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Today’s Retail Market is Different. You Need to Adapt

Today’s retailers are facing a completely different business landscape than ever before. With the increase in global competition combined with more informed buyers, reaching your sales targets and retaining customers is becoming more and more difficult. You’re not only competing with other retailers, but also with the excess of information consumers have at their disposal. From price comparisons to online reviews and polling via social media, today’s buyers make much of their purchase decision before they even arrive in your store.

Changing Customer Requirements

You need to effectively handle your in-store operations so that your customer experiences are seamless. That means having the right items in store, ensuring your prices are competitive, and managing your promotions for optimal performance. Attracting and converting costumers is one thing, but you also need to retain them. You need to give your customers what they want, so they have no reason to look elsewhere.

Specific Inventory Challenges

Adequate inventory is necessary if you want to serve your customers. What’s more, overstocking items can cost your business exponentially; and getting caught with off trend or off season inventory is guaranteed to frustrate your customers and stall sales. In retail, you need to constantly evaluate what you’re selling. You need to be predictive, so you can be profitable.

Increased Competition

As the world shrinks, competition grows. People are no longer confined to their city; they are shopping in neighboring cities, provinces and across the border which gives them more access to a wider variety of products. If you don’t have what they want, they will find it somewhere else. Watching trends, being involved on a social level and paying close attention to the buying habits of your customer base is a necessity.

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We Can Move You Forward

BDO Solutions can transform your retail operation so you can compete effectively in today’s retail world. Our POS software solution, which is built using Microsoft Dynamics business applications, does more than simply manage things at the point of sale.

“ BDO implemented a customized and fully integrated ERP solution using Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Our new system helps us run our operation more efficiently, makes better use of our resources and provides us with critical business information using key performance indicators. BDO has worked with us each step of the way and I would recommend them for any business in search of an ERP solution provider. ”

Brian White, Controller at Eastern Meat Solutions Inc. —

A retail and POS software solution from BDO Solutions offers:

  • Improved Customer Interactions:

    Target your promotions and marketing campaigns more directly, and increase social media use to connect with your current customers, increase loyalty and attract new buyers.

  • Strong Inventory Management:

    Have the inventory you need to satisfy every customer, reduce overstock and respond quickly to inquiries for complete inventory control.

  • Superior Financials:

    Make the right financial decisions with better reporting, centralized control for multi-store chains, and real-time data.

  • Business Analytics:

    Make more informed decisions with Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management for increased efficiencies when it comes to planning, budgeting, forecasting, consolidation and reporting.

  • Competitive Advantage:

    Identify value added suppliers, get the best prices, and make better choices about product selections.

  • Empowered Staff:

    Respond faster to customer inquiries, recognize upsell and cross-sell opportunities and provide better customer service.

  • Expanded Opportunities:

    Bring more people in store, boost online sales and link in-store and online store systems to offer all types of customers a consistent experience across your entire organization.

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Your retail organization has the opportunity to flourish in today’s retail landscape, and BDO Solutions can help with a POS and Retail Management software solution powered by Microsoft Dynamics. Our retail software experts are ready to help you move your business forward. Contact us today!

Sonia Edmonds

Sonia Edmonds
Partner

Sonia is a CGA with over 20 years of experience, including 14 years as a consultant leading complex process and systems projects. Sonia joined BDO Canada LLP in 2005 and has been able to leverage her diverse background to manage numerous engagements with not-for-profit and government organizations.

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BDO Solutions serves clients across Canada including: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. We serve the metro areas of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brandon, Mississauga, Toronto, Barrie, Markham, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Red Deer and Halifax.