A friend asked me the other day, “What would you tell your younger self?” She was specifically referring to my prior work life. It was a very valid question, but one that I had never thought much about.
My name is Erin Kingsley. I’m from Mt. Vernon, Illinois, which is a little thriving city in southern Illinois. I manage the People’s Choice Cash and Pawn shop for my family. I was introduced to the pawn world in 2003 when my family decided they were going to open a shop.
A website is the gateway to your business. For many consumers it is their first impression, and we all know what is said about first impressions.
Setting up your retail store is a tricky objective. There are two main points that need to be addressed:
- Setting it up for security
- Setting it up for maximum profitability
Retail……It’s a mindset! It’s that simple. It starts with the willingness to set goals, plan daily, and focus on the basics.
So Why Do We Buy Jewelry?
No one buys jewelry because they need to. In fact, jewelry is the opposite of practical! It's heavy and it could carry bacteria. People buy jewelry because of the way it makes them FEEL.
Data Age Software Obtains NTEP Certification
Largo, FL- April 20, 2012 - Data Age Business Systems (Data Age), a leading provider of Financial Transaction Software Solutions, which includes its pawn shop management system known as PawnMaster® and its software designed for gold buyers sold under the Buy/Sell Plus™ brand, announced it obtaining NTEP “National Type Evaluation Program” certification from the NCWM “National Conference on Weights and Measures”.
Both the Pawn and Gold buying industries have been undergoing rapid growth given gold prices. The need to mitigate transgressions by integrating software with scales used to weigh gold and other precious metals in these environments has become extremely appealing. With more pawnbrokers entering the market and with Gold Buyers materializing in brick and mortar storefronts, online, malls, kiosks, hotels, and home gold buying parties the need for standards has increased. Not only is it important for customers, but business owners also need to make sure that transactions are beyond reproach and protective measures are in place to ensure calibration of scales and automating the capturing of weights and other measures.