The Slick Blog

Keep up with our growth hacking blog for brick-and-mortar stores.

  • Do you know your customer?

    Research

    “Know your customer” is the new age mantra. Immediately our thoughts go to CRM, metrics like buying pattern, value etc. These are important, but for a retail store something else is more important as customers are physically present.

  • SlickPOS tablet and mobile POS app launched

    Product

    We are excited to announce the launch of our iOS and Android POS apps. From here on, all you need to track sales is just a tablet or mobile phone.

  • Sell beyond your store with Mobile Workforce

    Research

    Does sale of goods or services need to happen only at physical locations? No, the age of going beyond the conventional method is already here.

  • Capture additional customer details, receipt printing enhancements and more

    Product

    In line with our policy to keep enhancing SlickPOS, here are the software updates we have released this May. With the new updates you can capture more customer data, support table management, speed up your billing process and support a variety of POS and regular printers.

  • 3 changes needed to make your POS software GST compatible

    Research

    Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a new form of taxation on goods sale in India that would be enforced from July 1st 2017. GST will merge many individually applied taxes (Sales tax, Service tax, Excise duty etc.) into a single tax. All sales that happen will come under GST meaning that the POS software’s should be upgraded to meet the new requirement. In this blog I am going to talk about the changes required.

  • Top Graphic Designers from Coimbatore

    Research

    Recently I was admiring how people from small towns are working for some of the biggest names in the world like Google, Tesla etc. These companies build awesome products through these small town people. Do people need to move to big cities and companies to build such products? I don’t think so, talented people have stayed back in smaller cities and they have been delivering world-class products. We ourselves are based out of Coimbatore, a city that has a lineage of delivering products that are being used across the globe.

  • Booking, Credit Sales, SMS Receipts and more!

    Product

    It has been a month since we launched SlickPOS, a free cloud based Point of Sale software for small and medium sized retail stores. Like we promised, our development team has been working flat out to roll out features that help your business grow. Here are the features we have rolled out recently.

  • Checklist for retail store opening

    Research

    Day 0, the day before your store opens is the climax to all the hard work that you have done in the past few months. Has anyone been tension free the month before Day 0. The answer is a big NOOOOOO. After deciding the business model, store location, store interiors. The last month is focused on having the perfect opening. There are lots of tasks to be done in the last one month.

  • Checklist while selecting a POS Software

    Research

    POS is fast becoming an important tool for the success of an business. It gives the exact picture of the business, helps you avoid fraud, improve efficiency and eases management of the store. If the POS goes down even for 10 minutes the business would reach a standstill. You need to be meticulous when choosing the POS. You can’t really change it everyday. Once bought you are stuck with the POS for sometime, due to fear of change. Below is our checklist that you can use while selecting a POS.

  • Guerrilla marketing for your retail store

    Marketing

    What is Guerrilla marketing? Derived from the term Guerrilla warfare, it is use of unconventional methods for marketing campaigns. In today’s competitive market, traditional marketing like newspaper, radio, hoardings etc.. have become expensive. Cost of customer acquisition with traditional marketing has skyrocketed. A full page ad in a leading newspaper would cost at least Rs. 50,000 and cost per customer acquisition would easily be Rs. 500. This does not make sense for lot of low margin businesses.

    Through guerrilla marketing you can reach people at a lower cost. All that is needed is some innovation and a bit more effort. Below are a few campaigns that we have run and seen people run successfully.