SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS

Given the rarity and value of diamonds, it’s not surprising that some would seek ways to replicate...

Diamond Color Actually Means Lack of Color

The diamond color evaluation of most gem-quality diamonds is based on the absence of color. A...

97% of Customers Read Online Reviews, Survey Says

Would you reconsider your attitude on consumer reviews if 97 percent of customers said they had...

Gold recovers lost ground as dollar steadies, stocks

Gold recouped some of the previous session's hefty losses on Monday as the U.S. dollar steadied...

Data Age Business Systems Helps Pawn Shops Gear Up for Record-Breaking Holiday Sales as Users Reach $10 Million in eCommerce Sales

Data Age Business Systems, the developers of PawnMaster software, continues to bring Pawnbrokers...

10 Tips for Building a Customer Focused Business

“Customer is King” has become a popular saying in business for good reason. Your customers ultimately make the determination about how successful your business becomes. So you need to keep your customers top of mind in every decision you make. For tips on keeping your...

read more

Firearm Acquisitions and Dispositions in PawnMaster

If you are a shop that deals in Firearms, you know how important it is to keep accurate records of the firearms that come in and out of your shop. This means anything and everything, up to and including the mistakes. The ATF understands that we’re all humans, we make...

read more

4 Reasons You Should be Using Text Messaging Right Now

Easily the most popular (and the most financially impactful) add-on feature with PawnMaster is the text messaging module.  The advent of texting in our society has made it ubiquitous; globally, it is the number one means of communication and recent studies show that...

read more

Is The Cash Handling at The POS Hurting Your Operations?

Recently, I was confronted with two events which provoked this entry. First, a potential client had told me that all the people who work at the POS stations are responsible for their cash drawer. “If they are short, it gets deducted from their pay.” He then boasted of...

read more

StoreFront: A Marketplace Software YOU Can’t Do Without

”I want more! More platforms, more channels, more tools.” I hear this on a daily basis and it is great to want to expand your business and get your products in front of the world. But, when I hear this comment with such enthusiasm, my reply is simple: “Do you have a...

read more

56 Words and Phrases That Make Prospects Want to Buy

If you've been in sales or marketing for any amount of time, you've likely heard the phrase "Sell the sizzle, not the steak." But what does it really mean? Here's an example of selling the steak vs. the sizzle:Steak: "This is a gadget. It contains feature X and...

read more

USPS Implementing New Automated Package Verification System

The USPS is implementing a new system that will change how shortpaid or overpaid mail is charged and handled. Previously, shortpaid pieces used to go through a cumbersome process by which they’d be returned to the sender, treated as dead mail if they had no return...

read more

UPS Gives Sellers Tools for Managing Returns

UPS is giving online sellers tools for managing returns. UPS is the first logistics provider to offer the ability to create a return shipment through a tracking results page – the outbound and return packages are linked in tracking, allowing for easy association of...

read more

5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 5

1. Clean your customer’s jewelry…for free! Nothing gets a conversation started with a customer faster and smarter than, “Ma’am, would you like to me clean that ring for you?” – especially a jewelry customer.  It costs next to nothing, creates an avenue for discussion...

read more

Here’s The Story Behind That Pawn Shop on Melrose By Craig’s

If you’ve driven past 8818 Melrose in the past week or so, you might’ve wondered, “Has that pawn shop always been there?” The yellow exterior looks freshly-painted, but three of the letters that spell out “Silver & Gold” look like they’ve fallen off and been replaced....

read more

eBay Announces New Search by Image Features

eBay announced two new search features to help shoppers find items using images they have on their mobile devices or images they find on social networking sites like Pinterest. Image Search and Find It On eBay are powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine...

read more

July Birthstone: What You Need to Know About Rubies

Ruby is the July birthstone – and it’s one of the most coveted of gems. Called the “king of gems” in ancient India, today it can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone. Here’s what you need to know about this beautiful gem.

read more
Page 3 of 10612345...102030...Last »