Fitness and Vitamin Supplement Store Point of Sale
Fitness and Vitamin Supplement stores carry a wide range of merchandise targeted at health-conscious consumers. Fitness and Vitamin stores compete against larger general retailers by offering a deep selection, unique and hard to find merchandise and high levels of service and expertise. It’s also important to have the ability to easily access a particular customer’s entire sales history to help them remember what they previously purchased.
Fitness and Vitamin Store POS specific features in MicroBiz for Windows include:
- Up-sell and suggested items – auto prompting at register triggered by the type of merchandise being purchased – so a customer buying vitamins 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, vitamins 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.
- 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.
- Sell by weight – interface to supported scales for items sold by weight .
- 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.
- User defined product record fields – to track manufacturer, specs and other health food or supplement specific item information.
- Email marketing – deliver targeted campaigns by querying and downloading customer data for use with popular email marketing applications.
In addition to the Fitness and Vitamin Store POS specific capabilities listed above, MicroBiz for Windows includes all the standard features and functionality needed to manage fitness and supplement 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
Vitamin Retailer Magazine
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
Fitness Industry Suppliers Association of North America
Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA)
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