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.”
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.