Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Headed to BARC and TPSA This Summer?

Update: I am headed to both events - I will be attending BARC on behalf of Westside Liquor in Minnesota!

  I'm still finalizing some travel plans but am thinking about attending both the Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference in Austin, TX as well as the Texas Package Stores Association Convention & Trade Show in Fort Worth, TX.

Here are links to the association websites:

Anyone else thinking of going? Should we make plans to meet to chat about liquor store point of sale software and liquor store operations in general? Let me know: or 208-340-5632

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

What is Floor Pricing? How to setup Microsoft RMS for Floor Pricing

 The Oregon Liquor Control Commission recently passed a motion that all liquor stores in Oregon adhere to what is called "Floor Pricing". This got me thinking that not everyone knows what floor pricing is.

Basically, floor pricing is the minimum price that you can sell a product at to a customer. This is useful for not selling products below cost or below a minimum sell price set by a supplier, vendor, or manufacture.

As a retailer, you may also want to set floor or minimum sell prices to ensure that your staff does not sell a product for too low of a price (eg: minimum margin that you want to make or a popular product that should not be discounted).

Each point of sale software program is different, but here is a video showing how you set floor pricing in the Microsoft Dynamics RMS point of sale software


Any questions? Please contact me at or 208-340-5632.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Bottlenose and City Hive for Liquor Stores

 I wanted to give a quick shout out to the folks at Bottlenose and City Hive who both offer some great liquor store specific e-commerce solutions. I have met with retailers using their solutions and all had positive feedback!

If you own or manage a liquor store, check them out at and