Serving the Kansas City area since 2007, Dolce Bakery is the direct and delicious result of owner Erin Brown’s passionate commitment to “feeding the people with love.” Which means no shortcuts. No mixes. And nothing phoned in. Dolce turned out just as Erin dreamed, from an early age through culinary school. A perfect place to pause for a moment of handcrafted happiness or grab some goodies to go. Using SalesVu iPad POS System and our gift card management module Dolce bakery has been able to add unique value to their clients experience and ease the payment transactions.
We asked Erin Brown’s how was her experience using our services. Only positive comments and a strong willingness to share her experience with other small business owners was perceived.
“Before, Dolce Bakery used Restaurant Pro Express as the point of sale solution. As soon as we heard about the price and the gift card module SalesVu offered, we decided to switch. I remember that while looking to upgrade our point-of-sale system we reviewed several other options including Quickbooks, Square, Shopkeep, Checkout, and Lightspeed. We ultimately went with SalesVu because it was the most reasonable price, had the most options that best fit our type of business, and gave us the best customer service experience compared to all the other point of sales.”
Erin told us that among the things she really enjoyed about SalesVu Ipad POS System and gift card management was our cloud-based service which provide a cross device synchronization to stay on top of the sales, at all times.
“SalesVu’s cloud-based system gives us the ability to update products with ease, add devices as needed, pull real-time reports and set up shop anywhere. We love that we can know exactly what is happening on every device, at any given time.”
We wanted to know which was Dolce Bakery favorite feature and which one they would recommend the most to future business owners.
“Our favorite feature would have to be ‘Reports.’ We use it on a daily basis to maintain accurate drawer counts and daily sales as well as we heavily rely on the ability to monitor product sales, pull sale reports for particular days/times, and track sale trends.”
The gift card management module was selected and Dolce Bakery believes it is extremely helpful not only for the Dolce brand, but also to motivate brand loyalty among their customers.
“We love the ability to sell and keep track of Gift Cards within Salesvu. Before SalesVu offered the Gift Card Management feature, we used an external system through Mercury Payment. We were able to sell just as many gift cards then as we are now, however the process was more difficult and the margin of error was much larger due to having to use a separate application to sell, re-load, and check card balances, also while keeping track within SalesVu. It took more time from our employees and our customers, which added stress during shop rushes. The all-in-one Gift Card Management feature has saved us the headache of human-errors, has made the sale process easier on our employees and our customers, and gives management the convenience of pulling reports right from SalesVu instead of a third party card processor. “
Erin told that Dolce Bakery has an eye on the ECommerce website feature since they believe it would help their digital strategy and launch their services to the emerging online world.
“We have yet to use ECommerce, though we are very interested. We have been communicating with SalesVu’s tech support team for certain features and we are hopeful that we will be able to use it in the near future! “
Dolce Bakery believes in the joy of the simple pleasures of life. Whether you want to treat someone you love or delight yourself, Dolce’s honest ingredients are sure to please any palate.
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Located in Downtown New Smyrna Beach, The Galley is a locally owned shop and it is the place to go for all your culinary needs. Their premium infused oils and vinegars delight any pallet and take each cooking experience to a whole new level. The Galley sells Ultra premium Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar as well as cooking and entertaining accessories. Business owner Cathy Jones told us that there are about 40 flavors of vinegar al oil, and that all are available at The Galley. The store and gourmet boutique allows the consumers to “taste” before they buy so they know and like the flavor before they buy it.
At the moment they are using the iPad POS System and the Ecommerce Website, which is recently a new SalesVu module they acquired. Cathy Jones, the business owner, told us that SalesVu iPad POS System is the first one she had ever used and she feels very satisfied with it. The Galley is about to turn a year enjoying our services in June 2014.
“At the beginning I looked at Quick-Books and Shopkeep, but they were both expensive and bulky or worse, too pushy for our taste. SalesVu is easy to understand and user friendly. It is not a bulky POS since having an iPad is practical and common.”
Cathy also said that:
“My favorite feature is the fact that SalesVu is wireless. For me, the less components to deal with, the better, especially when finalizing the purchases.”
Cathy told us that she was able to reduce the cost of goods and better manage the suppliers of the products after she was able to figure how to correctly use the inventory management feature, and place the data of the oil and vinegar measures on it.
