SalesVu’s iPad POS allows Treasure Coast Seltzer Works to operate entirely on delivery trucks!

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Treasure Coast Seltzer Works (TCSW) is one of only four bottling companies in the country who specialize in old-bottled seltzer. TCSW delivers their quality product directly to their customers’ door, and then collects the empty bottles that have been left out for them. This milk-man style delivery process requires a mobile POS system that can operate on a delivery truck, for which TCSW has chosen SalesVu.

We caught up with TCSW owner Ryan Pinnell as he was on the way back from a delivery route. When asked about TCSW’s experience with SalesVu, Pinnell opened right up with “We literally could not operate our business without it, hands down!”

TCSW chose SalesVu because of the ability to modify the software to work the way they needed it to. Pinnell says that running SalesVu-generated reports has saved him 85 hours per month in billing labor.

“The recency report saves me thousands of dollars just in the reporting suite,” he says, “It comes down to this: you need something for the backbone of your business. [SalesVu] is literally priceless to me now.”

Before switching to SalesVu, TCSW was using Square but found themselves greatly frustrated by technical support and lack of necessary business management tools. “You can’t talk to anyone at Square,” tells Pinnell. “[SalesVu’s] technical support team is amazing!”

Pinnell has been so pleased with the capabilities of his iPad POS, he has integrated more of SalesVu’s business management features like our easy accounting software and our ecommerce website for online sales.

“Everything is fluid. Very simple. Not a hard program to use,” he explains, “SalesVu gives you just enough of what you need without all the junk. Out of the box you have a web platform and the ecommerce website has a simple setup!”

When asked what he liked most about SalesVu, Pinnell says he enjoys the fact that he can run his whole company through SalesVu’s iPad POS. “I can pick any iPad, go anywhere in the world and see everything that’s going on in the business” he says.

“We are a visionary company and [SalesVu] has molded our business to be 100% mobile!” says Pinnell.

We thank Ryan Pinnell and TCSW for their continued loyalty, we have thoroughly enjoyed serving and growing with them over the past few years. For more information on Treasure Coast Seltzer works visit their website, or any of the social media links below.

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Open tab management on SalesVu’s iPad POS at New Republic Brewing Co!

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New Republic Brewing Company (NRB) is a brewery in College Station, Texas that serves quality brewed beer in their on-site Taproom.

“We have a couple of kegerators where we serve the beers we brew here at the brewery,” explains founder John Januskey. “We typically have live music and food trucks to provide something to eat while customers enjoy beer and music.”

After using Square and an external credit card reader for some time, NRB found themselves looking for a more well-rounded business management solution that would allow them to regulate tabs for customers. Though they had used Square for some time, they also researched Micros and OPos before making their decision to switch.

NRB chose SalesVu’s iPad POS not only for tab management but also for the “low cost of entry and better features than the alternatives.”

NRB’s Taproom enjoys being able to share tabs between devices. It’s very convenient for them to be able to open a tab and then give the customer’s credit card back to them.

“A full POS like Micros was so far out of our budget it wasn’t a real option,” says Januskey, “We would have stuck with Square over Micros, but SalesVu has much better features for a bar.”

NRB also used SalesVu to build an ecommerce website through which they could sell tickets online for their 3rd anniversary party.

For more information about New Republic Brewing Co., visit their Taproom in College Station, their website or click any of the social media icons below!

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SalesVu is the “Perfect” Restaurant POS for Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza!

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Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza (SFP) is a pizzeria located on a ranch in southwest Austin, Texas. SFP prides themselves on using as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible along with a unique 3-day cold fermentation process for their pizza dough. SFP shares their 180-acre plot of land with Jester King Craft Brewery. This allows guests to embark on an exciting brewery tour and end their evening with a delicious, hand-crafted pizza – all in one trip! This establishment is “family friendly, but also appropriate for a first or second date”, they even carry wine, cider and 19 craft beers on tap!

SFP owner Cinnamon Nemec sought a mobile restaurant POS solution because she wanted to keep the farmhouse experience as close to authentic as possible.

“We do not have anything electronic. We don’t have screens for the cooks to look at; we don’t have TVs or anything,” explains Nemec. “We do not want our customers to walk up to our counter on a farmhouse and see the back of a computer… But we also want to be able to run credit cards quickly, take care of our customers in a modern fashion and keep track of cash and credit card income.”

“SalesVu is perfect for that cause we can use iPad Minis!” exclaims Nemec. She enjoys that her employees are able to walk around to answer customer questions, then ring up a sale anywhere. Since SFP is located outdoors on an 8,000 square foot pavilion, they cannot leave any equipment outside without it being damaged by flour or dust in the air. Nemec likes that the iPad devices are mobile and can easily be stored in a main building where they are out of harms way.

