Wednesday, October 14, 2020

What Liquor Stores are Replacing Micrisoft RMS With

WOW - thanks to all the liquor stores in Montana and Washington State who updated me on what they used to replace the aging Microsoft Dynamics RMS point of sale software. In no particular order, here are the top 4:

  • NCR CounterPoint (liquor store specific version)
  • Retail Management Here (which now has a liquor store specific version of the software)
  • LiquorPOS (no longer requires the use of Heartland for merchant services)
  • Vend (this surprised me - I didn't know that Vend was popular in the liquor store retail vertical)

No one had any complaints about their decision so I felt that it was good information to pass along to any liquor stores wondering what to do about the upcoming July 2021 end of life date for the Microsoft Dynamics RMS point of sale software.

As always, please do call or email me with any questions.

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

RITE Expands Uncorked Commerce e-comm solution to RMS Users

A quick note that the popular Uncorked Commerce ecommerce solution for liquor stores using the Cloud Retailer point of sale software from RITE is now available to liquor stores in the US using the Microsoft Dynamics RMS point of sale software. Here are the highlights:

  • Must being located in the US
  • Product catalog for the online store is free but only designed for liquor stores
  • Must use NAB for online merchant services (does not apply to in store purchases)
  • Initial setup and training cost is $850
  • Ongoing monthly is $180/month for one store
  • Processing rates are 2.69% plus $.25 per transaction
  • Video overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioeUtAhw8gI&feature=youtu.be
You can contact RITE at 888-267-7483 or sales@rite.us for more information.



Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Liquor Store News from RITE

 

RITE "Bottoms Up" industry news
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Keeping you up to date on everything BWL
Dear Kevin,

For over 15 years we have been on the edge of relevant information and offerings within the Retail Alcohol Industry to help guide your interests and decisions. In testament to this, we received the 2019 "Friend of the Retailer" award from MN's Licensed Beverage Association (1st POS company to win the award).

The Industry is changing and we are changing right along side it to better suit your needs (scroll down to reminder about RMS end of life).

*If you think a friend may benefit from this content, feel free to forward it to them.
The world’s best Tequila - according to the Ultimate Spirits Challenge
(estimated read time 2-3 minutes)
"Every year since 2010, the Ultimate Spirits Challenge has convened in the suburbs of New York to judge the best of the best across all categories of liquor. And for the eleventh consecutive year, the competition fielded more entries than ever before. Unlike other judgings - typically held over several days - this one is spread out over a full two months. During that time an exhaustive sampling regimen winnows down thousands of liquids into just 237 finalists, and 45 recipients of the highest honor: the Chairman’s Trophy."
More than 480,000 bottles of wine ilegally shipped into Michigan in 2019
(estimated read time 3 minutes)
"A group that deals with beer and wine in Michigan is calling for a crackdown on illegal shipments, and many of them, into the state.The Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association says nearly one-third of the 1.5 million bottles of alcohol delivered into Michigan from January to September of last year were shipped illegally.
It's estimated around 484,101 bottles of wine were illegally shipped into the state during the same period."
Wine's Next Big Thing: Not Wines
estimated read time 3-4 minutes
"Everyone loves an unlikely hero.
Currently, Piquette – cheap, cheerful, eco-friendly and low-ABV wine alternative, made from the byproducts of winemaking – is being cast as the much-sought-after unicorn the barely legal set will ride into wine country. 'Piquette can definitely be an on-ramp for beer nerds who think their palate isn't suited for wine and health-conscious drinkers gravitating toward hard seltzer. There's a wide range of flavors that appeal to beer and wine drinkers, with sour and lactic flavors and fresher red berry flavors. Like hard seltzer it's crushable and day-drinking friendly'.”
Best of the Rest
RMS goes End of Life in one short year from now
This may be an opportune time for you to evaluate CloudRetailer.
  • A year will go by very quickly
  • Tools to keep you viable and in business (curbside module for example)
  • Built by people who know RMS inside and out
  • "Very happy with the switch to CloudRetailer. It has been a huge upgrade in every way. Anyone who is still using RMS should move to CloudRetailer." - N. Beers
Do you have comments, suggestions, or feedback about this newsletter?
Questions about liquor store point of sale systems - including the low cost replacement program for Microsoft Dynamics RMS, or other legacy POS systems?

Then please contact RITE's sales and marketing team at 888-267-7483 or sales@rite.us
Retail Information Technology Enterprises
(888) 267-RITE (7483)
Fax: (320) 230-1795
Retail Information Technology Enterprises | 1001 2nd Street SouthSuite 100Sartell, MN 56377