Beach and Swimwear Store Point of Sale

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Beach and swimwear retailers sell a variety of clothing and apparel for the beach, including swim suits, swimwear and beach gear.  The best POS systems for beach and swimwear stores help these retailers carry a wide range of merchandise for people who love the sun and beach. Beach and Swimwear stores compete against larger general retailers by offering specialized items, a deep selection, unique and hard to find merchandise and high levels of service and expertise.  In particular, beach and swimwear stores often sell matrix products, so a point of sale software system that supports matrix items is often critical.

Beach and Swimwear Store POS specific features in MicroBiz Cloud include:

  • Matrix products multi-dimensional inventory grid – to easily manage multi-attribute items such swimsuits with size, color and style attributes.
  • Special orders/back orders – allows you to track special orders (i.e. sales of items not in stock), from the customer order to receiving, to inventory to the POS transaction.
  • Markdown management – easily manage customer group markdowns, quantity pricing, promotional pricing and item specific discounting.
  • Store credit – issue credits on returns and redeem customer store credit.
  • Ecommerce Integration – Plugin for WooCommerce enables  you to publish images and products to Woo, sync inventory levels and capture online sales of swim-related products in MicroBiz.
  • Editable product description on receipts – Ability to edit from the front register the short product description which appears on a receipt. Helpful when selling unique or customizable items.
  • Barcode labels – printing of price labels with barcodes on a variety of format using integration with supported Zebra tag printers.
  • Service department management – ability to manage warranties and repairs on products such as surfboards and sunglasses.
  • Layaways – collect deposits while holding the item out of inventory.
  • Sales commissions – can be calculated for each item based on the sales amount or the gross profit, track commissions by employee to measure productivity.
  • Product images – so clerks can see a picture of the beach and swimwear products being rung-up at the register.
  • Email marketing – deliver targeted campaigns by querying and downloading customer data for use with popular email marketing applications such as MailChimp.
  • Restrictions on discounts and returns – management settings allow restrictions to be placed on discounts and returns of products.
  • Phone order support – ability to manage phone orders for pick-up, shipment or delivery through the Orders in Progress module.

Killer POS Feature for Beach and Swimwear Stores: Matrix Products 


MicroBiz supports Matrix Products that come in different size, color and other variants – which is helpful for managing the sale of swim suits and beachwear.  Matrix’s can contain one, two or three attributes.  You can set-up reusable size or color attribute lists to speed up the creation of matrix products.  The three dimensional matrix cube allows you to see and edit open stock, committed stock, cost, price and reorder points for all matrix SKUs on one sheet.

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In addition to the Beach and Swimwear Store POS specific capabilities listed above, MicroBiz Cloud includes the following standard features and functionality needed to manage Beach and Swimwear stores:


  • Phone Orders/Layaways
  • Special Orders (out of stock items)
  • Pick-up, Shipping, Delivery Dashboard
  • Repairs/Service Dept Management
  • Quotes/Estimates/Invoices
  • Deposit Collection and Refunds
  • Backorder Creation and Filling


  • Multiple Shipping/Billing Addresses
  • Customer Tax Classes/Tax Exempt
  • Import Customers via CSV File Import

Store Management

  • Store Transfers
  • Support of Contactless Payments
  • PCI/PA-DS Compliant Payment Processing
  • Flexible and Filterable Reports
  • Enforceable Business Rules on Discounts, Returns, Deposits
  • Employee Roles and Permissions

Catalog Management

  • Customer-based Pricing
  • Matrix Products with Size/Color/Other Variants
  • Product images
  • Categories and Sub-Categories
  • Product Tax Classes (multiple)
  • Quantity-based Tiered Pricing
  • Time-based promo pricing
  • Alternate Product IDs
  • Print Barcode Price Labels

Multi-store Inventory Management

  • CSV File Import of Products & Inventory
  • Inventory Adjustment Audit Records
  • Purchase Orders/Vendor Shipments
  • Minimum Inventory Reorder Points
  • Special Order Tracking



    • Register Quick Pick Keys
    • Bar code label scanning
    • Transaction holds/recalls
    • Returns and Voids
    • Split Tenders
    • Assign Salesperson to Transaction
    • Item and Transaction Discount
    • Stock-level Look-up (multi-store)
    • Store Credits
    • Gift Cards
    • Customizable Receipts
    • Custom Tenders
    • Print or Email Receipts
    • Customer Sales History Look-up
    • Register Close/End of Day Reports
    • Integrated Credit Card Processing
    • Advanced Filterable Product Search
    • Editable Item Descriptions on Receipt


    • WooCommerce Integration
    • QuickBooks Online Integration

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    Publish register batch financials to QuickBooks Online with one-touch

    • Map POS financial activities to QBO GL accounts
    • Publish register batch financials to QBO with one touch
    • Sync revenue, COGS, inventory values, customer liabilities and payments with QBO
    • Create QBO invoice payable from received vendor shipments 
    • Push POS sales taxes to QBO Sales Tax Center for payment management



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    Integrate your POS system with your Woo! ecommerce site

    • Link product records and sync changes in product fields from MicroBiz to Woo!
    • Automatically adjust stock levels in Woo! for store sales to avoid sales of items not in stock
    • Pull online orders into MicroBiz for order and inventory management
    • Capture customer records created online in MicroBiz

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    Useful Links and Resources:

    • SwimShow – With four decades of expertise, SwimShow is recognized as the leading industry platform in swimwear worldwide. As the industry’s most celebrated and established exhibition, SwimShow is the premier global tradeshow where the very best gather to network, exhibit and purchase next year’s trends. Held every July, SwimShow attracts more than 7,500 buyers, manufacturers, designers, corporate personnel, press, bloggers, influencers, fashion consultants, stylists, VIP’s and other fashion industry leaders from over 60 countries across the globe to showcase brands and create business opportunities.
    • Swim Collective – The Swim Collective is an invite-only, premier marketplace where retail buyers join us from all over the world to escape the mundane and become genuinely immersed in the swim and active culture. Our events are less about collecting business cards, and more about creating lasting connections through what we call a three-dimensional sensory experience.  
    • SurfExpo – Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida and draws buyers from across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world.
    • SIMA – SIMA is the surf industry’s non-profit, member-owned trade association representing surf apparel and accessories manufacturers, board builders, retailers, reps, suppliers, media, and professional service companies joined together as a unified force to grow the surf industry through fearless innovation, stoke, and sustainability.
    • Water Sports Industry Association – The WSIA is the towed water sports industry’s leading advocate, known for preserving the vitality of our activities long into the future. As a group, we develop best practices, maintain waterway access rights, educate participants, promote safety and facilitate sustainable industry growth.
    • Board Retailers Association – Board Retailers Association promotes surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, SUPing, wakeboarding, skimboarding, kiteboarding, or windsurfing activities and/or lifestyles all share a central theme as board specialty retailers. BRA organizes and expresses the views and concerns of independent board specialty retailers in an effort to help promote our industry and support the board sports specialty retailers.