable POS softeware for retailers on the move.

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Labour day holiday

Our head office is closed today for the Labour Day (8 hour day) public holiday.  We have other offices open for help desk support – all our usual numbers are live.

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Sunday, funday

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Small business retailers love unlimited free POS software training

Tower Systems is proud to provide small business and indie retailers using our  POS software with to free one on one training in the use of the POS software regardless of the version of the software they are using.

Yes, that’s right. Free training. Free one-on-one training. In our POS software. Delivered anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.

We do this because we know that free training makers for more knowledgeable POS software users and more knowledgeable POS software users are happier users and that is good for us too.

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.

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!

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Here’s a practical, local, small business economic stimulus package for suburban and regional Australia

Every election, politicians say that small business is the lifeblood of Australia. Then, after the election, they forget about small business. No wonder trust in politicians by Australian voters is low.

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. Not just retail businesses, but all small businesses. Oh, and by small, we mean locally owned businesses turning over $2M or less that are not part of a larger group.

Small business retailers are nimble and able to lift local economies faster than big businesses and certainly better than online businesses.

Here are six tips for politicians on steps they can take, decisions they can make to help lift retail, especially small business retail, as well as those local businesses with which small business retailers can quickly connect.

  1. Local shops refresh grant. Give every local retail business a grant of at least $25,000 with the stipulation that it is spent locally on capital works for the shop, to improve the shop. It could be for paining, carpentry, electrical, staff training or similar. Proof of local spending is to be in the form of an invoice from a local tradesperson or small business company with and ABN and more than a year of trading as recognised by the ATO – to avoid fraud. Spending could be focussed: painting, electrical, carpentry, flooring, repairs. The management of this should be online with quick approval and payment. Note: the $25,000 is suggested to provide sufficient local economic stimulus.
  2. Local visual merchandising supports. Keeping in-store displays can be a challenge for small business retailers. Fund a network of merchandisers to make a 2 hour call weekly on qualified independent small retail businesses, sub $1M turnover, ABN registered, trading for six months or more. With each visit to be about visual refresh of the shop. Cap the cam pain at three months assess the economic value. Only local merchandisers to be used – i.e. to an overseas agency who hires local contractors.
  3. Direct all politician electorate spending to be with local small businesses. For printing, subscriptions, gifts, parties, cards, everything for a year. Have the results assessed independently. Ensure that spending is fair, too, to benefit a variety of local businesses, and not dolled out as political favours. Shop local, shop small.
  4. Run a national shop small shop local ad campaign. Make it educational, smart, encouraging …, guiding Aussies on the value to them from shopping local, shopping small. Help to understand the true value of shopping local, shopping small compared to the alternatives. The ad campaign should run regionally across multiple media platforms, giving preference to locally owned platforms with a track record for not managing their business to minimise tax.
  5. Local artists grants. Offer cash grants to fund buskers for local high streets, to make shopping locally more entertaining. Make the application easy. Focus on local artists entertaining in their local community. This serves the dual purpose of injecting cash locally as well as fostering the local arts. The application process should be online, approval fast and payment immediate.
  6. Establish local currency systems. These work overseas on regional towns where local currency has more value than the national currency. It supports shopping local through a smart value structure. the government role could be on the tech back end to manage the currency – taking away capital cost from local councils. To find out more ab9out this, read up on the Bristol Pound.

This list could be much longer. It is offered here as a start, to gets people thinking of practical ways to support shopping small, shopping local.

The current disinterest by politicians in practical support for local small businesses has us on a path of business closures. Urgent action is needed to engage locals in supporting local businesses.

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This is the only POS software made in Australia for Australian jewellers

If you pitch shop local in your jewellers business, consider the POS software made in Australia for Australian jewellers, this is jeweller specific POS software. Fit for purpose. made for this specialty retail channel.

Tower Systems offers the only Australian developed and supported jeweller POS software.

We make what we sell. Our jeweller software is 100% ours. This matters because we can offer a level of support, training and assistance beyond because it is our product, made for jewellers, made to help jewellers run more efficient, valuable and enjoyable businesses.

While other businesses sell jeweller software in Australia, from what we have seen nit is software from overseas, made by others, maintained by others and controlled by others.

That we are local matters to jewellers. Our software offers a solution for local market needs. This is differentiating for us. It is also differentiating for jewellers as they can leverage tools that help them focus on delivering local solutions for local shoppers – this helps with shopper outreach and service.

