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Product Team
  • A reflection after 9 months on the RICS Product Team

  • October 11, 2017
  • Working on the product team for the last 9 months has been amazing, frustrating at times, but amazing nonetheless. Our customers trust in our platform to perform their day to day operations. So, our team focuses on ensuring their success by spending countless hours revamping the system.  I can assure you that our focus is leveraging bleeding edge technologies to improve our platform for footwear and apparel retailers. VIEW

  • What Events Can Help You Draw More October Shoppers?

  • September 29, 2017
  • October is the peak of the fall season. Will your store be having any fall parties? Are you going to decorate your store with leaves and pumpkins? Halloween is obviously the holiday of the month, but how can you use the whole month to build up to it? Columbus Day This year, Columbus Day is […] VIEW

  • Don’t go unsupported! It will cost you.

  • September 21, 2017
  • It's important to provide a positive customer experience. Unfortunately, some recent changes within the retail technology industry have left many retailers unsatisfied with the support services of their POS solution. Whether your POS system is unsupported or simply too costly to support, you have a choice to make. VIEW

  • The Retail Landscape is Changing: That’s Exactly Why I Joined RICS

  • September 18, 2017
  • I joined the RICS Software team to take the skills I gained as a user and retailer to support others grow their business. I’m excited to be a part of a team that cares about the customer experience. We are constantly pushing to make the software and the experience with RICS even better. VIEW

  • Integration Spotlight: Quickbooks

  • September 11, 2017
  • Your point of sale (POS) and inventory management solution should help you stay competitive in today’s retail landscape. If your technology partner doesn’t understand your unique needs and functionality requirements, your current POS could be preventing your business’ growth. VIEW

  • Retail Events to Host This September

  • August 31, 2017
  • Fall is upon us, which means your inventory has transitioned for seasonal demand. This also means you should take advantage of opportunities to host events and sales to get rid of your summer inventory that didn’t sell. Labor Day Labor Day is officially on Monday, September 4th, but most people spend the entire weekend celebrating. Many retailers […] VIEW

  • 4 Ways Subscription POS is a Competitive Advantage

  • August 25, 2017
  • Your point of sale (POS) and inventory management solution should help you stay competitive in today’s retail landscape. If your technology partner doesn’t understand your unique needs and functionality requirements, your current POS could be preventing your business’ growth. VIEW

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  • Are You Experiencing a Total Eclipse of Inventory Data?

  • August 22, 2017
  • Unlike yesterday’s eclipse, an eclipse of inventory data will not burn your eyes but it can still burn your business. As a business owner, you may think you have a pulse on your inventory. But if you’re relying on pen and paper, an excel sheet, or an out-of-date POS solution, you can’t see the data you need to make better business decision. Just like the moon blocked out the sun during yesterday’s eclipse, without inventory data you’re left in total darkness. VIEW

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  • RICS + RMSA = More Cash for Retailers

  • August 18, 2017
  • Retailers need technology to control their inventory and make smarter buying decisions. RICS + RMSA are technology partners that together - do just that. VIEW

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  • 7 Signs Your Current POS is Preventing Business Growth

  • August 16, 2017
  • Your point of sale (POS) and inventory management solution should help you stay competitive in today’s retail landscape. If your technology partner doesn’t understand your unique needs and functionality requirements, your current POS could be preventing your business’ growth. VIEW

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  • A “Vintage” POS Doesn’t Make You A Hipster

  • August 14, 2017
  • You may be a hipster if you have a man bun, your go to shoes consist of Doc Martens or Keds, you shop at Whole Foods and find yourself constantly saying things like “their old albums were better”. However, when it comes to your retail store’s technology, installed software isn’t “vintage” or trendy. Here’s why retailers need to get with the times and make a move to a cloud based POS software. VIEW

  • 7 Reasons Your Western Store Needs a POS Software

  • August 11, 2017
  • You sell a wide selection of western wear, work wear, cowboy boots, cowboy hats, jeans and more. With all of these moving pieces, speed matters. An easy-to-use point of sale with inventory management capabilities and robust reporting will help you work faster and smarter, not harder. VIEW

  • 5 Tips for FN Platform Success

  • August 9, 2017
  • Every year, leaders in footwear meet with fellow retailers, attend educational sessions, and get a chance to check out the newest products on the market at FN Platform. How do you make the most of such a large trade show? Check out our list below to help you make the most out of your time at FN Platform this year! VIEW

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  • How to Make Better Buying Decisions

  • August 4, 2017
  • Change the way you look at buying and you’ll be able to execute a successful inventory management strategy that can increase cash flow. VIEW

  • What Events Can Help You Draw More August Shoppers?

