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Genius Central Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Genius Central Celebrates 20 Years in Business Genius Central has been connecting retailers and suppliers with streamlined B2B solutions since 1999. Genius Central, founded in October 1999, is celebrating 20 years in business providing essential components of the supply chain to the natural and specialty grocery industry. Processing over $2…

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Genius Central Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Genius Central Celebrates 20 Years in Business Genius Central has been connecting retailers and suppliers with streamlined B2B solutions since 1999. Genius Central, founded in October 1999, is celebrating 20 years in business providing essential components of the supply chain to the natural and specialty grocery industry. Processing over $2…

KeHE Announcement

KeHE EDI Now Available Genius Central has partnered with KeHE as the preferred EDI provider for their new Digital Transformation Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to convert KeHE’s inbound supply chain to digital ordering. This makes it possible to deliver better retailer fill rates while increasing order accuracy,…

New BUYiQ Features Coming Your Way

New BUYiQ Features Coming Your Way BUYiQ Feature: Product Search Our BUYiQ customers have been asking us for a product search feature in BUYiQ so they can more easily find items without having a UPC or item code. You asked for these new BUYiQ features, and we listened! We will…

Tips & Tricks: How to Submit One Order at a Time with BUYiQ

How to Submit One Order at a Time with BUYiQ Even though you could be using BUYiQ every day, there may be some features you don’t know about or have forgotten how to utilize. For example, BUYiQ allows you to upload or send your entire batch of orders all at…

Letter From Linda: March 2019

Letter From Linda It’s amazing that 2019 is flying by so quickly – but it seems that happens with time in general. This Fall, our company, originally Living Naturally, now Genius Central Systems, Inc., will be twenty – yes, that’s 20! – years old. Perhaps I’ll write more about those…

Tips & Tricks: Operations Support Technology

Bad Data Creates Problems If you’re an independent retailer, you likely already know the pitfalls of poor data. Josh Estafen, IT Director at Mustard Seed Market, has been working with store data for over 10 years. He has seen first-hand how good data, combined with operational standards and technology, can…

Clean Data: The difference between profits and problems.

Clean Data: The difference between profits and problems. Dirty data is everywhere. Sounds bad, and it is. Poorly entered, inaccurate, and improperly formatted data can destroy profitability in nanoseconds. Just one example: decimal points. A poorly placed one could mean a product you bought wholesale for $100.00 was priced and…

We Speak ‘Ordering.’

EDI, FTP, API — Any order, automated. The bridge between every ordering system out there.   In the world of ordering, it’s crazy out there: Retailers use one format, distributors another, and if you’re incredibly lucky, they integrate seamlessly with your existing system. Unfortunately, with the many different systems, processes,…

Turn Your Expensive POS Into a Supercharged Ordering Beast

Turn Your Expensive POS Into a Supercharged Ordering Beast There’s really no way around it; If you have a retail store, then you need to have a system at the final point of sale. Obviously, POS systems don’t come cheap. The question is, are you extracting the utmost value out…

The Genius Central Mission: Making Ordering Easy Everywhere

Our Mission We’re just going to say it; ordering is a pain in the aisle. And in the office. Or via your POS system. It may be necessary, but it certainly doesn’t have to be evil. And that’s why we’ve created our Retail Order Management Suite. Rather than calling, faxing,…

Time to Go Local

Time to Go Local Staying competitive means staying in business. Competition from online stores like Amazon is driving independent retailers to find more creative strategies for staying relevant and profitable in their communities. One strategy that’s proven its effectiveness is a greater reliance on local products and vendors. Local ordering…

It’s All About the Hardware

Choosing and Maintaining Your BUYiQ Hardware Whether you’re new to BUYiQ or have been using the software for some time, questions about hardware have likely come up. Which device is the best? What’s the difference between the available options? Should I use my old iPod, or try an Android? Choosing…

Wi-Fi Health for the New Year

Troubleshooting Tips for BUYiQ Users It’s the New Year! While many people are making resolutions to improve their health, we know you’re busy making goals for your business. What a perfect time to give your Wi-Fi a check-up! Wi-Fi has increased the speed of business and daily life, but everything…

Happy Holidays from Genius Central

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year! Everyone is busy and business is bustling. We at Genius Central would like to take a moment out of the mayhem to say thank you and Happy Holidays. Our purpose is to help our retailers and suppliers thrive and help make their dreams…

Strategies for Success in the New Year

Strategies for Success in the New Year Suppliers are gearing up for the new year. They are focusing on the strategies needed to achieve their objectives and overall goals for the coming year. One goal that always sits at the top of the list is increasing sales, either from increasing…

Inventory Tips for Successful 2018

It’s That Time of Year! Love it or hate it, conducting inventory is essential to running a profitable business. While your year-end inventory is at the forefront of your mind, now is the perfect time to think about what steps you’re taking to manage your inventory throughout the year. Many…

New Year, New Opportunities

Interactive Promotions and New Lower Prices Lower priced interactive promotions are coming to our suppliers in 2018! We’ve made some adjustments to our pricing structure and will be adding more value to our promotion services through these new features. These new interactive features will be visible to retailers within BUYiQ,…

All of Your Vendors in One Place

Complete Ordering Solution with DetaSynQ Imagine how easy ordering could be if all of your suppliers were available to order using one solution! BUYiQ with DetaSynQ delivers that opportunity. Integrating DetaSynQ with BUYiQ enables retailers to upload information for all of their suppliers, including small local vendors, so every product…