SalesVu’s help to SFP has been “two-fold” according to Nemec. She appreciates “being able to have modern technology married with low-tech visual effects.”

When she opened SFP about a year and a half ago, Nemec was using PayPal as her mobile point-of-sale solution. She soon realized that PayPal was not able to keep up with the growing demands of her inventory and did not want to have employees sifting through hundreds of uncategorized items to ring up one sale. After doing research on Square, QuickBooks, PayPal and Intuit, she found herself thoroughly unimpressed. Intuit was generally “terrible” and Square did not have the inventory capabilities she needed. QuickBooks was “all wrong and their customer service was horrible. They weren’t willing to bend at all and it was too hard to get anyone to help me or answer any questions.”

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After a customer recommendation, SFP started using SalesVu. “From day one, customer service has been phenomenal!” raves Nemec. The support staff has been able to figure out a solution to every problem she has faced and she “LOVE, LOVE LOVES” being able to use a local company for her business management needs.

Nemec’s favorite thing about SalesVu is the fact that she can manage her business easily and not feel disconnected if she leaves for vacation. Even when she’s not present in the store she can log in and see how the day is going.

“Everything I like to keep track of while I’m at the restaurant, I can keep track of on the mobile app while I’m gone.” She says.

The reporting center has been the most beneficial part of SalesVu for SFP. Not only do they find it “well laid out”, they really appreciate the ease of use when trying to generate reports for business accounting or government offices.

Nemec reports that SFP has saved money with SalesVu simply by decreasing the occurrences lost sales and lost customer information. They’ve only been open for a year and a half, but using a faster system to get customers through the line has greatly increased sales per hour.

SFP was so thrilled by their experience with SalesVu’s iPad POS, they also have incorporated SalesVu gift card management and plan to explore employee scheduling once the summer ends.

“I’m keeping [SalesVu] because I really like it. I love it enough to recommend it to other local companies and vendors. It’s nice to use something I feel good about!”

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For more information about Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza, visit their website or click any of the social media icons below!

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Key Components of Efficient Restaurant Management

According to a study conducted by POS software research firm Software Advice (SA), 55% of restaurants surveyed were not using any management or point-of-sale software, but instead relied on manual methods like hand-written tickets and traditional cash registers for restaurant operations. It comes as quite a surprise that more businesses have not already switched to more time-efficient techniques for management, because the restaurant industry is expected to bring in $683.4 billion in 2014.

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Being a part of the ever-growing restaurant industry is hard enough but with technology innovations moving more quickly than ever, how can you be sure your restaurant is up-to-speed for the industry? Based on the research compiled by SA, integrated restaurant management suites loaded with convenient features seem to be the best way to keep up with restaurant management demands. Of the restaurant buyers surveyed by SA, 61% said they would only be interested in an integrated software suite, and less than 1% said they would be alright using multiple products for management.

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Many restaurant owners have chosen SalesVu for their business management needs, one of the more popular mobile solutions on the market. SalesVu can solve all the pressing challenges in today’s restaurant industry and provides an intuitive software management suite which can be accessed from anywhere you have internet!

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Top Requested Restaurant POS Software Features

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This graph reflects 48% of restaurant owners surveyed wanted inventory management, 34% wanted sales tracking, 23% wanted employee scheduling and 18% iPad/tablet compatibility.

I. Intuitive Inventory Tracking:

Restaurants everywhere are losing countless man hours performing the tedious task taking inventory on a regular basis. This means keeping someone on the clock to count all products in the store, decide which vendors need to be contacted for orders and compare sales data to current inventory to analyze what is selling best. This time-consuming process runs up labor costs and does not directly contribute to sales. In order to keep up with the demands of today’s industry, restaurants should seek to move towards a more efficient inventory tracking alternative. An ideal solution would automatically deduct products from inventory count after each sale is made and import that information to a web-friendly report which would allow you to view the details of your inventory from wherever you are. Systems today even encompass more convenient elements like the ability to automatically email vendors for more product when inventory count drops below a certain amount, generating profitability reports to easily show which products have the largest profit margin and managing transferred products between locations with specifiable delivery and shipping preferences.

i. Case Study: Sugar House Coffee

Restaurant inventory tracking can be especially challenging depending on the type of restaurant you own. Sugar House Coffee manger Emily Potts found herself frustrated with their current system which was “a very outdated PC running Coffee Shop Manager” because it wasn’t very intuitive and she couldn’t take it to events while catering. Since switching to SalesVu’s Restaurant Management Suite, Potts has enjoyed the ability to not only manage inventory but also easily keep track of employee hours.

