The RMS Guide to Becoming A Retailer, Part 1: Do you know what to sell?

picking a product

At RMS, we talk to many people looking to start retail businesses asking for advice. Becoming a retailer is a long journey with many factors so we thought it would be best to start a series covering each of the core aspects of becoming a retailer from product, location and marketing to hiring, legal and stock control.

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Black Friday 2018: What Retailers Have to Consider


Black Friday – the day after the US Thanksgiving holiday – has become a huge global retail phenomenon and like many aspects of American culture goes far beyond the borders of the US mainland.

In the UK alone in 2017 Black Friday saw an 11.7% increase in year on year online sales – bringing the amount spent to £1.4Bn.

As Black Friday and other consumer festivals become increasingly inevitable for retailers we’ve provided a few considerations for retailers and whether or not they should participate in the holiday.

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Off the shelf or API? The Importance of EPOS Integrations for Retailers That Scale


As a retailer, you’ll rely on different systems for different aspects of your business. From integrations with accounting and payroll to e-commerce and marketing, the efficiency of your integrations and the ability of them to report together will be a crucial contributor to your ongoing success.

In this article, we’ll be covering the main types of EPoS integrations and whether you should opt for a platform with off the shelf integrations or a platform with an API – allowing you to develop integrations yourself.

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RMS are thrilled to be attending the Farm Business Innovation Show 2018


Setting the agenda for Farm Shops

At RMS, we have a  “get it right first-time” approach for EPOS. We help startup and scale-up retailers put the right retail hardware and software in place because we fundamentally believe that great EPOS can improve business efficiency and oversight while cutting staff training costs and improving customer experience.

That is why we’re attending the Farm Business Innovation Show 2018. Come find us at stand 3081. We’re looking to help people who want to monetise their land through farm shops or other forms of retail or hospitality.

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7 Key Considerations for Restaurant EPOS

7 key considerations

Opening a restaurant requires an immense amount of decision making. From menu to décor to food suppliers to waste management to hygiene and food safety processes to staffing, this is a daunting task for any entrepreneur. The friction involved in running a restaurant can be seriously reduced with the help of an excellent EPOS system. Your restaurant’s EPOS system needs to do more than take orders and print receipts. By streamlining your processes and improving your guest’s experience an excellent EPOS is at the core of a successful restaurant.

Here are 7 key considerations to make when purchasing an EPOS for your restaurant:

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Why You Should Consider A Card Printer For Your Business

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When a business looks to buy print materials, there is a tradeoff between investing in a printer and printing in-house or using an external printing service. For most companies, external print shops will always be more cost effective as they’ll never print enough to justify the spend on a printer.

When it comes to plastic card printer, however, there are additional considerations a business has to take into account. Plastic card printers offer flexibility, multiple use cases and often are used for small batches or individual cards.

Here are some reasons why your business should consider a plastic card printer.

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