The Tower Systems Jeweller POS software is innovative, flexible and deeply tailored to the needs of local jewellers. We provide a platform of tools for efficient and creative business management and marketing.

Here are some of the benefits jewellers using our jeweller POS software tell us they love:

  1. Easily and accurately sell items by weight or length.
  2. Track serial numbers of what you sell.
  3. Include your own product care information on receipts.
  4. Buy now pay later integration for over the counter sales.
  5. Automate reminders and offers for birthdays & anniversaries.
  6. Automated workshop management tools including text message & email notifications save time.
  7. Benefit from advanced stock performance metrics and tagging.
  8. Easily bulk manage inventory.
  9. Sexy jeweller specific hardware.
  10. Portable POS software on iPad, Surface or similar to sell anywhere, any time.
  11. Reduce the headache of lay-bys with several buy now pay later options.
  12. Perform effortless stocktakes, orders and sales on your phone or tablet.
  13. Save money on bookkeeping by integrating with accounting software.
  14. Offer an online catalogue easily (Shopify, Magento & WooCommerce).
  15. Bring customers back more often with our unique loyalty tools.
  16. Load electronic invoices from suppliers.

We are grateful to the hundreds of jewellers in our jeweller POS software user community today. Their advice, support and encouragement are inspiration to us daily. Thank you.

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Garden centre POS software on show at Greenlife Trade Show in Perth

We are grateful for the opportunity to show off our latest Garden Centre POS software at the Greenlife national trade show in Perth starting today.

This is a terrific opportunity to meet garden centre and related professionals, top share ideas and learn. We appreciate the opportunity and look forward to a busy few days.

2020 is already a busy year with this being our third trade show.

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Bait and tackle shop POS software helps local fishing shops serve locals and tourists

Local bait and tackle shops are awesome businesses. They are places of wonderful loc al knowledge and support. Local communities benefit from their knowledge and service. Stories of their knowledge are legendary.

Tower Systems offers bait and tackle shop POS software that helps these local indie businesses to systemise how local knowledge is served, consistently and in ways that visitors love. This is just one of the awesome facilities embedded in this POS software made specify calls for bait and tackle businesses.

It is easy to encode your knowledge about products, fishing locations and pother details, and to have this serves to customers with consistency even bob a casual employee who works in the bait and tackle shop a couple of times a month.

This bait and tackle shop POS software gives you tools that help you track what you sell, even if it is sold by fractions. You can also easily sell bindles, which can make price comparison challenging … this is a real benefit for local indie retailers competing with online and big retailers.

The Tower Systems bait and tackle shop POS software is more than sporting goods software. It does more and the training is different to that retail niche. This really is made for bait and tackle shops, fishing shops and outdoors shops that serve local fishing interests and needs.

You can also provide guidance as to what goes with what, which can really help boost sales.

Plus, since many bait and tackle shop customers are tourists, people passing through once, or infrequently, the awesome and unique loyalty tool in this software helps them spend more in your shop in that one visit.  This makes the visit more financially beneficial and efficient for you and more enjoyable for them with perceived savings. But enough on that for now as we don’t want to give away too many secrets.

The Tower Systems bait and tackle shop POS software is made for local independent retailers who appreciate personal service and who love to see people shopping locally. It is easy to use, well supported, provided with full training and packed with awesome tools to help your bait and tackle business run more efficiently and make money, which providing awesome customer service all through.

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Awesome POS software loyalty tool helps local small business retailers differentiate from big businesses and online

Points are dead in retail loyalty rewards. They have dubious value. Everyone offers them. They serve the businesses more than the shoppers.

While our awesome specialty retail POS software offers points based loyalty, it is our other loyalty offer that retailers and shoppers love. It’s unique, based on real value, able to be setup for no cost and is easy to adjust as the business needs change.

Better still, this unique and game-changing approach to loyalty offers one-time or rare shoppers an opportunity to spend more in a visit, making that one-0time list more valuable to the retailer. It encourages greater spending. It shows the way.

Big businesses don’t copy this unique approach to loyalty because it does not work for their selfish business model. It is differentiating for indie retailers, especially local retailers who are competing with big businesses.

