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COMCASH Retail ERP

COMCASH ERP is a complete retail management system ideally suited for multi-channel and multi-location retailers. The software is cloud-based, allowing access to the administrative functions from anywhere on any device. The Point... Read More
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RetailSTAR

RetailSTAR POS Software by CAM is an on-premise POS solution for specialty retail shops such as clothing stores, shoe stores, sporting goods retailers, gift and hobby shops, and health food stores. RetailSTAR targets small to midsize... Read More
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Stratus Retail

Stratus Retail by Celerant Technology provides tools for point of sale (POS), inventory and order management, enterprise resource management (ERP), e-commerce, business intelligence, marketplace integrations (Amazon, eBay, Walmart,... Read More
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NCR Counterpoint

The NCR Counterpoint solution includes an e-mail marketing tool, integrated e-commerce, mobile alerting, built-in gift card and customer loyalty programs and hardware specifically designed for the retail environment. The NCR Counterpoint... Read More
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Cybex Enterprise Retail Suite

Founded in 1986, the retail software suite from Cybex includes point of sale, inventory management, distribution and replenishment, warehouse management, CRM, and e-commerce. The Cybex Enterprise Retail Suite focuses on information... Read More
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S2K Retail Management Software

S2K Enterprise Management Software by VAI is a fully integrated ERP system designed to manage mid-sized and enterprise businesses in the wholesale distribution, manufacturing and speciality retail industries, across many vertical markets... Read More
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Business Control OneStep

OneStep by Business Control Systems is an on-premise POS system for brick and mortar retailers. OneStep specializes in the firearms industry but is adaptable to businesses in a variety of industries such as sporting goods, tobacco,... Read More
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Aptos

Aptos is a provider of cloud-based retail management solutions, offering small and midsize retailers tools to manage their business operations and customer engagements. Their solutions are suitable for wide range of retail businesses,... Read More
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ChainDrive

ChainDrive by MultiDev technologies is an Integrated Cross-Channel Retail Management Solution that allows retailers the ability to offer their customers an “Omni-Channel Retail Experience”.  ChainDrive delivers seamless functionality,... Read More
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AmberPOS

Pacific Amber’s AmberPOS offers a point of sale software solutions to a variety of retail specialties, ranging from small to midsized, in the United States and Canada. In addition to point of sale functionality, AmberPOS includes... Read More
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Smartwerks_USA

Smartwerks_USA is a point of sale and accounting software application. It is best suited to small and midsize specialty retailers like mattress stores, gift shops, patio stores, and jewelry stores. Key features include point of sale... Read More
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NetSuite

NetSuite for Retail is a cloud-based multi-channel retail management solution for retailers that combines e-commerce, POS, and order management functionalities. The software provides a unified retail system with back office management... Read More
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Real Time POS, Inc.

Real Time POS is a scalable (offered as cloud service or on premise), point of sale and retail management system that serves a variety of both hard and soft good retail segments, including apparel, sporting goods, home décor, jewelry... Read More
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iVend Retail

iVend Retail is an end-to-end omnichannel retail management solution that covers everything from point-of-sale (POS) to back office to head office operations. Setup can range from a single outlet to a multi-geography store environment,... Read More
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Visual Retail Plus

Visual Retail Plus is an integrated system that gives retailers a single centralized location to manage Point of Sale, Inventory Management and more, all tailored to each retailer's unique needs. With more than 20 years in the industry,... Read More
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Lightspeed Retail

Lightspeed Retail is a cloud-based point of sale (POS) solution that is suitable for retailers in industries such as apparel, footwear, bike, jewelry, pet, sporting goods and home decor. The solution enables retailers to manage inventory... Read More
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Teamwork Retail

Teamwork Retail is a point of sale (POS) solution with integrated applications available for inventory management, customer management, e-commerce, warehouse management, memberships, business intelligence and time clock. The solution... Read More
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CORESense

