The Beauty industry is growing, fast. If you have chosen to open a Salon, you may have picked the best time to do it. You’ve already done the hard part. Make the business plan, found the space, curated an environment for your clientele that best reflects you and the business you care so much about. The next step should be easy, provide excellent customer service that will keep your door swinging time and time again.
In business, timing is everything. Now might be the perfect time to consider a Point of Sale system instead of the usual electronic cash register. It is true that when starting a business sometimes the easiest option that poses the least financial burden seems like the best option. However, if longevity and efficiency is what you’re looking for. A POS system might just be for you. So, let’s look at the advantages a POS system could bring to your Salon so you can focus on the beauty side of things.
These are just a few of the many ways you can make a POS system work for you. For more information on the systems available from CoCard, head to our main website at www.cocard.info.
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While COCARD’s REVONU POS is already well known for powering payments at restaurants, salons, and retail establishments, it also helps Holy Cross Monastery manage their gift shop inventory, payments and book sales.
Brother Scott: Our system is in the gift shop where we sell a mixture of books, religious gifts, candy bars and snacks.
Brother Scott: We have been working with COCARD for a while, primarily because the previous POS system we were using had recommended COCARD as a merchant services provider. Also, when EMV came about we were looking at how to accommodate that. We had the option to stay with a previous system or change to what COCARD was recommending. COCARD’s support had always been quite good so we felt confident in going with their recommendation, which was REVONU POS.
Brother Scott: The previous software we used had been minimally updated since the 90’s. So, now that we have been able to use the newer technology, particularly the cloud based software to access the back office from anywhere, our store has been running a lot smoother.
Brother Scott: Again, the newer technology and back office cloud integration is great! Also the staff in the store really like the ease of the touch- screen functions on the terminal.Read MoreRead More
COCARD has been notified that pcAmerica’s Cash Register Express/Restaurant Pro Express customers must upgrade to version 12.8033 as soon as possible. If your point of sale is not on version 12.8033 or higher, please contact your COCARD representative to avoid any payment processing interruptions.
Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol that provides privacy and data integrity between two communicating applications. It’s the most widely deployed security protocol used today, and is used for Web browsers and other applications that require data to be securely exchanged over a network. Several payment processors, including First Data/TSYS, are phasing out TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 by the end of February 2018 with only TLS 1.2 being supported. All PC America users processing with First Data / TSYS who do not have the updated version of PC America’s Cash Register Express 12.8033 will no longer be able to process credit cards through their point of sale system as of 2/28/2018. To ensure your system is compatible with this change, you must be using the latest version of Cash Register Express.
No action needed at this time if your POS
Immediate Action Required if
To check your version of Cash Register Express follow these steps:
Upgrade Your CRE/RPE Software to Version 12.8033 by calling 1-800-317-1819 Ext. 4360 or email email@example.com.
Please use the contact form provided below and one of our support team will give you a call ASAP!
As a business owner, nothing is more rewarding than seeing your company grow and thrive. After all, you are the one putting it all on the line, calling the shots and making important decisions that will lead to your future success. Because business trends change there are times, you may have an abundance of income; others, you may be low on capital. If you find yourself short of cash and need to purchase key equipment like a new point of sale system, make necessary repairs or have a lucrative opportunity, you may want to explore funding options. One option – a merchant cash advance – offers rapid access to cash with minimal qualifications and formalities. Interested, contact our office today and let’s talk about what you need to keep your business growing in 2018!
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As we find ourselves in the second month of 2018, we at COCARD would like to do a quick check in for any New Year’s resolutions you may have made this year, or things that you’d like to improve on for the upcoming year. From money management skills to planning, how have you been doing with these things since January 1st?
How do you manage the money that goes in and out of your business? Money is the lifeline that keeps your doors open, and your business running. Without it, you and your business will have a difficult time existing. Did you know that 82% of startups and small businesses fail because of a lack of cash flow, according to a study from U.S. Bank, a financial services company? So take stock of where your money is coming from, and if needed, take stock of tip #2, reviewing your rates.
It is one thing to charge one rate as you start, but another thing to keep the same rate as you’ve gained more experience and can prove the value that you bring to another business or company. So look at rates in your industry, and make sure that you are charging a rate that fits your experience and worth. Anything less would be criminal, and would hinder your ability to bring in the right amount of money for your business and livelihood. So do your research, and even write down the value that you’ve provided to customers. Then set new rates.
As a professional in your field, you should continue to learn. Learning doesn’t stop after you make a certain amount of money. It also doesn’t stop after you’ve reached a certain professional marker. To stay current and at the top of your game, you should read books, take courses, and attend events that will help you to keep developing your skills. In this way, your business will continue to evolve for the better, and can continue to compete in the marketplace.
If you come up against obstacles or questions, you should focus on the things that work for you. If something isn’t working, toss it aside, and continue moving forward. This method allows you to make room for something else in the future, something potentially much better than what you had before.
As the year progresses, it is important for us as business owners to take stock of the roads we are taking and how we will get there, to our destinations. For all of us, “there” often means profitability along with a strong bond with our customers.
What else have you taken stock of as a business owner since this year has started?
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