As for the ECommerce Website module, Cathy told us that she is fairly new in understanding how it works, but that she likes it and sees the potential it has for her business.
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Country Porch Winery started a winery business in a large warehouse north of Cortland,Ohio by teaching wine making, selling homemade wine supplies, and starting their own winery. Wine, cookouts, and great music from local bands, Cortland Wine Cellar enjoyed a busy and fun five plus years of business. They met and made new friends and customers all while planing the perfect location for their winery. Country Porch Winery has been a work in progress for many years after joining the wine industry in 2006 and SalesVu iPad POS System is proud to be the official credit card processing system that helps them accomplish their goals and drive sales.
Debbie Belts and Sheila Fisher are the co-owners of D&she Inc. Who set out to find a location for their own winery to open in 2012.
“As small business entrepreneurs for 17 years running a fulfilling shipping company a MYO wine store along with a farm produce and antique market, we knew we would need a good POS system to take care of their front counter, relay information to the kitchen and staff, take care of their customer needs and maintain their inventory, along with capturing all of that information in an easy to use format.”
The fit came naturally when in 2012,Sheila, the office “techie”, did some research and found SalesVu iPad POS System.
“The current POS systems available on the market are just not complete enough. We had previously used a standalone accounting POS system that was cumbersome and time consuming, but after reviewing and demoing several POS systems that were specifically designed for the wine industry Sheila sought out the options of a more updated system using iPads and the cloud as interactive solutions. It was at this time she found SalesVu along with several other cloud-based POS systems.”
Country Porch Winery told us that upon demoing and reading the SalesVu iPad POS System customer reviews and industry based comments, they tried to teach the other owners and staff that SalesVu was exactly the system she was looking for that it exceeded their needs and expectations
“Currently, we are using SalesVu iPad POS System on two iPads with a kitchen and receipt printing along with customer information and inventory modules. It is really easy to ring customers out assisting them with their orders, reviewing their items and printing everything in the kitchen. At the end of the day, employee management and scheduling on the online clock goes on, and of course, the most important tool, the statistical and financial reporting has made SalesVu invaluable to our small business. We are looking to grow with SalesVu and the industry. All I can say is I wish I found SalesVu years ago for the other businesses I owned and managed!”
And we look forward to see you thriving too!
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SDA Dish is a small company offering sales, repair and installation of satellite systems and parts. Their satellite systems come programmed with each client’s choice of two Christian channel packages with no monthly fees, contracts, or subscriptions. They sell the satellite systems and equipment nationwide and offer repair and installation for the Northern Idaho, Eastern Washington and Western Montana regions. SDA Dish offers commercial satellite equipment, design and installation for large facilities or radio/TV stations.
At the moment, SDA Dish is enjoying the iPad POS System and the ECommerce feature the SalesVu all-in-one business solution offers. Natalie Ocon is the business owner and told us about her experience with and before us.
“Previous to using SalesVu, we used SecurePay. That service was inadequate for us because we could not swipe cards and it did not offer a shopping cart. The fees were also too high.”
Natalie evaluated several other services before choosing to stay with SalesVu. She told us that among them were Square and Paypal.
“We chose SalesVu above the others, primarily because of the free e-commerce website and shopping cart integration. We also like the reasonable flat rate fees”
We wanted to know more about the many ways SalesVu helped Natalie with SDA Satellite and she told us that SalesVu has helped her business in several ways:
“First, the e-commerce website has created an easy, clean online experience for our customers which has resulted in more conversions to sales. Second, we can now process mobile payments when we attend trade shows and events using the iPad app and a card reader. And third, less fees are always a plus.”
We asked Natalie to choose her favorite feature, and she chooses the product management one service that lets you not only add and modify any product you want to your business roster, but also there is an option to activate them in the ECommerce plugin SalesVu has.
“My favorite feature is the ability to easily add and change products on our e-commerce site. It just takes us one little click. My husband is our web designer and is capable of doing some code. But I am not and like that I can add or change products myself if needed.”
