a whole new POS system

2004
11.12

Lately we’ve been working hard in the Bookstore. We are finally joining the rest of the world with some technology. This week we received a new POS system and now instead of pricing and depricing books and ringin them up manually, we don’t have to price them and can SCAN them at the register! I’m so excited and I know my right hand is too especially knowing I won’t have to write anymore vouchers!!! well…that is if IS can get their acts together and get things working. This means not so long lines, two registers that are fully functional to process credit cards, department charges, cash, checks, gift cards, and vouchers. Now if only the books would bag themselves haha. So, as you can see I’ve been busy with training for the POS system. It is soooooo user friendly. A bit too user friendly. I hope it will be a smooth transition. Also we’ve already received about 80% of our books for the Spring semester. They are all currently checked in and shelved. Just a little reorganizing is necessary.

People never cease to amaze me in their ignorance. Every semester I try my hardest to find new more obvious ways to keep people out of the book section. People just can’t help but get so excited about Spring books so early. They just can’t stay out. We can have hundreds of unpacked boxes everywhere and they will climb over them just to see if their book is here. They will even ask if we can find it for them in the boxes. This semester I got a bright orange posterboard and Erica wrote “DO NOT ENTER Books not available til Dec 1st”….what do you know…they walk right past it. We’ve even tried police tape, packing tape, boxes blocking the aisle ways, chairs, everything and they climb right through it. I just wish I could get an electric fence. That would be fun to watch haha.

Yesterday we were closed all day except from 12-1:30. Right on the outside of the door was a big sign that was at eye level telling the customers that. At 11:30 a woman just walked right in and was so confused when we told her we were closed. The door was closed and the sign was up. Crazy crazy people I tell you! Well…at least I felt smarter by the end of the day 😉 haha.

Everyone have a great day and a wonderful weekend!