Innovating Firearms Retail: AXIS Point of Sale Automates Inventory Orders From 14 Distributors
Retail Technology Group and Gearfire Develop Powerful Automatic Inventory Replenishment Utility, AXIS Auto-Order™, to Be Used in Conjunction with Data Feeds from Fourteen of the Industry’s Most Predominate Distributors.
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota – Nov. 13, 2018– Retail Technology Group (RTG) announces the release of AXIS Auto-Order™, the automated inventory replenishment module for the company’s flag ship software solution for shooting sports retailers and range operators, AXIS Retail Management System (AXIS RMS). Working conjointly with functionality provided by sister company, Gearfire, the AXIS integrated Auto-Order™ module becomes the first and only gun store Point of Sale software that simultaneously accesses multiple wholesaler inventory feeds to automatically monitor and maintain optimal inventory stock levels.
“We have heard that many retailers in the firearm industry spend upwards of twenty hours a week monitoring stock levels and sourcing products to replenish inventory,” said Matt Steckelberg, Product Manager, Retail Technology Group. “Despite the large investment of time and effort, the manual order process proves to be ineffective at maintaining consistent inventory levels, resulting in both stockouts and overstocks for the retailer. Automating the replenishment process with AXIS Auto-Order™ increases operational efficiencies throughout the entire supply chain by supporting a just-in-time inventory management method that benefits both the retailer and wholesaler.”
From purchasing to receiving, the AXIS Auto-Order™ application completely automates the inventory procurement process for facilities using AXIS RMS. As on-hand quantities fall below minimum quantity thresholds, the AXIS Auto-Order™ application automatically generates a purchase order for the replacement inventory. An industry first, the retailer is given the power of choice to create a vendor preference hierarchy from the fourteen – and growing – listed participating wholesalers, including the largest and most predominant distributors in the industry, to be followed as the system-generated purchase order is systematically submitted to distributors until the order is able to be fulfilled. Upon receipt, the corresponding distributor submits an acknowledgement back to the AXIS Auto-Order™ application, which is used to receive the shipment when it arrives at the retailer’s store.
Additionally, the AXIS Auto-Order™ application can access and import every participating vendor’s entire electronic product catalog into the AXIS RMS item file, including each vendor’s unique part numbers and item costs.
AXIS installed firearm retailers seeking to implement this unique inventory replenishment capability are provided no-cost access to AXIS Auto-Order functionality for 90 days. The promotion is on a first come, first served basis and will end at the conclusion of SHOT Show 2019. For more product information or to request the implementation of the auto-order module, visit the AXIS Auto-Order web page.
About Retail Technology Group
The Minnesota based company, Retail technology Group, is home to the development and support of AXIS™ Retail Management System, the first software solution developed exclusively to address the needs of the shooting sports retail and range operator. With over 400 locations using RTG systems, Retail Technology Group is the leading software provider in the shooting sport industry. RTG, together with Orchid Advisors, Gearfire, and Gearfire Payments, provides the only end-to-end business solution for firearms retail and range operations. Learn more at www.axisrms.com
Gearfire is a leading provider of eCommerce products and services for the firearms industry in the United States. Their turn-key solutions create an internet-based marketplace that captivates a new generation of customers accustomed to shopping online. Gearfire provides powerful and comprehensive digital tools that allow manufacturers, distributors and retailers to better serve their online consumers through access to the largest selection of firearms and firearms accessories available. Gearfire, in conjunction with sister companies; Orchid Advisors, Retail Technology Group, and Gearfire Payments, provides firearm retailers the most comprehensive commerce and compliance solutions available in the industry. Learn more about Gearfire by visiting gogearfire.com