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Programming Sprints at Univex

At Univex we update our software with innovative enhancements regularly through programming sprints, which are a component of Agile Software Development. Sprints A sprint is a 2 week period in which we plan, develop, test, and release a fully functional updated version of our software. The release is inclusive of customer requested programming. A sprint [...]

By |2021-02-03T14:08:11+11:00July 13th, 2019|News From Univex|0 Comments

Retail Marketing Success with Technology

All marketing activities should start with a brand model, marketing plan and marketing budget. These are all critical factors in achieving retail marketing success. To gauge success you need to track marketing results. This is where retailing software and technology can help. Key Ingredients A brand model is a guide for marketers to use. It [...]

Top 4 Inventory Reports Every Small Retailer Must Run

A quick question: hands up how many of you wait until stocktake is complete, or the accountant asks for end-of-year reports, until you realise there is a problem with your inventory? That’s not good enough and you should know better! If your retail shop is like most others, inventory accounts for 95-100% of your [...]

By |2021-02-03T14:08:11+11:00April 17th, 2018|POS Tips|0 Comments

WTF? What’s The Future …of Australian Retail?

Here on the Univex blog, we often look at the retail industry and share our own thoughts, ideas, and experiences of Australia’s retail landscape with you. Why? Because this industry is important to us, as we’re sure it is to you. We are keen to be involved in shaping its future, but like you, [...]

By |2021-02-03T14:08:12+11:00March 27th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Is Choosing POS Software Making Your Head Spin?

Choosing the right POS system for your retail business can be overwhelming and, let’s face it, somewhat intimidating. If you’ve ever thought about investing in POS software for your retail business, you’ve probably been grappling with questions like: Where do I start? Who’s the best supplier, and what makes them different/better? What is fact [...]

Lights, Camera, Action!

The Internet is a fascinating place. You can find almost anything there. And in so many formats – posts, to photos, audio, and videos. Here are some videos we found that we think readers of this blog may appreciate, enjoy and relate to. Go on. Grab some popcorn, (and, a choctop if you must). [...]

By |2021-02-03T14:08:12+11:00March 16th, 2018|Business, Retail Tools and Resources|0 Comments

My Impressions of Retail Week 2018

#InsideRetailLive #FestivalofRetailIdeas Retail Week #RWL2018 recently wrapped up its festival of all things retail. I was there to check things out. Whilst Retail Week had a number of activities on around Melbourne - summits, training, and other events, they were more appropriate for big business and industry leaders. You, know, the Big thinking type folk from [...]

By |2021-02-03T14:08:13+11:00March 13th, 2018|Business, Retail Tools and Resources|0 Comments

Tips for Hiring Top Retail Talent – Stage 2 –A Guide to Interviewing and Assessing Candidates

In the previous post we shared tips for Hiring Top Retail Talent – Stage 1 – Talent Recruitment.  But, we all know, that finding candidates isn’t enough, when then need to interview them and assess their fit with the role and our business. So, when it comes to candidate assessment and interviewing, how can [...]

By |2021-02-03T14:08:13+11:00March 7th, 2018|Business, Business Tips|0 Comments

6 Tips for Hiring Top Retail Talent – Stage 1 – Talent Recruitment

We all want Superstars working on our team. But star-spotting isn’t necessarily a skill we come by easily.So, how can we give ourselves the best chance at hiring the best retail associates for our stores and our business?Here are some tips for doing exactly that!You may or may not have gone through the exercise of [...]

By |2021-02-03T14:08:14+11:00February 28th, 2018|Business, Business Tips|0 Comments

What Customers Dislike Most About Shopping?

Is it long lines at the check out? Or, maybe it’s being ignored when they walk through the door.  Or, do you think that it’s rude staff that customer’s dislike the most? Here’s the quick answer.  Customers dislike ANYTHING that detracts from a pleasant shopping experience. They can turn from happy customer into furious [...]

By |2021-02-03T14:08:14+11:00February 23rd, 2018|Business, Retail Tools and Resources|0 Comments