How to Manage Old Antiques with New Inventory Software

Antique inventory management can be done on paper or with software, Fishbowl Blog
Antiques inventory management can be done on paper or with software, Fishbowl Blog

It might seem anachronistic to talk about managing antiques with state-of-the-art inventory management software. But the truth is that you can track virtually anything with modern tools. Antiques are no exception. You can use the following features found in inventory management software to keep a close eye on your antiques:

  • Tracking criteria
  • Multiple locations
  • Barcode scanning
  • Consignment
  • Point of sale

We’ll go through each of these topics in this blog post. And then you’ll be free to decide if an inventory solution is a worthwhile investment for your antique business.1


2021 Sales Tax Changes Report Examines New Business Trends and Shifting Tax Landscape

Repost from Avalara

Avalara has a 2021 Sales Tax Changes Reports to help businesses.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how we learn, shop, socialize, travel, and work. That, in turn, is influencing tax policy.

After employees across numerous industries transitioned to working from home, states struggled to determine the tax implications of a newly remote workforce. As ecommerce sellers struggled to keep up with a surge in sales, states that tax remote sales benefited from a steady source of sales tax revenue. When education and events moved online, the question of how tax should apply to virtual events arose. And so on.

Our 2021 sales tax changes report examines emerging trends in business and tax. As always, it should serve as a resource for business leaders and tax professionals seeking to better understand the ever-shifting tax landscape.


Fishbowl Compatibility

Fishbowl works with EDI solutions to allow vendors to work with big retail chains, Fishbowl Blog

Fishbowl isn’t just a powerful inventory management solution for manufacturers, wholesalers, and other business types; it also integrates with dozens of solutions that make it an even more useful tool.

We’re going to cover categories of business solutions that Fishbowl is compatible with. You can read more about them on the Fishbowl Integrations page:

  • Ecommerce Platforms
  • Mobile Solutions
  • Point of Sale Solutions
  • CRM Solutions
  • EDI Solutions
  • Shipping Solutions
  • Hosting Services
  • Merchant Services

Fishbowl Hardware: Point of Sale Hardware

Fishbowl Hardware -EVO TP4 Tru-Flat TouchPC, Fishbowl Blog
Fishbowl Hardware -EVO TP4 Tru-Flat TouchPC, Fishbowl BlogLast week we talked about Fishbowl’s Point of Sale Kits, which include everything you need to process payments from customers. Now we are going to break them up a bit and discuss the equipment itself. If you would like to buy any of the hardware pieces in those kits separately then the Point of Sale Hardware page is what you are looking for. Here are all of the individual items that are contained in the kits, along with their descriptions. (more…)

Fishbowl Hardware: Point of Sale Kits

Fishbowl Hardware - Point of Sale Kits, Fishbowl Blog
Fishbowl Hardware - Point of Sale Kits, Fishbowl BlogIf you would like to get all of the hardware pieces you need to accept payments from your customers, you can do so by simply choosing one of Fishbowl’s Point of Sale Kits. These include card readers, barcode scanners, cash drawers, and printers. The main difference between the three kits is the touchscreen monitor. The Standard Kit doesn’t have one while the other kits have two different ones. We’ll list all of the hardware that each one contains below. (more…)

Fishbowl Hardware Options

Fishbowl Hardware, Fishbowl Blog
Fishbowl Hardware, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl software works best when it is run on certain types of hardware. There are a number of hardware options that are ideal fits for Fishbowl, and they are helpfully organized into six distinct yet complementary categories on a new Hardware page on Fishbowl’s website. Check out that page, and you will find the following hardware categories: (more…)

Fishbowl’s Dozens of Software Integrations

Fishbowl integrates with dozens of software solutions, Fishbowl Blog
Fishbowl integrates with dozens of software solutions, Fishbowl BlogAmazon, eBay, Dropbox, Etsy, UPS, FedEx, QuickBooks Online, Xero, and Salesforce are just a few of the dozens of online and desktop solutions Fishbowl integrates with. Here are Fishbowl’s 56 software integrations, separated into 11 categories and listed alphabetically. Visit the Fishbowl Integrations page, and also click on the other links found in this post to learn more about them. (more…)

Fishbowl Compatibility: Point of Sale Solutions

Fishbowl has a powerful point of sale solution, Fishbowl Blog
An important part of doing business is accepting payment from customers. If you run a distribution business, but you’d like to open your warehouse to retail customers as well, you’ll need a good point of sale system. It helps a lot if this point of sale system integrates with your inventory software.

Fishbowl has a powerful point of sale solution, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl’s Point of Sale Solution

Luckily, Fishbowl offers a point of sale solution that is:
  • Touchscreen ready
  • Compatible with several merchant services, including QuickBooks Payments, T1 Payments, and Authorize.Net
  • Able to scan barcodes
  • Integrated with Fishbowl to update inventory records when sales are made

Get Fishbowl’s Point of Sale Solution Free Through June 31

Fishbowl is offering a great deal to its customers in the second quarter of 2012. If you buy Fishbowl Inventory through June 31, 2012, you’ll get SalesPoint for free! This is part of Fishbowl’s sponsorship of Grow America, an initiative to help small businesses in Utah and across the country gain access to the tools and funding they need to succeed. (more…)