Jay Leno — comedian, former late-night TV entertainer, and current host of Jay Leno’s Garage — recently made the news for driving the world’s first 3D printed automobile, the 2015 Local Motors Strati. More importantly, at least from the technological perspective, Leno has been an early adopter of 3D printing in his Big Dog Garage where he curates a collection of 300-plus cars and motorcycles. The Burbank, California facility features 3D engineering and production software as well as 3D scanners, inspection tools and printers. Leno and his team make some replacement parts on site, but they special order others from companies having more sophisticated 3D equipment.Read More
The construction industry underlies our entire economy the way a concrete foundation supports a building, and as it turns out innovations in concrete – which don’t come along very often – can give us tantalizing insights into the building supply business.
In anticipation of the Build Expo at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas this February 4 & 5, probably the single most important thing you will need to maximize your 2015 opportunities won’t be on display.
CrossCheck attendees are Charles Dortch III - VP of Field and Corporate Telesales, and Jason Lindell - Director of Sales. They will be featuring these check services for home furnishings merchants:
While the emergence of online shopping revolutionized the retail world and continues to evolve at a rapid pace, millions of consumers still prefer to shop with retailers offline. One of the factors that gives offline retailers a competitive advantage is their relatively diverse range of payment options, which include cash, credit cards, check acceptance and others. As part of a multi-channel strategy that integrates both virtual and physical shopping opportunities, retailers stand to gain a great deal by offering as many different payment options as possible.
Not sure if you need a check guarantee service? Consider this... a $1,000 bad check can mean you'll need an additional $10,000 in sales to make up the impact to your net profit if you operate at a 10% margin. Maybe you have a 8% profit margin and have a check loss of $10,000 - that means you'll need a whopping $125,000 in sales to make up the lost amount!
Home furnishing businesses have rebounded very well the past few years. Part of this recovery effort can be attributed to them continuing to accept check payments, which appeal to a wide variety of customers. Check payment solutions encourage check payments, which remain a convenient option for customers. Meanwhile, check services increase merchant’s sales and reduce risk. In the end these services help the industry grow, open new stores and hire more employees.
CrossCheck, Inc. will be attending the Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation's 2012 Annual Conference on March 7-9, 2012 in Ft. Worth, Texas at booth 429.
It’s not uncommon to call a pizzeria and request delivery. For many pizza restaurants a majority of their business is shuttled off to customers’ homes and offices. Now a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, and gift shops have made delivery of items an important part of their marketing strategy and they've seen a boost in sales. In tough economic times, taking your products and services to the customer can be an easy way to increase margins and gain loyalty.