Natural Health and Beauty Store Point of Sale

Natural Health and Beauty stores carry a wide range of merchandise targeted at the health and beauty needs of consumers. Specialty health and beauty stores compete against larger general retailers and pharmacy chains by offering a deep selection of natural health-focused products, local or unique merchandise and superior customer service and product expertise. Consumers also like shopping at smaller specialty stores where the retailer has the ability to easily access a particular customer’s entire sales history to help them make recommendations based on what they previously purchased.

Fitness and Vitamin Store POS specific features in MicroBiz for Windows include:

  • Price labels with bar codes – for items that do not come with a UPC.
  • Product images – so clerks can see a picture of the product being rung-up at the register.
  • Markdown management – manage group markdowns, quantity pricing, multi-buy items, promotional pricing and bulk discounting.
  • Sales commissions – can be calculated for each item based on the sales amount or the gross profit and track commissions by employee to measure productivity.
  • Up-sell and suggested items – auto prompting at register triggered by the type of merchandise being purchased – so a customer buying health and beauty item can be told of a sale on related items (such as complimentary supplements).
  • Kits or bundles – allows for bundling or grouping (e.g. gift baskets) of health food, beauty aides or other related items to be sold as a package at point of sale.
  • Loose and case quantity breakdown – Receive items by the case and sell individually.
  • Special orders/back orders – allows you to track special order items not carried in inventory, from the customer order to receiving, to inventory to the POS transaction.
  • Group pricing or discounts – based on customer level or group, such as loyalty customers or certain patients.
  • User defined product record fields – to track manufacturer, specs and other health food or beauty aide specific item information.
  • Sell by weight – interface to supported scales for items sold by weight, such as nuts and other loose or bulk items.
  • Email marketing – deliver targeted campaigns by querying and downloading customer data for use with popular email marketing applications.

In addition to the Health and Beauty Aide Store POS specific capabilities listed above, MicroBiz for Windows includes all the standard features and functionality needed to manage natural and organic stores. Some but not all of these features are also available in MicroBiz Cloud.  To see a comparison of the features of MicroBiz Cloud and MicroBiz for Windows, click here.

 

Useful Links and Resources:

Natural Products Association
Organic & Natural Health Association
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association

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