“We are always getting different pastries from our baker and I need to be able to add a product quickly,” says Potts. “I also love that there is an employee time-clock on the POS – it’s nice to have everything on the same program. It makes payroll quick and easy!”

II. Real Time Reporting:

One key component of efficient restaurant management is being able to view sales statistics even when you aren’t in the store. With some of the cloud-based solutions offered today, you have the capability to see real time reports of what is going on in your store by logging into a cloud-portal on the internet. A seamlessly integrated system would allow you to see things such as average ticket sales for the day, returns/exchanges processed, and breakdown by payment method for the time period you specify. A reporting feature such as this one would allow for important sales data to be analyzed even when you aren’t present in the store, allowing you to always best make decisions for the company.

ii. Case Study: Shades of Sugar Bakery

Autumn Surface, owner of Shades of Sugar Bakery (Richardson, TX) found herself searching for an all-in-one restaurant management solution after struggling to keep up with employee hours, sales trends, expenses and invoices. Once she decided to switch to SalesVu, Surface was able to make better data driven decisions about which products to keep on her shelves and which to discontinue.

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“I like that at any given time I can pull a report and see exactly what is happening financially at the bakery,” said Surface, owner of Shades of Sugar bakery. “I can input my recipes and it will keep track of my inventory and my employees clock-in using SalesVu. It truly does everything! SalesVu has combined all of those [features] into one easy application and made my time mine again, so that I can do what I enjoy doing, BAKING.”

III. Efficient Employee Scheduling:

In order to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth, the POS system you select should not only be able to accept payments for your product, it should also have some features that will make managing your staff easier. Traditional cash register POS systems make it very hard to track sales by employee, a component that is helpful when trying to make an accurate labor report. Subscribe to a mobile POS that allows for employees to clock-in and out, trade shifts and schedule time-off requests. A cloud-based system would allow you to manage your staff’s schedule, adjust compensation and view labor reports from wherever you have internet access. Some services even allow you to sync your schedule with iCal, Google Calendar or send your employees text message notifications about their shifts. A feature like this would benefit your restaurant greatly because your employees information will be stored all in once place. Everything from compensation to shift reports, and even performance reviews can be managed easily at the click of your mouse.

iii. Case Study: Sweet Freedom Bakery

Finding an all-encompassing POS can be a challenge, owner of Sweet Freedom Bakery, Jen Kremer realized after searching the market that bigger companies would not necessarily mean better services. Sweet Freedom needed a new POS because their current solution, Quickbooks POS, was dated, “horrible” with tracking items, had no timekeeping and did not integrate well with credit card processing.

“We narrowed every option on the market down to two: SalesVu and Square,” said Kremer. “Obviously upfront costs pushed us in the direction of these two and ultimately SalesVu won our loyalty because of employee timekeeping. Other items were also charming like gift card integration, quickbooks integration, etc.”

IV. Tablet Takeover:

According to SA’s research, traditional POS systems provided by companies like Micros, Adelo and Digital Dining have been trusted by restaurant owners for years. However, the costly set-up and high maintenance requirements of these terminals is turning away many small restaurant establishments. Not only do these devices take up a considerable amount of space in a restaurant; when they malfunction or need to be repaired it often costs owners a considerable amount of time and money to get the system fixed. Because of this, we have seen a recent shift in the restaurant industry towards the use of tablets for point-of-sale transactions. Tablets are not only smaller and less expensive to purchase, they also provide complete mobility and in the event that one is broken or malfunctioning, you could simply pick up another tablet and process transactions on that.

“This curiosity mirrors a trend we see in the restaurant industry at large.” says Craig Borowski, POS Researcher at Software Advice, “Across the nation, restaurants are experimenting with tablets, using them to replace menus and even replace waitstaff in the ordering process. Early reports suggest that tablet use could even lead to more spending per table.”

iv. Case Study: Cloud Cafe

Denae Dehoyos, general manager at Cloud Cafe (Katy, TX) sought an intuitive restaurant POS system because she wanted a product that would be consistent whether they were in the store or at an event. Since adopting SalesVu, Dehoyos has been thrilled with the convenience of an iPad POS, as well as the reporting capabilities SalesVu can offer.

