Mobile Electronics Magazine November 2018

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 strategy & tactics

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About TSS How can you get the most out of your TSS or point-of-sale program? Consider the many features you may not be utilizing and learn to apply them to maximize both efficiency and profits. WORDS BY RICHARD BASLER

When I was asked if I would be willing to write an article about the top 10 things you may not know about TSS, I said yes to the opportunity pretty quickly. I was excited about the chance to write an article for Mobile Electronics magazine, but nervous as well, since I had never written an article before. After a couple of days I began to think about what readers might have to say about a TSS article, such as, “Oh, great, another story about TSS.” But when I gave it some further thought, I realized I could write the article about TSS—and incorporate my thoughts and opinions based on 22 years of retail

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experience, which included using TSS at a 12-volt retail store, and other point-of-sale programs I worked with during that time. It still surprises me when I speak with retailers and hear how little they are actually using of their TSS or pointof-sale program. These programs are designed to help us, but they are often underutilized. In this article, my goal is to provide TSS users with new information, so they can take full advantage of the program’s capabilities. I also want to provide some general information to encourage retailers to use TSS, or any other point-ofsale programs, in order to better manage and track their businesses.

Google Calendar Sync with TSS Scheduler In TSS you can link each bay on the schedule screen to a Google Calendar you create within an existing Google Account. When you create a Google Account, a calendar is one of the features of that account. You have the ability to create additional calendars and name them whatever you choose. Each calendar you create is provided its own unique calendar ID. To create the link between a bay on the schedule screen in TSS with a Google Calendar, begin by highlighting and copying the calendar ID of the first calendar and then close all browsers on the computer.