Bill Brannan Named Director of Software Development for Data Age

Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster, the industry-leading pawn management software,...

No One Can Counterfeit an Elephant

Destiny Soria’s got it right when it comes to fake watches. Her quote epitomizes the exact...

Bill Booth Named Vice President of Product Development

Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster pawn management software, names Bill Booth Vice...

Retailers Will Close on Thanksgiving Spelling Good News for Small Business

Want some good news for the holidays? Small business owners should be happy to hear that many...

Guest blog: Tips on Testing Jewelry Scrap Part 1

There is a continuing evolution and sophistication regarding the types of jewelry alloys you will...

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Firearm Acquisitions and Dispositions in PawnMaster

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...

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4 Reasons You Should be Using Text Messaging Right Now

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...

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Is The Cash Handling at The POS Hurting Your Operations?

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...

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StoreFront: A Marketplace Software YOU Can’t Do Without

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...

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56 Words and Phrases That Make Prospects Want to Buy

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...

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USPS Implementing New Automated Package Verification System

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...

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Marketing Emails Sent at 4 p.m. have the Highest Open Rate

Marketing Emails Sent at 4 p.m. have the Highest Open Rate

Planning to send your next marketing email? Consider sending it at 4 p.m. Turns out it’s the best time to get a response from your target audience. This interesting insight comes from a new study by email marketing software provider, GetResponse.

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UPS Gives Sellers Tools for Managing Returns

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...

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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 5

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...

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eBay Announces New Search by Image Features

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...

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July Birthstone: What You Need to Know About Rubies

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.

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June Birthstone: What You Need to Know About Pearls

June Birthstone: What You Need to Know About Pearls

Coveted for millennia, the June birthstone still reigns supreme as the queen of modern fashion. Elegant, stylish and organic, pearls come in a rainbow of colors and a range of shapes. Our pearl primer will help you choose beautiful ones.

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Why Choose Employment Practices Liability Insurance?

Why Choose Employment Practices Liability Insurance?

From the moment you start the pre-hiring process until the exit interview, you are vulnerable to an employment-related lawsuit. As a result, your business should take a hard look at whether it can afford to defend itself against alleged wrongful employment practices...

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