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POS software for your store

Offline amc

POS software for your store
« on: December 25, 2013, 05:33:16 PM »
Was curious what ya'll recommend for your software for the store owners.

I have been checking out consignmentsoftware.biz

But not sure if there is better software out there or if anyone uses this software

Re: POS software for your store
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 02:47:42 PM »
I like to use.. no software.. Beats loading all these products into the system every day!

Re: POS software for your store
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 11:57:08 PM »
I agree HomeGrownPromos. I can't imagine how much time it would take to get everything on the floor if I had to enter it before. Normally if the box looks good I will just set it out until I can get to it for pricing and stocking shelves. I do use Quickbooks for simple data entry because I use it for the other two businesses I run but I have no intention to use anything more than the cash register to keep track of sales.

Re: POS software for your store
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 07:29:08 AM »
I think that POS system is made for an antique mall where you have a lot of different venders.  That way you can keep track of all of them and their consignment.  I am sure you do not have to barcode all your items but you can have a general category barcodes near the register so you can keep track of what sells i.e. furniture, dishware, tools, etc. That should help you buy in the future as well.

Re: POS software for your store
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013, 10:04:35 AM »
I was talking to another thrift store owner who has a couple of shops in neighboring towns. She did use a POS system, but her employees spent more time getting the POS right than actually stocking shelves or helping customers. In this business, you can't just put up generic categories and let it go like you can in a restaurant or even a store like WalMart.. Our inventory changes DAILY. I use OpenCart as a generic way to keep my sales tax in order. I have very basic items like $.50 toy, $1 toy, $5 toy.. etc. If someone orders a big ticket item, I just add up the amounts in that category to equal my subtotal. The system figures the tax and I'm done. I have a couple of log ins so that I can see if I process a sale, or my wife. When I get employees, I just add them to the system. While it's true, I don't know exactly what I'm selling every day, but I don't know EXACTLY what I have in stock at any given time either.

The only downside to my system that I've found is the lack of theft protection. But I'm a pretty trusting guy. Don't have a need to solve that yet.

Offline amc

Re: POS software for your store
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 07:18:15 PM »
I like to use.. no software.. Beats loading all these products into the system every day!

I would agree it would be very time consuming to load the items into the software, but how would you account for the COGS ??

Re: POS software for your store
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2013, 01:48:54 PM »
I would agree it would be very time consuming to load the items into the software, but how would you account for the COGS ??

I don't see the need to track the cost of goods sold that intently. Because when you buy a locker, you're buying ALL the contents. So how can you say a dresser cost you $100, when there was more furniture in that space? It's more important, to me, to track the cost of locker, or other type of purchase and use an identifier on your price tag to correlate that item with the purchase date. I use an alphabet system. A-Z than AA-ZZ or numbers/dates if you wish. I used to use dates, customers confused that with a hold tag.

I have a spreadsheet that a friend made up for me in Excel. I just log prices into after the sale, it tallies each column.

As long as I know which locker the items come from, that's all I need. Once I'm profiting from a locker, all the smalls go half price. I use a color coding system on my tag to indicate 25-50-75% off.


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