CORESense is an end-to-end, cloud-based Point of Sale and Retail Management System designed to address the specific needs of small to mid-size retailers. CORESense has been providing robust software solutions for more than 10 years,... Read More
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Snapfulfil

Snapfulfil by Synergy North America is a full-featured Cloud-based/SaaS Warehouse Management System designed to meet the needs of a variety of businesses in a multitude of industries, including manufacturing, 3PL, retail and wholesale,... Read More
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Springboard Retail

Springboard Retail is a web-based retail solution designed for multi-channel and multi-store retailers. Springboard’s point of sale system is fully accessible through any modern web browser on any device. The solution is designed... Read More
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GiftLogic

GiftLogic offers retailers a complete point of sale solution from initial transaction to reporting and analysis. Retailers can choose from basic and pro packages available in GiftLogic in order to build a POS system that meets their... Read More
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Instore

Instore is an iPad-based point of sale (POS) solution supporting small to midsize retailers. It offers features such as sales reporting, gift cards and employee time tracking. In addition, Instore’s real-time business performance... Read More
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Acumen

Acumen is a software solution designed for small, medium, and growing retailers. The integrated solution includes applications for point of Sale, stock management, customer management, ecommerce, and accounting. Acumen provides a... Read More
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Acme Point of Sale

Acme Point of Sale by Total BusinessWare is a comprehensive Point of Sale solution for companies of any size - it can be used effectively on-premise by a single store with a single user, all the way up to a larger establishment with... Read More
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RetailPoint Point of Sale

RetailPoint Point of Sale is a cloud-based retail management system that helps users manage the daily operations of a single store or multiple locations in real time. In addition to the standard platform, it can also be accessed on... Read More
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Revel Systems

Revel is a cloud-based business platform that integrates operations and customer channels with point-of-sale (POS) functionality in a single dashboard. It is suitable for stores and restaurants of all sizes and provides users with... Read More
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Pronto Xi

Pronto Xi by Pronto Software is a fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite that provides core applications, such as financial accounting and business intelligence, alongside sales and marketing modules, supply chain... Read More
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LS Nav

LS Nav is a retail management system consisting of point of sale (POS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Key features include inventory management, customer management, retail accounting, e-commerce, warehouse management and... Read More
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Bepoz

Bepoz is a Software as a Service (SaaS)-based point-of-sale (POS) suite built for restaurant, retail and admissions businesses of any size. The program has multiple platform options and allows users to operate if network connections... Read More
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Agiliron

Agiliron cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) solution is designed to serve both in-store and mobile businesses as well as online sales channels. The system offers a host of features that work in tandem with the point-of-sale solution,... Read More
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Retail Express

Retail Express delivers Retail operating software, providing growing retailers with the opportunity to have more centralized oversight of their operations. This cloud-based platform offers point of sale, inventory management, customer... Read More
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KORONA

Created for retailers of all sizes, KORONA provides a point-of-sale, inventory management, and CRM system for many types of stores, including fabric stores, florists, gift shops, and more. The system is offered as a web-based option,... Read More
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Artisan

Developed by CerTek Software, Artisan is an on-premise point of sale (POS) solution designed for small and midsize retail stores. The solution is used by companies in several specialty markets such as fine craft, gift, jewelry, apparel... Read More
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Pulse Commerce

Pulse Commerce is a cloud-based point of sale (POS) system for small to midsize retailers, including jewelry stores, pharmacies and apparel. Pulse Commerce offers integrated POS, inventory management, customer management (with complete... Read More
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Clover POS

Clover is an integrated point-of-sale system with custom hardware designed for several types of retailers. The program is available in both web-based and server-based deployment versions and offers a mobile POS option in addition to... Read More
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Epos Now

