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The rise of point-of-sale (pos) software has been meteoric throughout the music industry and other niches.  However, most such business owners did not understand how to use pos software when first starting out.  If you own or manage a music store or any other enterprise, you are probably in the same boat, meaning you don’t know how to best implement POS software for optimal efficiency.  

Choose the right POS software for your music store, master the learning curve and you’ll enhance the customer experience, ameliorate inventory management challenges and find managing your business is that much easier.  

Music Shop 360 is here to help.  Below, we provide a look at the purpose of POS software for music stores along with guidance to help you understand how to use POS software.

Understanding the Role of POS Software in Music Stores

POS software facilitates mutually beneficial point-of-sale transactions in which customers exchange funds for music or music-related items.  POS software is essentially a combination of software, devices and payment services used by businesses to process sales.  The best POS systems accept a wide variety of payments, manage purchases and provide accurate and timely receipts for proof of purchase.  

Both eCommerce music stores and traditional brick-and-mortar music stores use POS technology for sales transactions.  Such software can be either locally based on servers or based in the cloud.  Small music store owners tend to favor the POS software that is cloud-based as it is:

  • Easier to master
  • More economically efficient than local server-based software
  • Convenient
  • Secure

Carefully select the right software for your music store and you’ll find it heightens customer engagement, facilitates inventory management and accurately tracks sales for a clear look at your enterprise’s financial picture.

Exploring Music Shop 360’s POS Software Features

Do your due diligence when researching POS software and you’ll find Music Shop 360’s tech is the cream of the crop.  Music store owners far and wide testify Music Shop 360 software facilitates inventory management, including the providing of timely reordering notifications and automatic stock updates.  The software provides extensive customer management capabilities including the ability to generate customer profiles and analyze tracking purchase history.

Our POS software is a whole greater than the sum of its individual parts, serving as an all-in-one solution for the profitable management of music sales.  The software has everything necessary to automate a music business.  

The bottom line is your music store needs and deserves a high-tech system that facilitates purchases both in-store and online.  Music Shop 360 software provides exactly that.

Setting Up Your Music Store with POS Software

If you are intimidated by the prospect of setting up POS software for your store, rest assured that you are not alone in your crowd.  POS software requires the initial registering of an account.  Once your account is registered, simply download the software, installing it on each store device.  Our software is functional with PCs, Macs and tablets.  Our integrated payment processing is easy-to-understand and doesn’t include any hidden fees.  The software eliminates multiple systems, empowers you to accept online and offline payments and features a plug-and-play terminals system for rapid setup.

Optimizing Customer Experience

POS software makes the checkout process both online and offline that much more seamless for music-lovers.  Choose Music Shop 360 software for your business and your customers will transition through the checkout process with ease.  The technology has even advanced to the point that it tracks and analyzes purchase history to provide customers with personalized recommendations that ramp up your retention rate and add to the bottom line.  

The best POS software makes it easy for customers to pay for their selected items with preferred payment methods including:

  • A wide variety of credit cards
  • Debit
  • PayPal
  • Plenty more

The icing on the cake is the confirmation of purchase provided through software.  Music Shop 360 transmits digital email receipts along with digital invoices for customers, making the shopping as convenient as possible. 

Efficient Inventory Management

Your ability to successfully manage your inventory plays a significant role in your store’s success.  Music Shop 360’s POS software is revered by music store owners as it streamlines inventory management.  The technology is highlighted by barcode scanning along with automatic inventory updates following each purchase.  This detail-oriented approach to music store sales ensures inventory counts are updated in real-time.  

The end result is an avoidance of the cardinal sin of business: the failure to meet customer demand due to a lack of inventory.  Our POS software prevents those dreaded stockouts while also mitigating the chances of financially burdensome overstock situations that inevitably lead to financial losses in the form of unnecessary sales, discounts, etc.

Sales Analytics and Reporting

Data is central to music store success as we continue to transition away from traditional brick-and-mortar sales toward digital sales.  Rely on data to drive your decision-making and your music store will better balance inventory, meet demand and improve profitability.  

Music Shop 360’s POS software is expertly designed to keep you fully informed of your store’s sales performance.  Give the software a chance at your music store and you’ll find it conveniently provides sales analytics along with reporting tools.  Make full use of this information and you’ll have the insights necessary to pinpoint trends, identify the most popular products and also predict upcoming sales peaks and troughs, making it easier to plan accordingly.

Managing Online and Offline Sales

The most successful music stores are flexible, meaning they sell both online and offline.  Though some music stores succeed with strictly online or offline sales, the best recognize that selling on the web and in-person maximizes sales opportunities.  

Music Shop 360’s POS software conveniently integrates with your online store, if applicable.  The software is designed to seamlessly synchronize inventory along with sales data between web-based and offline channels.  This centralized approach makes it easier to manage sales streams from brick-and-mortar stores and also those made online.

Providing Ongoing Support

Your music store needs top-notch, reliable and timely support.  Music Shop 360 provides exactly that including prompt POS software updates.  Examples of our support resources for music store owners and managers include helpful tutorials for mastering the software’s brief learning curve and accessible customer service representatives.  

We are also proud to provide music store owners/managers with answers to informative frequently asked questions (FAQs).  You’ll reap the benefits of our efforts to optimize our POS software as long as you continue to update your software.

Try Music Shop 360 at Your Music Store

The time has come to fully step into the digital age with POS software.  Choose Music Shop 360 for your store and you’ll find selling to customers online and offline is that much more seamless and mutually beneficial.  A smooth and fast checkout process providing prompt proof of purchase really will inspire customers to return for additional purchases.

Embrace our cutting-edge POS software and you’ll find it provides your music store with a meaningful competitive advantage.  Contact us today to learn more about how Music Shop 360’s software will help your store reach its true potential.  Our team will show you how to use the software at your music store, setting the stage for an increase in sales and customer satisfaction.

You can contact us by phone at (385) 279-4567.  If you prefer to reach out to us by email, send a message to sales@musicshop360.com.