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.
“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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