Category: Point of Sale

Grow Your Dojo – #5 Maximize Profits

(This is a series of blog posts following along with Michael Massie’s Growing Your Dojo series of emails and how MasterVision can help with each of the steps. You can sign-up for Mike’s daily email list here.) We’re talking about Michael’s Step #5:
Step #5 – Profit Maximization – This consists of financial efficiency + added profit centers. Most school owners start here by adding profit centers before they get their issues with the previous four steps fixed. This leads to all manner of problems, such as school identity crises, perpetual peaks and valleys in enrollment numbers, and unstable cash flow.
As Michael says, I’d concentrate on all the earlier items, make sure you school is running smoothly and efficiently, before turning to these ideas. If you’re ready for this though, here’s how MasterVision can help:
  • MasterVision has a full point of sale system to run your pro shop. It will track inventory, let you know what needs to be ordered, easily let your mark items up/down as need be (holiday sales), and remind you that a student owes you money for a piece of equipment they took but didn’t pay for.
  • MasterVision’s contract module has a very powerful pricing capabilities that make it very easy for you to show a student what they’d pay under various scenarios. Easily show students the savings for longer term contracts, discounts for adding family members, and discounts for paying cash.
  • You can use MasterVision to collect track & collect contract payments yourself (especially handy if you’re a small school). Send out statements, know who owes a payment, and collect the payment all with MasterVision.
  • You can also use MasterVision to automatically collect contract payments via credit cards. Learn more about there here.

This concludes the Growing Your Dojo series. I hope it was helpful in identifying all of the ways that MasterVision can be used leveraged to help you have a more successful school. If you have questions or feedback, I’d love to hear it. Drop me an email at todd@MasterVisionSoftware.com.

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Holiday Sales

The Holidays are right around the corner and many of you may be preparing for a holiday sale. Here’s how you can setup things in MasterVision to make that easy:

  1. Decide on your holiday discounts. MasterVision will support more than one.
  2. Open the Discount screen at File > Open > Point of Sale > Discount Type. It looks like this:
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  3. Create any discounts you want. Give them a name, the percent amount, and make sure you leave Active checked. Close the discount screen to save those changes.
  4. Now, when you go to the Point of Sale screen, you’ll see those discount types. Important: Select the Discount first and then add the items to POS. The discount amount will be deducted from the items as you enter them. It’s possible to do different discount amounts for different items – just change the discount type before you add the next item. The screenshot belows shows a $15 backpack with a 15% discount applied.
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