Point of Sale (POS) Solution for Arts & Crafts Store

Point of Sale Solution for Craft Store

Point of Sale Solution for Craft Store

Point of Sale Solution for Craft Store Overview:

Today’s demonstration was for a small arts and crafts store in Southwestern Virginia. They have sold high-quality yarn and accessories for knitting and crocheting for 5 or 6 years, and have expanded to various gifts fairly recently. They also offer classes for beginning knitters. The client was focused on comparing different point-of-sale systems available on the market, their features, and prices, to help choose the best option for the new owners.

Point of Sale Solution for Craft Store Management Problem:

All tracking was being done by pen and paper, and they are having to start from scratch to set up some basic inventory tracking. The client was hoping to modernize the way they handle transactions and simplify inventory tracking, but fears that it will take six weeks or longer to get everything set up in a new system. It wasn’t mentioned explicitly, but there are also some reviews out on the internet about rude employees, so tracking who is there on what day would provide some accountability. They have very cute artsy-type tags on their items, and don’t want to downgrade to “plain jane” ticketing. They also sell gift cards and want to be able to track those.

Point of Sale Solution for Craft Store

Point of Sale Solution for Craft Store

Point of Sale Solution for Craft Store Solution:

The owners asked the client to do some research into point-of-sale solutions, so she was finding different catalogues and reaching out to multiple companies to find out more about the differences, both in features and pricing, of each product available on the market. She needed to be able to e-mail receipts, charge for no-tax classes, have whole-day percent off sales on certain items, and print off weekly, monthly, and yearly reports for sales and inventory. She also expressed that they may need a laptop computer to have with the cash register, so their currently existing PC can be used for looking up patterns for customers, and other customer service needs that may not be efficient to have running at the same time the register is being used. WaspLabeler with a label printer need to be added for custom tags. The standard software would cover most needs, but the professional would include real-time updates, the ability to have individual user logins, and extended reporting capability.

The Result:

We are able to put together a “rapidstart” bundle, but customize it with options for a label printer, WaspLabeler, and a basic laptop to run the software on. Wasp Quickstore would easily meet their software needs, but at EMS Barcode Solutions we can create a package that doesn’t leave any loose ends, and as Diamond-level Wasp partners, we offer the best prices on the start-up bundle and ongoing support for repairs, tech support, and general maintenance like buying new labels.

 

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GSS-LABEL-PTR-D Guide

1. Quick Start Guide for First Time Users

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2. Loading the Labels (Direct Thermal)

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3. Loading the Labels (Thermal Transfer)

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4. Loading the Ribbon

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5. Diagnostic Tool for GSS-LABEL-PTR-D

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6. Loading Printer Drivers – GSS-LABEL-PTR-D

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7. How to Load the Printer Driver When Printer Not Found

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8. Cleaning Print Head with Cleaning Pen

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Introducing GSS-MOBILE-3: A NEW Edition to the Global Shop Certified Barcode Scanners Family

For years we’ve been helping Global Shop Solutions customers automate their warehouses and manufacturing facilities with rugged barcode scanners, printers and media. Whether you need to scan a barcode on a clipboard from a few inches away or scan a pallet 50 feet away, we have you covered.

We’re excited to announce a new addition to the Global Shop Solutions certified family of barcode scanners (available July 18) which fits a special niche between the GSS-MOBILE-1 and GSS-MOBILE-2 scanners: The GSS-MOBILE-3.

 

GSS-MOBILE-3 Pistol-grip attachment, optional Docking station/charger, included 4-slot battery charger, optional

 

This rugged Android touch computer is designed for transportation, field mobility and government applications. It has the same form factor as the GSS-MOBILE-2 but it’s more rugged and has a barcode read range of up to 10 feet (compared to the GSS-MOBILE-2’s 15-inches-read-range). Plus, the GSS-MOBILE-3 features a pistol-grip attachment option (like the GSS-MOBILE-1). If you need to scan barcodes on shelving that’s just out of reach, this is a much better option than climbing a ladder with a GSS-MOBILE-2 and leaning toward the pallet.

Each GSS-MOBILE device is backed by our 3-year warranty and includes an extra battery and a charging and communication cradle. Additional accessories are available, too, including a 4-slot battery charger and a snap-on micro-USB cable.

Don’t Take Our Word for It—Try it Out! It’s not always clear which kind of barcode scanner is the best fit for your users and work environment. As an EMS Barcode Solutions partner, you don’t need to guess. We offer free demo equipment and 30-day trials for everything we sell. Not only that, but we provide you with various types of test barcode labels (with magnetic backings) that you can place in your work environment to give your employees a realistic feel for how everything works — without having to install any software or configure any equipment.

Contact your EMS Barcode account manager today at 972-535-5555, ext. 1204 to request a demo of the GSS-MOBILE-3 and see for yourself if this is what you’ve been missing. Also, check out our eBook to see all the Global Shop Solutions certified solutions we offer: https://www.emsbarcode.com/gss.

Inventory Tracking for a Fleet Contracting Company

Today’s demonstration was hosted for a northeastern fleet contracting company with a serious need for improved inventory tracking capabilities. My client’s job is to manage a fleet of vehicles with parts that are deployed to job sites where inventory is used to complete service orders per customer request. When we first spoke, my client informed me that they are currently using Excel sheets to track inventory (like so many companies still do) but it was creating several issues. Read more…