Multichannel Retail Advice

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How Your Retail Business Can Save on Energy

Written by Jason Smith on 29 March 2017

Running a retail business is no easy feat. Saving money on everything possible often becomes necessary, but there’s no need to compromise on quality. You can cut your energy costs up to 70% in just a few minutes and put those savings towards growing your business.

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6 Reasons you Should Use Accounting Software with Small Business Clients

Written by Jessica Barrett Halcom on 15 February 2017

When working with small businesses, many accounting firms look to products like Microsoft Excel. This may seem like a simple “go-to” option for clients that have less volume, especially given the comfort most people have with such tools and the negligible cost.

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How to select the right payment gateway for your retail business

Written by Scott Hill on 27 January 2017

Often and easily confused with merchant accounts, a payment gateway is the technology that authorizes or declines credit card payments, whereas a merchant account is where funds are held before they hit your bank account. Both are required to collect online payments from customers. Payment gateways are a very competitive landscape, driven by volume, fees and percentages. When it comes to selecting which provider is best for your business, you need to be confident with your choice in terms of cost, ease of use, and customer experience.

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Less Risk, More Growth: 3 Technologies to Scale your Business in 2017 [Webinar]

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 24 January 2017

 

Running a retail business isn’t always easy. You come face-to-face with risks on a daily basis with some of the biggest threats including the risk of overselling due to inaccurate inventory, the chance of being the targeted by online fraudsters, and the possibility of struggling to accurately collect sales tax. If you’re focused on growth, it’s important to eliminate these risks so you can put your mind at ease and focus on the success of your retail business.

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Sales Tax Guide for Omnichannel Sellers

Written by Mark Faggiano on 06 January 2017

Selling your wares on multiple channels has become the new normal over the past several years and lots of ecommerce sellers are integrating Amazon, eBay, and other sales channels with their primary shopping cart. There are lots of benefits to becoming an omnichannel seller. After all, it’s a great way to boost your growth and expand into new audiences. But when you have multiple sales channels, back-end administration like sales tax compliance gets exponentially more complicated, too.

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Retail Crowdfunding Advice from Roccbox's Successful Experience

Written by Marcus White on 18 November 2016

Brightpearl customer, Roccbox, had incredible success in raising money for their retail business through crowdfunding so we asked them to share their advice and crowdfunding checklist. 

When we were ready to bring Roccbox to market, we were in a position that many young businesses find themselves in; we had a product that was ready for market without the capital to fund our first productions. Whilst looking at various solutions, crowdfunding kept entering the conversation and we quickly realised that this was the best option for us. It allowed us to raise the funds we needed much faster than traditional methods would allow and gave us an opportunity to reward those who had followed Roccbox’s development, patiently waiting for us to bring it to market.

 

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8 important features to look for in retail accounting software

Written by Jessica Barrett Halcom on 14 November 2016

 

Today’s retail environment looks incredibly different than it did even a decade ago. Customers have limitless options, which increases the already steep level of competition among stores. In an effort to understand demand and deliver accordingly, retailers are turning to retail accounting software capable of handling much more than point-of-sale (PoS) transactions.

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Selling Goods Online? Here's What you Need to Know About International VAT

Written by Claire Taylor on 26 October 2016
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Cross Border Trade & Your Growth Strategy

Written by Derek O'Carroll on 20 October 2016

Buying and selling internationally is a key growth strategy used by the most successful independent merchants. We can see from looking at our own customer base of retailers and wholesalers that sourcing products from overseas manufacturers directly or through marketplaces like Alibaba and then selling using ecommerce platforms is an increasingly important way they are growing their businesses.

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The Rapidly Changing Payments Landscape

Written by James Gowers on 19 October 2016

We’re excited that Brightpearl has given us the opportunity to share some perspectives on the payments landscape, and to introduce Digital Checks to you all. We are working with Brightpearl to integrate our Digital Checks directly into Brightpearl’s platform to make it even easier for you to send and receive payments.

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