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The evolution of the point of sale

what percentge of retail do you purchase online

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1 The evolution of the point of sale on 5/8/2018, 6:31 pm

In our semi retired state, we still have two business interests which has always had the point of sale being a simple paper receipt and cash or check only. We are now making our point of sale online, and will accept credit cards. In the last year we have increasingly used Amazon, Lowes, Home depot, tractor supply, and Best Buy to purchase retail items and have them delivered.

We are convinced that we must have the point of sale in the cloud and online. We will go live later this month, but it is amazing what this point of sale cloud processing can offer and it neatly syncs with our quickbook accounts. I wish ten years ago we had switched. I Just had an inverter and fan delivered to my home on a sunday.......by the us mail. We will see how the web changes and point of sale will work.

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I'm probably passing the 40% point now. I even order my groceries online now and they are delivered to my door. They would even put them away for me... but I prefer to do that. The service costs $50 a year... and I tip generously. I've never really liked big stores... and can't stand malls. Xmas had always been torture. So I couldn't be more pleased with the direction this is going.

BTW... played a poker cash game for a few hours today.... was up almost 200 but finished up 75. Ran into a couple of big hands that the guy just trapped. I shouldn't have called the min river raises. I'll remember him.

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no poker for me. PRRT shortly after the scan on the 23rd and then on 8 week cycles. This online purchasing is really something we did not use much until the last year and our percentage of use is increasing daily.

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I don't buy much online, just some sheet music on ebay. Oh, and I don't think I'll ever go to Best Buy again. Their return policy stinks...14 days to return an item, and they gave us a hard time even though the purchase was a gift. Nope...I'll find a better retailer.

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We just bought 48 rolls of northern toilet paper online. Amazon delivers it for free and we have a couple porta potties and with guests, family, and friends visiting dying seaoat, it was easier to have the tp delivered to the house with no delivery charge. I am using the boxes to burn debris from the floods. I foresee that we will be buying much much much more online now that we have found out how easy and convenient it is.

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Been buying online for many years, especially clothing (SO much easier to find special sizes such as talls for my husband).  Also buy all kinds of things via eBay - much easier to deal with than Amazon IMHO though we buy from the latter as well on occasion.

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I buy on line all the time.

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We just had 48 rolls of toilet paper delivered on a Sunday and it cost less than going to our local grocery story, and I had to hardly do a thing. I used the box to put all the deliveries from prior Amazon deliveries which I use to start the fires to burn down the flood debris at the causeways, and simply put the rolls in the laundry room. If a porta potty needs extra tp, we have it now.

I had to go about 25 miles to a Lowes to get some lumber. I filled the dump truck up and then when I returned I filled it again. It cost $25 gas to pick up the lumber, and I know Amazon will never deliver construction material, but you begin to see the savings of just keeping your vehicle parked.

I ordered the 40 watt solar panel and controller. I already have the inverters. I will begin to build the floor and then frame the walls and my wife will be bringing the billboard vinyl we have been using on the project in Florida. We will tie the structure into the trees so if it floods the electronics will not float to Memphis. also in a rush we can store the poles, stakes, and tent right at the site, rather than packing everything up and taking it up by the house. We also purchase battery gauges which will allow us to monitor the charge condition of the batteries. We will play with this but it will be nice when friends and family come out to enjoy the islands that they now can camp on them without the hassle of setting up tents. This has been expensive, but in light of my decline it will be nice to spend time with folks fishing and boating and generally enjoying nature.

My best week of the month has always been the week before my sando shot. Doing much better the last two days and I unloaded 12 sheets of plywood and about 40 2x4s......feel pretty good. I will show photos next weekend, as I think I should have one tent set up finished. I also am cutting out a door to the garage where there was a window. I have to be careful because this garage is probably close to sixty years old. We just need to keep some of our equipment out of the rain and I will be building a side shed with a vinyl cover for the golf cart, ATV, and John Deere commercial mower, but will keep the bobcat in the steel shipping container. A very productive day with minimal pain......all good.

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2seaoat wrote:We just had 48 rolls of toilet paper delivered on a Sunday and it cost less than going to our local grocery story, and I had to hardly do a thing.  I used the box to put all the deliveries from prior Amazon deliveries which I use to start the fires to burn down the flood debris at the causeways, and simply put the rolls in the laundry room.  If a porta potty needs extra tp, we have it now.

I had to go about 25 miles to a Lowes to get some lumber.  I filled the dump truck up and then when I returned I filled it again.  It cost $25 gas to pick up the lumber, and I know Amazon will never deliver construction material, but you begin to see the savings of just keeping your vehicle parked.

I ordered the 40 watt solar panel and controller.  I already have the inverters.  I will begin to build the floor and then frame the walls and my wife will be bringing the billboard vinyl we have been using on the project in Florida.  We will tie the structure into the trees so if it floods the electronics will not float to Memphis.  also in a rush we can store the poles, stakes, and tent right at the site, rather than packing everything up and taking it up by the house.  We also purchase battery gauges which will allow us to monitor the charge condition of the batteries.   We will play with this but it will be nice when friends and family come out to enjoy the islands that they now can camp on them without the hassle of setting up tents.  This has been expensive, but in light of my decline it will be nice to spend time with folks fishing and boating and generally enjoying nature.

My best week of the month has always been the week before my sando shot.  Doing much better the last two days and I unloaded 12 sheets of plywood and about 40 2x4s......feel pretty good.  I will show photos next weekend, as I think   I should have one tent set up finished.  I also am cutting out a door to the garage where there was a window.  I have to be careful because this garage is probably close to sixty years old.  We just need to keep some of our equipment out of the rain and I will be building a side shed with a vinyl cover for the golf cart, ATV, and John Deere commercial mower, but will keep the bobcat in the steel shipping container.  A very productive day with minimal pain......all good.






48 rolls of TP on the wall, 48 rolls of TP, take one down and pass it around

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10 Re: The evolution of the point of sale on 5/15/2018, 11:44 am


If you live in a rural area, the savings could mount up PDQ. My daughter does live in "the boonies". She often ships packages to me for birthdays and holidays, which is certainly convenient. But Amazon needs more competition.

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11 Re: The evolution of the point of sale on 5/15/2018, 11:00 pm

Amazon's pricing is very competitive.

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