stock and supstock
RBAStock (Standard Solo Module) & Supstock (with Advanced Products Module).
These modules call upon two secondary (hidden) stock databases and automatically add product lines to your stock data when items are scanned at point of sale, asking only the selling price for the item from the checkout assistant.
As a result of our close working relationship with all of our clients and many of their suppliers we have expanded this functionality until it has become a very powerful aide in both setting up and running your RBA EPOS system.
NOTE: These utilities do not import suppliers complete stock listings into YOUR stock file, unless you specifically want it to.
RBAStock simply uses a common database compiled from all the supplier data ever imported for any of our clients. it consists of just barcodes and descriptions but does enable the user to start building their stock file and using the system simultaneously, thus saving a great deal of time.
See below for a current directory listing of suppliers that have supplied data to our clients that we import seemlessly.
SupStock is the step up from this where any supplier you have stock information from can be loaded at any time to both setup and keep up to date, your stock files. Because we have a sacondary database with all the suppliers information in we can add so much more to the stock record (like supplier code and cost for eg) when we add it. Thus, again, saving a great deal of time.
- Interfaces with an optional portable scanner to add new products automatically.
- Products do not need to be set up to commence sales.
- Will check for product information if an item is barcode scanned and is not found in the users stock database.
- Contains product information from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers alike.
- Items are automatically added into the users stock database.
- Sale price is requested at first sale.
- Segregates new products for verification.
- Simple set-up screen to confirm the new products details.
Many suppliers are happy to provide simple stock files but some provide a lot more and make it extremely easy to obtain.
For example, suppliers like stax (through Till2Till) and Home Hardware have provided seamless interfaces that pickup updated stock files at the press of a button from within the RBA EPOS system. Many will also accept electronic purchase orders via email or electronic posting, which the RBA EPOS system can handle generically and without the users intervention
Cost Change Notification and Margin Maintenance
The next superb benefit of this integration is the ability to update supplier costs form these files in seconds rather than days (if at all)
On receipt of a new supplier file, it can be imported and supplier costs within your stock file updated at the press of a button.
A report can then be produced listing all the costs that have changed and how they affect your margin, current stock levels , minimum stock levels and other such important information.
This means that you can:
- maintain margin on stock lines before you have sold out
- go to shelf edge or tag end pricing instead of item pricing
- change pricing more readily and with much less fuss
- not check invoice prices on goods in
- not check selling prices on goods in
Again, huge savings in time and manhours, not withstanding the increase in profitability.
- This module significantly reduces the amount of set up work that needs to be done, in any system, to achieve a fullstock control system.
- The user can commence using the Retailer system for sales from day one and does not need to run it alongside another system or till whilst setting up.
- Other important product details, such as cost price or sales code, can be entered at the users leisure whilst sales continue.
This is a directory listing of all the suppliers whom have supplied stock and price data to our clients so far:
(The ones in red have automated the integration to some extent)
Home Hardware Scotland
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