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Why CRM Integration is a Critical Factor When Choosing a POS Solution


 
If you operate an entertainment venue or manage an arts and culture organization, chances are you’re already familiar with Tessitura, the widely-used, industry-specific customer relationship management (CRM) platform. But if your point of sale (POS) solution isn’t integrated with your CRM program, you’re missing valuable benefits. Here’s why CRM integration is a must-have when you’re choosing a POS solution.
 

  1. View customer purchase history in one place.

 
When your CRM and POS solutions are working together, all of your customer information is available in a single, consolidated database rather than two separate ones that require extra work to coordinate. The unification saves you time by eliminating the need to manually enter data from one source into the other, and it provides several benefits.
 

  • Staff members can access a customer’s purchase history during a transaction to assist with upselling, check for deals, or see if organization membership needs to be renewed.
  • Ticket sellers and front of house staff will be able to identify significant donors and other VIP customers and acknowledge them accordingly.
  • The shared information can also be used to create specifically targeted marketing campaigns and personalized communications — ensuring that customers see offers that are most relevant to them, which increases their overall satisfaction and fosters loyalty and repeat business.

 

  1. Find customers in your CRM database.

 
CRM integration with your POS solution makes it easy to look up customers from your database. You should be able to search using any of several pieces of data, including customer name, phone number, e-mail address, or membership number. Or, for even faster service, simply scan the customer’s membership card. Recognizing your customers and offering personalized service goes a long way toward strengthening the relationship and encouraging continued patronage. And upselling suggestions based on purchase history are a great way to increase ticket size and revenue.
 

  1. Apply customer membership discounts.

 
Once you’ve looked up customers in your CRM database, you can easily (even automatically) apply any appropriate membership discounts or loyalty program reward points toward purchases in concessions or gift shops. And if membership needs to be renewed, it can easily be done as part of the transaction, thereby maintaining both the customer relationship and the stream of revenue from memberships. Both are particularly important to arts and culture organizations.
 

  1. Redeem existing gift certificates.

 
Customers can purchase gift certificates and gift cards through the Tessitura platform. CRM integration with the POS solutions available from SalesVu (including OrderUp self-service kiosks) enables easy redemption of Tessitura gift certificates. To use a certificate, simply scan it at checkout or enter the number manually. Customers appreciate the convenience, increasing their satisfaction and loyalty.
 

‘Our initial attraction to SalesVu was its mobility and scalability. As a major presenting arts organization, we have an ever-changing range of needs across our venues, events and festivals and we were searching for one system that would allow us to capture both concessions and merchandise sales with an easy to learn interface for part-time/seasonal employees. The Tessitura integration will give us the ability to see a more complete picture of patrons’ spending with us and more easily fulfill membership perks. Being able to process Tessitura gift certificates will allow a gift certificate to be used for anything in our venues, not just tickets’.

– Pittsburgh Cultural Trust


SalesVu currently offers the only integrated POS solution that accepts Tessitura gift certificates and cards. To find out more about the advantages of integrating SalesVu POS and Tessitura, contact SalesVu today.
 

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Three Reasons Why Theater and Entertainment Venues Need Self-Order Kiosks

 
Over the last few years, self-order kiosks have shown a steady upswing in popularity at all types of restaurants, from fast-casual to full table service. But other industries can benefit from the advantages as well. In particular, theaters, playhouses and other entertainment venues can increase customer satisfaction and improve bottom lines by adopting self-service. Here’s why.
 

  1. Line-Busting, Especially at Intermissions

 
Theaters need to keep people moving through both ticketing and concessions lines, so people can make it to their seats before the show begins. If it looks like there will be a long wait to get their refreshments, they may well decide to skip it — and since the majority of a cinema’s profits comes not from ticket sales but from concessions, you can’t afford that scenario.
 
Similarly, arts and cultural performances — from ballets and operas to plays and stand-up comedy shows — have only brief intermission periods for patrons to take restroom breaks and purchase food and drink. Self-order kiosks keep the lines moving so you can serve as many patrons as possible during those breaks, and they won’t miss any of the performance. Orders can be placed and paid for more quickly, and staff members can focus on efficient fulfillment rather than order placement.
 

