Kevin Penrose, American Family Pawn & Guns, Powhatan, VA
Victoria Brooks, Brooks Pawn & Jewelry, Modesto, CA
Brooks Jewelry opened for business in 1981 in a one-room office. Their goal was to run a reputable hometown business. They bought and sold estate (used) jewelry. By 1993 Brooks added pawns and second-hand dealing as an option for people that just need a short term loan and did not wish to sell
Data Age Business Systems, the developers of PawnMaster pawn shop management software, is excited to announce their partnership with AcuSport Corporation, the leading firearms distributor. PawnMaster is the exclusive pawn software vendor to participate in AcuSport’s CustomerLink Exchange (CLX) program. CLX connects leading independent retailers and manufacturers to improve the flow of product. Orders are sent electronically through the retailers’ PawnMaster pawn shop management systems to AcuSport on a nightly basis, streamlining inventory management, saving time and improving cash flow. This partnership will revolutionize the way pawnbrokers place AcuSport orders.
2016 was a year for the ages for our industry. Wow, a lot went on that directly impacted so many brokers, however, as the industry has done for years, everyone made due and pressed forward. Data Age continues to grow and lead the way as the number one software vendor with more than 3,000 customers. Data Age also led the way in helping many brokers overcome several challenges presented to them in 2016. Changes imposed by federal and local agencies, which placed the broker in some uncharted waters. Data Age, in early January delivered the California Department of Justice package to keep customers in California compliant, in concert with text message notifications. These builds immediately quelled the concerns of the California brokers and in the process drove a lot of new business to PawnMaster. The product and the support in tandem made these brokers feel at ease and allowed them to focus on the basics of their business again. The Military Lending Act was another new regulation so many people were and are still concerned about. PawnMaster swiftly addressed this need in their software and again helped alleviate concerns relating to this Act.
Lincoln Nail manages a multi-store operation in Northwest Arkansas. One evening, he received a call from a pair of Data Age technicians who had gotten an alert that one of the hard drives in Lincoln’s busiest store was about to fail. The technicians sprung into action and were able to pull backed-up information from Digi-Shield, getting Lincoln back on his feet as if nothing had happened.
Having issues with your pawn software? You always need reliable software to run your shop, however, it is especially critical during the holidays. After all, 21% of annual retail sales came from the holidays in 2015, according to the National Retail Federation. This is why it is absolutely critical for that your software company invests in the most reliable services to protect your business.
Tom Parker, Progressive Pawn, Alma, Georgia
Tom Parker didn’t have any background in the pawn business before deciding to open his own shop in his hometown of Alma, Georgia. After a crash course in pen-to-pad pawn transactions, an acquaintance suggested that Tom should investigate PawnMaster. Tom was so impressed with PawnMaster’s capabilities and the training he received that he joins us at Data Age for training sessions every three years to polish up his skills.
Kim Mendoza , Sun City Coin and Pawn, California
Kim Mendoza manages multiple Sun City Coin and Pawn shops in Southern California. Kim would spend weeks or, in some cases, months waiting to get answers about her software from her previous provider, XPawn. Tired of having her questions dodged over and over again, Kim decided it was time to investigate an alternative option. She was looking for a company who would do what they said they were going to do and after researching a number of providers, Kim signed on with PawnMaster. Our staff’s willingness to answer her questions and address her concerns won Kim over and set her mind at ease.