3 Reasons Window Fashion Dealers Need a Cloud Based Point of Sale System
The window treatment world is in a class of their own. With hundreds of design and hardware options from fabricators across the country, making decisions on what works best for clients can be daunting. Not only are hard and soft window treatment choices limitless, dealers also have to constantly stay behind price changes and discontinued fabrics and products. So what is the solution?
A modernized, up-to-date Point of Sale system designed to overcome these hurdles to better support the needs of window fashion dealers from small one person businesses to large franchises!
What is a Cloud Based Point of Sale System You Ask?
A POS system is a software program designed to help dealers quote, sell, and submit electronic orders seamlessly. The cloud based feature allows dealers and retailers to access software solutions on any device with an internet connection. Within the system, dealers can quote hundreds of products with the touch of a button eliminating errors and expediting the sales process. As well as impressing your clients with a state-of-the-art approach to measuring, quoting and ordering a variety of shutters, shades, drapes and more!
So How Does this Type of System Help Window Fashion Dealers?
With so many window treatment selections to choose from, having a “secret weapon” at your disposal can make the difference between an okay year and a phenomenal year. Take a look at the top 3 reasons our valued clients trust and depend on a cloud based system to catapult profits and have a competitive edge over other dealers.
Always Be in the Know of Available Window Treatment Products!
The ability to access hundreds of products from leading window treatment vendors such as Graber and Norman is pivotal to the success of dealers. Since this market is constantly changing and evolving, dealers need a “support system” to help them stay on track and in-the-know of current products as well as discontinued ones. A well designed and maintained POS system will do just that!
Tip: One thing you must ask when shopping around for the right Point of Sale system to support your window treatment operations is the company’s ability to support and update products from vendors you use. Some software or app companies may say their solutions store updated products but always make sure to ask how often they update their product database and who exactly are they partnered with on a operational level.
Take Less Steps Quoting and Closing and More Steps Doing What You Love!
Building rapport and solid relationships is key in this competitive market. It’s also important in maintaining and growing your customer base over the years to continue to grow revenue. Why spend so much time writing down measurements while trying to engage with a customer? Or why spend time thumbing through oversized binders and sample books when you could be showing your customer multiple options within seconds? An effective window treatment cloud based Point of Sale system is specifically designed to eliminate multiple steps throughout the sales and ordering process so dealers can focus on what’s important – their customers! This is done through the dealers having ease of access to hundreds of products, having the ability to email their customers’ quotes on the spot, as well as sending orders to their vendors electronically within seconds. Window fashion retailers are saving hours a week and making more money with this one “tool.” Why aren’t you?
Tip: Not only cloud based POS system are created equal. Make sure to ask if the software company you’re chatting with has contractual partnerships with their vendors such as Comfortex and Horizons. This is essential to know because a well-designed system needs to have the support of window treatment fabricators to work effectively and seamlessly when submitting orders.
Eliminate the Number of Errors Your Sales Team Makes!
How many business owners or window treatment fabricators have sales teams who are constantly out in the field misquoting shutter sizes or miscalculating window sizes then placing orders only to find the measurements are wrong and the product they measured can’t be made? You are not alone and the solution is quite simple: a cloud based POS system designed exclusively for the window treatment world! But how can this help take back your lost profits and remake costs? With the proper Point of Sale system, your team can utilize what is called a product configurator. In simple terms, the product configurator takes all of the design elements needed to make shutters, drapes, and shades into account. These products are uploaded into the software based off the vendors you work with so dealers and sales representatives have access to ALL of the products needed to quote, sell and submit orders for their customers. While being on site with internet connection, sales teams can enter in their measurements and choose their window treatment of choice. By clicking the submit button, they are instantly alerted to whether or not that specific product can be manufactured with those specific measurements eliminating the possibility of errors.
Tip: Don’t believe everything you hear about product configurators when looking for the best cloud based system to support your operations. The single most important question you should ask is whether or not the software provider has contractual vendor agreements to support their products? Since all app and cloud based Point of Sale providers don’t have these partnerships, they can’t make needed updates to products and ensure dealers and sales teams are quoting accurate products while on-site.
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Ready to learn more about the cloud based Point of Sale system designed and proven to increase profits and streamline your operations for window treatment dealers across the country? Then let’s connect and show you why Solatech is trusted by hundreds of dealers and fabricators across the globe to quote, sell, and submit accurate orders from start to finish!