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How to optimize the work of retail store in time of crisis

No one knows how long the economic crisis will last and how deep it will be. The marginality of stores is falling because people buy only the necessities, the level of service of suppliers is falling, non-food retail sales are falling, and some stores are closing due to quarantine. Grocery stores, on the contrary, experience a more significant influx of buyers. What to do in this situation? Just waiting out bad times will not work. Experts recommend retail to go online through exposing thei

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How to attract customers into a grocery store?

Have you opened up a grocery store, but ended up not making enough profit to cover for rent and staff costs? If the problem is relevant to you, it's time to start promoting. Let's see how you can attract customers to the grocery store. Small grocery stores are finding it harder to survive among giant rivals, such as supermarket chains. But it is possible to compete with them with simple solutions. How to solve the most crucial mistakes in running a grocery store Let's start with mistak

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Aldert

How to expand your business from one coffee shop to a chain store?

When we think of coffee, we think of it as a product that people consume either in their own homes, in the office, or at a coffee shop. Most of the time, however, coffee served in a coffee shop has a socialization component allowing people to receive more than a portion of caffeine. So let us discuss how we can develop a coffee shop business that can provide people with a thriving and joyful environment and eventually grow into a coffee-chain.  What are people expecting from a coffee shop?

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Ashly

Support of Built-in LED Customer Screen on Sunmi Devices

In the Loyverse POS app version 2.16 for Android, we have added support for built-in LED customer display for Sunmi models T1 MINI and T2 MINI.  During the sale, the system displays information about each item (with variant) that is added to the ticket.  When selecting the payment type, the “Amount Due” is displayed so that the buyer can see how much they need to pay.  The customer’s display also displays the total paid amount and the amount of change so that the buyer can see

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How cafés and restaurants can survive and develop in the time of quarantine

Quarantine is now happening in many countries around the globe, and that is the reality now. There are different restrictions applied to the running of cafés and restaurants in the time of quarantine in different countries. Some countries have put restrictions by applying new rules to cafés and restaurants, such as limiting the number of people entering the premises or controlling the distance when people are within the premises. Whereas, some countries even forbid cafés and restaurants from ope

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Ashly

How to Expand your Retail Business: 7 Retail Expansion Strategies to try Today

Did you know that 45% of new businesses fail during the first five years? Growing a retail business is both a challenging and exciting process. After going through all the challenges and successfully coming out with a profitable business, it is only normal to seek ways to expand your business. In reality, many retail business owners today find themselves in this kind of situation. There is no “one absolute way” to expand a small business. There are so many ways retail expansion can be done,

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What Makes a Coffee-shop Successful?

The motivation of any business is to bring joy to its customers. Therefore, when we talk about the purpose of a coffee-shop, we should consider the expectations of the consumers. Coffee is the second most popular drink to be consumed after water in the world and is preferred by millions of people due to its unique taste and its energizing effects. However, when it comes to choosing between one coffee shop or another, many factors make the difference. The idea behind a cafe Even though

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Now is the time, when is important to experiment with formats and embrace the shoppers

It is the time for the shop owners, when it is necessary to breakthrough by focusing both on customers (shoppers) who are existing customers, and on a new customers as well. It is a good to experiment with a combinations - creating a hybrid of different formats: like combining a coffee shop, with delivery options and offering there as well necessary products for the nearby living people.  For the small outlets it is the time, of the unifying  hybrid formats of shops-cafes. Combining offline

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Elias

Working from a cafe

Many people do their jobs from a cafe. Cafe as a working place is popular among freelancers as well as for office workers.  Freelancers often find it difficult to work at home and lose concentration Working at home, we often get distracted and lose motivation. Often we associate home as a place to relax. If you have to do your tasks at home, such as reading articles and researching materials for future work, we need to spend much more time than the job itself requires. Sometimes we can

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Why are some coffee shops growing into successful chains, and some are hardly getting cash positive as single outlets?

One of my friends started a coffee shop as an individual business three years ago. Despite all his efforts, now this cafe is closed because it was cash negative and drove him a minus. Recently, I read about Romanian guys, who started their coffee shop business three years ago as well, with 10K euros and 12 sq.meters, and now they have over 150 coffee shops, have sold 35% of their company to venture investor, and have opened their franchise.  Quite impressive growth over the same three

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Masks 2.0. Example of business that is growing despite the coronavirus crisis

Despite, that analytics says that there is a start of the global economic crisis, there is a business that is on the rise: Manufacturing of Masks. For example URBAN AIR MASK 2.0 https://www.airinum.com/products/urban-air-mask-2-0-classic?variant=13654585606249 This manufacturer is out of stock. His fancy designed mask cost 69 USD. It is reusable, with filters. The original cost of such a mask, I believe small. Margin-profit should be very big. Looks good for business i