Tower systems pioneered this fresh approach to loyalty in 2013. We have tweaked the loyalty tool in pour POS software since, keeping it fresh and ensuring that it serves the needs of our retail partners.

In competing with online, this loyalty tool is an easy winner. It appreciates the shoppers in-store in a way that online cannot do. It encourages, respects and appreciates those in your shop today and that alone can be the trigger to get them even more engaged with your shop.

It is that simple and successful. We have hundreds of success stories with this tool.

Points are dead if you want your business to compete. Tower Systems offers tech built into our POS software and we back this with business training and advice on implementation. It is genuinely a game changer, a unique loyalty solution fort small business retailers.

Loyalty systems have been around in retail for decades. Too often, small business retailers copy big business, and fail.

A good loyalty system will get shoppers spending more, doling more than is usual, and doing this at little or no cost to a retail business.

A good loyalty system will be loved by shoppers.

A good loyalty system offers shoppers flexibility.

A good loyalty system has little or no management overhead.

A good loyalty system reveals insights about your business that are helpful, impactful and revealing.

A good loyalty system helps you grow your business, helps you make your business more valuable.

This is about Loyalty 2.0 – a fresh approach to shopper loyalty for small business retailers.

What we offer embedded in our Tower Systems POS software is an awesome solution, ready for use in any type of shop.

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We love small business retail

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We love the weekend…

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How the Tower Systems gift shop software helps retailers trade through tough economic times

The drought, bushfires, floods and coronavirus have all impacted retail sales. Local independent gift shops are challenged. Through its specialty gift shop POS software, Tower Systems helps locally owned gift shops trade through and grow.

Here are some of the ways our gift shop POS software can do this.

By engaging with the marketing and management tools in the gift shop POS software, retailers can expect to cut costs, increase sales and drive bottom-line profit. Let’s take a moment to look at these…

  • Cut costs.  Thanks to electronic invoicing, the cost of processing new stock is lower than with manual processes.  This can help cut your labour bill.
  • Increase sales #1: reward customers.  A good loyalty program works.  Not like FlyBys which is of dubious financial value to customers.  No, a serious loyalty program which guides your customers to spend more money with you.  I have see stores grow sales by 10% on the back of a well constructed loyalty program,  a good POS software package will run this for you, points and all.
  • Increase sales with buy now pay later.  Buy now pay later is flexible and loved. In our gift shop POS software it is integrated.
  • Increase sales: market to your customers.  A coupon on your receipts, an email newsletter, a printed newsletter or up-sell script at the sales counter for staff – these are all ways you can use your point of sale system to help guide your existing customers to spend more money with you.
  • Increase sales #5.  Connect with a local charity.  Use your gift POS shop software to make it easy for a local charity to promote your retail business shop and raise money for themselves at the same time.  Each sale earned for you by the charity can be tracked so that you are able to reward them with an accurate donation at the end of the campaign.
  • Make better business decisions.  Bu buying only stock which works for you or seeing exactly what customers buy with what you are able to make business decisions which are more likely to drive better business results.
  • Cut mistakes.  Mistakes in retail can be expensive.  By using smart retail management software, you can and should expect to cut mistakes.  This is because it takes fewer keystrokes per sale.  This reduces the opportunity for mistakes.  The saving could add as much as a full percentage point to your bottom line.
  • Cut theft.  Theft in retail in Australia was running at between 3% and 5% of turnover.  Thanks to tight controls around employees and better tracking of stock theft, you can expect to cut the cost of theft.  Every $1 cut in theft is a $1 on your bottom line.

It is easy to get drawn to the doom and gloom of the times and through this to lose focus on your business.  This trap must be avoided at all costs … for the sake of the business and all who rely on the business from customers to employees to owners.

By using tools freely available in your gift shop POS software you can find sales, find time and find margin which may have eluded you to this point.

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A gift shop POS software Q&A from us

Here are our answers to part of a recent Q&A about our gift shop POS software.

Why focus on local gift shops?

They are unique, local specialist and appreciated. these businesses are important. They need software specific to their needs, software that helps them differentiate themselves from the retail noise. We like their level of specialisation and that we can specialise in tech for them.

Why focus on independent small businesses?

We like that by working with small businesses we work directly with the business owners every day. We like that this business is personal. We think that as a small business ourselves we are better placed to serve small businesses.

How many customers use your software?

3,000+ Operating on 10,000+ terminals and processing close to 900,000 transactions a day.

