PawnMaster Blog

Google Changes Coming in October 2017

Why is Google Doing it?

Posted on 21 Sep 2017

Is The Cash Handling at The POS Hurting Your Operations?

Recently, I was confronted with two events which provoked this entry.

Strategy for Competing Successfully Using Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

We have all heard about the importance of measuring performance. After all every professional sport lists it leaders by ranking of an average, points made, and percentage of success. Imagine for a moment if these performance statistics were not kept? The real leaders of the sport would become anonymous, team strategies would be scrambled and worse, the fans would lose the ability to identify with the true heroes of the game. As for the players, how can they improve if they don’t know what they must improve upon?

Your alarm system only plays the first part in protecting your property; you, as the business owner play the second part

Getting a good alarm system installed in your shop doesn’t guarantee that you won’t suffer a burglary loss. 

Recently, one of our customers in the western part of the country suffered a large burglary loss. The customer had a very good alarm system, (UL Certified Central Station Grade AA, Safe Complete), which covered the entire perimeter of his shop and his safe. One evening he received a phone call from his alarm company notifying him of an alarm condition at one of his stores. The customer sent one of his managers to the store to meet the police.

10 Steps to Harden the Target

With all of the economic uncertainty going on in this Country and with unemployment still high, we have seen an increase in violent robberies and burglaries across the Nation. We thought it important to provide the Pawnbroker community with a few reminders on some best practices for security.

The Big One

For years, people have talked about waiting for the "big one" to happen. With each little tremor, they wonder if it is going to progress into a powerful 9-magnitude devastator. As the leading software in the industry, we’re just using this as an analogy, but it really is a reality when it comes to looking for point-of-sales software.

Posted on 17 Mar 2017

Business Validation

Validation is always a good thing in business, especially for paying customers who put a trust in their vendor to ensure their business is in good hands when it comes to their technology systems. Over the years we have worked very hard to deliver consistency, stability and high performance for our customers. As we rolled out our new product IGNITE, which is the only true cloud platform on the market, we reinforced this concept by selecting Amazon Web Services as our cloud provider. During our due dilligence process, we had every top-five provider in the market seeking our business but we wanted the best and the most stable company out there. We could not have a single-point-of-failure platform, which many have unfortunately  experienced… We needed multiple data center backup capabilities to ensure no down time for our customers.

Posted on 20 Jan 2017

What could be worse than your software crashing during your holiday rush?

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. 

Who is Securing Your Data?

When it comes to your business, the data you store and use for reporting is a key element to your success. Unfortunately, this data can also make you a target. Storing usernames and passwords, credit card information, etc., needs to be done with the greatest levels of security and know-how.  Names like “Amazon” and “eBay” instill confidence because they spare no expense to provide the best talent and technology money can buy. For decades they have been an everyday part of your personal and business needs with billions of dollars invested to make sure that your data is not compromised. 

EMV Smart Cards for Dummies

dummies-cover.jpg

If you’ve noticed a new breed of credit cards coming through your doors, that have a small metallic chip in them, this is only the beginning. These chips are known as EMV, which stands for Europay, Mastercard, Visa – the companies that created the standard for credit card processing. Notice I didn’t say this was “new” technology. EMV technology has been reducing crime at the point of sale for almost 20 years.

Demo Request

Follow Us

Contact Us