OIA Outdoor University: Converting to a new POS system

Juggling new products, pricing changes, promotional programs and inventory shifts can be a daunting challenge for small shops or mega-retailers alike, and changing POS systems or updating tools to keep up is complicated. In partnership with Outdoor University, SNEWS has a special webinar just for you that you can listen to at your convenience.
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Juggling new products, pricing changes, promotional programs and inventory shifts can be a daunting challenge for small shops or mega-retailers alike, and changing POS systems or updating tools to keep up is complicated. Is it worth it to change your POS system? How can you be sure you're using the right one?

To get the answers you need, you can listen to this valuable webinar at any time as a SNEWS subscriber by going here to view the recorded webinar at your convenience. In this special class, The Alpine Shop's co-owner Lisa Hollenbeck -- who led her award-winning company through a complete POS transition and has come out the other side with stories, tips and warnings about what to look for and how to survive a change -- offers up insights and lessons learned that will be useful for any retail manager, buyer, owner or executive.

Join SNEWS and OIA for Converting to a NEW POS System to explore:

  • Available POS options – good reasons to change, or not
  • How to prepare your database (and other systems) for conversion, and
  • Tips on how to manage the conversion for every function (accounting, sales, purchasing, etc.)

If you are not an OIA member, you can listen to this webinar without having to pony up $99. Go here to view the recorded Webinar at your convenience.To obtain a pdf of the power point presentation for this Outdoor University workshop, please email OIA at events@outdoorindustry.org and mention that you are a SNEWS subscriber. Please provide your contact information, including name, title, company and email.

As a SNEWS subscriber, you are able to participate in any Outdoor University program for free, but preregistration is required. To request your SNEWS registration form, email us at oureg@snewsnet.com.

Want all your staff to be able to participate in the Outdoor University / SNEWS® Retail College webinar series? Just have them register for SNEWS and they are automatically enrolled in the SNEWS Retail College -- registration is free! Simply share the following URL with all your friends and store employees: http://www.snewsnet.com/SNEWSFreebie/OURetailCollege.html

Upcoming 2010 Outdoor University / SNEWS® Retail College webinar classes (all begin at 2 p.m. MST):

August 18 The Evolving Role of the Independent Rep

Guest Instructor: Brad Werntz begin_of_the_skype_highlightingend_of_the_skype_highlighting, Pemba Serves

September 8 The Art of Feng Shui in Specialty Retail

Guest Instructor: Beth Cochran, owner and founder, What’s UP PR

October 13 -- Marketing Your Locally Owned Business

Guest Instructor: Rod Johnson, president, Midwest Mountaineering

November 10 – How to Form a Key Vendor Marketing Alliance

Guest Instructor: John Mead, president, Adventure 16

December 8 – Working With, Not Against Big Boxes

Guest Instructor: Darren Bush, owner, Rutabaga Paddle Sports

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