How many gift shops use your software?

More than 400.

What facilities do gift shop owners and staff  like are in your software?

  1. Easy to use yet structured and professional Lay-By. Plus the opportunity to replace LayBy with buy now pay later.
  2. Customer special orders with TXT message when stock arrives.
  3. Professional gift cards with your logo and proper management of balance.
  4. Easy to produce gift vouchers.
  5. Gift receipts that can be wrapped with a gift (no pricing).
  6. Intelligent receipts with product care information.
  7. Easy handling of hampers and bundled offers.
  8. Supplier performance comparison.
  9. Employee performance management and rewards.
  10. Importing electronic invoices from gift shop suppliers. We work with for you.
  11. Linking to your website to manage a common stock file.
  12. Loyalty options including traditional points as well as front end loyalty to drive infrequent shopper engagement.
  13. Inventory management to guide you to a more efficient inventory level.
  14. Theft reduction tools to reduce the opportunity of employee theft.
  15. It’s easy to use.
  16. It’s regularly updated based on user suggestions.

What do you think makes your gift shop software different to others?

We develop the software ourselves here in Australia in close consultation with gift shop owners and employees – as well as with gift shop suppliers. This is truly specialist software created for your type of business.

What makes Tower Systems different as a supplier of gift shop software?

Our service is personal, professional and accessible. You have access to the entire Tower Systems team to not only learn how to use our software but also to how to make more money in your business by using the software.

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The cloud based Tower Systems gift shop POS software … $145.00 a month

The gift shop POS software from Tower Systems runs in the cloud or oil the desktop. You choose what is right for your situation.

We offer a rental pricing option that makes our Gift shop POS  software available for $145.00 a month. For this you get…

  1. Specialty Gift shop POS software developed in Australia.
  2. Software updates as we release them.
  3. Unlimited licences for your retail location. If you need an extra computer, there is no extra software cost.
  4. Shopify / Magento / Woo link. Easily sell online from your POS software.
  5. Xero link. Easing bookkeeping costs and streamlining accounting.
  6. Our OzBiz link – connect to MYOB and Quicken through OzBiz.
  7. Tyro link – safe, fast and easy EFTPOS link for streamlined sales.
  8. PC Eftpos link – easy EFTPOS processing for the major banks.
  9. Easy buy now pay later thanks to Zip Pay and Humm – that Boomers, Gen Y, Gen X and others are using more and more.
  10. Support – help desk access, unlimited training, updates and more.
  11. User documentation. Access to our searchable knowledge base.

The $145.00 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 $2,999.00 (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 some of the benefits people in businesses like yours tell us they love:

  1. Say goodbye to LayBy With our buy now pay later options.
  2. Customers will love your product use and care instructions on receipts.
  3. Make more money offering special orders that you can easily track from the counter and notify shoppers by email or text when the goods arrive.
  4. Get one-time-only shoppers spending more with an awesome and differentiating loyalty facility.
  5. Sell online easily, direct from your POS software.
  6. Bring customers back with reminders on dates important to them.
  7. Save money on bookkeeping by integrating with accounting software.
  8. Make more money from the one time only shoppers.
  9. Save time, load electronic invoices from suppliers.

We are local. Tower Systems serves 3,500+ specialty businesses.

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How the Tower Systems gift shop POS software benefits local gift shops

The gift shop POS software from Tower Systems is made for local gift shops. It is rich in benefits that are bankable for these businesses.

Being locally made for local businesses, this gift shop POS software is focussed on delivering to local needs. We are proud of this, and proud that the software continues to evolve. No standing still here.

Here is a list of some of the benefits of our gift shop POS software:

  • Get one-time-only shoppers spending more thanks to an easy to pitch loyalty system embedded in the software.
  • Leverage you. If you believe your knowledge is a differentiator, offer it through structured opportunities in the software.
  • Encourage customer happiness by serving product care info. on receipts.
  • Say goodbye to LayBy – with integrated buy now pay later options.
  • 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.
  • Easily sell online with a direct to Shopify / Magento or WooCommerce link from your POS software – including image flow.
  • Go cashless if that is your goal – we make it easy and affordable.
  • Save time with electronic invoices from suppliers.
  • Use tags to get a fresh perspective, side-view, on stock performance.
  • Bundle items together to make price comparisons harder and thereby increase sales.
  • Business differentiating loyalty. Stand out from the crowd. Have customers coming back to you for this.
  • Trade and club pricing profiles. Set pricing rules based on customer type.
  • Make money from pre-orders – Easily pre-sell a delivery so that when the stock arrives you can manage distribution and billing efficiently.
  • Differentiate with informative receipts. These can include product care, use and safety information based on what customers buy.
  • Track who sold what.

