Retail Management Software Blog Blog

Join us as we celebrate our 20 years in the Retail Software Industry at the NRF Big Show in New York January 15-17, 2017!

We will be showing off all of the features and functions of our software that make us the industry’s leading software vendor! As we all know, today’s software industry is a crowded landscape of...

How Easy Is Your Budget To Explain?

Some people think like accountants. Other people think like CEOs. Then there are the creative types who think outside the box and an entire spectrum of thinker-types besides. When all these different styles of...

retail planning

How Big Do Retailers Need To Be Before They Need Software?

Some people think a smaller retail business doesn’t need the same kind of tools that the huge chains must use to keep on top of things. But that isn’t the truth! In order to...

Seasonal Strategies for Footwear Retailers

Retailers must think seasonally far before that season actually comes on the calendar and software designed for footwear retailers helps you plan ahead. Seasonal assortment management is just one of the tools ChainDrive has...

Is It Easy to be Your Online Customer?

How many potential online customers have you lost? There’s no way of knowing for sure, but if your web order fulfillment software isn’t capable of making it easy to research, buy, and return then...

warehouse management solution

What Does Your Warehouse Need?

If your retail business handles a lot of products, you need warehouses and external storage space to keep those products ready for allocation, replenishment, and shipping. If that storage is not efficient then your...

price management and retail profits

Avoid Inefficient Price Management

When price management isn’t done right, there will be a domino effect. The wrong choices in price affect customers who then go somewhere else to find the product. Often those customers will give poor...

product management

The Epic Task of Operations Management

The task of an operations manager is epic. It doesn’t matter if you are in charge of a vast chain of stores or a single location because the job encompasses the entire scope of...

Are Pain Points Affecting Profit?

The pain points of retailing might seem like minor irritations in the midst of day-to-day operations but in the long run those snags add up to a loss of resources, time, and profit. Here...

professional software support

When Do You Need Software Support?

Who decides when to call for support? Usually, the person calling for help is faced with a problem they can’t figure out and a deadline they must meet. That’s why the ChainDrive Client Care...

professional services

The Top Reason You Need Professional Services

It can be tempting to cut expenses by getting some software off the shelf and figuring it out yourself. If you are an IT wizard or employ one, it might be a short-term solution....