Frutos Frescos is a business that started its journey because of the difficult times we are living in nowadays. Currently, everyone's focus is their health. As the saying goes "We are what we eat", we are paying extra attention to the foods that we consume. Frutos Frescos offers fresh fruits and vegetables, fruit juices, salads, vegan food, cereals, and more. One of the founders of Frutos Frescos, Liliana shares her story as a business owner and how she implemented Loyverse there.
When did you start your business?
We started the business 11 months ago. The reason why we chose this business is the pandemic. Before I worked in industrial and sales canteens, but it was closed because of the COVID. Fruit shop is a type of business that doesn’t close and is considered to be a first need type of business. My husband and I have been working in distribution all our life. We decided to approach the fruits and vegetable business and offer these products to communities where the demand is very high. We aim to offer the products at a lower price than the supermarkets and on the other hand, the products are fresh and natural, not refrigerated and of better quality.
How did you first learn about Loyverse?
We searched the web and noticed that on different websites Loyverse was a recommended point of sales system. We used Loyverse in our previous business as well. I tested other POS systems but decided to continue using Loyverse in my shop because I was already familiar with the way of managing the inventory, making sales, and so on.
What feature of Loyverse would you point out as most useful for your business?
Currently, I am using both Advanced Inventory and Employee Management. I like the inventory management features. In my opinion, it is really good. I used it in my previous business as well. I have added my employees and managed their access rights using the functionalities that Employee Management offers.
What would you like to see in Loyverse in the future?
I would like to have only one shift report at the end of the day. At the moment, every employee is using his/her own device and at the end of the day, there is a shift report for each device. I would like to have only one shift report from the main device at the end of the day with all the information synchronized so that I can see the summary of all sales, payment types reports and know exactly how much cash we should have in the cash drawer. But, I can work around this because I can check at any time the summary of all the sales in the Back Office statistics, which I found very, very useful.
Another point we would like to have is the possibility to install the Loyverse POS app on a PC. I have read that this is possible using an emulator, and I want to explore this option, but, as far as I have understood, this is an alternative way and not recommended by your team.
What is your business goal for the next 5 years?
I am planning to open more stores, maybe create a franchise. I want to start in Mexico first, but in the future, who knows, we might go internationally as well.
What is the value that you want to bring into the community via your business?
We are committed to good food. Our major priority is a combination of quality and price. This is not offered by other similar businesses here. They might offer quality products but at a very high price. We want to make it possible that everyone can afford healthy products. We offer not only fresh fruits but also fresh fruit juice, healthy salads, vegan food so that everyone can have the option to eat well and take care of their health. Also, we offer delivery services.
Thank you so much!