scooterbird wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:57 am
It's rather astonishing that in this day and age, the store did not have any computers until now.
They have a system and it works for them. His wife will use laptop when she needs too. The Father who passed a few years ago could barely spell but he definitely knew how to count and sell stuff. Wasn't a book smart man but a very smart businessman. When other small hardware stores were closing in the area because of the big box stores he was buying their stock up at much less than he would pay for it wholesale. He hit a few trends in the 80's ahead of the curve, specifically kerosene heaters and BMX bikes.
I need to ease him into this, he doesn't like change. Doesn't have a lot of choice becsue some of the electric bikes and the larger saws he sell come with electronics and require diagnostics. I'll start with some labor price lists, labels, etc. The two computers I'm getting both have Win Pro with TPM chip for security. I'm going to install second drives in RAID1 and backup to something else. Basically what I do at home, I'm not all that familiar with Windows networking in business environment but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. The other problem is I never worked in retail store so I'm not familiar with that process. Do they have excel spreadsheet or some other dataset for every order? That's a rhetorical question, these are the kinds of questions I don't the answer too but I will learn. I can't work with what I know, I need to use common software for retail so he's not left hanging in the wind if something happens to myself. I don't know what that software is though...
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