Country Porch Winery wishes they have known about SalesVu iPad POS System and Employee Schedulling years ago.

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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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Technology arrives at the Falcon Ridge Farm in the form SalesVu iPad POS

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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.”

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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 has a Cool experience with SalesVu Employee Scheduling

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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

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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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Cool, right? Get your delicious coffee fast and check Cool Beans Coffee website and add them to your social networks by clicking any of the icons below.

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Inventory Management at your fingertips, everywhere you go with SalesVu iPad POS System!

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Red Onion Spice & Tea Company are merchants of high quality spices, loose leaf tea and gourmet salts. Catering to the chef that lives within all of us, they specialize in offering custom spice blends. They offer original tea blends using only the best quality loose teas. Their products are primarily organic and maintain rigorous quality control to bring out the best flavors in all our dishes. Red Onion & Spice Tea Company have high  standards, reason why they have chosen to use SalesVu retail POS !

“Our business started online in 2010 with our first store opening in Juneau, Alaska in 2012, We’re a small business run by three staff and me, the business owner. We pack each internet order item fresh as it’s ordered, and in-store we offer both bulk and items that we pre-pack.  I can’t tell you how nice it is to have customers who walk into the store happy, and leave happy! Our town has a small selection of restaurants to choose from, so there are lots of experienced ‘closet chefs’ in town. We ship all across the country and Canada as well and are proud of our reputation that we have built.”

We asked Kathy Jones why they needed to obtain a mobile POS system and why from all the options, they decided for SalesVu retail POS. They told us that even being the business owner of a small retail shop, the challenges and problems they faced were very significant and large.

” I work another full time job and can’t be at the shop during the day. My other job also requires that I travel – and I take vacations away as well.  This means I need to be able to manage my business wherever I go, and at home in the evenings. Reason why I needed to be able to handle Red Onion & Spice & Tea Company affairs from everywhere I went. SalesVu retail POS did it all and charged a simple and reasonable rate for credit card transactions”

Kathy told us that businesses are very complex enough and that she really appreciates the ease of use of  SalesVu. She believes the inventory management feature and the invoice management one are extremely reliable and adequate for Red Onions Spice & Tea Company

“It tracks our employee’s hours, the POS has an easy interface to learn and use, and most important, it handles our inventory – which can be fairly complex. I can easily manage and balance deposits as I receive email reports when a shift closes out. I can add new products or make corrections from home and while I travel, and a simple refresh at the POS instantly shows the new information. Staff can view what is on order so they can communicate to our customers when an item is expected back in stock. The web interface is also easy to use. As businesses are complex enough, I appreciate the ease of use.”

Before SalesVu Kathy used paper and spreadsheet, not even a traditional POS that helped her keep track electronically of the purchases. What a change it has been for Kathy! An important upgrade to modern payments with SalesVu retail POS and inventory management tool. She told us that from all the POS options in the market, several other products required a major cash investment in software and online services that they just couldn’t afford.

“One of my favorite things about SalesVu is that it’s so intuitive to use. We have to train quite a few staff and not having to explain the POS system is a big help in getting new staff up and running in no time. Another favorite item is the inventory and flexible product listings. Most of our items in stock are kept in small quantities in order to maintain freshness, so having an accurate inventory at my fingertips wherever I go has been of major importance to us.”

If you think your culinary skills require a little spice-up touch or you really want to immerse in an aromatic journey with tea infusions, be sure to contact Red Onion Spice & Tea Company and visit their website and social media accounts.

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resquoo amends any tech issues while SalesVu iPad POS System overhauls their internal functionality.

 

 

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resquoo is a start-up company formed 14 months ago that offers data recovery; data transfer services, device tune-ups and virus removal services for broken computers, hard drives, storage media and mobile devices. They have conveniently placed drop-off / pick-up kiosks at shopping malls and recover information from all types of devices from their data recovery lab in Peabody, MA. There, the magic of retrieving all that “lost” stuff happens. With a very high success rate, resquoo charges affordable rates. resquoo is also a member of the Apple Consultants Network and employs Apple certified support professionals. Hands down, resquoo is the place to go for unexpected or accidental damage, data loss, and virus removal.

