The Features Every Retailer Needs
Cash Register Express offers a variety of features. Scroll through the list to see why over 70,000 merchants trust CRE to be their POS software.
Forget about long lines forming at your business with CRE’s fast checkout. CRE is developed to keep transaction times down to a minimum. Whether you are scanning a barcode or using the touchscreen, transactions can be completed in a flash. Accept cash, check, integrated credit cards, gift cards, and more.
No matter how large your inventory, CRE makes it very easy to keep it organized. From the main POS screen or within the inventory maintenance, items can be searched by Category, Department, or Vendor. With CRE, you will always be able to find any item within your inventory in a matter of seconds.
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Receive and return inventory by creating Purchase Orders within CRE. Ordering the correct amount of inventory can be a full time job on its own. Take the guesswork out of ordering inventory by using the Reorder Low Stock Item feature. Minimum and maximum order levels can be set and will automatically create a purchase order so you know exactly how many of each item needs to be ordered. Once you are ready, you will be able to email your created Purchase Order directly to the assigned vendor.
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Fast and easy payment can be taken multiple ways with Cash Register Express. Choose from Cash, Credit Card, Check, Debit, Account, among others. Also, with POS Nation’s integrated payments, credit cards can easily be taken by swiping the card on the card reader that is attached to the all in one computer.
There is no need to worry if a customer forgot their money in the car. CRE’s ability to suspend sales will place orders on hold that can easily be retrieved. Take it a step further by having customers drop off items for repairs or other services and then print off a ticket for the customer. When they return, just scan their ticket or find them in the system and their order will be brought back up as if they were in your store the entire time.
Don’t have items that are barcoded? No need to worry. Cash Register Express makes it incredibly easy to keep all of your items that you have at your business organized. Use customized departments to make finding a specific item simple. Large and colorful buttons are used to make each item jump off the screen.
Cash Register Express has the ability to create on account payments for you customers. When a customer comes into your business, a customer account can be created. From there, items can then be charged to that customers account. At any time, you will be able to have a complete listing of any open and paid invoices from that customer.
When viewing the customers balance, the retail POS system will have the ability to accept payment by single or multiple invoices. Customers will have the ability to apply credits to their account as well. To keep customer accounts even more organized, you will be able to view all payments that have been applied to each customer’s account. Keeping track of customer accounts has never been so easy.
CRE and RPE give you the ability to enter your customers’ information into the system using your touchscreen monitor, or a standard keyboard. Retrieving this information to complete a new sale is easy and fast. You can search by last name, phone number, customer number, business name, or swipe a loyalty card. Once you begin your search, the system auto-searches after each letter to narrow the results as efficiently as possible.
If you are a clothing boutique, tobacco and vape shop, or grocery store, you know how important the barcode scanner is to quickly make a sale. Cash Register Express will allow you to create sticky labels, jewelry tags, shelf tags, clothing tags, cigar labels, and more with the click of a button. Using the built in label processing tool, Barcode Express, decide how many labels you want to print, choose the label size, and then start printing. CRE also automatically adds your newly received items to the print queue for convenience and ease of use.
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There’s nothing better than a returning customer. With CRE and RPE’s built-in loyalty program, you can create more repeat business than ever before. Add even more value to your products and services by allowing your customers to earn Bonus Points for their purchases. You may want to offer a free coffee on the fifth visit, or reward a frequent buyer with a discount, store credit, or gift card. Assign a loyalty card to each customer, so the process is fast and easy. Our software gives you the ability to create multiple levels of achievements within a loyalty plan so customers can aim for bigger rewards, which means they spend more money at your business.
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Time Clock Manager
When an employee forgets to clock-in or out, you’ll be able to make the corrections before running the payroll reports. The feature has an easy lookup by date, so you can easily get the right information into the system.