  1. Fast and Accurate Service

 
Self-order kiosks increase speed of service because employees are concentrating on order preparation instead of having to input the order and process the payment first. Cinemas can even combine ticket and concessions sales into a single transaction to save even more time. And self-service is also more accurate, since customers are entering their own specifications (so there’s no miscommunication, especially in a crowded, noisy lobby), and they can verify their orders before sending. Avoiding mix-ups reduces food waste and increases customer satisfaction — so they’re more likely to repeat the experience.
 

  1. Increased Concessions Revenue and Ticket Sizes

 
Perhaps the biggest way for self-order kiosks to provide a healthy return on investment is by increasing concessions revenue. Self-service encourages customers to order more food and drink with automatic upselling suggestions (“Would you like to make it a combo?”) and enticing visual images. Impulse buying and add-ons increase, thereby raising overall order sizes — and profits. The Washington Post reported in 2015 that at Cinemark movie theaters, self-service kiosks had helped per-person concession spending to increase for 32 straight quarters.
 


 
OrderUp is a SalesVu point of sale (POS) app that turns an iPad into a self-order kiosk. You can create a free account and download the app today to start enjoying the benefits of self-service. Contact SalesVu to get started or to reach their 24/7 customer support with any questions about how to put these advantages to work for you.
 

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The Top 4 Must-Have POS-Boosting Apps for Free for Juice Bar Owners

 
As juice bars continue to grow in popularity with increasingly health-conscious consumers, shop owners need to find ways to stand out among the competition. Offering refreshing juices and vitamin-packed smoothies with unique flavor combinations is great, but today’s customers also expect efficient and personalized service.  Luckily, there are point of sale (POS) apps available —for free —that can accomplish these goals and help you grow your business.
 

  1. Self-Order Kiosks

 
OrderUp is another useful POS app, available for free, which lets you use your iPad POS as a self-service kiosk. Self-ordering can break up long counter lines and increase order accuracy, since customers can enter and check their own specifications. This functionality is great for products that are highly customized and potentially complex. Your staff can devote their attention to order prep instead of transcription, getting that organic turmeric-ginger apple juice with wheat-grass shot on the side made just right.
 

  1. Kitchen Display System

 
Paper-ticket ordering systems are becoming a thing of the past. It’s too easy for paper tickets to get lost or misread, resulting in unhappy customers. Plus, you spend a lot of money on ink and paper, only to end up creating a lot of waste. A kitchen display system (KDS) via the Incoming app will queue orders from several sources (including self-service kiosks, smartphone app or website orders) and send them directly to the appropriate food prep stations. On-the-go customers will appreciate the increased efficiency and accuracy of order fulfillment. And patrons who value healthy, “green” options such as fresh, organic drinks will applaud the eco-friendly aspects of your KDS.
 

  1. Loyalty Programs

 
Loyalty programs can be a significant factor in customers’ buying decisions: they value the personal connection and the sense that their patronage is appreciated. Moreover, they tend to spend more at places that offer loyalty rewards. Regulars is a POS app for free that lets your customers accumulate “loyalty cash” (a percentage of their purchase amounts) to unlock rewards to use toward future purchases. The program is easy to manage, and uses SMS text messages to communicate with customers. With Regulars, you can encourage people to make recurring visits to your juice bar part of their workout routines or healthy lunch-break habits.
 

  1. Group Coupons

Since fresh juice and smoothies are often spontaneous purchases rather than planned ones, juice bar owners need ways to attract customers. Group-based coupons and special discounts, like those offered on Groupon and other sites, can bring an almost immediate surge of business and reach a wide range of new customers. Instead of using a third-party site that will take half of your profits, though, use VIPz — a POS app for free that allows you to create and manage your own group coupons, and gift cards as well. Set up offers to run during slower periods, such as during colder or rainy weather, to keep the juices — and the profits — flowing.
 
These POS apps are not only free, they’re offered by the same vendor, SalesVu, so they can be managed from a single account and are supported 24/7. The apps integrate with Square Register and other POS systems. Contact SalesVu to learn more about how these apps can help you improve your juice bar’s operational efficiencies and increase customer satisfaction.
 

