In this weekly roundup there is everything from yard sale regulation to customers buying directly through advertisements. Grab a cup of coffee and find out what new regulations the CPSIA has put in place, how to bring your product directly to the consumer and some great tidbits on point of sale.
1. Analysis of the New Retailer’s Guide for the CPSIA – Informative article that outlines the good and the bad of the new Consumer Product Safety Commission Retailer’s Guide. Ian, the author, places a direct link in the beginning of the article to directly download the guide.
Some of the good news is there are tables and illustrations to help understand what the law is. That way you know what can and can’t be sold, avoiding jail time or a hefty fine!
The bad news sounds much worse for the average mom and pop shop or an everyday American trying to make a buck. You see even the common yard sale falls under these “new” guidelines! Yep, your garage sale now is regulated by the government. You have to read this to believe it.
2. Wireless Point Of Sale And Mobile Marketing Increases Business Profits – This article contains some great facts about how using a wireless POS can increase your profits. The cost of implementing pays for itself quickly and you will never turn back from this mainstream technology.
The example for the hospitality industry sells the concept of wireless point of sale immediately. Staff can take orders at the table eliminating the line at the stationary POS as well as relieving the kitchen of getting multiple orders all at once. This drastically improves wait times and customer service.
Imagine the possibility of a wireless mobile POS at stadiums, trade shows, race tracks, casinos and more!
3. Take the Webstore to the Customer – This is a short article featuring a different approach to traditional e-commerce. I included it because it’s such a remarkable idea everyone should be using it! A company named Avenda has enabled customers to purchase items from the Avenda webstore directly in the advertisement without leaving the current website. What a way to boost sales!
4. Internet ticketing firm TicketLeap now at the box office, too – TicketLeap Anywhere is a web based box-office ticketing program just released by TicketLeap. They provide internet ticketing services for small to midsize events.
TicketLeap Anywhere is different from other web based ticketing programs. This product allows any person to use their computer to sell tickets to their event or any event. TicketLeap came up with this product in response to customer requests and it is catching on quickly.
5. XP Mode in Windows 7 is no cop out – This is a practical, real experience of one user trying to decide if he should upgrade the point of sale software client to Windows 7. He describes the process he went through using XP Mode to enable the POS software to run correctly. This may be a very informative article if you are considering running Windows 7 with your current point of sale software.
6. BONUS – Kudos to MerchantOS for being featured on InYourShirt.tv! Click here to view the video!