A point of sale system adds capability to the existing retail processes such as managing inventories, vendors, customers, payments.
San Jose, California (PRWEB) October 05, 2013
There are different types of technologies available in the market to support various functions of the retail industry. Whether its managing inventories, sales & marketing promotions, supply chain or payments or even any new marketing channel, retailers can see all-pervasive technology used in the retail sector.
The most common type of technology applications available with any retailer are the point of sale systems and the online shopping cart solutions. In spite of having a few similarities, both the technology platforms are different and serve different purposes. A point of sale system adds capability to the existing retail processes such as managing inventories, vendors, customers, payments. Similarly, retailers use a shopping cart application to get access to national & international markets. In addition to this, it also manages the social media channel and advance mail management system.
Howbeit, managing two different platforms is a tedious task. In view of this, LAN Services has launched a revamped 24Seven shopping cart that is compatible with different major POS systems such as Microsoft RMS, Retail Pro®, Visual Retail Plus (VRP) and Yellow Dog.
This eCommerce integration has eliminated the need to update both the systems separately. Now, the retailers can update & share information on both the systems simultaneously. The main function of this is to revise and distribute information on both platforms. This process lets the information to upload from point of sale systems to web stores. The online store gets information regarding products' price, quantity, attributes and out of stock items.
Conversely, this integration also helps in downloading information regarding products ordered, customer information and payment information. A web integrator/ middleware shares & transfers information .Scheduling of information update is also possible with this middleware.
The additional features of this 24Seven Cart and point of sale systems integration are:
- Mechanize information sharing on different platforms.
- Integration with marketplaces like Amazon, eBay etc.
- It eliminates the manual double data entry.
- Supports standard & matrix products
- Generates various reports on sales, payments, shipping etc.
- Schedules preparation for information sharing on two platforms
24Seven Cart is the flagship product under the aegis of LAN Services which is a California-based company. The company offers a wide range of e-retailing solutions like RMS eCommerce integration, search engine marketing, point-of-sale solution for quick service restaurants, online store management, etc. For detailed information about the 24Seven Cart and/or LAN Services, please visit http://www.lanservices.com or http://www.24sevencart.com.