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The 4 Best Free POS-Enhancing Apps that Coffee Shop Owners Should Know About

 
Coffee-shop operators have a lot on their plates. They’re serving a high volume of frequently complicated and specialized drink orders in a fast-paced environment, doing everything they can to provide exceptional customer service in a competitive niche — and also trying to operate in the black. Having the right point of sale (POS) system can make achieving those objectives easier. Here are four of the best free POS apps that enhance functionality for coffee shops.
 

  1. Incoming: Kitchen Display System App

 

If you have a kitchen display system (KDS) — and you probably should since it has many advantages over paper ticket systems — then one of the best free POS apps to consider is Incoming. This app allows you to view and manage orders placed from any source. Going paperless not only reduces cost (and waste) of ink and paper, but also improves order accuracy. It also streamlines prep times by sending the order elements to the appropriate stations, such as the espresso machine or the pastry counter, for speedier fulfillment.
 

  1. OrderUp: Self-Service Kiosk App

 
OrderUp is a free POS app that turns an iPad into a self-service kiosk — which has many benefits, especially for businesses like coffee shops where the orders are highly customizable and specific. With self-ordering, customers place all of their requests directly into the system, which greatly reduces the chance that some element will be overlooked or miscommunicated. That venti, low-fat, half-caf, triple-shot, iced caramel macchiato needs to be served just as ordered to ensure customer satisfaction. Plus, patrons placing their own orders tend to include more add-ons and extra items, increasing overall ticket sizes. And self-service kiosks can bust lines at the counter, so busy morning rush-hour commuters can get those caffeine fixes quickly and get to work.
 

  1. VIPz: Group Coupons App

 
For group-based discounts and special deals, one of the best free POS apps is VIPz, similar to Groupon — but it won’t cost half of your profits. You can use VIPz to introduce your coffee shop to new customers and bring in new business. This app also lets you create offers that are valid during slower periods of the day/week/month, to help maintain a steadier flow of revenue.
 

  1. Regulars: Loyalty Rewards Program App

 
Coffee shops have a particularly high potential for earning repeat business, as commuters make your stop a part of their regular morning routine. Another incentive that will increase this likelihood (besides quality products and great service) is a loyalty rewards program. Regulars is one of the best free POS apps that help you set up and manage a rewards program based on purchase amounts.  It’s easy to track balances and redeem rewards. Loyalty programs forge a personal bond with your customers and make them feel that you value their business — which makes them want to keep coming back.
 
Bonus: Your Own Shop-Branded Ordering App for Smartphones
 
In addition to providing these free POS apps, SalesVu can help you create a brand-specific app and modern-looking online ordering website so your customers can place orders on their smartphones and computers. This provides greater convenience for your customers, and increased revenue for you. You may not be a giant franchise like Starbuck’s, but you can look just as professional and tech savvy as your big competitors.
 
These best, free POS apps are available from a single provider, one that offers round-the-clock customer support every day. SalesVu’s apps all integrate with Square Register and other POS systems to provide the add-on functionalities that coffee shops need most. To find out more, request a demo, or set up a free account, contact SalesVu today.
 

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SalesVu Offers Restaurant Management Solutions for SMBs to Decrease Cost During the Holiday Season

Austin, Texas – December 11, 2018 – SalesVu, a leading provider of restaurant management software applications for iOS devices offers solutions to help SMBs save money during the holiday rush.

Restaurants everywhere are spending additional dollars to handle the chaotic holiday season. Whether restaurant operators are investing in additional seasonal employees or new hardware and software, the end result is the same; higher costs. SalesVu offers restaurant management applications for FREE to restaurants that need to streamline operations during the holidays.

Some of the solutions available at no cost from SalesVu include:

  • Point of sale that allows check-splitting by seat or item
  • Gift card management system
  • Waitlist system for walk-in management
  • Kitchen display system capable of routing to separate kitchen prep stations
  • Reservation management for holiday parties
  • Online ordering for large catering orders
  • Self-order kiosks to handle to-gos and free up staff
  • And more!