  • August 2, 2017
  • As summer is winding down which means kids are heading back to school and seasons are changing. This also gives people a reason to shop! How can you capitalize on this time of year to drive shoppers into your store? Check out a few a events you can take advantage of to help you do […] VIEW

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  • Exploit In-Store Data

  • July 28, 2017
  • While in-store spending remains steady, most retail growth is coming from online sales. We’ve seen huge online shopping days this year, with Cyber Monday hitting its biggest spending day at $3.45 billion. Want to beat online retail stores? The key is to create an in-store experience that your customers can’t find online shopping. The integration […] VIEW

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  • 2 Metrics Used to Evaluate Inventory Performance

  • July 27, 2017
  • Every retailer has their own preferred metrics they use to evaluate the performance of their inventory. However, many aren’t sure of the difference between two important calculations: ROI and Sell Through. Knowing the purpose of each will allow you to make educated business decisions to improve your store’s inventory performance. 1. Sell Through This is the […] VIEW

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  • The Power of Integrations with RICS

  • July 24, 2017
  • “We rolled out an ecommerce platform and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without RICS.”  – Joey Pointer, CEO, Fleet Feet Inc.   At RICS, we support retailers integrating with new solutions to help grow their business. We’ve integrated with trustworthy partners offering e-commerce solutions, payment gateways, gift and loyalty solutions, EDI, Open-to-Buy […] VIEW

  • Webinar Series for Retailers

  • July 19, 2017
  • The retail landscape is changing – don’t get left behind. To be a successful retailer, you must commit to understanding your inventory. According to RMSA’s Senior VP of Client Services, Paul Erickson, savvy retailers have “a thorough understanding of how to actively manage inventory”. So, How can you use data to better manage inventory and […] VIEW

  • How To Increase Cash Flow at Your Retail Store

  • July 17, 2017
  • Do you want to increase cash flow? Your cash flow and profitability depend on inventory productivity (i.e., does it sell or not and how fast). If you can improve this value, you can improve the profitability of your store. So, what can you do to improve your inventory productivity? Analyze product performance As a general rule, […] VIEW

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  • Customer Spotlight: Vince Canning Shoes and Tootsies Shoes

  • July 12, 2017
  • “Information is money. If you have information, then you can use it to improve your business and increase profit.” – Mark Denkler, Vince Canning Shoes and Tootsies Shoes Data is a key ingredient for the success of your business. But, it doesn’t mean anything until you can analyze it and understand what it’s telling you. […] VIEW

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  • 3 Tips to Host a Profitable Back-to-School Event

  • July 12, 2017
  • It’s almost that time again… all the kids are heading back-to-school in August and you have an opportunity to end summer with a bang by hosting a back-to-school event! Now is the time to start planning. Not sure how to start? Here are 3 tips for hosting a profitable back-to-school event. 1. Promote with a purpose […] VIEW

  • 4 Tips for Better Checkout Design

  • July 6, 2017
  • The checkout is an important part of your store’s flow, and it shouldn’t just be the end of a customer’s shopping experience. How can you make it a better experience for the customer and more profitable for your store? Assess your checkout area using these 4 tips. Make Room – People need counter space for all […] VIEW

  • Training for the Marathon

  • July 5, 2017
  • Training for a marathon or any kind of race takes preparation. The more you prepare in advance, the more successful you will be at completing the marathon and setting a new personal record. The same is true when onboarding to a new Inventory Management and POS system. VIEW

  • What Events Can Help You Draw More July Shoppers?

  • June 30, 2017
  • July is here and summer heat is reaching an all-time high. With the 4th of July happening at the beginning of the month, use it as an opportunity to draw shoppers into your store. Wondering what else you can do this month to reach your customers? Check out our Marketing Calendar for Retailers for inspiration. Independence […] VIEW

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  • Partner Spotlight: Chatterspot

  • June 28, 2017
  • Staying connected to customers through their preferred communication channels (email, text, social, etc.) has become more important than ever in the retail industry. To effectively resonate with, attract, and retain customers, retailers must stay engaged with relevant and consistent marketing content. The businesses that effectively communicate to their customers and target audience will maximize their […] VIEW

Tax Free Weekend 2017
  • Tax Free Weekend 2017

  • June 26, 2017
  • Looking for how you can set up your Tax Free weekend in RICS? Click here.  Is your state hosting a tax holiday this year? With tax free weekends starting at the end of July and going well into August, it’s time for retailers to start planning for the event in your store. Check out our infographic […] VIEW