Data Age Business Systems, the developers of PawnMaster pawn shop software, are excited to announce their new integrated Facebook posting tool. It’s no secret that social media has become a prominent part in the everyday lives of consumers. Data Age saw the opportunity to offer the ability for their client base to connect with their own customers on a more personal level.
As a former business owner in the retail space, my partner and I knew what it meant to face challenges. These challenges could range from the day-to-day "running a business" issues, to people problems, to dealing with local ordinance, the up and downs of revenue, the list goes on. As we all know, small business owners wear almost every hat. Personally, what made jumping through all these hoops worth it was bringing in new customers while still collecting revenue from my returning clientele. Word of mouth was it as far as marketing went; you treated your customers well and people flocked to you. In 2018, it may seem harder than ever to find new clients, and we all know that competition is coming from every direction. There is a silver lining here, and that is there are a lot of online platforms that you can use to ensure that your brand is securing the visibility is needs to thrive.
PawnMaster is known for its robust reporting capabilities, and that's why we partnered with Vernon Stading of Devoted Pawn Consulting to create three custom reports to better serve PawnMaster users. Vernon has been servicing the pawn industry as a consultant for years, and during his visits he saw where pawn shop owners could make, and in some cases, save more money if they had the tools to do so. Vernon approached PawnMaster with the idea of making three custom reports that would be available to all PawnMaster users; The Key Performance Indicator Report, The Employee Productivity Report, and The Employee Commission Report.
Data Age Business Systems introduces TxTPay – mobile payments for pawn shop customers. TxTPay is the pawn industry’s first mobile payment solution that identifies debit cards and prepaid credit cards in order to safely accept remote loan payments.
Data Age Business Systems has reached an exciting milestone as the company celebrates 30 years of delivering innovative business management and point-of-sale software solutions to pawn shops, jewelry stores, gold, coin and second-hand dealers, and cell phone repair shops.
“Terminating” an employee makes them inactive. PawnMaster never truly deletes anything. All records are either “Active” or “Inactive”. The reason behind this is to keep an audit trail. We want you to be able to, at all times, have a way of determining what your employees are doing and what changes they're making within your system.
My recommendation for pulling forfeits is, “be consistent”. I feel that this task should be done daily even if you only have one or two items on the forfeit list. One reason for this is if it's done frequently, it's a small task. But if allowed to build up, it can easily get out of hand and become a chore.