Bill Brannan Named Director of Software Development for Data Age

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Bill Booth Named Vice President of Product Development

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Guest blog: Tips on Testing Jewelry Scrap Part 1

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Beyond the Shop: Customer Loyalty Program

Beyond the Shop: Customer Loyalty Program

Customer loyalty programs are a great way to make customers feel valued and to get them to become repeat customers too. Utilizing any kind of tool that rewards loyalty is always a great idea, whether is a punch card or whether it is a gift card good for a certain...

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Have FUN with your Advertising

Have FUN with your Advertising

Advertising is all about getting your message across and making it memorable. You’ve heard the messages, you know the taglines – Maybe she’s born with it. Taste the rainbow. Just do it. Where’s the beef? We’ve all seen cavemen, frogs, and pink rabbits hawking...

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4 Mistakes to Avoid which are Hurting your Small Business

4 Mistakes to Avoid which are Hurting your Small Business

Most individuals interested in starting a small business are not interested in putting in all the necessary efforts because they want to be their own boss. In the beginning, all business owners work hard. They pay special attention to the requirements of customers and...

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Beyond the Shop: Sales and Events

Beyond the Shop: Sales and Events

Another great way to move inventory is regular sales and events. Some times this don’t need to be anything more than getting a couple of flat tables out in your parking lot and putting some aged inventory out there, cook some hotdogs. What you have to do is redisplay...

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Fact Checking Diamond Fluorescence: 11 Myths Dispelled

Fact Checking Diamond Fluorescence: 11 Myths Dispelled

If you’re shopping for a diamond engagement ring, you’ve probably heard about diamond fluorescence, along with varying opinions about its pros and cons. Let’s dig into a few common myths about fluorescence and D-to-Z color diamonds.

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These 7 Tips will Change the Way You Approach Hiring

These 7 Tips will Change the Way You Approach Hiring

Hiring staff can be a resource-draining process for any business, but it can be especially difficult for small businesses with limited means. For a small business, each new staff member can impact the company much more than a new staff member at a larger company with...

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2018 Florida Guns Law and Your PawnMaster Software

2018 Florida Guns Law and Your PawnMaster Software

For our valued customers in Florida who sell and pawn firearms, the following system settings changes can be made to help you remain compliant with Bill 7026, which Governor Rick Scott signed into law March 9th 2018. All FFLs should become familiar with the full 105...

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Beyond the Shop: Know Your Customers

Beyond the Shop: Know Your Customers

What I would tell you and something that most people do but, maybe not to the extent that they should is, really get to know your customers on a personal level. I had a store in Austin, Texas on Airport Boulevard, I had a manager, Alex Cancun who basically knew...

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How much are you really paying for your eCommerce software?

How much are you really paying for your eCommerce software?

While selling your inventory online is becoming a necessity, we want to bring awareness around the cost of doing so and help you gain an understanding of what certain convenience fees are for. Let’s start with the cost for using the software. With PawnMaster, there...

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Beyond the Shop: Keep Your Store Clean and Organized

Beyond the Shop: Keep Your Store Clean and Organized

Number one, keep your sales floor and your store clean. I have a great story for this, back in 1994 at EZPawn we were looking to acquire stores in Alabama. So, the very first day my boss and I go into a store in Birmingham and it is a dump. How they had a hundred...

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Are You Undervaluing these Coins?

Are You Undervaluing these Coins?

Anyone that owns or manages a pawnshop deals regularly in precious metal bullion products. Whether it’s one ounce of gold or one ounce of silver these items are easy to value, easy to buy and easy to liquidate when it comes time but are you really getting as much for...

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How Does Local Search Work?

How Does Local Search Work?

How does local search work? If you’re a small business owner, you probably wish you knew. All that time you’re putting into your product or services, your customer experience, your social media marketing and all the other things you do on a daily business to give...

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How to Sell Guns Online for Your Pawn Shop

How to Sell Guns Online for Your Pawn Shop

These types of websites are particularly important because some of the major e-commerce channels like Amazon and eBay do not allow you to list guns. Craigslist also prohibits listing firearms. You’ll find some listed anyway, simply because the website has difficulty...

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