Data Age Welcomes Game X Change To PawnMaster Nation

As the global leader, most widely used, recognized, and most reliable software firm supplying...

Marketing Matters

Marketing. I could write that word in hieroglyphics and we would probably be as close to...

Leadership In Times Of Crisis

Over the years, the word “leadership” has frequently been used as more of a buzzword. Don't get me...

In the Pawn Shop: General VS. Specialty Stores

I’ve been asked many times, “Why do you carry all this stuff in your store”? I know they’re...

Data Age eCommerce Clients Surpass $45 Million In Online Sales

Data Age Business Systems, developer of the industry’s leading pawn management software...

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Feeling Trapped by Your Vendor?

Feeling Trapped by Your Vendor?

Choosing the correct vendors for your shop can seem like a daunting task, but you shouldn't feel like you're trapped when making your decision. We know that it's a lot to take in, that's why we at PawnMaster put together resources for people in the market to make a...

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How Important is Social Media Presence?

How Important is Social Media Presence?

If I would have told you ten years ago that Facebook would become the third most visited site in the world and a major player in the world of marketing and eCommerce, you would have looked at me like I had three heads. But that's exactly where we're at in this...

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Make Facebook Work for You

Make Facebook Work for You

As a former business owner in the retail space, my partner and I knew what it meant to face challenges. These challenges could range from the day-to-day "running a business" issues, to people problems, to dealing with local ordinance, the up and downs of revenue, the...

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New for 2018: Productivity Reports in PawnMaster

New for 2018: Productivity Reports in PawnMaster

PawnMaster is known for its robust reporting capabilities, and that's why we partnered with Vernon Stading of Devoted Pawn Consulting to create three custom reports to better serve PawnMaster users. Vernon has been servicing the pawn industry as a consultant for...

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Beyond the Shop: Encourage Layaway Sales

Beyond the Shop: Encourage Layaway Sales

The next thing I would ask you to do is start encouraging layaways sales. As a manager, as an owner what you need to do is monitor your employees and make sure every time someone is looking at an item they are given the cash price and what it takes (minimum-down) to...

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Data Age Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation

Data Age Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation

Data Age Business Systems has reached an exciting milestone as the company celebrates 30 years of delivering innovative business management and point-of-sale software solutions to pawn shops, jewelry stores, gold, coin and second-hand dealers, and cell phone repair...

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Beyond the Shop: Upsell

Beyond the Shop: Upsell

Once we have decided if it’s a buy or sell then we check the customer history in our store. Have they picked up their items, because this might give us an opportunity to upsell that loan and add 10, 20, 30 percent to the value of the loan. Remember the bigger the loan...

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Beyond the Shop: Qualify Your Loans

Beyond the Shop: Qualify Your Loans

Let’s talk about somethings you can do to make more money. First-things-first, you need to qualify the load. When a customer brings in merchandise, one of two things is going to happen, its going to be a load or you’re going to buy it. What I want to hear from my...

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What are Best Practices for Forfeiting Items?

What are Best Practices for Forfeiting Items?

My recommendation for pulling forfeits is, “be consistent”. I feel that this task should be done daily even if you only have one or two items on the forfeit list. One reason for this is if it's done frequently, it's a small task. But if allowed to build up, it can...

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