If the clothing makes the person, then garment merchants know that the POS can make or break the clothing store. Designed for the soft goods industry, Heartland Retail Point of Sale is the perfect fit for clothing and apparel stores of all types, from menswear to ladieswear, even shoe stores, and clothing accessory boutiques.
Cloud POS for Clothing Stores
Clothing store POS should be as easy to use as it is easy to shop and buy, and Heartland Retail Software utilizes a cloud architecture that allows merchants to reduce both the need for instore expertise as well as the training time to get up and running. With multi-location features built right in, it’s easy to right size your system to the apparel merchant’s unique needs, whether there is one POS register or ten. Completely browser based and operating system agnostic, it can often work on existing compatible point of sale hardware. Basic functionality allows staff to easily search for items, create and associate customers, split payments, and provide painless returns. Enterprise clothing & apparel managers will enjoy leveraging the multi-store capabilities and store-to-store inventory lookups, sales rep tracking for commissions, promotions and gift card, size and colour matrix, and the real time sales dashboard.
Integrate Your eCommerce
Track dozens of online data points right through your POS for distribution online, including the pictures you wish to display. Easily connect your clothing POS to popular eCommerce online ordering platforms like BigCommerce, Shopify, and WooCommerce and a variety of others using Heartland Retail POS’ Open API.
Adaptable to Any Operating System
Heartland Retail POS for clothing & apparel stores is completely operating system agnostic working on the most popular operating system platforms, Microsoft Windows, Google Android, and Apple iOS, which means merchants have near unlimited choice as to how they manage their hardware choices. Would you like to have Apple in the office, Windows at the POS and Android tablets on the sales floor? With Heartland Retail POS you can do it!
One of the most challenging aspects of managing a clothing store is the seasonally changing inventory. We can all agree that sweater is to die for, but it’s a nightmare to manage, coming in 14 colours, 5 sizes, 3 styles, and has a different order code for each combination and permutation, and no barcodes come on the product. Three months from now they will discontinue that sweater and the product inventory cycle begins again. For this reason, easy inventory management is extremely important.
Functions like size and colour matrix, item imports, transfers, adjustments, cycle counts, and point-in-time inventory reporting are some of the common basic tools available. With Heartland Retail POS for clothing and apparel, you will know exactly how much you own across stores and channels in real time, ultimately increasing control, inventory rotation, and margin.
Purchasing & Inventory Management
When you have a single season with a product line, good order management is critical to a clothing store’s success.
Easily build inventory items by importing supplier files and or creating them using Heartland Retail’s Size & Colour Matrix. Create clothing purchase orders using powerful features to enforce order accuracy when shipments are received and view real-time alerts right on your dashboard. Effortlessly create Clothing Tags directly from the PO as you receive, and if necessary, you can process returns to vendors.
Later, build your own reports that allow you to analyze each item’s journey from order through sale, to assist with better buying. Armed with mobile data, meet vendors with the right insights to negotiate the next season’s acquisitions strategically. Create purchase orders on the fly, saving time and money, and once the items land, get them to the stores efficiently with receiving tools designed to root out errors. Distributed order management allows you to optimize inventory across all channels in real time, reaching customers where and how they shop and boosting efficiency.
Your customers expect a fast, streamlined and secure payment process, and you need a reliable and cost-effective payment solutions provider. Integrating Payments with Heartland Retail POS means you can accept payments online or anywhere in the store—just like your mobile POS. Integrated payments enable you to reduce errors, theft, and administrative overhead in a single feature and one of the easiest and least expensive things a clothing merchant can do to improve their operational effectiveness.
Heartland Retail POS for clothing stores comes equipped with a full suite of customer management tools right out of the box. Add any custom field you want to your customer profile, from their favorite colour and sizing information to the wife’s name and anniversary dates, and then use that data to deliver exceptional personalized experiences. With rich data collected and captured on each transaction, your customer dashboard will tell the story you need to engage personally, giving every customer a reason to share the love.
Enable your staff to provide your customers with a better experience with the Customer Dashboard, which gives clothing & apparel associates the important information they need about the client when they need it. Automatically popping up any time a customer is attached to a transaction it provides valuable information about how frequently a customer shops, their total spend, average spend, what they buy and are interested in, and how often they return products.
Expand your capabilities with some of the most popular loyalty and marketing integrations in the clothing industry that are available using the powerful Open API available.
Reporting & Metrics
Data is key, and it’s what high performing clothing stores use to stay agile and responsive to changing market conditions. Detect fashion trends, pivot quickly when things aren’t selling or simply understand your customers like never before. Gather the data that’s right for your business and report on it in any way you want. Use custom fields to collect the data most relevant to your business, then use those fields to build the customized reports you need. Stay agile, pivot quickly and gain a competitive edge with custom reports and data-driven insight.
The Heartland Retail POS Dashboard enables gift store merchants with real time metrics on their businesses “at a glance”, providing actionable data so that merchants can make the right decisions in a timely manner. Every time a sale is made it updates the dashboard and data can be compared and measured against a “sales plan” that has been created by the merchant, and all data can be compared between any two time periods.