SalesVu offers every single one of these solutions as an individual free app. And, because SalesVu does all of the data entry for the customer, these apps can be configured in minutes. Cloud-based versions for multi-unit chains are available for a small month to month subscription and additional iPad terminals can be added for a low one-time cost.

In addition to offering free restaurant management apps, SalesVu has partnered with credit card processing companies to offer no-fee credit card processing during the holidays and into the New Year. This means that the first $10,000 processed, through free SalesVu apps and with participating credit card processing partners, will not incur any credit card processing fees.

As long as the first transaction is processed by December 31st, credit card processing fees will be waived for up to $10,000 or for six months, whichever happens first. 

“Our hope is that these offers will ease the holiday stress on restaurant operators and equip them for 2019 with a reliable bag of tools and solid financial foundation,” said Pascal Nicolas, CEO at SalesVu LLC. “SalesVu customers receive access to free, robust, point of sale capabilities, and 24/7 online tech support. SalesVu’s hearty functionality at no cost means an unbeatable ROI and significantly enhanced business operations and customer experiences for any restaurant.”

Reach out to SalesVu now to take advantage of this opportunity before the end of the year.

For more information about SalesVu please visit https://www.salesvu.com/

About SalesVu LLC

Founded in 2007 in Austin, TX, SalesVu is a leading provider of restaurant management solutions that include a robust portfolio of iPad apps as well as cloud-based remote management features.

 

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5 Reasons Full-Service Restaurants Need to Set Up a Self-Service Kiosk

The evolution and increased availability of technology has led to high consumer expectations of convenience and personalization in their dining experiences. Self-service kiosks, which have risen steadily in popularity in recent years, are a prime example of how to meet those standards. Self-service isn’t just for fast-food places or QSRs; full-service restaurants can benefit from it as well. Here’s how.
 

  1. Optimize Labor

 
Full-service restaurants can use self-service kiosks to streamline the processing of to-go meals. Orders are transmitted directly from the customer to the kitchen, eliminating the need for a front-of-house middleman. Those staff members can be reallocated to focus on dine-in customers or to help the kitchen prepare the to-go orders faster, providing a better experience for all customers.
 
Full-service restaurants can also place self-service iPads at each table so that guests can start ordering drinks and appetizers without having to wait for the availability of their server. This streamlining not only gives servers more time to provide personalized attention but also speeds up table turnover, thereby increasing revenue.
 

  1. Increase Order Accuracy

 
Restaurant self-service kiosks greatly improve order accuracy, so your staff won’t be wasting time and food on rejected orders. The kitchen gets the order information straight from the customer, virtually eliminating potential server miscommunication or misread tickets. With the visual prompts, customers can see images of exactly what they’re ordering and have the opportunity to review and check their orders before submitting. They can customize the entire meal to their specifications, increasing overall satisfaction with their experience.
 

  1. Enhance Customer Experience

 
While restaurant self-service kiosks are especially popular with millennials, who appreciate and are accustomed to the convenience afforded by technology, older generations can find reasons to appreciate the experience as well. Streamlined ordering expedites the food preparation process, so diners get their food faster. And they can have greater confidence that they’re getting exactly what they wanted, since they customized their own choices based on clear visual imagery. Finally, the social aspect of dining out is actually improved, because when servers don’t have to be running orders back and forth from the kitchen, they have more time to interact with their guests (which can lead to better tips for them as well).
 

  1. Increase Ticket Sizes

 
One of the biggest benefits of self-service kiosks for full-service restaurants is the increase in revenue. As more restaurants and franchises adopt self-service, results consistently show that when customers place their own orders, ticket sizes increase. According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, when Taco Bell introduced its digital app in 2015, orders placed through it averaged 20% higher than orders placed with human cashiers. In 2014, The Atlantic reported that when Chili’s introduced tabletop tablets, dessert orders rose 20% (perhaps, as the article suggests, because diners don’t feel they are potentially being judged by the server for what they’re ordering). And in 2018, Australian chain Hog’s Express claimed their average spend per person rose a whopping 30-37% with self-service kiosks.
 
