The success of a pawnshop is reliant on many factors. In today’s world, countless technologies exist that help improve exposure and traffic, encourage professional education, utilize e-sales channels and, above all, empower pawnshop owners to achieve what they set out to do and allow them to be current while maintaining a high level of productivity. Pawnshops that want to stay relevant know that they must incorporate these technologies into their growth strategy. In doing so, they reap additional benefits that keep them ahead of their competitors who fail to embrace technology, including:
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One of the features that makes PawnMaster so easy and fast to use is the built in keyboard shortcuts. You don't need to use a mouse to do most functions in PawnMaster. In fact, with a little practice, using keyboard shortcuts can be much faster than using a mouse. One of the most popular videos in our "Did You Know" series is the one on shortcuts. We've had several customers ask us to provided a more expanded list of those shortcuts. Richard Lutz, the Data Age University Product Training Manager, has put together this comprehensive list of the keyboard shortcuts available in PawnMaster.
With all the unfortunate school shootings and other events that have prompted congress to push stronger legislation on gun control, this article shows how that has created a huge spike in firearm sales in the last few months. For those of you who sell guns at your stores, have you seen a spike in sales as a result of articles like this and other things you have been hearing on the news? PawnMaster pawn software does a great job of helping you stay compliant with our gun log and police reporting functionality. If you would like to know more about how we can help your store call us now 888-949-7296 or leave us a comment below. We would love to hear your comments or concerns.
Because we all use bar codes in our daily routine, we wanted to share this cool,yet informative infographic about the history of the barcode that is now turning 60. As you know PawnMaster uses several different types of barcode scanners that help you manage your inventory. Happy Anniversary Bar code! Today is the 60th Anniversary of the barcode; and if you’re interested in learning more fun facts like the ones above as well as how the barcode came to be, its practical uses, and how industries have implemented the technology today, check out the infographic below.
It's that time of year where things get bananas around the shop and the exchange of money really starts to flow. Will you, or are you ready as the influx of people start showing up ready to pawn, buy, or sell their items? PawnMaster can help you be that extra clerk, manager, or set of eyes you need when things get chaotic. Think of PawnMaster as your must trusted employee that always has your back! As we come into the heart of the holiday season, we are here to support you with any and all of your hardware and software needs. Feel free to contact one of our industry specialists for assistance 888-949-7296. Here is a great article we found about the upcoming holiday season.
We know every dollar saved when running a business is critical in any economy. Below is information on how your PawnMaster pawn management software and hardware purchases from PawnMaster can be used as tax credit for 2012. Please be sure to share this information with your Accountant.
Did you know that PawnMaster pawn shop management software helps you stay in compliance with law enforcement requirements with our gun log? PawnMaster helps simplify the gun tracking process and provides reports and the files needed. With the election just around the corner, see what one gun broker is doing to stir up business.
Pawnbrokers, we know you have heard the phrase "Image is Everything". We have visited pawn shops all over North America and the Caribbean. We have seen some of the worst and best shops in the business and the ones that stand out the most are the ones that are clean, well lit and make people feel safe to conduct business in. As Data Age / PawnMaster gets ready to turn 25 years old, we know as the industry leader, our image is constantly being watched by our competitors so we work extra hard to ensure we keep it positive. A key part of building your brand is promoting a polished and consistent image. Your image is reflected in everything that represents your business – logo, business card, packaging, tag-line, etc. To make a lasting impression, be sure every aspect of your marketing strategy mirrors that image in design, color and overall appearance.
Pawnbroker, would you like to learn how to identify your most valuable customers (MVC)? This article gives some great pointers on how we should always be looking for ways to improve our customer experience. Let's face it, without customers, there is no reason to be in business. As many of you hopefully know, PawnMaster offers many ways to help keep your customers happy and coming back. We have built in features like Text Messaging, customer loyalty points, and customer advertising sourcing so you can continue putting your marketing dollars in the right areas.