For a few weeks leading up to the celebration of our nation’s independence, some companies find their business booming…literally. Such is the case for Hometown Fireworks, who for 14 days set up dozens of fireworks stands all across the USA. But it’s not just the picnic goers, beach combers and backyard barbecuers looking to get the most bang for the buck. WinCo was looking for a reliable way to track whether it was the 6-pack of Zenith Shells or the Black Cat fountains drawing the most “Ooos” and “Ahhs”. Manually tracking this information worked pretty well back in 1776, but there comes a time when you need to upgrade.
When your fireworks stands are spread out over multiple cities and states, set up in parking lot tents, you are looking for two things: reliability and accessibility. Once a piece of equipment is set up, it needs to work as trouble shooting often requires hours of travel time to go from stand to stand. Credit card connectivity needs to be solid and sales data should be accessible from anywhere. The ability to pull consolidated reports for instant totals across all location is also important.
Enter the American Metro Event Rental Team. We took care of the programming of all the prices so that the registers were ready to go upon arrival. The registers are also so easy to use that training could be done over the phone in conjunction with the step-by-step instructions included with each register. Of course, the professional and friendly staff of American Metro was available by phone 24/7 should problems arise. This ensured that even the part-time help on summer break could serve the customers quickly and efficiently. Hand held scanners coupled with 1-button report generation made keeping track of inventory a snap. A comprehensive financial report was generated giving management a complete breakdown of the quantity of each item sold. Now, with online reporting tools, gathering sales data has been automated as well.