Data Age Business Systems, the developers of PawnMaster, the industry-leading pawn shop software, announced its latest eCommerce integration, Storefront. Storefront enables brick and mortar pawn shop owners to create an eCommerce page and sell inventory from their own website while integrating directly with PawnMaster pawn software to make inventory management and sales reporting seamless. Storefront’s innovative technology makes it easy to create an omnichannel experience for shoppers.
NPA is right around the corner and we're getting excited to see our customers! We love having the opportunity to put faces to names and collaborate, sharing the ideas we implement throughout the year to make our software even better for you!
Craigslist gets about 30 million visitors each month looking for products that might be available in their very own backyard. If you own a brick and mortar shop, where customers come in to touch and feel the product, then this marketplace is a great way to drive foot traffic into your store. A free local classified advertisement website where you can post your products and target buyers in your local neighborhoods.
What's your lineup look like when it comes to support at your software vendor? Do you have live representatives standing by to assist you with your questions? Do you have to wait hours, or even days for a response?
There are many similar traits and characteristics when comparing sports and business. I'm not a fan of Coach Belichick’s team, but I am a huge hoodie fan and follower. This is one of the best and longest interviews he has ever given and when you sit back, listen, and absorb, it just makes sense. His approach to the sport is business-like, and his strategies and tactics can be transferred into any business practice, especially around leadership; Getting the most out of your team and the ability to constantly employ situational awareness involves adapting and overcoming.
Consistency, consistency, consistency... Let’s face it, customer satisfaction is what it is all about in business. Your customers are your business and your life. Over the years we have learned and grown in this area. In the five years I have been with Data Age we have focused all our energies to ensure the customer satisfaction levels and experience were top notch. Successful businesses have to also have an open mind, broad shoulders and willingess to hear things that are not great about their business. We have done just that and appreciate the feedback given to us. We view this feedback as an opportunity to get better. This continues today when customer satisfaction and brand loyalty is at an all-time high.
This phrase has been around for years but really became a catch phrase during the dot-com boom and then bust. During this time period companies were racing to gain market share and market position. Companies that were over promising had one goal in mind… "How do we increase valuation for Wall Street to drive a mega dollar acquisition."
Even in 2017 there is still some of this approach lingering . This is all fine and dandy for the vendor but for the customer, it meant being told what they wanted to hear to ensure another month’s worth of billings hit the books. Quality vendors who have stability and who are transparent don’t over promise…. They just deliver consistent results like professionals do. Actually, their demonstrate great courage when they turn business away because they can’t accommodate the business, support the business or make great changes to their own business plan to accommodate a particular piece of business. When taking on a new client is going to spread you so thin, it will impact the service and support to your existing clients, it is time to walk away. Not all companies are willing to admit this. Some of the readers of this post have most likely experienced the promises but unfortunately have felt the disappointments and inevitable course corrections entailing having to find a new vendors because they were promised so much and received virtually nothing more than contract swaps and buzz words.
Time management is an issue for many of us, especially as a small business owner who puts the key into the door of their business every day. It seems we get pulled away from what we want to do every day because business is very fluid and somewhat unpredictable. This seems to be even truer at the entrepreneur level where everything falls into your lap.
Our industry has been thrust into acquiring a fast education on things to look out for when signing a software contact. I am sure it is a topic many never thought they would have to address. In business, contracts are a necessary evil. Reverting to them and getting into heated debates over them is usually unnecessary because the contract is put into place to benefit BOTH parties -- not only the vendor. Quality providers won't have to fall back on the fine print of a contract, that you probably never knew was there in the first place. Quality providers are up front with the terms of the agreement.