“As we are an all tech-savvy staff at the cafe, we enjoy having up to date technology at our fingertips – literally! It’s so much easier to just have a tablet or iPad (most of us here already own at least one) that we can pop a card reader on and handle our business… Since we already have phones and tablets handy. Why spend the money on old technology?” said Dehoyos, “We saved tons of money not having to hire an accountant for the company alone. SalesVu makes it easy to let anyone manage the finances.”

SalesVu and The Competition

What’s more? SalesVu has more features AND lower credit card processing rates than our leading competitor, Square!

When he began searching for a mobile POS system, K Bar K Ranch owner Kent Black started by looked into Square, who charges a fee of 2.75% of credit card sales for processing. “I noticed that SalesVu only charged 2.7% so I started looking into [that],” said Black. “I was impressed by all the features SalesVu offered both on the iPad as a POS device as well as the reporting software available online.”

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We know you have many choices when selecting a mobile POS solution but here are some of the specific capabilities SalesVu can provide that many our competitors CANNOT.

With SalesVu you can

  • Open and manage several tabs at once
  • Allow customers to tip on paper receipt or on iPad screen
  • Set up recurring time-based discounts for selected products (useful for things like happy hour!)
  • Split checks
  • Allow your employees to clock-in and clock-out
  • Schedule employee shifts and allow employees to request trades
  • Use fully-customizable, SalesVu compatible gift cards
  • Generate an automated email campaign with discount codes based on rules that are proven to increase sales
  • Build an ecommerce website for online ordering that is fully integrated with your in-store solution
  • Table management
  • Online reservations
  • Manage inventory and transfers across multiple locations
  • Easy multi-location management and reporting
  • Free card reader with merchant account or option for external terminal

Purchasing the appropriate POS software for your restaurant may seem like a difficult process, but it’s important to know that a demanding industry doesn’t have to be demanding on your wallet as well. SalesVu’s Restaurant POS Bundle offers all of these highly-demanded features and more at a competitive rate. We encourage all interested parties to visit our website for more information SalesVu business management subscriptions, and sign up for a free 15 day trial of the Restaurant Bundle, today!

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We’d like to thank POS technology research firm Software Advice for their detailed data collection.

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With an ecommerce website and online employee scheduling, LPV says SalesVu’s iPad POS is an “awesome” system!

The Lilly Pad Village (LPV) is an establishment in Blue Ridge, Georgia that has been in business for nine years and caters to over 25,000 visitors annually. Owner, Geza Csuros says, “We provide gem mining, mini golf and a great fishing pond in a beautiful and serene mountain setting.”

As they began to add more inventory to their gift shop, LPV discovered that their regular cash register would no longer be able to accommodate their needs. LPV “went through about three or four merchant service companies, who offered great savings, a better service etc, but ended up costing a lot more money than was initially indicated… the annual contracts and the hidden fees always ended up costing more.”

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LPV also tried Square for an iPad POS but found that they lacked some of the important services that LPV required.

“We have been with SalesVu for three years now, and do not look back.” Csuros raves. “SalesVu allows us to keep accurate inventory and helps with keeping track of employee hours… Makes payroll a breeze!”

LPV appreciates the ability to have multiple terminals that are synchronized in real time – this has allowed them to reduce traffic in the main building by taking payments for activities out on the grounds. LPV has also been able to reduce employee hours because the multiple terminals allow employees to share booking responsibilities.

SalesVu’s ecommerce website widget has helped LPV sell tickets online.

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“I love using the SalesVu shopping cart!” says Csuros. “Our sales are automatically added to the open orders, hence the only thing customers have to give us is their name, and their open ticket can be redeemed very easily.”

Csuros also speaks very highly of SalesVu’s customer service team.

“Response time to any questions or problems (which are not many) is great. Jarod and Thomas are always on the ball, and I usually get a response within a few hours the most.”

We thank The Lilly Pad Village for their continued patronage and look forward to continuing to serve them!

“All in all the system is awesome! Cannot say enough about the application and about the service we receive,” says Csuros, “No long term obligations, no hidden fees, no compliance fees – just a great application and even greater service.”

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SalesVu’s POS System manages customer relationships for Intuitive Hands!

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Intuitive Hands (IH) is a massage therapy studio located within the Healing Arts Center in Austin, Texas. IH owner Bichlien Tran, approaches the human body from a postural perspective, treating a variety of conditions by working with the alignment of the body. She focuses on pairing massage and bodywork with Pilates training to help clients correct dysfunctional movement patterns. Tran strives to develop personalized workout plans not only to prevent pain and injury, but also unite her clients’ mind and body into a state of wellbeing.