No more punching time cards! Each staff member will be able to quickly and easily track their working hours and break times. Each employee can be set up with their individual pay rate, and you can run reports at a whim for payroll processing. Remove the administrative burden of manually calculating hours and let our system do the work for you.
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Each employee and manager will have a unique sales code and password for use and access to the POS system. Within each sales code, CRE and RPE gives you the ability to customize the security permissions for each one. Set up a cashier or server job code once, so adding new employees is easy. Block back room staff from gaining access to the cash drawer, while still allowing them to clock in and out for attendance tracking. Give managers override abilities for discounts, voids, and No Sale features. Basically, rest easy knowing that you can finally take a vacation without worry.
Accessing accurate information about your day-to-day operations is crucial to running a successful business. What items should you re-order this week? How did this month’s sales totals measure up to last month? Get this information as well as shift summaries, z-reports, detailed and itemized sales listings, cost of goods sold, profit margin, employee time clock activity, voids and discounts tracking, and much more. With CRE and RPE, you’ll have the insight necessary to make the right decisions for your business.
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When you are running a promo, you shouldn’t have to rely on your employees to manually discount each item, slowing down the checkout line. With CRE, you can set promotional pricing with start and end dates, so the sale doesn’t go on any longer than you intended. Discount percentages, a flat amount off, bulk pricing, and even time based pricing (happy hour, anyone?) can easily be set on any items at your business.
Cash Register Express allows you to keep track of your vendors. You will know which vendors are most popular with your customers, view all of your PO’s, and even add multiple vendors with unique part numbers for any items that you sell. Select your preferred vendors for reordering inventory, and email purchase orders directly from the POS.
Some items just go together. Our POS has the ability to recognize a combo, or kit, automatically. You can put together a gift basket kit or combo meal with its own unique button or barcode label, and our software will track each item in the combo kit as individual inventory items when purchased. If each item is rung in separately, the system will automatically adjust the pricing to reflect the combo kit.
There are a lot of customers out there that just can’t pass up an item if it’s on sale. Especially if they have a coupon in hand. With CRE, you can create coupons for your entire inventory, individual items, departments, or select groups of items. The discounts can be any flat amount, or percentage off. Place an add in your local paper, or online, with a barcode and your customers will be able to bring it to scan at check out, or make the coupon accessible for your cashiers on the touchscreen.
Mix and Match
Whether you want to encourage bulk purchases of tshirts, wine, or anything else you have to offer, POS Nations’ retail software will allow you to create Mix n Match price groups that give customers special discounts when they buy two or more specified items. You select what items are eligible, how many of these items need to be purchased to receive the discounts, and what type of discount should be applied. Let your customers know about these great deals, and then watch your inventory fly off the shelf from the excited shoppers filling up their carts and baskets with your unbeatable deals.
Whether you need to receive a large delivery of inventory, count your shelves, or take a year end valuation, CRE’s Pocket Inventory feature and the handheld inventory devices offered at POS Nation will help you get the job done quickly and accurately. The features of our mobile inventory module include: price check and edit inventory items, create new inventory items, receive and create Purchase Orders, count your inventory, and discrepancy reporting. Our mobile software is housed in a rugged barcode scanner with full color touch display and qwerty keyboard for ease of use.
Keeping track of inventory can be a huge task, especially if you have multiple sizes and colors for many of your items. Clothing and shoe boutiques need to be able to track each item individually, but also be able to quickly view information for all sizes and colors at once. This is why CRE offers the Styles Matrix which allows you to create, view, order, and receive all size and color combinations of your products within the same screen. Update your cost, selling price, vendor information, and description without clicking through each individual item number, then reprint new tags with no hassle. This feature will save your business countless hours of tedious database management.
CRE gives you the flexibility to customize the cashier and login screens so the system matches your business’ theme and color pallet. Add your logo to the home screen and adjust the foreground and background colors. If you purchase an integrated LCD customer display monitor with your system, you will have the ability to add scrolling images of your newest products, or advertise the promotion you are currently offering.