Let’s be honest. Running a business is expensive. It often feels like the to-do list keeps getting longer and there is always a bill due. As a business owner, it’s crucial that you understand where every dollar goes. Choosing the right point-of-sale system is vital to running a successful retail store, and The Uniform Solution is an investment in your business.
Like any purchase you make, when you use it the way it is intended, the item is valuable. For instance, if you are an avid biker and spend $900 on a mountain bike with all the bells and whistles, the price tag is well worth it. However, if you purchase that same bike and only ride it around the block once or twice a month, you’ll feel like it was a waste of money. The perceived value diminishes when the tool is not being used to its full potential.
The same goes for your point-of-sale system. If you are looking for a system that does simple math and opens and closes the cash drawer – The Uniform Solution is not for you.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a robust POS system that includes:
- advanced inventory tracking
- direct purchase order functionality
- an integrated WebStore that allows you to sell online
- internal mobile app
The Uniform Solution is priceless.
In this blog, we will examine what precisely The Uniform Solution has to offer you and why the value of running your business efficiently far out-weighs the subscription cost.
What Would it Cost to Piece Together Something Similar to The Uniform Solution?
The Uniform Solution is an all-inclusive program that was created to meet the needs of uniform retailers and dealers like you.
Before we jump into the valuable features that The Uniform Solution has to offer you, let’s first understand what it would cost to purchase some of our most popular features individually.
Using the chart above, you’ll see that the main features that are already included in The Uniform Solution would cost between $390-$640 per month and that’s with no Vendor Stock Reporting.
When you add all of the feature prices together, it can feel daunting, but it all comes down to value. If these features are essential to running your business every day and keep you profitable, then it’s worth it. The time-saving features below are invaluable.
- direct electronic ordering (EDI)
- advance shipment notices (ASN)
- integrated WebStore that ties in with the point-of-sale
The good news is you don’t have to piece together a comprehensive point-of-sale – it’s already available.
If you already have The Uniform Solution, then it’s time we help you understand the enormous power that you already have at your fingertips. Let’s take a look at the primary features in The Uniform Solution! Comprehending the value and ultimately utilizing the features is how your business will stay profitable and you will save time.
Vendor Catalog and Real-Time Vendor Stock Reporting
The Uniform Solution seamlessly connects your business to significant uniform vendors so that you can directly order from them and stay informed of all product offerings.
We have been working hard since 1996 to cultivate these partnerships so that you can easily preload product listings from uniform suppliers to make retailing effortless for you. Out-of-the-box, The Uniform Solution has over 250,000 inventory items from large uniform vendors which are updated continuously.
Less time ordering. More time selling. It’s a win-win.
If you carry a vendor that is not part of our Connected Vendors program, don’t worry. With our Multi-vendor import feature, you can import any vendor file in .csv (Excel) format. There is no need to spends days or weeks trying to re-create the items in your point-of-sale system because let’s face it – you’re too busy for that.
In addition to the vendor catalog, as part of the Connected Vendors program, we provide real-time vendor stock reporting. V-Stock (as it’s more commonly referred to) lets you see what your favorite vendors have in-stock before you place an order.
The vendor catalog and real-time vendor stock reporting features will keep your uniform retail store connected to your vendors at all times and make ordering a breeze.
Direct EDI and ASN
Direct Electronic Ordering (EDI), is the fastest and most efficient way to order inventory directly from a Connected Vendor. The Uniform Solution enables you to send purchase orders directly in the point-of-sale system with ease.
Placing orders through email or over the phone is time-consuming and can be riddled with errors. However, creating your order and sending it directly in the program ensures that is received quickly and is accurate.
After sending your order via EDI, you can track it by using the Advance Shipment Notice (ASN). An ASN is an electronic notice of pending deliveries. The notice contains information regarding the contents of individual shipments that are on their way from the vendor.
ASN’s are huge time savers when your package arrives because they allow you to receive the new merchandise by the box instead of one-by-one.
Direct EDI and ASN’s are tools that are included in The Uniform Solution and make restocking a painless process.
Having an online presence in today is a necessity, but not everyone has the skills, or the time, to build and maintain their online store. Building and managing your online store is also very costly. The table below depicts the average costs associated with establishing and maintaining an online store.
It’s vital that your retail store and online store reflect the same information. Once customers realize your website information is no longer accurate, they become distrustful of your
business, and will move on to another store that they know has what they need.
Using The Uniform Solution, you can design and begin online selling within a day. The Uniform Solution seamlessly integrates your retail store and online store, making it easy to manage it all directly from the point-of-sale. The Uniform Solution WebStore Wizard guides you through the process of setting your WebStore step-by-step – creating an online store couldn’t be easier. The Uniform Solution Team also provides you with a WebStore Specialist that will guide you through if you want a little more help. Get selling online and run a profitable, sustainable business
Extend your reach beyond the sales floor with The Uniform Solution mobile app for iOS and Android phone devices. Store owners and managers have access to a simple, easy to read Dashboard that provides a snapshot of critical sales data. Check your daily sales or current inventory levels wherever you are.
Store employees will have access to the mobile app as well. Employees will be able to quickly lookup inventory and view vendor stock levels while on the sales floor. Just take a picture of the item’s barcode and view the details.
What Do I Do If I Need Help?
Whether you’re opening a new store or switching to The Uniform Solution from another point-of-sale, there might come a time when you need help. Don’t worry. We are here to help you.
Every month you get 2-hours of technical support time included in your subscription.
We also have Implementation Specialists to help get your point-of-sale setup and WebStore Specialists to get your WebStore up and running as well.
Maybe you’re the type that likes to work on your own or doesn’t have time to talk on the phone. We provide numerous resources online like our:
All of these resources are available to you, so you get the answers you need them when you need them.
Let’s Get Started!
If you already have The Uniform Solution, the time is now. It’s time for you to enhance your understanding. Whether it be finally getting your WebStore up or learning how to use the mobile app, it’s time that you take control of your business and all of the features that are at your disposal.
The Uniform Solution provides extraordinary value to those uniform retailers and dealers that use the system to its’ full advantage. It’s time for you to get that bang for your buck.
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