SalesVu POS solution has proven to be helpful and valuable for this recently formed company. We had the unique opportunity to talk to resquoo business owners about their experience with us:

 

“What we really like is SalesVu POS solution front-end, both in the app, and on the web. It is really comprehensive, and it is really great at categorizing retail goods. SalesVu is so intuitive we don’t have to train any of our employees in how to use it properly. Obviously, this is a tremendous time saver for us and it really put us forward in regards to our efficiency. We can add or modify the large number of services and products we offer from within SalesVu and that fits ideally to the characteristics of our business.”

 

SalesVu definitely has some good news for all the ones reading that are in desperate need for information recovery, data transfer, virus removals or tune-up’s: resquoo is planning to expand their services and even maybe franchise! resquoo operates with state-of-the-art and sophisticated technologies that guarantee an excellent result when you drop-off your devices at the conveniently located kiosks inside the malls.

 

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“Since our pick-up and drop off locations are kiosks in shopping malls some of our technicians are mobile and are required to perform on-site diagnostics and some services at customer locations. Therefore, an integrated, multi location enabled and mobile POS, like SalesVu POS, was required.”

 

From all the POS out there, why SalesVu? We asked resquoo business owners and they answered:

 

“SalesVu offered the best mobile and cloud solution, one that enabled us to combine charges for our unique customer services. As part of our services, we also sell replacement, larger capacity hard drives, and other storage media, (e.g. Backup solutions). Thus, inventory tracking, ordering, as well as staff management, and time tracking were important tools SalesVu POS was able to provide us”.

 

The first POS solution resquoo used was SalesVu and we have provided them a reliable tool to make easy transactions, quick deposits in banks, and very competitive credit card transaction rates.

“SalesVu’s team has proven to be extremely responsive with round-the-clock responses on the phone. I can say how supportive they have been with us because no matter how many times we need them, SalesVu always gets back to us right away.”

 

Accidentally clicking on the delete button happens and, for that, we have the capable minds of resquoo to help us with data retrieval as well as due to tech malfunctions, or simply data transfers because you’ve moved to a new device. They’ll put contacts, pictures and songs and all your important documents back where they should be! Because we are constantly handling electronics that may contain important parts of our lives, and because we definitely don’t want to lose that, be sure to visit their website and like them on Facebook.

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Acute Payrolls Have Never Been Easier with SalesVu Employee Scheduling

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Antonelli’s Cheese owner, John Antonelli  has been asked many times “Why a Cheese Shop?”, his response is simple and always the same: it comprises everything he loves. Traveling, spending time together with his partner, and eating great cheese. Antonelli placed himself in a very intense cheese bootcamp, attended to cheese conferences and found out the secrets for the production of an amazing product. He concentrates on sourcing the finest artisanal cheese and serve the growing demand of their customers with private events and cheese education sessions. SalesVu employee management system has been essential integrating their restaurant needs. 

“We have two reasons for needing SalesVu.  1) We were in need of a clock-in/clock-out employee time system that would integrate both sides of the street.  and 2) We operate events in our Cheese House on a regular basis and it requires a POS solution to allow us to check guests out after making purchases post event.”

Antonellis chose SalesVu to assist with their clock-in/clock-out management because the interface of SalesVu employee management  is holistic enough to control the payment of the team members and check their hours of work.

“Employee scheduling is the most helpful tool and it adapts to our necessities. Before using SalesVu for our clock management system, we were leveraging our Microsoft RMS software installed on a HP computer. It was not really convenient, SalesVu employee management became the ultimate solution to submit payments efficiently”

What they like the most is the easy-to-use functionality of the app. It suits Antonelli’s Cheese requirements and according to John:

” I am so happy that that we are able to sync both locations! Team members can flow between spaces without having to worry about clocking. Checking in and out at the correct location, has never been easier. We have now a more acute payroll for our team members and for our business.”

There is no such thing as having “too much” cheese, so be sure to visit Antonelli’s Cheese Shop website  and like them on Facebook and follow their Twitter account by clicking any of the icons below. 

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Persona Custom Clothing says SalesVu multi-location iPad POS System is an ideal fit for their business

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Founded 2012, personacustom.com is all about creating the best suit, one that adapts to your body and is fully customized to your needs. They create suits for males tailored to unique personalities and measures. Frankly, it doesn’t get better than that. Business owner Matt Webber uses the SalesVu multi-location POS system to get the most out of its business.