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Cuisine To-Go is a healthy and fresh organic Bistro located in Pearland, Texas. They offer ship and ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook meals insulated packaging. All packed in a 100% recyclable box. In addition, Cuisine To-Go is a full service restaurant providing food and great nutrition for building a healthy gut
Business owner Rone de Beauvoir told us that :
“I needed a mobile POS system because we do a great deal of off-site catering for companies all over Houston and the surrounding communities.I chose SalesVu for its ease of use and the fantastic category for restaurants. In addition, I really did find a great number of features to build the Salesvu app around my business needs.”
Rone is a smart and entrepreneurial woman who believes in branding, glamour and multiculturality as keys to her success. She has travelled and lived in over 20 countries experimenting with the international palates. Moreover, she has received, countless awards for outstanding achievement and business development over the past twenty years. She is an inspiration an a highly successful woman.
We asked Rone what was she using before SalesVu:
“I wasn’t really using a system before apart from Square and PayPal. These system services did not, of course, meet my bottom line and need. There were no options to be creative. Honestly, I did not have a chance to consider anyone, as I found SalesVu rather quickly in the beginning process, and immediately made contact, as I knew it represented exactly what I needed.”
Rone’s favorite feature had to involve great management of tables and restaurant, the reason why she told us that the Restaurant POS was ideal for her needs.
“My favorite feature is the one that is designed just for restaurants. I also enjoy the feature that allows me to be creative during my design and building phase. I can say that SalesVu has helped my business to grow and make changes to the platform as new developments in my business occurred.”
As a smart entrepreneur, Rone is aware that wherever you can save and receive a quality product is a place you want to study further. In this opportunity she told us about the capital she had saved with the restaurant POS and iPad POS feature.
“I think I saved thousands of dollars! When I Googled companies before finding SalesVu, many of them wanted a few thousand upfront to get a contract established. I noticed the cost factors almost immediately, while searching online; thus, the reason I tried to hard to find a better option that also provided the creative design element. .”
At this time, Rone has not been using the E-Commerce feature. However, she is going to start doing so within a few weeks. She is learning about it right now and she thinks this feature will be perfect for her Cuisine Door-to-Door delivery services.
She says: “It is so exciting…”
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A mother and a daughter in a small rural town in Manitoba, Canada opened a coffee shop and bakery a year ago. Located in a new library in Slkirk, they converted the basement of their house into a small bakery that supplies the coffee shop with freshly baked goods. Ubuntu Café and Bakery is an independent coffee shop with espresso-based drinks, treats and coffee made with a V-60 pour-over machine. They also offer vintage teas served with bone china, starched white linens, etc. These details set Ubuntu Café and Bakery apart from the rest. It has been a reason why the place has gained so much popularity and now book customers with 3 weeks in advance. Ubuntu Café and Bakery started building a strong customer base early on, selling artisan bread in local Farmer’s Market. Additionally, they became a catering business due to the numerous meetings that develop within the library’s rooms.
We wanted to know why they needed an iPad POS solution and why they choose SalesVu.
“It was more the low cost and simplicity of SalesVu that were the deciding factors. In the future we may be using SalesVu at the markets. We considered that the need for the mobile feature was secondary in our decision-making (up to now we only did cash sales at the markets).”
About the unique propositions SalesVu gives to small business owners in the US and abroad the iPad POS low cost, ease of use, and the possibility to use debit cards were determinant in deciding for SalesVu.
“ The use of debit cards for payments was one of the big reasons, that along with speed of payment for credit card transactions, ease of entering new products, and remote accessibility.”
Ubuntu Café and Bakery opened their doors in January 2014 relying in SalesVu iPad POS system to process payments; however, in their planning phase they got quotes for a tailor-made POS system.”
“Besides from the accessibility and easy payments, we really like the online billing (for catering orders) We demand cash on delivery, and with Salesvu I can send the invoice in advance – and some customers even pay the invoice online before they pick up their orders. I have to say that my customers like the ease and security of the online payment with a credit card using SalesVu platform”.
Business owner Anna told us that Ubuntu Café and Bakery enjoys the quick payments. She told us, it is a major plus.
“It is the ease with which we can add products. We can decide to for instance, make bourbon French macarons for tomorrow, and would enter the macarons onto the iPad POS through our website account just before delivery.”
SalesVu iPad POS offers very reasonable rates for small business owners who are conscious of the importance of savings.