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How to Choose POS Printer

The ability to print is an essential function that each POS system should have. Usually, retail businesses need to print receipts for customers; restaurants and cafes need to print bills, receipts, and kitchen orders. The ever-growing modern trends try to find alternatives for such printed documents to nonpaper variants, such as e-receipts or messages on the kitchen screens. However, despite that, many customers still prefer the paper version or receipts. What kind of printer will work best

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Andy

Loyverse POS was Awarded as one of the Top20 Point of Sale Solutions in 2020 by Crozdesk

Loyverse POS gets a high score of users satisfaction 88%, 57 scores of market presence, 4.4 / 5 of user ratings and other parameters. This Point of Sale (POS) Software awards list was published by the software comparison portal Crozdesk.com. It features the best 20 products in 2020 as determined by the unbiased, category-specific Crozscore ranking methodology. This takes into account a product's relevance to the Point of Sale (POS) category and can differ from the product's universal Crozsc

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How to manage a restaurant?

A restaurant owner has two choices in the management of the restaurant.  1) Manage by him/herself. When the founder of the restaurant starts the business from scratch and takes full responsibility for the running of the business. This is the case often seen in small businesses.  2) The owner may hire a manager. Someone who takes the role of managing the restaurant on behalf of the owner. Either way, for a successful operation of the restaurant it is important for the managers to know wh

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Canceling Receipts

Sometimes Loyverse users face a situation where a receipt is made by mistake. For instance, the receipt has the wrong payment type. Until now, the only way to fix the mistake was to make a refund of the receipt and then make a new receipt with the correct data. In this case, the sale data from the wrong receipt was still taken into account for some report parameters, which caused inconvenience. With the cancellation of the receipts feature, you can avoid this situation. The canceled receipt

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Live chat support will be included only with add-ons

Dear Loyverse users, We wanted to let you know that from February 15th, 2020 live chat support will be included only with add-ons such as Employee Management and Advanced Inventory.  If you do not use any of the add-ons, you will still be able to find answers to your questions in the Help Center or in the Loyverse Community. To get fast assistance via live chat 24/7, please subscribe to either of the add-ons starting at $5 USD/month. If you have any questions, please write here in

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Setting Taxes in the POS (for iOS)

Starting with version 2.26 Loyverse POS for iOS, you can create and change taxes at the POS.  In the ‘Taxes’ section of the ‘Settings’ menu, you can add new taxes and change existing ones.  For more details about adding taxes in POS, see help article: How to Set Up Taxes in the POS  

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Essential Features of Point of Sale System for Retail

Modern POS systems have a lot of functionality for different ones. However, there are several essential features that you need to use in a retail business. Ability to sale different product The POS system should allow selling your types of products. For example, if you sell cloth, you should be able to process the same item with different sizes. The POS should give you the ability of sale through scanning barcodes, to make the process of selling quick and straightforward. For grocery stor

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Andy

CDS on Android Smartphones

Starting with version 1.0.4, Loyverse СDS also works on Android Smartphones. Before, it was working only on tablets, but Loyverse users wanted to run CDS on smartphones to have a portable display for customers’ convenience. Loyverse Customer Display System (CDS) is an interactive customer-facing screen that displays the details of the customer’s order and allows them to enter the email address for digital receipts.   For details of CDS works, please check here:  How L

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CDS on iPhones

Starting with version 1.08 Loyverse СDS also works on iPhones. Loyverse CDS (Customer Display System) is an interactive customer-facing screen that displays the details of customer’s order and allows to enter the email address for digital receipts. For details of CDS works, please check here: How Loyverse CDS Customer Display Works Customer Display System Configuration Guide

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Dark Theme for KDS on iOS

Starting with version 1.09 Loyverse KDS for iOS has a dark theme. You can switch on the “Use dark theme” option in the Settings of the KDS app. This feature is currently available for iOS users and will be available for Android users later.

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View of Receipts and Shift Reports for Germany

Loyverse starts customization for users from Germany. From now on (starting from Loyverse POS app for Android version 2.14 and for iOS version 2.24), the Loyverse accounts with the country of registration Germany have slightly different views of receipts and shift reports. This is made in an attempt to correspond to GoBD regulation, which requires a special presentation of taxes in the receipts and shift reports. However, this functionality works in testing mode, and may not correspond to the

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Home Screen Item Layout for Android Smartphones

The new feature has been released on Loyverse POS app for Android in version 2.14. Android smartphone users now have the option to choose the layout of the home sales screen; either grid or list. This feature allows you to find a desired product or discount with more ease to add to the receipt. To set your smartphone in list layout, go to “General” under the application settings and tap ‘Home screen item layout’. The list layout is set by default for smartphones but if you prefer

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