Epos Now is a retail management system for small to mid-sized businesses. In addition to its Point of Sale module, the solution also offers integrated Inventory Management, Customer Management, and Retail Accounting, including general... Read More
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Ehopper

eHopper is a cross-platform point-of-sale software designed for small size retail stores and available for Windows, Android, iOS and Poynt Smart terminals. In addition to the POS module, eHopper offers a suite of applications like... Read More
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Oracle Financials ERP Cloud

Oracle Financials ERP Cloud is a cloud-based, end-to-end business management solution designed for midsized to enterprise-level customers. It offers a suite of applications including material planning, financial accounting, and business... Read More
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SAP Anywhere

SAP Anywhere integrates sales, marketing, e-commerce, and inventory activities into one complete front-office system. With SAP Anywhere users can manage and track inventory, manage orders, manage the procurement process, and more.... Read More
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Talech Register

Talech Register is a retail solution that offers point of sale, inventory and customer management, and analytics. All data is stored in the cloud, and can be accessed from a computer or iPad in real time. The iPad point of sale allows... Read More
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Rain POS

Rain retail software is a cloud-based point of sale (POS) and integrated website solution that is Mac OS and Windows compatible. Rain is an all-in-one platform designed for small to medium sized specialty retailers that offer sales,... Read More
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ERPLY

ERPLY is a cloud-based retail solution built for small and midsize businesses. Key features include point of sale (POS), customer database and inventory management. The solution can run independent from web access and data is auto-synced... Read More
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QuickBooks POS

QuickBooks POS is a retail point of sale system suitable for various small businesses such as clothing and shoe stores, small franchises, sporting goods stores and gift shops. It offers inventory and customer management tools, merchandise... Read More
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Retail Pro

Retail Pro is a specialty retail management software platform featuring POS, replenishment, inventory management, promotions, customer management, back office, performance, and KPI reporting capabilities. Retailers can use Retail... Read More
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Retail Management Hero

Retail Management Hero is a point of sale (POS) solution for small to midsize businesses and single-store operations in industries such as convenience, grocery, apparel, sporting goods, wine and spirits, gift and specialty. Both cloud-based... Read More
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Microsoft Retail Management System

Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System is best for small and medium-sized specialty retail stores such as flower shops and gift stores. It includes a full-featured point of sale, CRM and stock management.
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ProphetLine

ProphetLine, the original retail application for Windows and 4-time winner of Microsoft Retail Developer of the Year, is a great retail management application for small and medium-sized retailers. We currently recommend ProphetLine... Read More
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Retail Pro

Retail Pro offers a best-of-breed e-commerce and point of sale application for florists that operate either a physical shop, online store, or both. The system also includes customer relationship management and inventory modules.
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The Assistant Manager

Lode Data Systems has been providing software solutions to retailers for over 30 years. The Assistant Manager (TAM) is a fully integrated software system that provides point of sale, inventory management, CRM, e-commerce, accounting,... Read More
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GoldTech Retail Manager

As the most critical system installed by retailers, Point of Sale software is the foundation for quality customer shopping experiences, increased operational productivity and solid sales. GoldTech Retail Manager is a flexible, easy-to-use,... Read More
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Buyer's Guide

Three factors dramatically impact a florist shop’s success. First, it is a relationship-driven business, and not just customer relationships. There are supplier relationships, reciprocal relationships with other florists, relationships with other businesses and relationships with national services. Second, almost the entire inventory is perishable. Third, although there is steady business throughout the year, Valentine’s Day and Mothers Day are by far the busiest days for most florists.

The stress points for a florist shop are inventory, customer relationship management (CRM), order entry, point of sale (POS) and accounts receivable. Florist shops are one of the specialty retail industries that are adopting Software as a Service (SaaS); several cloud-based general retail software supplies ofter specially configured versions for florists and there is at least one cloud-based florist shop specialty software product.

