Case Study: Eagle Anime Cuts Costs With POS Solution
"The mobile app is really convenient for convention stores," notes Kris Hiiemaa, founder and CEO of ERPLY. "You have all of your data there in a central location so you can start selling immediately."
Increased Product Visibility, Decreased Costs
Setting up storefronts at up to 30 anime conventions a year requires a significant amount of prep work for Eagle Anime at its home office. The retailer leans on ERPLY's central database, inventory management, CRM, and analytics and reporting systems to make sure its sales team is ready to sell when it arrives at a convention.
On the back-office side, ERPLY's software enables Eagle Anime to access inventory reports, decide what needs to be reordered, create purchase orders and have products shipped to the next convention city.
The items are entered into a central database managed by ERPLY, the purchase order is committed and all the inventory is in order for the convention team when they set up. Eagle Anime creates a "default" customer for each convention via ERPLY's POS tool. The default sales tax rate for the location of where the convention is being held is entered as well. The convention team then only has to set up its display, pop open its computer and they're ready to sell.
"ERPLY saves me money, time and effort in managing my inventory in different locations and allowing me to help set up the convention sales from the home office," says Smeby. "I consider ERPLY to be a competitive advantage in convention sales."