As a liquor store owner, you have a dozen different tasks that need your immediate attention each day. Most of which you aren’t even able to get to because there is so much paperwork that gets in the way. Liquor Store owners finally have a way to simplify their day-to-day operations and can solve all their liquor store problems with CobaltConnect.
Problem: Keeping Up With The Beverage Journal
Each month, you receive your copy of your state’s Distributor Pricing Book containing each Distributor’s updated case and bottle costs and the minimum bottle prices for each of the products sold at your liquor store. Then, you have to painstakingly comb through the distributors and products you carry to make sure that you’ve taken into account all cost changes to ensure you are not selling below cost. When you are running an entire business, the last task you have time to worry about is flipping through a phone book to check prices.
CobaltConnect Solution: BevJournal
Whether you call it the Beverage Journal, Beverage Guide or a Digital Pricing Book out system has the integration tools your business needs. By teaming up with your state’s Beverage Journal, we have been able to save users over 15 hours per month by digitizing your state’s Beverage Journal/ Digital Catalog. This module is updated at the beginning of each month. All major distributors’ case costs, bottle costs, post-offs, and other product information for your specific state as updated automatically. It will also update all products in your My Products module automatically with any other changes in the product info.
Problem: Comparing Distributor Prices
As a liquor store owner, you probably know that some states allow more than one distributor to sell a product. The decision then comes down to who you would prefer to buy from. Again, this means going into a lengthy process of reading through the Beverage Journal/Digital Price Catalog to search for price differences between distributors.
CobaltConnect Solution: Price Comparison
With CobaltConnect’s Price Comparison module, you will be able to see if another distributor offers a product as soon as it is in your Draft POs. In your Draft POs, you will see a notification that there is another distributor offering the product. Then, in just a few clicks, you will be able to compare the prices and decide if it is worth switching. This will save you tons of time that would’ve been spent poring over pages, and ensure that you never miss out on the best price.
Problem: Overlooking Your Inventory
With inventory constantly coming in and being bought off your shelves, it can be hard to quickly see what is running low or out of stock. You might not even realize what you’re missing until a customer asks about it. You’re out of the loop of what is out of stock instead of always being on top of it.
CobaltConnect Solution: Low & Out Of Stock Alerts
CobaltConnect has set up a Low and Out Of Stock alert system so you always know what might need to be reordered. You can even set up notification triggers, so if a product in high demand reaches a certain amount, it will automatically go to your Draft Purchase Orders so it’s ready to reorder.
Problem: Planning Your 30/60/90
At the end of each month, you have to look back at your last 30, 60, and 90-days to plan for the next 30, 60, and 90 days. The process can take hours and steals your time away from other important aspects of your business.
CobaltConnect Solution: Purchase History Module
With the Purchase History module, you will be able to refine your search and save time by having purchase history information consolidated into one location. You will find important data points for your business that will help you with your end of the month buy-ins.
Problem: Business Reporting
Gaining insight into your business can be a difficult task. There are hundreds of sales figures you need to consider in ensuring that your business runs as smoothly as possible; the sheer number of reports can leave you drowning in invoices and forms.
CobaltConnect Solution: The Reporting Module
The Reporting Module provides easy-to-understand reports from your Clover sales information. You will have access to predictive reports to help you plan ahead. As well as the ability to add products from any report if you come across something that needs to be ordered.
Problem: Managing Multiple Locations
It is fantastic when your success has grown enough to run multiple store locations. However, managing the inventory can become a bit of a hassle. After all keeping track of hundreds of products coming in and out of your storefronts each day can become overwhelming at the end of a busy day.
CobaltConnect Solution: Multi-Location Dashboard
The new Multi-Location module allows liquor store merchants to manage their entire inventory from all their store locations. This feature allows merchants the ability to manage not only the stock of their multiple locations, but they can also gather joint reports between the store locations and transfer inventory between the,