What Cloud Means to Brick and Mortar

Think about the last time you turned to the Internet for a service. Maybe it was to order groceries, pay a parking ticket, or watch a movie. Almost every industry is turning to the web, and retail is no exception.

More and more, store owners are looking toward web-based technology solutions to help them manage their business. In our latest webinar, part of our Big Picture series, we look at how cloud software can play an important role in every aspect of your business. Some of the themes we tackle are:

Staying current
With cloud-based software, all data is automatically updated in real time. This eliminates the need to manually back up all your data and upgrade your systems every time a new software version is released.

Lowering costs
Many small retailers don’t have the budget to invest in IT specialists or server software. Cloud-based tools basically allow you to plug in your device and go. You’ll reduce your spend on hardware and other expertise traditionally required with onsite technology.

Universal access
A cloud point-of-sale solution easily connects retailers to vendor catalogues, which makes purchasing more efficient. And regardless of where you are, you can access reports and store performances so you never have to wait to get the information you need.

While it may seem daunting to switch over your systems or to put your faith in the cloud, making the transition can be quite seamless. Good solutions prioritize security so that you don’t have to worry. If you’re thinking about switching to a cloud-based POS, check out this 30-minute webinar.

Stephanie Braun

Stephanie Braun

Stephanie Braun is a content writer, fashion enthusiast, and lover of pets. When she's not writing about retail trends, she's travelling the world and learning new languages.