We Asked, You Answered

Genius Central Conducts Retailer Surveys – Here’s What You Said This summer, Genius Central sent the first in a series of surveys to our retailers, and the response was amazing! These surveys are part of our continuing effort to meet the demands of the market and help our retailers achieve…

Genius Central Launches GCHQ at Expo East 2017

New NPI Mobile Product Search and Sourcing Tool for Over 300,000 Active Items Bradenton, FL. – Genius Central Systems, Inc., a leading SaaS provider of supply chain services for retailers and their vendors, announces the launch of GCHQ, a new mobile search and source tool for natural products. Early access…

GeniusCentral Launches New Enhanced Interface for BUYiQ 2.0

Multi-Vendor Ordering Software Upgraded Using Agile Development Bradenton, FL. – GeniusCentral Systems, Inc., a SAAS provider of order management and promotional software solutions for retailers and suppliers in the natural, organic and specialty product industry, announced the release of BUYiQ 2.0, a completely new user interface (UI) design for Genius…

Letter from the President – May 17

Letter from the President As we approach the summer months, GeniusCentral is running at full speed in our new offices in Bradenton, Florida. We’re excited to be on the cusp of releasing BUYiQ 2.0, the latest version of our in-aisle ordering software. BUYiQ 2.0 is now in the hands of…

Sample Offers in BUYiQ

Facilitating Communication Between Retailers & Suppliers   Bringing in a new product can often be a stressful gamble. Will this product be something my customers want? Does this product adhere to my store’s quality standards? To help relieve some of the mystery associated with adding a new product to your store’s…

Improve Out-Of-Stocks with Stocked not Scanned

Improve Out-Of-Stocks with Stocked not Scanned BUYiQ’s latest feature is here to give retailers one more weapon to fight one of the biggest retailer headaches. Imagine this all-too-common scenario: you’ve finished your order and submitted it to the vendor, but hours later as you walk the floor, you spot a…

A Look Ahead into 2017

A Look Ahead into 2017 The end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 have flown by. Our entire team has been working at a steady pace, pushing out improvements to our key ordering solution, BUYiQ, including release of Stocked Not Scanned, a ScanGenius feature many users were looking for…

Coming soon to a BUYiQ near you

Coming soon to BUYiQ BUYiQ with DetaSynQ DetaSynQ officially launched in 2016, but as we move ahead in 2017, our retailers can expect some overall software improvements and some department-specific visibility. Improved UI BUYiQ is getting a facelift! In early 2017, our development team will be unveiling the new user…

What the future brings for our network suppliers

The future for our network suppliers 2017 will bring some much desired features and functions for participating suppliers in our network. Currently, GeniusCentral’s network includes over 700 suppliers, all of whom are looking for ways to help them operate more efficiently and ultimately support the growth of their business. To…

GeniusCentral Announces New Data Exchange Service for Retailers

New Data Exchange Service for Retailers GeniusCentral announces today the launch of DetaSynQ™ (pronounced data-sink), a new data integration service that delivers daily updates of store-specific data to store buyers in the aisle. Derived from the Japanese word for data, DetaSynQ™ integrates proprietary, store-level inventory, pricing, and product movement data…

A Focus on Customer Service

A Focus on Customer Service As some of you may already know, GeniusCentral has been investing some serious time (and money) into our overall infrastructure. Our transition to new servers and improved firewalls has created a more secure and reliable frame work for the users of our products and systems….

Invest in Orders

Invest in Orders Creating and processing orders can be daunting for both retailers and suppliers. It is labor intensive, costly and time consuming. Retailers in the natural product industry are plagued with a fragmented network of suppliers with hundreds of points of distribution. Suppliers are confronted with managing thousands of…

Help Us, Help You

Help Us, Help You Asking the question “What does a retailer want from their vendor?” is one we’ve asked ourselves many times throughout our last 16 years in the natural product industry. A recent shift in our company philosophy has changed the recipient of that question from ourselves…to our customers….

BUYiQ Tips and Tricks

BUYiQ Tips and Tricks Retailers are always looking for the best ways to save time, money and improve their business. GeniusCentral’s products have been designed to offer them the tools to accomplish those goals. Our most recent product, BUYiQ, has provided its users with an easy-to-use in-aisle ordering software that…

Turning Time Into Money

Turning Time Into Money Retailers want to spend less time on operational tasks and more time helping customers. BUYiQ was developed to help achieve that goal. Last September, BUYiQ, the next generation of in-aisle ordering software was introduced to the market. Several retailers adopted BUYiQ early and provided us with…

Going Wireless

Going Wireless The clipboard. It wasn’t long ago that this indispensable ordering tool was chock full of order forms, scraps of paper containing customer special orders, some product flyer you may have found interesting at some point and whatever other detritus that had found its way to being pinched by…

Getting Order Around Orders

Getting Order Around Orders You could walk into any size business right this moment and ask if they were planning on automating some business process and bet on getting a YES at every single business. In this competitive technology market, there are hundreds of solutions for automation and with that…

GeniusCentral Announces Release of BUYiQ

Welcome BUYiQ GeniusCentral announced today the release of BUYiQ, the next generation in their suite of in-aisle ordering software. BUYiQ offers retailers several enhancements over legacy ordering solutions, such as wireless technology and increased scan speed, all without needing to load or unload vendor catalogs. BUYiQ is the first wireless,…

GeniusCentral Announces Founding Membership in IX-ONE™ Product Data Exchange

Founding Membership in IX-ONE™ Product Data Exchange GeniusCentral today announced it has joined the IX-ONE product data exchange as a founding member and will encourage its supplier and retailer partners to join as well. Launched in collaboration with key industry leaders and association groups, IX-ONE couples rich packaging data and…