Shoe Store POS / Footwear POS

Dimensional's premier fashion software package is Vogue Retail Management Suite.  This system is ideal for shoe stores and footwear retailers of all varieties. 

It has many industry-specific features, such as inventory matrixes (style, color, size and width), complete customer sales history, customer color and size preferences,  Customer Relations Management, marketing tools, reports, and barcoding.

Vogue is one of only a few systems which has a 4 dimensional matrix. A comparable system would be Celerant but at a much higher cost.   Most POS/inventory systems that say they can be used in a shoe store only have 3 dimensions: style, color, size or width.

Dimensional has worked with many shoe stores over the years.  Here are some examples: Arnold Churgin Shoes, Foster Shoes, Shoe Craze, Outter Limits, Sole Comfort, Vanity Shoes, and Payton and Buckle.

These clients have told us what they need in a shoe store POS system, and we've listened to them and added this functionality into Vogue.

Here are some Vogue features of interest to shoe store clients:

  • Point of Sale - our POS module is easy to learn and flexible.  This saves you money and lets you serve your customers better, which makes you money.
  • Inventory Control - use our Inventory Matrix module to create shoe inventory items quickly and efficiently. 
  • Multi-Store - everything works in real-time.  You can also transfer stock between your stores and warehouses and manage your entire operation from one central location.
  • CRM - record customer information to help you with marketing and customer service.  Vogue records customer measurements, preferences and communications, so your customer service levels will be unmatched.
  • Marketing - design targeted direct marketing lists by data-mining with Vogue.  Group your customers to maximize your return on your marketing investment.
  • Purchasing - create purchase orders manually or automatically using the suppliers' own colour codes and numbering systems, and then fax or email them to your suppliers.  This will minimize ordering errors.
  • Special Orders - sell what your customers want by special ordering stock for them.  Vogue will track the special orders and let you know the status of the order every step of the way.
  • Accounting - export journal entries to most accounting systems, such as Simply Accounting and QuickBooks.  This should save you money because your accountant won't have to learn a new system.
  • Detailed Merchandising Reports - Top sellers report, Item size analysis, sold on hand reports, minimum/maximum reorder reports
  • Time Analysis Reports - Manage store hours of operation by analyzing sales per hour tracked by the system 
  • Employee Management - Commissions, sales profitability by salesperson, sales discounts by salesperson
  • Barcoding - Each style, color, size and width combination has its own barcode
  • Website Integration - Vogue interfaces with Magento Ecommerce websites.
  • E-Marketing - Vogue will record email address and export them to such packages as iContact to handle your email marketing campaigns.

Inventory Matrix

Our Inventory Matrix functionality is what makes our software an apparel/shoe package.

This functionality lets you create shoe inventory items quickly and efficiently.  Here's an example:

Shoe Store Inventory Matrix

This is a men's shoe that comes in a style with different sizes, colours, and widths.  If you tried to create this inventory information using standard, non-matrixed inventory items, you'd have to create 56 separate inventory items.

You'd have to create a "Black-Size 6-Width B" and then a "Black-Size 6-Width C".  This would take forever and be incredibly error-prone.  This is why you want to use an industry-specific solution, such as Vogue.  It can save you a lot of time and effort.

There are a lot of other benefits to using matrixed inventory, other than cutting down on data entry.  For instance, you can see at a glance what colours, sizes, and widths you have for each style.  This lets you serve your customers much more efficiently.  Note: if you have the multi-store version of Vogue, you can even see if you have a certain colour, size or width in another store.  You can use this functionality to save sales.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Vogue can be set up to automatically prompt your cashiers to enter customer information into the system.  This information includes everything from basic demographic information (name, address, etc.) to more personal information, such as your customers' birthdays and anniversaries.  Obviously, the more you know about your customers, the better you can serve them.

Vogue also tracks each customer's purchase history.  This will help you make recommendations when they're in your store.  You can also use this information to help with your marketing.  For instance, when you get a new collection in, you can contact everyone who bought something similar last year.

Customer Profiling

With Vogue, you can create direct marketing lists that you can use for direct mail, email and telemarketing campaigns. Vogue can export to such products as iContact for managed email marketing: http://www.icontact.com.

 You can filter these lists by various criteria, including:

  • Total Sales
  • Date Range
  • Last Purchase Date
  • Name
  • Address
  • Birth Date
  • Sales Person
  • Etc.

Customers can belong to your inhouse loyalty programs, collecting points for each purchase to be used for future purchases.

These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider Vogue if you're the owner or manager of a shoe store.

If you have any questions about POS, please contact us by email or phone: 1-403-225-2224.