“We were quoted $15,000 for the hardware and software for a conventional POS system. The set-up cost for SalesVu was buying the IPad, printer, IPad stand, external credit card (debit card) and card reader for that debit card – costing us no more that $1,000. So – we easily saved $14,000”
There are few things in life that can be compared to the pleasure of a good book and great quality coffee, add the unique silence of a library and freshly baked treats, and voila! You find Ubuntu Café and Bakery. Don’t miss out the opportunity to connect with this honest coffee shop and visit their website and social media pages to find out more about them.
Darryl’s Couch is Ventura County’s premier craft beer pub, featuring 11 rotating taps of exclusively craft beer along with an ever-evolving bottle list of over 30 beer selections. At Darryl’s they understand the passion for brewing and in the uniqueness of every sip of the golden liquid. The pub was first attracted to SalesVu because of the ability to open tabs for customers; a feature that is essential for operating efficiently a successful bar.
“We wanted a solution with an integrated credit card system that was easy for our staff to use, with a small device footprint, which allowed us to open tabs for customers while providing back office reports that were meaningful. Having a cloud-based service was desirable since we didn’t really have space for full sized system and data storage. “
Business owner Darryl told us that:
“I had seen other products that didn’t have the open tab feature which would have required us to write down orders and ring them in all at once at the end of the transaction. Looking further into the system I was also attracted to the merchant service rates, contract terms, and the application’s ability to track inventory and employee hours.”
Before SalesVu iPad POS, they were using a standard cash register that was purchased at the time of acquiring the business. He told us that under the traditional system, they were able to track PLU code, but that’s a great disadvantage was that the reports were only shown in the register tape.
Darryl considered other POS competitors, but he felt they were either too big of to expensive for what he was really looking for. Darryl also says that among his favorite features the finds that:
“The ability to open tabs is great. It allows us to easily and electronically keep track of a customer’s purchase during their visit. Inventory tracking is another great feature. The system will keep track of the number of servings we pour and alert management and staff when a product is near to running out. This is incredibly helpful when pouring beer from taps and you can’t see the quantity remaining in a keg. We’ve been able to easily track sales, see margin reports, simplify tracking staff hours, and anticipate ordering new inventory. “
We also talked about money and asked him how much money did they save upfront and ongoing using SalesVu. They answered
“We estimate that we save on average $50 each month over our previous merchant services, but the time savings that we now have by allowing our staff access to an easy to use interface, and management’s access to SalesVu’s backed reporting and management system are immeasurable.”
Good crafted beer, friends and a comfortable environment motivate Darryl’s Couch in providing an upscale service. Definitely, they are a must-go place for relaxing with a cold one.
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Falcon Ridge is a family owned and operated farm located in the beautiful rolling hills of west Tennessee. Expanded throughout 250 acres, they specialize in growing fresh food and fun. There are over 40 different fruits and vegetables grown at Falcon Ridge. Some of the favorites include strawberries, tomatoes, blueberries, blackberries, kale and sweet corn. Falcon Ridge grows, harvests and retails everything that is grown on the farm. They sell some of their fresh produce to farmer’s markets and have open their gates to the public to provide ole fashion family fun. The farm also hosts school field trips, family reunions and picnics.
SalesVu team asked them why they felt the need of obtaining a POS solution. They told us that their main reason was because they conduct business in several locations and needed an easier and more effective system to keep track of their sales.
“We chose SalesVu because it was recommended by a friend. We were not using any POS system before SalesVu. You are the first ones and we are happy to have reached that decision. We used to register everything we sold in notepads and old cash registers. In regards of other POS systems that we considered, I honestly do not recall the others, but I do remember most of them had a monthly fee which I didn’t want and did not like”
We wanted to know what were the favorite things they liked about SalesVu and also any other experiences they wanted to share with us about their trajectory using our services.
“One of the things I like the most about SalesVu is how easy is to operate it, and the ability to keep records effortlessly. The old cash registers we used were confusing to operate and we had a hard time training new employees to use them correctly. With SalesVu, anyone that can adequately operate a smartphone can learn SalesVu’s system within minutes. This is important because we are a seasonal retail operation and have a high turnover of employees. Record keeping is something we are continually trying to improve. SalesVu had enabled our ability to leap forward from pen and paper ledgers to digital records, and to reports that are available 24/7 from your smartphone or computer. This has helped us run a more efficient business.”
