Monday, October 26, 2020

A List of the modules and plug ins for the Cloud Retailer point of sale software

I've had around a half dozen retailers contact me asking for more information about the various plug ins and modules for the Cloud Retailer point of sale software (Cloud Retailer is point of sale software designed as a direct low cost replacement for the Microsoft Dynamics RMS point of sale software as well as software for medium sized retailers with more that $1M in annual gross sales).  Here you go:

Cloud Retailer Add On and Module List

Add Ons*
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  • Antivirus: Professional grade Anti-virus/malware software
  • Supplier Integration (Fintech):            Liquor industry supplier
  • QuickBooks Integration: Either QuickBooks for Windows or QuickBooks online
  • PurePOS: Limits the computer to only POS software
  • Base Alert Configuration: 50 email alerts per month on store level            activities or events like voids, discounts, low stock
  • 250 Alert Per Month Pack:                 If using more than 50 alerts per month
  • Customization (per hour):               Hours needed to create a customization
  • Additional Data Pack: Needed If a stores database exceeds 2GB
  • 50GB plus databases:                        Needed If a stores database exceeds 50gb
  • Microsoft PowerBI:                         Integration with Microsoft Business Intelligence
  • Magento e-commerce (basic):           Integration with a basic e-commerce site from Magento
  • Magento e-commerce (advanced):    Integration with an advanced e-commerce site from Magento
  • 1014 Reporting (PA):                      Report required for liquor stores in PA
  • OLCC Reporting (OR):                    Report required for liquor stores in OR
  • WSLCB Reporting:
    Report required for liquor stores in WA
  • AC Nielsen Export:                             Export data for an AC Neilsen report
  • Additional EDI import formats:         Data Interchange importing setup and configuration

*please contact RITE at 888-267-7483 or for current pricing
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  • End Of Day Reconciliation: End of day close out process
  • Shelf Tag Printing: How to print shelf tags& barcode labels/tags
  • Gift Card Creation And Processing:     How to create and redeem gift cards
  • Employee Time Clock:  How to use the employee time clock
  • Setting Up Basic Promotions:            How to create general sales and related promotions like discounting
  • Rentals / Kegs: How to use the keg rental feature
  • Inventory:   More in depth inventory training that includes  purchase orders, inventory transfers and physical inventory counts  
  • Creating and managing orders:          How to setup and use work orders, layaway's, and  special orders
  • Basic Product Importing:                   How to import products from supplier catalogs or  similar sources
  • Regional Permissions:                         How to restrict leadership at one location from accessing another store locations data.
  • Importing Of Other Data Types:         How to import non-inventory data
  • POS Installation Training: How to install and configure Cloud Retailer POS  without assistance from RITE
  • Introduction To Creating Custom Reports: How to use the built in tool for creating custom reports
  • Advanced Commands And Workflows: How to manipulate and adjust commands and software work flows in Cloud Retailer   

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In Need of a Ride Along with a Supplier Sales Rep

 Hi!  If you happen to be a route/field rep for a supplier that serves the liquor store industry, I would like to discuss a way that I could ride along with you for a half or full day?  I am working on some research for supplier ordering technology and how the technology ties in to the liquor stores POS system.

If you are open to this, please contact me at or 208-340-5632 - I realize that we may have to wait until the COVID 19 situation is under control but would like to at least discuss coordinating a ride along with you.

Facebook Group for Liquor Store Point of Sale Software Discussion

 The folks at RITE have started a Facebook group designed for the discussion of point of sale software designed for liquor stores. The group is just getting started so now is a great time to join and share your thoughts or ask questions:

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:
You can contact RITE at 888-267-7483 or for more information.