What drives these increases? For one thing, the graphical interface of a self-service kiosk provides appealing images of the food to whet diners’ appetites. Customers can also access lists of specials or other items they might miss on a regular menu or the specials board they pass by on their way in. Finally, guests placing their own orders tend to select additional ingredients or extra add-ons when prompted by the upselling features built into the self-service software. Restaurants no longer have to rely on their employees remembering to upsell consistently, because it’s automatic — and it works. Those extra toppings, sides, drinks, and combos add up.
 

  1. Anticipate the Future of Dining

 
The new normal for consumers can be summed up in two words: convenience and automation.  Consumers can hail a ride in self-driving cars through Lyft or Uber, they can go to cashierless stores, such as Amazon Go, and even have drones deliver packages right to their doorstep. Sooner or later, they will begin to expect the same convenience and automation in their dining experiences.  We are not far off from having serverless restaurants where diners view the menu, place their own orders and pay their bill all via a device on the table. Quite a few restaurants across the United States are already testing this new experience or implementing a hybrid method that employs waitstaff who are ready on the sidelines and available upon request.
 
Don’t fall behind.  Stay a step ahead of your competition by offering menus on iPad devices at your tables, rather than old-fashioned printed paper menus, in order to provide more information to your diners about the ingredients in each meal and the history of each dish. The menu should be an integral part of the dining experience. After your customers begin to get accustomed to reviewing your menu via iPad, begin to add “order” buttons next to each dish to streamline the ordering process by sending your customers’ orders immediately to the kitchen.
 
For all of these reasons, restaurant self-service kiosks provide a healthy return on investment. Discover how SalesVu can help you quickly and easily implement a self-service solution.
 
Download the OrderUp App for iPad now, or contact SalesVu to learn more.
 

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Restaurant Scheduling: 5 Best Practices for Shift Trades and Time-Off Requests

For many restaurant owners and managers, one of the more onerous administrative tasks is employee scheduling. Juggling time-off requests and trying to keep everyone happy with their shift slots while making sure you’re not under- or over-staffing can be difficult. But there are ways to make it easier on yourself and your employees — just follow these tips, and choose the right tools.
 

  1. Plan the schedule in advance.

 
Ideally, you should be posting your employee schedules at least two weeks in advance. This lead time gives workers sufficient notice so they can rearrange personal commitments or appointments if necessary, or trade conflicting shifts with a co-worker. The schedule should also be readily available to everyone at all times. Sticking a paper copy on the wall and hoping everyone sees it (and any changes that might come up) is inadequate. Online accessibility to the single most up-to-date version saves a lot of frustration.
 
If you’re thinking that you can’t plan your schedule that far ahead because you have no way to anticipate your future needs, then you aren’t using the right tools. Good restaurant scheduling software includes labor reporting that will show the labor cost ratio over actual sales on each shift. This information enables you to plan in advance based on past trends, ensuring that you don’t over- or under-staff during peak periods and that you keep labor costs under the recommended 30%.
 

  1. Open lines of communication.

 
Employees need a reliable means of communication with each other and with management in order to get updated schedules, swap shifts with each other, and get trades or time-off requests approved. Not everyone uses e-mail regularly, and calling everyone individually can be frustrating and a time sink. A digital labor management tool is a great way to connect all staff members and managers, enable seamless swaps, and make the latest information readily available at any time.
 

  1. Set clear rules for requesting time off.

 
Restaurant scheduling works best for everyone involved when there are clearly defined rules, consistently applied, for time-off requests. Your rules should cover such issues as:
 

  • How should time-off requests be submitted, and how far in advance? A standard written or online form is recommended, and at least two weeks’ notice is a good starting point. The important thing is to have everyone making their requests the same way.
  • When can time off be requested, and when can’t it? You might want to take certain holidays off the table in order to be fair to everyone. Or the needs of your business may dictate policies: if you know your establishment is especially busy during Spring Break weeks in March or the local music festival in August, you might want to set those times as off-limits. If employees know these rules ahead of time, they can make their own plans accordingly.
  • How are you going to handle overlapping requests? You might lean toward a “first come, first served” policy, or a seniority-based one, to handle conflicts. And managerial discretion regarding the reasons for the requests and the needs of the business will also come into play. Consistency and transparency are key.
     