SalesVu has helped Falcon Ridge by transforming the employee training into an easier experience.
“SalesVu iPad POS system is intuitive and easy to catch., We can keep better and more accessible records. The fact that SalesVu is portable lets us conduct business anywhere at anytime. I think we have probably saved a couple hundred dollars up front and $50 a month by using SalesVu instead of another monthly fee based POS.”
Enjoy the most basic and beautiful aspects of life by returning to the nature with Falcon Ridge Farm. Their familiar spirit, and warmth will help you discover yourself again.
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Cool Beans Coffee is a small business interested in bringing local, elegant, gourmet coffee to Norman Oklahoma. They use a fair trade, coffee provider from Oklahoma City, OK. They look forward to serving the community with a great product, quickly, and efficiently within their innovative drive through windows for coffee lovers. They are without doubt, coffee mavens that use SalesVu employee and human capital management for a fair and effective payroll.
We talked to business owner Nicki Tribble and she told us some of the reasons they choose SalesVu as their restaurant POS system.
“We are a very small shop and we don’t have a huge space for a register. We needed something portable and fun that could fit in the shop without interfering with any other of the artifacts we have for coffee making
They told us that from all the other mobile POS platforms out there they chose SalesVu after intense research and realized it was the most viable one for each of their particular business needs.
“We did research on several POS systems and we seemed to like SalesVu the most. It certainly was the most intuitive software, and the easiest to understand. SalesVu is our first POS solution and we are very pleased with it. Among our favorite things is that SalesVu has a very quick to respond customer service., their website is very user friendly and that it is great for Payroll”
Cool Beans Coffee also uses the gift card feature a creative twist that small businesses and small restaurant POS can use to attract more customers and gain their loyalty. Here is a picture of the one they have.
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Funky Pearl Boutique is a lower-end Boutique with same trends as higher-end boutiques. Proudly selling fashions of sizes Small through 3XL, along with shoes, accessories and home decorations. The Boutique is one shop that values customer relations and expectations and SalesVu and inventory system and easy accounting features had been used to help Funky Pearl boutique achieve short and long term goals and, of course, keep clients happy!
“I originally opened the Boutique for fun and to meet new people in the area while proposing a small business in a small community in which I live. I wanted to broaden social interaction outside the area from where I come, in order to bring new people to the town. I held a career in banking for many years until I was a stay at home mom for four years, then decided to open a Boutique, not only because it’s fun for me, but our small town needs it, our people need it and it’s a great way to keep small town shopping local.”
We asked Funky Pearl Boutique’s owner Billie Kelley why she chose a mobile POS system and not a traditional one. She mentioned that convenience for customers was a number one priority, and that SalesVu credit card swipper has converted every transaction in something easy and interactive.
“Nowadays, it’s more convenient for people to swipe a debit or credit card and go. It is the safest way to get money other than cash. Checks are not a safe way to do business anymore, so I chose to use a POS system for convenience to myself and to my customers. I do not take checks, so it was convenient to offer more than one payment solution when selling merchandise”
Billie told us that the main reason to choose SalesVu was because we offered the best choices for new, and small business owners who are concerned with the expenses and accountability of their profits.
” SalesVu offered free monthly service, low rates and a great Sales Reports. This last one is very important to me and my accountant. The convenience of having my reports all put together for me at the end of the month for free was great. I feel SalesVu was a wise decision because of the time I have saved with it.”
Billie also told us that she has used SalesVu since the day she opened Funky Pearl Boutique on June 12th, 2013. She is definitely not thinking about trying another system because SalesVu has been what she needed so far. Also, she considers that the system could become even better and looks forward for more updates and additional options.
“My favorite things of SalesVu, well, I have a couple. The first thins is I like is the inventory descriptions and the second is the Sales Reports, as I mentioned before. The inventory descriptions are nice because you can detail your merchandise out to describe what was purchased on receipts so customers can see their purchases itemized. I also like the Sales Reports sincee you can see what you’ve sold between a certain time frame, detailed in before taxes, after taxes, with and without discounts, etc. This is significant to me in how much I’m doing in promotions and every month.”
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