Retail Management Software Blog

POS system

How’s Your POS Working For You?

The point of sale (POS) is the place where your business is made or broken. Sure, your profit is wrapped up in the merchandise. You make the money when you buy the product. You...

open-to-buy management

Why Graphing Improves Open-to-Buy

As a retail operations manager or open-to-buy professional, you are always looking for a more streamlined way to plan your operations and product purchasing. One of the best ways to get more efficient at...

inventory management

6 Ways to Manage Inventory Better

Inventory management is one of the most important aspects of running a retail chain. It could mean the difference between a profit and a loss. With that in mind, here are six ways to...

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015

Retailers will soon descend upon Salt Lake City, Utah. In early August. ChainDrive will once again be an exhibitor at the market, which is scheduled for August 4 through 8, 2015. Tuesday, August 4...

end-to-end retail management

5 Retail Markets That MUST Run Efficiently

Not to leave any retail sectors out – because in reality they should all run efficiently -but ChainDrive would like to discuss five specific types of retail stores that can benefit from a retail...

EMV

EMV Liability Shift – Are you ready?

What is EMV? EMV® stands for EuroPay, MasterCard® and Visa® the three companies which originally created the standard. The standard is now managed by EMVCo, a consortium with control split equally among Visa®, MasterCard®,...

warehouse management operations

Managing Warehouses Like a Retailing Pro

When you think of warehouse management, do you think of inventory? Logistics? Merchandise? If not, you should. Your warehouse management system can make or break your retail chain’s operations. It could mean the difference...

e-tail management

10 E-commerce Functions Every E-tailer Needs

If you are trying to run an e-commerce store and maintain a profitable storefront, there are certain functions you’d expect your e-commerce solution to perform for you. These 10 functions are all wrapped into...

omni-channel CRM solutions

7 Steps to Better Customer Service

The key to great customer service in today’s retail climate is through customer relationships. Every retailer can improve their customer service drastically just by implementing a few customer relationship management processes across the board....