Big Steve's ABC Liquor Store
Inman, South Carolina
Big Steve's ABC is a liquor store in Inman, SC (pop: 1885). Jeff Wilson, like most business owners was looking for a system that was easy to use and kept within his budget. He found his answer in a Cash Register Express (CRE) anchored POS system from International Point of Sale. There are many industry specific programs out there which cost 3-5 times CRE, but Jeff found all he needed in CRE and then some.
CRE helps Jeff out in a myriad of ways. He "needed to track inventory, because bottles of liquor are too expensive to have them go missing" It's detailed inventory control keeps track of whats coming in and what's going out while making informed buying decisions with daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly reports.
CRE helps Jeff out in a myriad of ways. He "needed to track inventory, because bottles of liquor are too expensive to have them go missing" It's detailed inventory control keeps track of whats coming in and what's going out while making informed buying decisions with daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly reports. If he's gearing up for a big July 4 weekend, the yearly comparison report can tell him how much to put on the purchase orders this year. And he's never out of stock of a big selling item because the reorder reports won't let that happen.
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With automated special pricing, Big Steve's can put specific items or a whole department on sale at the same time. Bulk pricing, time based pricing, and mix n' match are all features that can be set ahead of time leaving your cashiers doing their job like normal. Like Jeff says, CRE was a "Very easy learning curve for my employees, even though they were computer-illiterate, they were using it and comfortable within an hour of starting" In addition to beer, Big Steve's sells an array of Vodkas, Tequilas, Canadian Blends, Bourbons, Rums, Gins, and Brandys.
One of the biggest time savers for Big Steve's ABC is the credit card processing. Instead of a bulky terminal from the bank, Jeff is using PC Charge Payment Server with online processing. Together with CRE, this provides for the fastest credit card transaction in the industry. His employees literally scan, scan, swipe, DONE! When the cashier is finished ringing up items, and the customer presents the credit card, he/she just has to swipe the card. That's it! No need to press a "credit card" button. Just a swipe of the card and the transaction is processed and sale is over.
The main reason Big Steve's ABC went with IntlPOS and CRE was good old fashioned customer service: "When I was searching for a POS for my new store, I looked everywhere... on the net, at the local office depot, etc. Only one thing made me decide to buy from International POS everytime I called them I got a real person on the phone and they were knowledgeable and helpful.
Of course I had a budget that I had to stay within, but basically everyone's price was about the same and even if International POS's price had been higher I still would have bought their product because of the peace of mind I had when I called them and received a friendly voice on line. I challenge anyone shopping for a POS to find any company that doesn't make you choose a number to be routed somewhere when you need help, but simply picks up the phone and helps. You won't be disappointed if you buy from International POS. And you can call me and I'll tell you the same thing in person!"
If you are interested in a POS system like the one at Big Steves or if you'd like a system custom tailored to your needs call (866) 468-5767 for a price quote.
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