Common Features of Florist Shop POS Software

Florist shop owners need core accounting, but should evaluate the following functions to meet their unique requirements:

Reminders Florist shops live and die by continuing sales with existing customers, but reminders were problematic because it was difficult to send a targeted, private message to someone who lived in a household with others. Social media and electronic communications provide an answer. Customers can now receive reminders of important dates by email, text, Twitter or Facebook to surprise their partners on birthdays and anniversaries.
Fundraising support A number of fundraising organizations have tied specific flowers to specific causes. Examples include poppies for Veterans on Memorial Day, yellow roses for first responders on Patriot Day and pink roses for Breast Cancer Awareness. The system should send reminders to the organizations in advance, and prepare orders for inventory.
Florist service management Florist services, such as FTD and Interflora, are important sources of business for florist shops. The software needs to maintain inventory to fulfil advertised arrangements, place orders with service partners as necessary and accept orders from the services.
Co-op advertising In addition to the orders relationship with the florist services, there is a co-operative advertising relationship. The system should track the money spent on qualified advertising in the accounts payable and bill the service against available funds.
Floral strategies support If the florist uses or intends to use Floral Strategies methodologies, the florist shop software package should also support those methodologies.
Arrangement inventory Arrangement inventory is more than tracking the stock of flowers. The system should check the inventory of all components for a particular arrangement, including vases and any other special additions. If a particular item is not in stock, the system should suggest a suitable replacement.
Spoilage management Spoilage management has two parts. First, the system should track the items that are about to expire and notify the florist. Second, the system should make it easy to track items that spoiled prematurely. Tracking spoiled inventory can help the florist to better evaluate the quality of each supplier’s stock.
Reciprocity tracking Florists share business with other florists in their trade area if orders are too big to handle or if an order is outside of a given delivery area. Florists also work with other businesses, such as candy stores, wedding planners, funeral homes and caterers, to collaborate on special packages. The system should track how opportunities are shared back and forth between different partners to discover which are the most profitable.
Standing orders Hotels, offices and other businesses often have standing orders for fresh flowers. The florist system should automate this process by checking stock for the proper inventory, placing orders when necessary and scheduling the arrangement and delivery.
Enclosure card printing One of the hallmarks of florists is the enclosure card. It is also a heavily manual process. A florist system should print enclosure cards in a clear but stylized font. Best practice is to have the customer email or text the message, then cut and paste it into the printing system to be certain all names and words are spelled correctly.
Route planning One of the more challenging aspects of florist work is deliveries. The florist system should plan out deliveries taking into account the number, capacity and range of each vehicle. If a vehicle must make multiple runs, the system should optimize the routes to account for returning to the shop for reloading. Advanced systems can dynamically change the route to account for new orders during the day.
Trip sheet management Historically, the route is provided to the driver on a printed trip sheet that lists all the stops and projected delivery times. A desired featured is the use of electronic trip sheets using smart phones, which can track the van in real-time and adjust the route for new orders.

Expected Benefits

Florist shop software will help you to better organize your business and meet customer expectations. You should expect the following benefits when implementing and using a system properly:

  • Efficiency: Not only can software help you streamline your ordering and stocking processes, but route planning applications can help you figure out the most efficient way to organize each day’s deliveries, with advanced systems even taking into account incoming orders. The CRM and POS aspects of the software will also help your business become more efficient in its dealings with customers, while accounts receivable functions can streamline your financials.
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  • Automation: Automatic reminders will help you to keep up with your regular customers, alerting them to upcoming holidays, including birthdays and anniversaries, without you having to keep track of these dates yourself. You will also be able to remind yourself about standing orders and specific floral needs for holidays, events and fund-raising drives.
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  • Freshness: By tracking when your stock is going to spoil, flower shop software can help you keep track of when you need to refresh your stock, put items on sale and know which items from what suppliers have a history of spoiling prematurely.
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  • Organization: Software will help your shop stay organized in a variety of ways, especially through inventory tracking of both individual items and lists of items necessary for particular arrangements. In addition, you can take advantage of the important functionalities that are crucial for any business: employee management, scheduling, accounts receivable, point of service, customer relationship management and so on.