A Breakdown of the Bindo POS Retail Menu Migration

In the latest version of Bindo POS for Retail, the menu page has undergone a major makeover.  The new menu page offers a much higher level of flexibility as well as a new look.  Some of the key benefits of the new menu layout are: Unlimited shortcut sections and buttons Option to set shortcut display

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Bindo Deli Point of Sale System

What You Should Look for in a Deli Point of Sale System

My parents owned a deli many years ago. In the 1980’s they ran their business with electronic cash registers, a digital scale to weigh cold cuts, a calculator, pen, and paper. That was the only affordable technology available for a small retail business. My mother would struggle to tally reports or figure out what products

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How Inventory Management Can Help Brand Your Business

Why Is Inventory Management Important Inventory management remains the cornerstone of successful retail. Experienced retailers understand the importance of metrics taken from inventory management. Analysis drawn from inventory management helps retailers make sound decisions that impact inventory costs, sales revenue, and profit margins. The most experienced retailers will tell you that although you can’t predict

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Why You Should Bring Offline Retail Online and Vice Versa

Picture this: It’s 9PM on a Sunday evening and all you want to do is binge-watch the remaining three episodes of Game of Thrones. But guess what? You can’t. What you really have to do now is tally up your inventory of the week, going through the endless mess that is your eCommerce store and

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8 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Store Through Instagram

First things first. Download the app The Basics Start with a username that closely matches your business. In cases where your name is already taken, get creative, but also don’t make yourself too hard to find (i.e. we had to pivot a little with @shopBindo) Choose a password that is easy to remember. Unfortunately, apps like

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Paddleboarding Into The Future: How Neverbored Built A Community Of Devoted Customers

Cathy Hall, owner of neverbored, was unhappy at her job and looking for a change. Her and her husband, Mark Dionne, travelled regularly, always on the lookout for the best spots for their favorite outdoor pastimes; hiking, snowboarding, and paddleboarding. While away, they would jot down ideas, always brainstorming possible career changes. One morning, in

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Ril Creed in Sogo Hong Kong

Retail Business in Greater China vs. U.S.

This week, we talked to Johanna Chan, the Greater China distributor of Ril Creed, a Tokyo-based handbag brand. Not only did she introduce Ril Creed from Tokyo to the biggest department store in Hong Kong earlier this year, Johanna also launched their products 2 months ago in Taiwan. How did she manage to expand so

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Apple’s iPhone Event: Why Retailers Should Care

Apple is having another iPhone event today, September 9th. As retailers, you’ll want to pay attention to this one. Here is why.

How This Husband-Wife-Duo Successfully Runs Their Dog Biscuit Business, Bubba Rose

Bubba Rose is a modern day retail store that really has it all. Husband-wife-duo, Jessica and Eric Talley has never allowed their business to fall below double-digit growth on any given year since they’ve started. What’s their secret? We sit down with one of Bindo’s first merchants to find out.

Pet Store

5 Features Pet Store Owners Need to Look for When Switching to a Modern POS

Pet stores have a lot to manage. From inventory to customers to employees, pet store owners need a modern POS system that can do it all. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.

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From Making Soaps for Mom to Building a Successful Business: We Interview skinnyskinny

Building a successful business isn’t easy and no one knows this better than shops like skinnyskinny. The key to a successful business? Follow the soap.

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5 Ways Tech-Savvy Retailers Can Use This Remarketing Tool

In today’s section of the Retail Tips blog, I want to introduce an extremely valuable tool for your retail business called Sniply. As a Modern Renaissance (wo)man running a retail business, you have to maintain a strong social media presence in addition to your physical store to keep up with everyone else. We know, we know, you’re busy. Thankfully, you’ve got us to find those tools for you.

Gramercy Wine

Talking Wines with Mike Buckley of Gramercy Wine Cellar

Mike Buckley of Gramercy Wine Cellartalks about how he went from being an elementary school principal to managing a successful NYC wine business. Mike also shares his recommendation on what summer drink we should all be looking out for!

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13 Thoughts We All Have When Working in Retail

Working in retail can be a big pain. Here are 13 funny thoughts that run through your mind when you’re working in retail. We’ll help you get through your day.

World Cup Edition: Montclair Soccer Stop

Welcome to the latest addition to the Bindo Blog, our Merchant of the Week section. In lieu of the World Cup, we’d like to kick off (no pun intended!) this week’s retailer with Jeffrey Hastie from Montclair Soccer Stop. We asked Jeffrey how he went from IT consulting to retail and who he’s picking in the World Cup that kicks-off today!

Window Shopping

How to Stop Showrooming in Retail Stores

“No thanks, I’m just looking.” Ugh. If these words don’t make small retailers cringe, they should. “Showrooming,” or the practice of visiting a store in order to see a product before buying it online at a lower price, is a very common trend that most small retail owners face. It is also one of the many ways that Amazon is killing small businesses. So is there a way to turn visiting customers into…paying ones?

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Being The Boss is Hard. Do You Have What It Takes?

Running a business is no walk in the park and can sometimes be as difficult as juggling chainsaws while riding a unicycle on a tightrope through a ring of fire. OK, that was a bit extreme, but you get the point. Not only does it require a tremendous amount of time and commitment to run a successful business, but it also demands a person who is not afraid to fail. However, unlike juggling chainsaws while – well you get the point, anyone who is a leader, is forward-thinking, and has enough drive, can start their own business. How? I’m glad you asked.

Retail Technology

Retail Technology Adoption: Are You Being Too Comfortable?

There is nothing wrong with being comfortable, in fact I urge everyone to strive for it. Take this chair I’m sitting in for example, super comfortable. The problem is, while being comfortable is great when it comes to chairs, clothing, friendships, etc… it’s deadly for your business. One of the greatest lessons in life is that the world doesn’t wait for anybody. So how do you make sure your business doesn’t get left in the dust?

5 Ways to Grow Your Business Through Social Media

Facebook her, tweet that, post this, follow him, chat them- these are just a handful of popular social media sayings that anyone living in the 21st century is sure to be able to relate to. But what’s the appeal? Why do we crave likes, followers, and retweets like my girlfriend craves an engagement ring?

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8 Tactics to ROCK Small Business Saturday on 30th Nov

If there’s one day of the year that gets the entire Bindo family amped it’s…Small Business Saturday! This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 30th, and we couldn’t be more excited.Why? Because it’s the one day of the year that’s dedicated to “shopping small” – as in celebrating and supporting small businesses around the U.S.

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How Small Retail Businesses Can Use Section 179 Tax Break

Today, we’re writing to make sure you’re aware of an awesome tax deduction, available only in 2013 – Section 179, which lets you deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed (and put into use) during the 2013 tax year.

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