"Over the years, I've recommended Counterpoint to everyone I know in the industry. This software is very comprehensive and user friendly. Overall, it’s difficult to articulate everything this system has done for this company!”
-Feed & Pet Supply Store, Santa Clarita, CA
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Store name: The Olde Tyme Commissary
Number of stores: 2 plus a warehouse
Specialty: toys and games
Location: Jackson, MS
Established in: 1972
Using CounterPoint since: 1998
In 1998 Tucker McGeoy, Chief Financial Officer at The
Olde Tyme Commissary in Jackson, MS, selected CounterPoint
from Synchronics [now Radiant] as their POS system of
“CounterPoint has been an incredible tool for running and
managing our operations—I have not overbought in five
years,” McGeoy says. “Before CounterPoint, it was the
norm to see overbuying, instead of timely buying. In the era
of Wal-Mart and Target, you have to be as sharp—if not
sharper—if you are going to survive.”
In addition to powerful purchasing reports, CounterPoint’s
numerous other reports and extensive array of features make
it the perfect choice for a toy store of any size. Its ease
of use makes it simple to learn—even for seasonal employees.
The customer loyalty program rewards repeat business. And
with gift registries, order processing, and hundreds of
other features at your fingertips, it’s easy to see why over
10,000 retailers and wholesalers have chosen CounterPoint as
their point-of-sale solution.
In June 2004, McGeoy launched CounterPoint—and subsequently
his sales—to new heights when he opened his doors to the
Internet world with CPOnline. CPOnline is the ecommerce
solution designed specifically for CounterPoint merchants.
With its seamless integration to his in-house CounterPoint
system, online orders are processed immediately, resulting
in real-time inventory statistics.
Just 90 days after going online, McGeoy had shipped to 48
states. Only Alaska and North Dakota were left white on the
map that he colored in with each new order.
Today, the high tech version of this old-fashioned store
offers more than 400 products online—all grouped by price,
age range, brand, hottest sellers, and more.
“CPOnline has been the most exciting development for our
business in years,” McGeoy says. “I have had more fun
running this aspect of the business than anything I’ve
ever endeavored in. Even today, hundreds of tickets later, I
still want to do cartwheels across the warehouse floor when
I hear the infamous ‘You’ve Got Mail.’ The saying for my
purposes should be ‘You’ve Got a Sale!’”