Tran sought a mobile POS system for IH when she realized she would need to take payments other than cash. About other mobile point-of-sale solutions Tran says “I did consider Square for a brief moment, but the little square did not seem sturdy for me, easy to lose, as well as their service fee was higher.”

Three years ago, Tran decided to trust SalesVu for her iPad POS solution and she’s never looked back. According to Tran, “SalesVu was straight forward and easy to use. It was a payment solution that also provided other services such as client directory and a record of transactions… Also, the fee was less compared to other competitors that did not offer extra services outside of only a credit card transaction.”

SalesVu’s reporting feature has made record keeping easy and simple for IH. Tran enjoys being able to view sales reports by week, month or year to keep track of how well business is doing. She also likes how SalesVu’s customer relationship management feature allows her to easily view client history in detail.

“I value the option to look up client history and see their payment history in detail: date they visited, how they paid, and if I needed to re-email their receipt or refund, it was only a click away,” says Tran.

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For more information about Intuitive Hands, visit their website at http://intuitive-hands.massagetherapy.com/ or click below to visit their Facebook page!

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SalesVu is an exemplary provider of iPad POS solutions and cloud-based business management software!

Finding the right POS solution for your business can be a very difficult process. Not only is technology is advancing faster than ever before, but hardware becomes smaller and more capable each year. In this age a traditional cash register’s capabilities are getting close to obsolete. Why pay thousands of dollars for a massive, clunky POS when you could pick up an iPad to ring sales on, then manage your inventory, sales reports and employee schedule at the touch of a finger? Here are a few factors to consider when choosing an iPad POS for your business.

Quick, easy sales transactions will provide your staff with excellent time management and your customers with a satisfied service experience:

Our iPad POS system allows the checkout process to be executed quickly whether you prefer to use a Bluetooth scanner to ring up your sale, or you select the product off the iPad interface. After scanning or choosing the products you’d like to sell, you can simply press the PAY button and easily accept payment in the form of cash, check, credit card or gift card. Once the payment has been accepted you have the option to print the customer’s receipt to a Bluetooth printer in-store, or send it to them via email. In the event that you need to look up a product for your customer, you can search by product name, SKU or UPC code to let your customer know whether or not that product is in stock. You can even manage a tab for someone by creating a new order for them and not closing it out. If you have your devices cross-synced on SalesVu.com, you can start ringing an order on one device and then close it out on another.

 “[SalesVu's iPad POS] has allowed us to accept credit cards at our events, which accounts for almost half of sales every week! We would not have the amount of revenue we earn without SalesVu allowing us to take credit cards in the field.” (Megan Cowan, Trinity River Vision Authority).

 

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Manage your business at any location, any time:

With SalesVu’s iPad POS you can check the status of your store at any time by clicking the Shift Management drawer. Here you will be able to see the total sales that have been made for this day including discounts, breakdowns by payment type, how much cash is on hand and how much has been deposited to the safe. Furthermore, these figures will be imported to your cloud portal where you will easily be able to see sales reports by the time of day, employee, location, device, and product category.

“Besides being more user friendly with the cashiers, the ability to run reports and track sales from the home office has improved the efficiency of our organization tenfold.” (Allen Wallace, Lone Star Kolaches)

 

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Comprehensive inventory management:

SalesVu’s inventory and supply chain management feature will automatically deduct products from your inventory every time you make a sale. It will calculate what you have in stock based on manual, POS or e-commerce transactions. Also, you can setup a low inventory threshold alert and set up the system to automatically e-mail your vendors for more inventory!

“We needed a low-cost, cloud-based solution that was simple & easy to use. We also needed a product that tracked inventory, and this is what set SalesVu apart from others we looked at.” (Phil Gilbert, Experience Life Now).

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Configure employee schedules and create system-wide bulletins easily:

SalesVu offers a human capital management feature where your web portal will keep track of your staff’s performance history, shift schedule, clock in and out reports and employee access levels. Through this feature, your employees also have access to a company-wide messaging system which will allow for them to exchange documents and request to trade shifts as needed. Furthermore, labor reports can be easily generated and all data can be exported to your accounting software for payroll purposes.

“I love that there is an employee time clock on the POS – it’s nice to have everything on the same program. It makes payroll quick and easy.”  (Emily Potts, Sugar House Coffee).

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Set up your online store using our E-Commerce feature:

SalesVu’s e-commerce feature allows you to host an online store on our server with a fully customizable look and feel, as well as the URL of your choice. If you already have a company website or wish to host it on a separate server, you may do so and simply add our ecommerce widget to manage your online sales. All purchases made through your SalesVu supported e-commerce website will be added directly to your inventory and product reports. If you’d like to, you have the option to push your online orders to one of your in-store devices for review before they are processed.