” We want people to live the tailoring experience. We work with styling consultants that go to where the customers are. Style consultants,virtually and in person, make up the entire design process. We take the measures of the customers, and then create the suits in a period of time that goes from 4 to 6 weeks.”

Personacustom.com does not have a physical store; therefore, there is no need to have a cash register, and SalesVu multi-location POS system for retail fits perfectly into their necessities.

“We need a system that adapts to where the styling consultants go. It is essential that we  know as owners about the reports and orders made. SalesVu multi-location POS system help us to track our consultants in a robust system, to record orders, and provides us with some insights about our customers. All bases are covered with SalesVu multi-location system”

According to Webber, SalesVu  was the least expensive multi-location POS system, and was also the most compelling tool for sales reports.

“Most of our consultants use their own devices to process payments.  They just use their phone to type down the credit card information. It is very convenient since they don’t really need the credit card reader. “

Matt confessed that he tried to switch to another brand, but that he quickly realized the perfect balance he found with SalesVu multi-location POS system. 

“If you are a business owner, you know that credit card rates are among the most important things. However, I understood that I needed SalesVu sales reports and rapidly began to appreciate the real value of the platform. The app in general is really easy to use, no training is needed. My employees can process transactions without any complications and honestly, all my consultants were able to figure it out SalesVu functions by themselves. They work on their own, so the fact that no additional training was needed for processing payments, was great!.”

If you want to enjoy one of the lost traditions in fashion, with a modern twist, be sure to contact the services of personacustom.com or like them on social media by clicking any of the icons below.  

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How to Increase Employee Satisfaction and Productivity with SalesVu Employee Scheduling

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A happy employee is a productive employee. When your staff is happy, they are able to better meet your business needs, provide customers with an exceptional experience, and are more willing to go the extra mile. This can improve both customer and employee retention and loyalty.

Train Them Well

Properly training employees is an important step in getting them more engaged and interested in what they’re doing. Your workforce should know how to explain every product in your inventory, so that they can successfully answer questions and upsell products to customers. When your employees know the products well, they can promptly inform customers of how different products can benefit their lives, which is the first step to making a compelling sales pitch.

Engage Your Workers

Get your workers engaged. Let them call some of the shots, encourage their suggestions, and find other ways to get them more interested in their work. Encourage them to interact with customers more. Not only does this help pass the workday more quickly, but it also helps foster a better relationship between the customer and your employee, leading to more customer and employee retention.

Ask for Feedback

If there is something bothering an employee, they aren’t as satisfied or productive. Keep an open line of communication with your workforce so that they feel comfortable addressing issues of concern or room for improvement. They may have unique suggestions to help your business, and will feel like they are being heard and understood.

Reward Employees for a Job Well Done

Have fun challenges and reward incentives for employees to look forward to. Rewarding employees doesn’t always have to cost money, but offering prizes offers added incentives for employees to sell more and increase their productivity. Even a word of encouragement can go a long way. Recognize their contributions, encourage their helpfulness, offer positive feedback and constructive criticism, and let them know that they are appreciated and are making a difference. They will be more inclined to work harder and take more pride in their work.

Mandatory Breaks

Taking a break during the workday is every employee’s right. But it’s more than just that. It’s their time to break away from the stress of work to clear their head, refocus their priorities, and return to the workday refreshed, ready to face the work ahead, and more productive.

Get a POS System

With a POS system, your employees can do things like answer questions, make upsell recommendations, and even ring up sales from anywhere around the store or restaurant. This intuitive software can allow you to take your business with you, so your workforce can access business operations and reporting all from their tablet or mobile phone.

You can also take advantage of employee scheduling and management software, which can help you quickly find discrepancies and trends among your workforce. To begin making better business decisions, increasing productivity, and simplifying your business operations, contact SalesVu about our all-in-one business management solution.

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Improve the Restaurant Experience and Engage with Your Customers with SalesVu Customer Relationship management

 

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Every customer interaction you have is another way of gaining their continued business and loyalty. Read our tips on how to improve each interaction so that your customers are more likely to return time and time again.