  1. Create a procedure in case of emergencies.

 
Emergencies will happen: an employee might fall ill, or have their car break down, or need to stay home with their children when school is closed because of adverse weather. It’s always good to have a Plan B (or even a Plan C) in place for when such situations arise. Your emergency backups could include keeping a list of former or part-time workers who could fill in, or designating “on call” days for employees when they aren’t scheduled but could be available.
 

  1. Invest in restaurant labor management and shift scheduling software.

 
Advance planning, open communication, easy shift trades or emergency substitutions, and consistent handling of time-off requests can be difficult to juggle without the right tools. Pen-and-paper or spreadsheet methods might be what you’re used to, but they will cost you valuable time and energy to accomplish tasks that could be streamlined with restaurant scheduling software and online management solutions. These tools can save you a lot of headaches, improve employee satisfaction, and give you more time to focus on other areas of your business.
 
Contact SalesVu to explore how you can implement an affordable iPad restaurant labor management and shift scheduling software solution in your restaurant.
 

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Say hello to ‘WELCOME’

 
As a salon owner, are you investing more than earning to attract more clients, retain them and grow your salon business? You are tired of paying the exorbitant monthly subscription for expensive and complex software and tools. You want more control over the way you can manage your business and it’s important that it suits your pocket as well.
 

We understand that salon owners are creative people who find it hard to run the salon business. There are several challenges like the salon industry being highly competitive and the ability of big brand names to invest big moolah in different and latest technologies to attract clients. Additionally, it’s difficult to attract and retain the staff and keep them from going to the big brands.
 

Don’t you wish you had a cost-effective way to attract more walk-ins and appointments? Don’t you wish there was a way to magically retain all those clients?

Register Today – It’s FREE


We checked the biggest challenges, as per recent trends, and we figured the topmost challenges for salon owners to be:
 

  • Attracting new clients
  • Retaining clients
  • Justifying price to clients (as compared to their competitors)
  • Mismanagement of appointments
  • Mismanagement of loyalty program
  • Investment (in technology, software and tools) to run the business efficiently is high

 
The ones listed above are just the biggest issues. Imagine the plight of salon owners when it comes to managing smaller issues in addition to the ones listed above.
 

What if we told you that you can have a flourishing business and a host of clients with a way that’s free.
 

You don’t believe us?
 

‘WELCOME’ is a free appointment management app for salons. You get all (yes! You read it right. ALL) features for which you have to pay a beefy amount for other apps or software offering similar features.
 

WELCOME is a simple, flexible, easy-to-use and powerful booking software for salons, and the best part is that it’s FREE.

Try WELCOME for FREE


Salon business owners are under a constantly pressure to use tools and software that makes their operations smooth and easy. As it is, it’s a highly competitive industry and there’s a huge race to attract more walk-ins and appointments.
 

It is imperative to run the business using an easy, user-friendly and intuitive app that clients find convenient.
 

Key features of WELCOME

WELCOME is loaded with features that are both basic and advanced. You can schedule appointments (that includes booking appointments online and easy payments), publish your calendar openings for online bookings, enter call-in appointments and send automated text confirmations, take deposits to avoid no-shows for both online and phone appointments, add walk-ins and notify them via text message, use the POS feature to sell services and products from a single consolidated app.
 

WELCOME is the perfect app for salon owners who are tired of being drained mentally and financially and wish to switch over from expensive apps. It’s an all on one app to help you optimize appointment scheduling, online booking, marketing, billing and payments. It’s the perfect way to manage your clients and grow your business – WITH A FREE APP.
 

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Why pay hefty monthly charges for MINDBODY when you can get all those features for free?

 
Do you find it hard, month on month, to shelve your hard-earned earnings (and that too a large portion) for a MINDBODY subscription? While it is a tendency for any business owner to opt for the most popular option/ technology to help with their business operations, but if you delve deeper, there are better options available.
 
