Get Q4 Ready.
The temperatures are still warm, but the fourth quarter is knocking on the door. Now is the time to get a solid plan in place so that you can accommodate the extra business and execute events and promotions successfully.
The City POS’ Q4 Steps for Success:
Clean out your office, files on your computer and clear up and close out any accounting concerns. Finally tackle any “to do”s that have been on your list for months. You will be happy you took care of these things now versus waiting until year end when you have so much else going on.
Review Credit Card Processing
Identify what your credit card processor’s fees are. A lot of hidden fees can add up and you don’t have time during the busy season to figure these out. Our rates allow you to reduce your fees and increase your profits. This is great for your business not only during Q4, but year-round.
Plan Out Promotions
If you want to try something new during Q4 then research trends and find out what is popular among your customers. Make sure you can source the ingredients and can train your staff on the new items or promotions on time.
Run reports on past Q4 sales and look to see what your top selling items were. Stock up on inventory for these items ahead of time to reduce last minute ordering.
If you are lacking the tools to identify these trends, all of our point of sale options provide advanced reporting capabilities so that you can recognize marketing opportunities.
Prepare for Outages
You never know when you might lose power which means access to the internet. Limit the amount of time you’ll need tech support by taking these preemptive measures:
Every week you should restart your Windows programs.
Unplug your routers once a month.
Back up your cellular devices.
To really reduce the outage interruptions, look into a POS system that can handle processing offline transactions even when the internet is down, like Focus.
Now is the time to really dig into all areas of your business. Before its too busy and before the end of the year and the new year reconciliation. By getting ahead of the curve, you can reduce your expenses and maximize your profitsJustin Richardson, President, The City POS
If you are interested in saving on your credit card processing or finding a robust Point of Sale system that is efficient and can help you grow your sales, contact the team at The City POS.
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