This gift shop POS software works for you in so many ways, on so many levels. It can help you differentiate your business easily and consistently.

We only sell this software to independent retailers as we are a small business focussed POS software company serving already more than 3,000 retailers.

We’d love to help you run a more enjoyable and more successful gift shop.

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How Tower Systems gift shop software helps small business retailers compete

The gift shop POS software from Tower Systems is benefits rich helping indie gift shop owners run more successful retail businesses. It is made for this. Made in Australia. Made for local gift shops that serve local communities. Made to help these local small businesses connect with local shoppers for in-store and online sales.

The gift shop POS software from Tower Systems is already used by hundreds of gift retailers. here is what they tell us they love.

  • Easy selling. From the sales counter. From the shop floor. From local markets. From parties in homes. From online. This software helps you wherever you sell, whenever you sell. Flexibility is key here.
  • Easy payments. By integrating with EFTPOS as well as buy now pay later, shoppers have choice and this makes selling easy, accurate and fast. In retail, getting paid is critical. We make that easy for you.
  • Encouraging more purchases. This is what shopper loyalty is all about right?! … getting shoppers to buy more. The Tower gift shop POS software guides this through cool and unique loyalty tools that shoppers love. And, we have data to back this up, data that can guide deeper engagement by you to drive better results.
  • Guiding consistency. The more efficient a retail business the more profitable it is. Our purpose built gift shop POS software helps you run a for consistent business, even when you cannot be there yourself. Customers love consistency. Staff members, too, as it guides them in workflow.
  • Competing. We all hate big businesses right?! Well, most big businesses at least. Our gift shop POS software helps you compete by differentiating your business from the big businesses. We help you set yourself apart in clever and appreciated ways.
  • Being local. here it is. here is what matters most to indie local retail businesses. being local is challenging yet it is everything. For many of us who own local retailers, shops, being local really does matter. In our gift shop POS software you can pitch local in clever and consistent ways, differentiating ways.

Tower Systems offers awesome gift shop POS software made specifically for gift shops. We can help you run a more successful, valuable and enjoyable local gift shop. We can help you build a brighter future for your business and all who rely on it.

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Thank you for shopping local

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We are proud to support local communities

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More POS software connected Shopify sites live

We are grateful for the opportunity to deliver more POS software connected Shopify websites to our community of indie small business retailers. Our work has continued apace through the Aussie summer, bring more sites live and helping retailers to leverage the online opportunity.

While we have skills with PHP development as well as WooCommerce, Magento and Shopify, it is our Shopify work that is delivering terrific rapid results for indie retailers.

From pet shops, to jewellers, to garden centres to produce businesses to gift shops and more, our POS software connected Shopify sites are delivering solutions to our retail business partners that they leverage into new shopper traffic opportunities. At core here is our focus to help our customers make more money, to make their businesses more valuable.

The Tower Systems web development team is skilled in WooCommerce, Magento and Shopify. The company has plenty of sites it can show in a live portfolio of successful e-commerce sites, serving shoppers in Australia and internationally.

Small business retailers can benefit from the retail management experience at Tower Systems experience that helps deliver a more retail focussed solution.

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.

But 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.

Shopify is one of the easiest ways to setup and run an ecommerce store.  We think it provides you with the ideal place to create you first website and gain experience in the world of ecommerce.  You have complete control over the look and feel of your online store and can instant access fantastic look themes to reflect the personality of your business. For more information visit

The Retailer POS software to Shopify Link uses the Tower Advantage Link platform to allow our Retailer POS software to connect directly to your Shopify store.  The Tower Advantage Link platform is a subscription-based service that acts as an intermediary between Retailer and the Shopify API.

The link works by using the Tower platform platform to connect to the Shopify API and synchronise your data.

Retailer is your master stock database.  You flag what stock items you want to appear on your shopify store. Descriptions and extended descriptions are added as your titles and descriptions in Shopify. Newly flagged products are automatically added and if you edit items in Retailer you have field level control over how these are handled in Shopify.

