It’s that “weird week” where you are so excited to be back on a regular schedule but the odd work week, too much holiday, etc. has some out there walking around in a bit of a haze. Have no fear though, our staff is there for you and eager to help knock off the holiday cobwebs!
If you are in the market for the best Liquor POS System out there, give us a call. We have worked for 30 years to make this product robust and extremely powerful. Why use the ideas of one guy when you can have input from hundreds of customers across the US and Canada? Give us a call today for helpful information on how we can help you to do better.
Thank you for your service to this country. It’s difficult to find proper words to express our gratitude. Veteran’s Day is set aside as a day of recognition but the gratitude is felt daily. The bravery,sacrifice, and strength do not go unnoticed, and we will always be indebted to you and your family for all that you have given to our amazing country.
We would like to thank you very much for your service!
Thank you for your time, bravery, and sacrifice for this country.
In March, 2022 Insight Retail Software announced that we had chosen Skupos Inc. as the scan data provider for InsightRS in the C-Store / Petroleum market! In the past 5 months we have successfully converted hundreds of c-store customers and we are now winding down our efforts to convert the last few Petro-Retailer Scan Data customers. If you are a current InsightRS C-Store scan data customer that has not converted to Skupos = the clock is ticking = Take action now to avoid any interruption in service!
Call Skupos now to make sure you can immediately take advantage of the upcoming changes to Altria’s scan data and loyalty programs – at no additional cost.
InsightRS will cease our scan data submission for Petroleum customers on 9/15/2022.
Note: We will continue to submit scan data for our Retail Point-of-sale customers.
InsightRS will now focus on our V4 rPosIOSuite of Cloud products. Our V4 rPOSio launch coming soon!
Call us today for your Retail Point-of- Sale and backoffice Cloud Product for your C-Store needs. 518.633.4111 Option 1, or drop us an email: sales@insightRS.com
Don’t fall for “we’ll do your scan data service for free“! Here’s a question, do you open the doors to your store and welcome in your customers by saying “everything is free“? I doubt it. If you do, there are two scenarios where this business model works.
You want to fail – and know you will, quickly.
You are making lots of money in a different way. (keep this one close, we’ll be coming back here for review)
If a company is offering to do your scan data and loyalty for free, then please see 2. above. In today’s market DATA IS KING. Large companies are desperate to purchase data and are willing to pay big dollars for this information. (again, see 2. above)
So you are thinking “How could this possibly affect me… I need to save $25/month!?” Well, would you let a stranger, a potential competitor, walk in and look at your checkbook and accounting records? Probably not. If your data is being sold, a stranger is [technically] looking through your private records so they can determine if there is enough business to move in and be successful.
Think of it this way:
You are participating in a scan data program
You have no idea your sales data is being sold
That tiny rundown store across the street – [you know the one, everyone hates it because they don’t sell food, there’s no easy access from the street and parking is not great–THAT ONE]
That shack of a store was just purchased and torn down! Wait, What?!
OH NO A new huge branded store is built and they have a turning lane with tons of parking. Look at the new signage and the neon lights!
Now imagine standing at your empty counter and watching the faces of your long time customers pulling the handle of those shiny new doors across the street. You see your old customers walking to and from their SUV filled with fuel carrying enough fried chicken and sodas to feed the entire neighborhood.
Your inside sales drop
Your fuel sales drop
Nobody wants your food
You Are In Trouble….. but the good news is —— YOU GOT A SERVICE FOR FREE!!!!!! woo hoo.
Key thought to remember here is YOUR sales data belongs to YOU and needs to be handled with care and confidentiality, with partners YOU can trust. Yes, data IS king, but it’s YOURS.
Insight Retail Software IS your trusted partner. We have SO MANY new and exciting products and services that are to be released to the public in the next couple of months. We have always aligned ourselves with other companies that share the same professional values that we do. Let’s make 2021 the best year ever!
Can you Do Better with Insight Retail Software? Absolutely! At InsightRS the Customer is KING!
The team at InsightRS would like to send our thoughts and prayers to our Customers, Friends and Vendors that are in the process of cleaning up after Hurricane Sally.
Today we send our best wishes to our long time customer, Joe Patti’s Seafood in Pensacola, FL. Joe Patti’s has become a Pensacola destination for those who seek quality seafood and friendly service. People visit from all around the country because they know that at Joe Patti’s Seafood they will find the best. Joe Patti’s has served the public with wholesale pricing since 1931.
In the early 1930s Anna & Joe Patti started selling fish from their front porch on Devillier’s Street in Pensacola. Captain Joe had a philosophy. He would sell only the highest quality fish at a fair price. He wanted his customers to trust him and he wanted them to become “happy regulars”.
Captain Joe developed a reputation of being hard to please. He refused much more that he accepted. Over the years he instilled this same philosophy in all six of his and Anna’s children. Each of the sons were captains of their own shrimp vessel. At the market they shaved ice, cleaned fish, graded shrimp and fish, and served customers among many other day long chores. The daughters dedicated their time to the family business by working alongside their brothers for many years.
Joe Patti’s is in the process of cleanup but should be opening soon. If you are ever in their area or want the best quality seafood shipped to you, check them out.
A business survives for 89 years because they are excellent! See you soon Joe Patti’s!
Retailers Create NEW Shopping Holiday Called 10.10
Based on the popular China’s Singles’ Day, more than 24 retailers have signed on for the event.
I say WHY NOT! Let’s have an early shopping date to kick off our economy.