As a fitness/ dance/ yoga instructor, you are probably a user of MINDBODY, but many people are unhappy with its high investment requirement as the ROI is quite miserable.
 
Though fitness is your passion, but you are a business owner as well and your goal is to maximize your returns and help as many people as possible to reach their fitness goals. ‘HERE’ is your answer to maximize your ROI, reach your business goals and grow your fitness practice.
 
And now the best part – ‘HERE’ is completely FREE.
 
‘HERE’ is meant for fitness, yoga and dance studios with the objective of increasing the sales of classes and session packages. It also helps to track the attendance of clients who purchase the package.
 

Register Today – It’s FREE

 

Some of the brilliant features of ‘HERE’ are listed below:

  • You can sell the classes and packages to specific customers directly through the app in the Point of Sale section.
  • The payments go through the merchant’s account.
  • Classes are assigned to customer immediately (classes can be created directly in the app).
  • Classes can be auto renewed and billed accordingly to the customers.
  • There is an option to sell fitness related products through the app.
  • Calendar section allows you to view customers along with the classes that they have purchased.
  • Check-in screen allows the staff to view who’s online and gives an option to chat with them (to discuss promotions and offers).
  • Class count is detected automatically from the customer’s account as they check-in. The system also notifies them when they’re running low on pre-purchased sessions.
  • Loyalty program is easy to manage as customers can view accumulated points and use for certain purchases.
  • SalesVu offers 24X7 customer service for the ‘HERE’ app to ensure all questions are answered.

Reasons for you to choose ‘HERE’ over MINDBODY

  • MINDBODY is client facing and (despite the heavy subscription that they are charging) does not allow creation of classes through the app.
  • The retail point of sale app comes at an additional cost (something that is FREE in the ‘HERE’ app).
  • MINDBODY requires customers to self-check-in (at times some customers forget to check-in). It eliminates any contact between staff and customers.
  • MINDBODY manages the loyalty program via a third-party provider called Perkville (that comes at, yes you guessed it right, an additional cost).
  • The complete cost for MINDBODY subscription is as high as $445 / month and on the other hand ‘HERE’ comes free for absolutely the same features (in fact better features that are user-friendly, easy and efficient to use and operate).

 

Try HERE for FREE

 


 
If you have further questions / feedback related to ‘HERE, you can speak to us.
 

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Maximize your business potential with SalesVu POS system: Web Store and Gift Cards modules!


 

Estes Park, Colorado, is hometown of the popular brewery Rock Cut Brewing Co. This place offers well-crafted ales and lagers, snacks and merchandise such as hats, t-shirts, growlers and more. Tracy Goodemote, founder of the company, shared with us how him and his colleague Matt Heiser started a brewing company and tap room from scratch.
 

Rock Cut Brewing Co. was founded in 2015, starting on Tracy’s garage, their passion lead them to have a 7 barrel system and tap room downtown with great a great view of the city. They started their journey with SalesVu right away when they opened and they selected this particular POS software for a couple of reasons.
 

“The pricing structure with SalesVu is one of the main reasons we chose this POS software. We started with the POS module and as we grew SalesVu was growing as well, at anytime you are able to upgrade to an advanced bundle. Pricing was also very competitive, it was nice that we started with one feature and we could add more tools if needed”. – Tracy Goodemote
 

Thanks to the E-commerce module, Tracy was able to offer merchandise on his website and he likes the option of offering online ordering to his customers. Any order that takes place online, is sent out as an email notification and he can keep track of any order on the back end, having access to all kind of customized reports has been very valuable for the Rock Cut Brewing Co. staff members.
 

Before holiday season, Tracy was very interested about selling gift cards, they found out SalesVu provided this service and they implemented it right away. They were using printed gift certificates and upgraded to plastic barcoded cards that can be scanned for recharging and redemption. All reporting is available on the web portal, and you have an ease of access for balances, recharge history and purchase history.
 

 
 

 


 

Having a software system that’s flexible and grows at the same time as you is what Rock Cut Brewing Co. was looking for and they found it with SalesVu! Manage your business remotely from any place at anytime. For more information about promotions or if you’re just in the area, visit them and follow them on social media below!
 

   

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