The holiday season is not just a time for joy and celebration, but also a bustling period for businesses, especially consignment stores. Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have become as significant as Black Friday, with a whopping 75% of U.S. consumers planning to shop small during the 2022 holiday season, according to a survey by American Express. With the holiday shopping fervor growing each year, it’s essential for consignment store owners to gear up for the rush. In this blog post, we’ll explore four vital features offered by Ricochet POS that can help consignment stores efficiently manage the holiday hustle and provide an exceptional shopping experience for their customers.
Why Preparation Matters
Being prepared for the holiday season isn’t just about handling the crowd; it’s about maximizing sales and customer satisfaction. Preparedness ensures a smooth shopping experience, making customers more likely to return even after the holidays. Ricochet understands the challenges faced by consignment stores during this period and offers specialized features to simplify operations and enhance customer engagement.
1. Gift Cards
During the holiday season, the average consumer purchases around 2 to 3 gift cards, with an average value of $47 each. Ricochet simplifies this process by offering integrated gift cards through Ricochet Pay. Even for non-integrated users or those employing standalone terminals, Ricochet provides a seamless way to track external gift card usage.
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2. Automatic Discounts
Ricochet’s automatic discount feature allows you to set discounts based on specific criteria such as item SKU, consignor, category, or department. Perfect for stores with vendor-rented spaces, these automatic discounts ensure a hassle-free checkout experience. Learn More About Automatic Discounts by watching the video below.
3. Coupon Codes
For store-wide sales or special events like Cyber Monday, Ricochet offers the flexibility of coupon codes. These codes can be applied both in-store and online, empowering stores to create enticing offers. Spread the holiday cheer by sharing coupon codes via social media or email blasts. A simple and effective way to boost your holiday sales!
Managing holiday schedules can be daunting, especially without a proper employee calendar. Ricochet simplifies this task with an integrated scheduler and time clock feature. Now, you can efficiently communicate holiday hours to your staff, ensuring everyone is on the same page during this busy season.
The holiday season might be stressful, but with Ricochet POS, consignment store owners can confidently navigate the rush. Our dedicated support team is available via live phone and in-software support Monday to Saturday, ensuring you have the assistance you need.
Prepare your consignment store for the holidays with Ricochet, your trusted partner in boosting sales and customer satisfaction. Happy Holidays and Happy Selling!