Small town grocery store gets a point of sale makeover!
I recently had the opportunity to assist our service team with the installation of brand new check-out stands and point of sale system in Bangs, TX. Located just 9 miles outside of Brownwood, TX this small town of 1,603 has that tight knit community that would be best described as something out of a Andy Griffith episode. Bangs Thrift Mart which was opened in 1970 by Donnie and Barbara Findley is still family owned and a pillar in the town of Bangs. It definitely was a treat to find a community where if you were short a dollar or two a cashier wouldn’t think twice pulling the difference out of their pocket. It was obvious that this was a town with a big heart which was apparent by the smiles and warm greetings from anyone you passed by.
I first had the opportunity to sit down and meet with store manager, Michael Bush, to discuss the need for increased visibility to margins, inventory management and a software that would grow with the business and its future needs. The store offers fresh hand cut meat, dairy, produce, breads and everything in-between, not to mention handmade pizza from the Pizza Pro, located inside. The current software that was installed at the location was not going to fit those needs any longer as well as the need for a POS company that provide prompt service and repair if a need occurred.
It was obvious that LOC-SMS software had everything and more than they needed. With a built in loyalty program we saved the customer money by eliminating the need to pay for a 3rd party loyalty program. We also were able to save the customer from paying a weekly fee that was mandatory for PCI compliance and ability to accept credit card transactions, with LOC-SMS software we eliminated this as well because the system has all of this setup within the software. Lastly we came up with a concept that worked for the customer’s needs that included Texas WIC, Food Stamps as well as full EMV chip capabilities. All of the above was configured into the responsive and sleek PioneerPOS Cyprus terminals and installed on brand new check stands.
If your ever in the Brownwood or Bangs area swing by and check out how AM/PM USA Service and LOC-SMS Software can help take your business to the next level and while you’re at it grab a pizza from Pizza Pro made by Michael and it will be worth the drive.