Improve the Service

Getting your employees involved can quickly transform your business and leave your employees feeling more upbeat, which can lead to better customer interactions and more employee and customer retention. Ask for their suggestions, offer employee promotions and contests, and make sure everyone knows the menu inside and out. Anonymous employee surveys can gauge their satisfaction, feedback, and insight into management and how the business is run.

Make sure your employees understand the importance of customer service. For starters, they should introduce themselves to each table, have a friendly demeanor, and be able to answer any questions about the menu and preparation. They should be alert, attentive, and quick to meet your customers’ needs so that patrons want to return for the ambience, food, service, and overall experience.

Get In Your Customers’ Shoes

In order to really make lasting changes, you need to know what is, and is not, working. The best way to do this is to see things from your customers’ perspective. Consider leaving suggestion cards that customers can fill out. Leave them in the bill and offer a discount or free meal if customers are willing to fill them out. Patrons love to feel like they are being heard and suggestion cards is one great way of accomplishing this.

Offer More Menu and Dining Options

Restaurant patrons love options. Consider offering take-out, delivery, and/or curbside to-go options so that your customers can get their favorite food faster. This can also reduce labor costs, free up tables, and increase profits quickly. Consider also adding new menu items featuring seasonal produce, local ingredients, and weekly specials so your patrons can always try something new and exciting. They will want to visit more often to see what new items the chef has prepared.

Consider updating your brand image, logo, e-commerce site, storefront, and awning. Make sure to also clearly display and promote your new menu options with colorful posters, menu boards, or through online campaigns.

Tech Updates

With POS solutions, servers are able to take orders at the table, send them where they need to go (such as directly to the bar or kitchen), open multiple tabs, split checks, and more from any terminal, which will make your servers’ lives easier. Most importantly, it helps ensure every order is right, that your inventory is updated, and can even help track customer purchase patterns. Once you know what your patrons’ love most, you can make better business decisions, shift pricing, and improve inventory management.

Contact  SalesVu to find out how our all-in-one restaurant POS solution can quickly produce a huge change for your business. Our system also offers table management, reservation management, credit card processing, marketing automation, and more to help you manage every aspect of your business – anytime, anywhere.

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How to Hire the Right Employees

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Whether you have just launched a new startup or are looking for new employees for your budding small business, it is crucial to hire the right people to ensure that they can help contribute to your business success. In order to accomplish this, consider the following factors when hiring potential candidates for employment.

Education and Work History

Making sure that candidates are qualified for the open position is the first part of the hiring process. This can be done by thoroughly checking their resume for their education, work history, and credentials. However, considering the candidate’s background is only half the battle when determining if they can handle any future tasks.

Quickly Adaptable

In today’s world of constantly changing technology, regulations, and software, you will need employees who can keep up with the changes and won’t require extensive training from the start. Hiring multi-talented people can also ensure that they are more likely to fit into management positions later and can easily adapt to changes within the workplace or industry.

One sign that you have a great learner on your hands is to see how the candidate handles the interview. If they continue to cut you off or get the glazed over look in their eyes when you are speaking, then they are most likely not a good listener – or learner.

Highly Productive and Enthusiastic

Did the candidate wear multiple hats at their last position? Can you envision them being enthusiastic about their job and adding to your productivity?

When hiring someone to the team, they should be enthusiastic about helping the business grow. Make sure that you have an enthusiastic candidate on your hands, preferably one who seems very interested in the position and has already spent time researching your company and gathering questions.

Corporate Culture

Do you run a professional office or do you offer a more laid-back workplace approach? You will want to find employee who fits your corporate culture, so they can more easily fit in with other staff members and can represent your business well.

Clearly Define the Position

Before you begin the hiring process, make sure you know exactly what you are looking for so that you can be transparent about the job. If your potential candidates don’t know what you want, they will never be able to live up to your expectations. The salary, benefits, and role responsibilities should be clearly defined and discussed during the interview.

Along with finding the right employee, keep in mind that they are also looking for the right employer. Make sure to highlight all of the benefits associated with working for your company, along with the salary.

Don’t Settle

Finding the right employee – who can succeed and enhance your work culture – will end up saving you time and money in the end and can help your business reach the next step. On the other hand, bad hires can be extremely costly, resulting in wasted funds, wasted training, and wasted time spent searching for employees. Take your time searching for the right employee and make sure they’re someone you can work with for the long-run.

 

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