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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 twenty years as...

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 revolutionize a business. One of...

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 sold...

In 2017, one of our retailers called for the ability to order 'wall to wall' without any hangups, hiccups, or hassle. And we couldn't agree more. In fact, we've been working since 2015 to do exactly that. A big challenge? A lack of standards across all departments. But is that...

There's really no way around it; If you have a retail store, you need to have a system at the final point of sale. And those systems don't come cheap. The question is, are you extracting the utmost value out of your systems-or are they just glorified cash registers? What if...

The fact that you know an item has sold and how many remain in inventory is great. But there's a lot more movement data out there that can mean the difference between 'we made money' and 'we maximized the money we made.' When it comes to efficiently ordering inventory, simple...

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, emailing, and using...

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.   Why Order Local? Shoppers looking for natural products...

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 and...

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 comes to...