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60th Anniversary of the Barcode

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.

Pawnshops expecting busy season

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.

***New Hardware Overview Video for PawnMaster

This video will help you understand the importance of purchasing hardware through Data Age instead of with a 3rd party vendor. Visit us online at for more information or to request a demo of our pawn management software. Don't forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel so you can stay up to date as we roll out new videos.

Pawnbrokers, Image is Everything!

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.

Pawnbrokers ... Learn How to Identify Your Most Valuable Customers

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.

City Council Is Requiring Pawn Shops to Keep Computer Records...

In one town in Kentucky, city council wants all pawn shops to keep computer records of how they got the items in their stores in an effort to reduce crime.

6 Things Everyone Should Know Before Going To A Pawn Shop

Have you ever wondered what to expect when going to visit a pawn shop? We do our best to not only educate our Pawnbrokers but we aim to inform the consumers as well. The National Pawnbrokers Association put out a great article below on the 6 Things Everyone Should Know Before Going To A Pawn Shop.

PawnMaster Tech Support Spotted in Rare Photo

Lately, we have been speaking highly about our wonderful team of PawnMaster Technical Support staff and wanted to give you an opportunity to see this hard working bunch. Most tech guys are shy when it comes to photo ops and in this rare photo, we are able to catch them all at once. These gents are the ones you talk with day in and day out when issues arise. We lead the industry when it comes to the amount of dedicated people handling tech issues and guidance. Our technical support group alone is larger than most other Pawn software company's entire staff. We take customer service seriously and understand that every minute your software is down, that is costing you money and time.

Police ask, PawnMaster delivers!

When the Police say they want help collecting more information most Pawnbrokers feel this is going to be more of a chore and take more time. Some would agree, but those elite Pawnbrokers who use PawnMaster pawn shop software would likely disagree. PawnMaster collects all of the data required for law enforcement agencies and then some. PawnMaster integrates with biometric fingerprint scanners that help clerks practically automate the process for them. With a few clicks of the button they can record fingerprints and update customers profile pictures in seconds. Those police files are then sent over in the format of preference to law enforcement including item description, pictures, etc. PawnMaster helps protect shop owners every way possible.

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