InsightRS backOffice SoftwareTM is perfect for your Special Promotions, Mix & Match or BOGO’s. Let’s hear it for
September 16, 2020
NEW YORK—Nov. 11—Veteran’s Day in the United States—is the world’s biggest shopping event, but not for reasons Americans would expect. China’s Singles’ Day, also held on 11/11, has become a sales juggernaut, and now U.S. retailers are hoping to create a similar shopping event in the United States, Bloomberg News reports.
This year, more than two dozen retailers, along with the Shopkick reward app, have agreed to promote deals on 10.10 (October 10), according to event mastermind Deborah Weinswig, a retail consultant.
The event aims to generateholidayshoppinginOctober to help retailers manage shipping capacity, available merchandise and crowd control.
“If we don’t pull it forward, then it won’t happen,” said Weinswig. Retailers are already scrambling to purchase merchandise from stores going out of business because of light inventory stockpiles. “There’s just literally so little in the pipeline,” she said.
While the majority of holiday shopping happens in the weeks closest to Christmas, Weinswig hopes 10.10 will help shoppers realize they can’t cut it close when it comes to buying gifts this year. For example, shipping times in December will likely be longer than normal. “There is no capacity,” she said. “We’re seeing people who have never shopped online shop online.”
Already, retailers are looking to shift holiday spending over more weeks. For example, Home Depot has announced it will start Black Friday deals in early November, while American Eagle Outfitters is also trying to entice holiday shopping sooner. Amazon’s Prime Day will likely also be held in October, rather than its usual July date.
The first half of 2020 has really gotten our attention. Lots going on in the world and many changes to our idea of “normal”. However, the United States of America was founded on ideals of freedom, justice, and liberty, and each 4th of July the nation takes a moment to reflect on those ideals and celebrate the country’s independence. This year it will be different but we will still celebrate.
This post was inspired by our team member Melanie Lauramore from Trophy Club, TX where she is the neighborhood captain of their “Trophy Club Stars and Stripes” 4th of July Flag project. Trophy Club Stars and Stripes was introduced to the town in 2011 and has become an annual tradition of residents working together to line the streets of Trophy Club with American flags. Beginning July 2nd, residents and visitors again have the opportunity to experience a display of 35,000-40,000 flags waving throughout the town as they drive, bike, walk, and jog through the streets of Trophy Club. The highly Patriotic sight makes one proud and thankful for sacrifices made by men and women around the world who protect America’s freedoms. This is truly the season “to unite the Town of Trophy Club in the spirit of American Patriotism”. Thanks Melanie for your passion and your part in teaching these important values to your children.
Our InsightRS Team, that is located across the United States, sends our best wishes for a safe and healthy holiday. We want to say thanks to each and every customer, vendor and friend that we work with. We appreciate you all.
Here’s a photo greeting from our team members in Trophy Club, TX – Roanoke, TX – Minden, LA, – Tampa, FL – Augusta, GA – Trenton, SC – Town of Day, NY – Blacklick, OH & London, KY
Today we spoke to a valued backOffice™ Software and InsightRS Scan Data customer, One Stop Liquor in Bellevue, Kentucky. They reported that business has been good during this pandemic but the latest struggle has been getting change for their registers. They typically purchase change each week but now this is not an option due to allocation of coin inventories at the banks.
So what do you do?
You depend on your awesome customers! They simply put a sign at the registers saying “We need change” and their customers responded quickly. In one short week they were able to purchase two full weeks worth of change. People working together is so valuable right now.
Temporary coin order allocation in all Reserve Bank offices and Federal Reserve coin distribution locations effective June 15, 2020
The COVID‐19 pandemic has significantly disrupted the supply chain and normal circulation patterns for U.S. coin. In the past few months, coin deposits from depository institutions to the Federal Reserve have declined significantly and the U.S. Mint’s production of coin also decreased due to measures put in place to protect its employees. Federal Reserve coin orders from depository institutions have begun to increase as regions reopen, resulting in the Federal Reserve’s coin inventory being reduced to below normal levels. While the U.S. Mint is the issuing authority for coin, the Federal Reserve manages coin inventory and its distribution to depository institutions (including commercial banks, community banks, credit unions and thrifts) through Reserve Bank cash operations and offsite locations across the country operated by Federal Reserve vendors.
The Federal Reserve is working on several fronts to mitigate the effects of low coin inventories. This includes managing the allocation of existing Fed inventories, working with the Mint, as issuing authority, to minimize coin supply constraints and maximize coin production capacity, and encouraging depository institutions to order only the coin they need to meet near‐term customer demand. Depository institutions also can help replenish inventories by removing barriers to consumer deposits of loose and rolled coins. Although the Federal Reserve is confident that the coin inventory issues will resolve once the economy opens more broadly and the coin supply chain returns to normal circulation patterns, we recognize that these measures alone will not be enough to resolve near‐term issues.
Consequently, effective Monday, June 15, Reserve Banks and Federal Reserve coin distribution locations began allocating coin inventories. To ensure a fair and equitable distribution of existing coin inventory to all depository institutions, effective June 15, the Federal Reserve Banks and their coin distribution locations began to allocate available supplies of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to depository institutions as a temporary measure. The temporary coin allocation methodology is based on historical order volume by coin denomination and depository institution endpoint, and current U.S. Mint production levels. Order limits are unique by coin denomination and are the same across all Federal Reserve coin distribution locations. Limits will be reviewed and potentially revised based on national receipt levels, inventories, and Mint production.