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Automate your marketing efforts so you can spend more time focused on the business!

SalesVu can help generate more customers for your business with our viral marketing campaigns through facebook or email. Our marketing strategy allows you to send your customers coupon codes via their facebook accounts, which will automatically post to their page once they have redeemed it. With this social marketing integration, you will be able to generate detailed reports of the codes that have been redeemed which will include the discount given versus the total purchase amount. You may also use our email marketing to automatically send your customers an email when they fit certain rules that you have set – for example, once a customer completes their first tennis lesson, you can have the system automatically send them a coupon for 15% off their second lesson.

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Seamless bookkeeping with Quickbooks Online or SalesVu’s easy accounting software:

With SalesVu, you have the option to use our easy accounting software, or you can sync with your QuickBooks online account. If you choose our easy accounting software, you have access to a detailed breakdown of expense categories, transactions made and a full profit and loss report. These reports can be broken down by date or category, and you have the option to export it to a CSV file at any time. If you already use QuickBooks, you can integrate SalesVu with your existing QuickBooks online account to import all of your data.

“It just makes so much more sense to save the man hours involved in numbers and marketing… [With SalesVu], reports are done how I want, in less time and without having to pay someone to do it for me.”  (Denae Dehoyos, Cloud Cafe).

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Superior Gift Card Management:

SalesVu would be happy to provide your business with Gift Card services! In our cloud portal, you can choose whether or not you would like to accept gift cards as a payment option. From there, you will be able to view a detailed report of all gift card transactions, outstanding balances and activate or disable cards. We offer this service at a low rate of $10/month/location + 1.7% per transaction. All gift card purchases made at through your iPad POS or e-commerce website will automatically integrate with all of the back end reports you see on the cloud portal. While SalesVu does not provide the physical hardware, you may purchase fully customizable SalesVu compatible gift cards from mposgear.com or cardprinting.us.

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Competitive credit card processing rates:

SalesVu’s POS system for iPad and iPhone can provide you with reliable credit card processing from Mercury Credit Card Processing and Century Business Solutions. With the help of our trusted partners, SalesVu can process credit card transactions in-store from your POS system, online from your ecommerce website or through an emailed invoice. If you have recurring billing service set up with SalesVu, our partners will ensure that credit cards are validated prior to the billing date. Not only do you have the capability to accept Credit Card Processing with SalesVu’s partners starts as low as 2.6% – which is lower than our biggest competitors!

When he began searching for a mobile POS system, KBKR owner Kent Black started by looked into Square, who charges a fee of 2.75% of credit card sales for processing. “I noticed that SalesVu only charged 2.7% so I started looking into [that]…I was impressed by all the features SalesVu offered both on the iPad as a POS device as well as the reporting software available online.”

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Manage multiple locations with ease!

SalesVu is all about mobility, even if you have multiple locations. All of our features can be managed by location and fully integrated with the cloud portal! This means you can check sales reports, employee’s stats, inventory and more on any device, wherever you are. And what’s more? You even have the option to cross-sync your devices. This means you can start an order for somebody on one iPad POS, and cash it out on a completely different device if you need to.
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Allow your Customers to Reserve Tables and Schedule Appointments:

In a restaurant it is critical to be able to book reservations and manage tables. SalesVu’s table and reservation feature allows your guests to make reservations online and you can easily manage all their reservation preferences right from your POS system. With this feature, managing your physical resources is easier than ever. At any time you can re-draw your physical layout, view total sales made at each table and configure available time slots for booking. This service can be subscribed to along with other business management features in the Restaurant Bundle for $150/month/location, or by itself for $50/month/location.

SalesVu took into account that many beauty and wellness establishments need to schedule appointments. Customers can easily schedule an appointment online and can pay a non-refundable deposit at that time if they need to do so. You may also view a physical layout of your resources (massage rooms, salon chairs, etc.) and see appointments by the day, week or month. Another great aspect of this feature is that you can post a reservation widget on your existing website which will allow easy scheduling for your customers and easy management for your staff.

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Invoicing and Billing is Easier than Ever

With our invoice management feature you can e-mail invoices directly to your customers from your iPad POS or the cloud portal. This makes it easy for customers to send electronic payments, because they receive an email with a “Pay Now” link that lets them securely pay their balance from SalesVu.com. This feature is great for many businesses in the professional service industry or anyone who needs to manage invoices easily!

