What is automation and how to use it?
Automation and shop. The issue of automating trading may seem controversial. And this does not mean at all that the store needs to be literally stuffed with automation – cash registers, turnstiles, scanners, and other complex, but respectful, devices.
For most entrepreneurs, these concepts – trade, automation – may seem compatible at a stretch.
Try to get acquainted with reputable providers of such services, for example www.posprof.ru, and you may be able to note for yourself that automation and a trading company sound much more realistic, although there really is no difference.
And if you are the owner of a small outlet, then the process of automating the work of your store is unlikely to interest you. And in vain.
What is automation?
Although this may sound pretentious, there is nothing wrong with this process.
First of all, the automation process saves time,
secondly – and this is the most interesting – gives a real opportunity to get additional profit.
Most likely we are used to keeping records in a simple reliable way using tables such as Excel. Not bad, but a temporary measure. The use of modern computer programs instead of “notebooks” significantly facilitates the organization and effectiveness of any enterprise. Accounting for turnover, release of resources, a clear vision of the movement of sales – what is for sale, what is delayed in warehouses, and what is not in demand at all. The “bright head”, of course, is the main guarantee of success. But if bright thoughts are entrusted to a clear layout of interactive programs, the risk of forgetting something is reduced to almost zero. This is modern and safe – in a commercial sense – doing business.
Area of responsibility
Any business relationship, no matter how gentle they may seem, sooner or later lead to misunderstandings. Automated control systems contribute to the personalization of local activities even in the most modest business of the trading sector. The duties of a cashier will never overlap with the work of a merchandiser or accountant. Advanced methods will allow monitoring even for certain categories of customers. You will be able to organize promotions, sales, discounts without involving additional resources. Systems are able to determine for themselves who and when the discount on the stock, the discount on the purchase, or the bonus, depending on the total amount of the check. No one will have to work in a mode of special stress, and no one will be able to abuse their position.