Tuesday, January 26, 2010
It's the dead of winter in Bowling Green, but things here at Pan-Oston are really heating up. The finishing touches are being made to our fleet of Utopia Across America vehicles. Premiering at the N.G.A. Annual Convention in Las Vegas in February, these vehicles are packed with Innovative ideas that will help you improve your bottom line. Pan-Oston's remarkable Front-End Optimizer will run a diagnostic of your store's front-end and tell you what is the most efficient and profitable setup for your store.
Also inside you will find the latest information on cash management and self-checkout. Learn a number of new ways you can reduce front-end losses and lower your overhead costs. You will also see the world's most affordable self-checkout solution, Utopia EZ self-checkout. You're invited to try out this simple and customer friendly self-checkout solution that has made self-checkout affordable for all grocers regardless of size. You will see how easily Utopia,a s a POS neutral self-checkout solution, has been easily integrated to 99% of all POS solutions including IBM ACE, IBM SA, ISS45, NCR ScanMaster, LOC SMS and more.
Another innovative solution you will be able to see is the C-FLEX counter systems. The patented counter system whose modular metal frame construction gives you the flexibility to do everything from change a counter top, replace a damaged panel to reconfiguring your counter layout.
To schedule one of the vehicles to stop by your corporate office or stores, please call us at Pan-Oston 1.866.296.2030 or visit us online at www.panoston.com
Monday, January 4, 2010
Well the holiday rush is over and everyone in the grocery business can get down to thinking about 2010 and what are they going to do to improve their bottom line. As most people know more and more grocery store customers prefer self-checkout to the traditional manned checkout experience. The reason a lot of grocery stores out there have not switched over to self-checkout is because of two reasons. First, they believe that their cashiers provide a unique and better experience that separates their stores from the competition. We have found this not to be true. In fact when you move the cashier out from behind the counter and turn this person into someone who can help the customer with their checkout needs, this greatly improves the customer's shopping experience.
The second reason a number of the independent grocers haven't even tried self-checkout is due to the perception that self-checkout is more expensive than an attended lane. This is categorically not correct. The Pan-Oston EZ Self-checkout lane costs less than a traditional cashier lane with POS. This cost savings doesn't even include the overhead savings you get with self-checkout. With Pan-Oston you can replace your old cashier lanes with self-checkout and it will pay for itself in just a few months. What better option do you have to increase your store's profitability in 2010?
Plus with self-checkout your cash management costs are reduced with less people handling your cash. In fact, using Utopia self-checkout has allowed our customers to greatly reduce the amount of cash the stores need to keep on hand, freeing up this money to be used elsewhere. If you'd like to find out more about self-checkout visit us at www.panoston.com or give us a call at 866-296-2030.