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Tower Systems produce business POS software at the AIRR trade show last weekend

We are grateful to the folks at AIRR for the opportunity to be at their trade show last weekend, to pitch our POS software, especially our produce and farm supply business POS software.

When it comes to produce business POS software, we are specialists, serving a range of businesses in this space including many AIRR members. We are established and our software is proven, serving their specialty business and accounting needs well. This is in part thanks to wonderful support from our customers, who are giving of their time and insights to help us create better software.

From the delivery trucks to the back shed to the counter to anywhere, our produce and farm supply business management software is robust and capable, serving needs that are diverse and business critical.

The produce business specialty software we offer today is different to what we offered last year. Today’s software has new features, plenty created just for produce  and farm supply businesses.

Produce businesses need produce business software.

  • Produce store specialty POS software does more.
  • Produce store specialty POS software delivers more benefits.
  • Produce store specialty POS software saves more time.
  • Produce store specialty POS software cuts more mistakes.
  • Produce store specialty POS software supports what is different in your business compared to everyday retail.

Last year, we updated our software to include: Pending Invoice Processing – allowing stock to be invoiced in prior to physical invoice being received from the supplier; Extensive Freight Processing – allowing Freight Invoices to be processed with much great clarity and control; Variants (Colour, Size & Style); Supplier Ordering Improvements to better handle Order Numbers from suppliers and back order processing; Bulk Price Changes expanded for more control and ease of use.

We have released  new Accounts Management tools, a complete reengineering of our customer accounts facilities – easier to use, more flexible, an accounting solution accountants and bookkeepers will love. These new tools go way beyond everyday POS software. They will be a real treat for produce businesses that run customer accounts.

These produce business specific enhancements have been delivered to customers as part of our structured, texted, software update process.

We appreciate there are cheaper solutions out there, non-produce business specific solutions. As with most things in the world, you get what you pay for. We would love to show you the produce business specific facilities in our software and let you see, first hand, the extraordinary investment we have made and are making for businesses like yours.

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Australian newsagents prefer our POS software over any other

Recently, independently verified, Tower Systems serves more newsagents with newsagency POS software than any other POS software company.

While the newsagency channel has challenges, there is plenty of good news … growth stories, transformations, good wins and new owners.

This is a retail channel in the midst of extraordinary opportunistic transformation.

Switching your business to the industry standard Tower Systems newsagency software is not expensive. If you have current hardware, the cost can be as low as $2,400 a year thanks to interest free finance from us for 3 years.

11 more newsagents chose the Tower Systems software in the last 3 months. We are grateful for their support of our newsagency software. We serve more than 1,750 newsagency businesses.

We help newsagents evolve their businesses into new products, through awesome loyalty tools and online.

We offer low low EFTPOS rate. One newsagent is $200.00 a month better off while another, in regional Australia, is more than $250.00 a month better off.

We continue to own and operate newsagency businesses ourselves and have done since 1996. This helps us make better software for you.

  • Compliant with industry standards, using our software you can meet criteria for getting onto the no physical returns program with Ovato.
  • Electronic invoices are a breeze.
  • Selling online is easy and sell more regardless of your local population.
  • Offer buy now pay later with Humm, Zip Pay.
  • Our innovative front-end loyalty facilities help you differentiate your business, drive deeper baskets and bring shoppers back sooner.
  • Training long after you install is easy to access and free.

Our software can work with you as you evolve your product mix. Whether it is into hospitality, services, produce, repairs, online or more, our software has facilities that help make your business more relevant to today’s shopper.

Integrations can also help you cut operating costs, such as bookkeeping fees. We can help you eliminate double and triple handling. We link direct to Xero, for example.

Switching is not expensive. Included is …

  • The latest Tower Systems newsagency software.
  • On-site installation and training by a newsagency business expert.
  • Data conversion, converting as much data as we can access.
  • Software support for the first three years. Nothing extra to pay.
  • Software updates for the first three years. Nothing extra to pay.
  • Unlimited over the phone follow up training for the first three years.
  • Access to an awesome online knowledge base with articles & advice.
  • Access to weekly group live online training workshops.
  • Access to a private Facebook page where you can discuss any topic.

Tower Systems is grateful to the many newsagents in its community.

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