Vanessa Gray named CFO for Data Age Business Systems

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Nick Cramer Named Director of Technical Support for Data Age Business Systems

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Data Age Business Systems introduces their newest product, PawnPortal, to enhance their cloud-based pawn shop management software, PawnMaster Ignite. PawnPortal is a mobile-friendly portal where pawn shop customers can log in to make secure payments for renewals,...

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New for 2018: Productivity Reports in PawnMaster

New for 2018: Productivity Reports in PawnMaster

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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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

Employees are job-hopping to a degree not seen since before the 2008 recession. Millennials are especially prone to switching jobs: In the first quarter of last year, The Wall Street Journal reports, twice as many workers under 35 changed jobs as those aged 35 to 54....

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Beyond the Shop: Encourage Layaway Sales

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: Encourage Layaway Sales

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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Beyond the Shop: Encourage Layaway Sales

Beyond the Shop: The Manager’s Circle

If you’re an owner or even a manager of a pawn shop, the one thing I would advise you to do is get out from behind the counter and stand in what I call the manager circle, which is a three-foot imaginary circle in front of the counter. Because, who do you want meeting...

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PRECIOUS-Gold steadies after worst fall since November 2016

PRECIOUS-Gold steadies after worst fall since November 2016

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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