The recurring billing feature will automatically charge your customers for services you have specified. After doing so, the system will send an e-mail receipt or failed payment notification to that customer. Billing information can be edited at any time, and you may also suspend billing whenever you’d like to.

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Software, hardware, customer service and subscription costs:

SalesVu’s business management software can be purchased in a bundle that will encompass all the features your business may need at a low rate of $150 per location, per month. If you’d like to purchase additional features, you may do so for between $10-$50 per month. While SalesVu does not provide hardware devices, it is compatible on iPad, iPhone and Android Tablets so if you or your staff already owns any of these devices, you can download the SalesVu app and get started at any time!

“As we are an all tech-savvy staff at the cafe, we enjoy having up to date technology at our fingertips – literally! It’s so much easier to just have a tablet or iPad (most of us here already own at least one) that we can pop a card reader on and handle our business,” (Denae Dehoyos, Cloud Cafe).

Also, SalesVu customer service is free for you at any time! You can call our support line at 888-900-5819 or send us an email at support@salesvu.com.

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“We chose SalesVu because of their customer service foremost. SalesVu’s associates were so helpful in answering all my questions and taking suggestions from me.” (Emily Potts, Sugar House Coffee).

 

Choosing the right POS system can be a challenging process so thank you for considering SalesVu. We encourage all interested parties to schedule a demonstration with our support staff on our website for more information. In this demo, a member of the SalesVu team will meet with you online, walk you through all the capabilities of the iPad POS and the cloud portal, and answer any questions for you. At the end of the demonstration, you have the option to sign up for a free 15-day trial of SalesVu’s software. What have you got to lose? Sign up for a demonstration today!

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Retail POS system helps Experience Life Now track inventory across multiple locations

Experience Life (EL) is a non-denominational Christian church in Lubbock, Texas. After being founded by Chris Galanos in 2007, the church has grown to an average weekly attendance of over 3,500 people. This establishment is one of only two churches in the Lubbock/Amarillo area that has been certified by the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability. Outreach Magazine has also recognized them for being one of the fastest growing churches in the country. Experience Life has five physical campuses in the Lubbock/Amarillo area and 2 digital campuses that can be viewed on local TV station KLBK or on the Experience Life website.

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“At Experience Life, our vision is our name. We want to help people experience all God has for them in this life!” explains Phil Gilbert, HR director. “We believe that you can experience God’s best in your life no matter what your past or present looks like. At Experience Life, there are no perfect people allowed!”

Across EL’s multiple campuses, they provide discounted books and t-shirts for their church attendees. As their fellowship continued to grow, they realized they would need an inventory-based POS system that could support credit card processing.

“We noticed that few people carried cash or checks anymore,” says Gilbert. “So if we wanted to really serve people as much as possible, we needed to provide more common means of payment.”

After using Square for about a year, EL felt they needed a POS system that could provide better inventory features. As a business, EL was growing faster than ever and wanted a way to ensure none of their products were getting lost. They considered Quickbooks and Paypal before switching to SalesVu.

“An important feature that Square was lacking was the inventory tracking side. We needed a program that would help us track inventory by site for a low fee,” says Gilbert. “SalesVu fit the bill & has helped us to monitor our inventory more closely.”

SalesVu’s inventory tracking has helped EL better serve their church community by making sure that products are always available when they’re needed. They’ve saved a significant amount in man-hours now that they don’t have to recount the entire inventory on a weekly basis, and still they can remain confident that they will never run out of products.

“We needed a low-cost, cloud-based solution that was simple & easy to use,” says Gilbert. “We also needed a product that tracked inventory, and this is what set SalesVu apart from others we looked at.”

SalesVu’s retail POS has helped EL seamlessly track their sales and inventory across three separate locations. They can now easily see trends by church site and monitor loss prevention.

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For more information on Experience Life, visit their website at www.experiencelifenow.com, or follow their social media accounts by clicking one of the icons below.

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iPad POS with multi-location management & easy accounting software helps raise revenue at Trinity River Vision Authority by almost fifty percent!

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Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA) is a government entity in Fort Worth, Texas whose main objective is improving the quality of life in Fort Worth by connecting every neighborhood in the area to the Trinity River. Not only would this redirection project provide much-needed flood protection, it would also add new recreational amenities, improve infrastructure and provide environmental enhancements. The Trinity River vision is to create a vibrant, pedestrian oriented urban waterfront neighborhood adjacent to Downtown Fort Worth.

