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Advancing Efficiencies for Farm, Ag, and Ranch Retailers

12/16/2014

The General Store-

2014 has been a strong growth year for farm, agriculture (ag), and ranch retailers. A recent article from  Home Channel News noted, “Farm-and-ranch stores are getting larger. They’re adjusting to their customers’ needs. Technology is advancing efficiencies in the back room. And farm-and-ranch stores are going to places where they simply haven’t been before."

Considering all aspects of a farm, ag, and ranch retail operation—customer loyalty, inventory management, accounting, eCommerce—there are many fine details that must be groomed in order to run a successful independent retail business.

The key to effectively managing all of these programs is finding the right technology partner. A technology partner will play a crucial role in the development and expansion of any retail business.  Big R Holdings and  The General Store are just a few examples of retailers that have discovered how a business partnership and innovative technology complement business growth.

Epicor solutions have proven effective for the Big R Holdings expanding business. “Epicor has grown with our business. Epicor solutions have helped us better manage our business from inventory and order points, to receiving and promotions. Epicor solutions are phenomenal. They assist us with our business improvement and growth goals,” said Adam Carroll, vice president of Big R Holdings.

Read the full Big R Holdings story  here.

The General Store improved customer service and saves time with smartphone solution. “With Epicor Eagle Mobile Manager, we make better buying decisions and are able to determine whether show specials or discounts are right for our business… Mobile Manager has made my life easier. It is so convenient and has already saved me a lot of time. I recommend it for retail operations similar to ours,” said David Jones, owner of The General Store.

Read The General Store’s full story  here.

Posted by Doug Smith, Senior Product Manager, Epicor Retail Distribution Solutions

 

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