As part of their efforts to bring attention to the Trinity River, TRVA holds a free summer concert series called “Rockin’ The River”. In this event, attendees can enjoy a plethora of river-related activities that include tubing, paddle boarding, kayaking, pedal boating and more! This is a popular event whether you’re river junky or a “land lobber” who would prefer to enjoy the show from the shaded tables at the Coors Riverfront Ice House. With live music, good food and a nightly firework show, TRVA puts on one of the best summer gatherings in Fort Worth!

When they began holding events, TRVA quickly realized they would need the ability to securely accept payments on the river. When considering mobile point-of-sale solutions, they were drawn to the simplicity of SalesVu’s iPad POS interface, the low credit card processing fees and the ability to manage multiple devices in multiple locations. About other POS systems, Megan Cowan, Special Project Coordinator says they cost almost double what SalesVu does. “They have minimum monthly fees, and fees for each transaction.  Not to mention they won’t let us set up more than one bank account without more fees.”

Cowan also speaks highly of the SalesVu easy accounting software.

“[Our accounting department] loves that we’re able to set up a store for each bank account and use that store to sell only relevant items!” she says, “It saves them so much time on the back end.”

SalesVu’s accounting capabilities, low credit card processing rates and multi-location management has helped TRVA expand so they can now hold more events than ever. You can join TRVA’s efforts by tubing the Trinity River on “Sunday fun day”, or celebrating Independence Day with them at “Fort Worth’s Fourth.” At any of these events, you’ll find TRVA’s friendly staff proudly using SalesVu’s iPad POS. TRVA currently has nine iPads running SalesVu software; 8 of which are used right on the river, and the 9th which they use at conferences.

 “[SalesVu's iPad POS] has allowed us to accept credit cards at our events, which accounts for almost half of sales every week!” raves Cowan, “We would not have the amount of revenue we earn without SalesVu allowing us to take credit cards in the field.”

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For more information on the Trinity River Vision, view their website here. If you’d like to attend one of their events, you can visit this page. To connect with TRVA on social media, you can click any of the icons below.

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Low CC Processing rates AND excellent reporting? K Bar K Ranch chooses SalesVu’s iPad POS!

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K Bar K Ranch (KBKR) is a pasture in Pottsboro, TX that has mastered the art of producing naturally fed, humanely raised, high-quality meats. With more than 1,300 acres of land, 20+ years of experience, and a cowherd of more than 400 head, KBKR has managed to pioneer the “black baldy” calf. Cattlemen, butchers and customers alike prefer the hybrid black baldy because it’s beef is faster growing and more tender than other calves. KBKR is an establishment that consistently brings high-quality products as well as innovation to the field of cattle farming.

KBKR felt the need for a mobile POS solution about 3 years ago when they began selling their meat at the Frisco Farmers Market in Frisco, Texas. At the time, they were using a notepad and calculator to track their sales, which proved to be incredibly slow.

“We have 5 or 6 people trying to keep up as orders are entered and product is picked out of 6 different freezers,” says Scott Galyon, KBKR Manager. “It is a very hectic process on Saturday mornings.”

KBKR was looking for a way to streamline their checkout process and reduce some of the chaos involved in making sales. These days at the Frisco Farmers Market, you can find KBKR using two devices that run SalesVu’s iPad POS software and business is booming.

When he began searching for a mobile POS system, KBKR owner Kent Black started by looked into Square, who charges a fee of 2.75% of credit card sales for processing.

“I noticed that SalesVu only charged 2.7% so I started looking into [that],” said Black. “I was impressed by all the features SalesVu offered both on the iPad as a POS device as well as the reporting software available online.”

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KBKR was also interested in the real time data syncing and the ability to sell products by decimal quantity, which was not offered by other services. “If you are selling meat, you have the price per pound for each product stored in the POS system,” explains Galyon. “Most items are sold by the pound. The packaged meat item is weighed at time of sale and that weight must be entered out to two decimal places (e.g., 5.85 pounds).”

Black and Galyon like that they’re able to view all their reports online. They enjoy the option to see their orders by individual product or group of products (e.g. steaks, roasts, brisket vs beef).

They also appreciate that the mobility of an iPad POS helps them seamlessly make deliveries.

“We have what we call co-op orders which we deliver during the week,” says Black. “A customer from a remote location or neighborhood can collect a group order from their friends and email that [list] to us.  We can enter that order into the iPad in advance and collect the products into a package. Then when we deliver, we just pull up [their order], enter the payment and it is complete.”

Mobility in the field, low credit card processing rates and impressive sales reporting is what keeps KBKR with SalesVu. We thank KBKR for their continued patronage and look forward to continuing to serve them well! For more information about KBKR visit kbark.com or see their Facebook page.

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