NCR Counterpoint provides a customized solution for the retail & wholesale Lawn & Garden businesses

Built for the nursery industry, our lawn and garden software allows you to track your extensive inventory, manage vendors, automate purchasing, and use hardware designed to withstand the elements.  Our solution for the lawn & garden industry responds effectively to the high demands of the high selling season that results in the majority of your year’s sales falling in 6 weeks of the year … making it a favorite choice for nursery retail and wholesale businesses.

Purchase & Sell items using multiple unit types

With our lawn & garden management software solution, you can track units by the size, color, and packaging, such as individual or flats of plants, for inventory, ordering, and reporting.  You can purchase all your nursery items by the palette, skid, or case, and sell them by the individual unit, or by the flat. Provide special pricing to your client if they buy their lawn and garden items by the flat.  If certain Vendors require a minimum volume for purchases, the PO module can remind your purchasing department to meet those minimums and show your weight totals on the PO before placing the order.

Unlimited barcodes allow you to track the items sold from multiple vendors, such as seed packets. Your UPC tickets are well protected with waterproof and fade-resistant labels for outdoor inventory.

Accounts Receivable Functionality

Flexibility is especially important when working with a wide range of customers and vendors. NCR Counterpoint’s Lawn & Garden software gives you that flexibility.  Provide landscapers and contractors with quotes for specific jobs and the ability to pay on account. They can track products by client and make payments after the job is complete.

Increase Sales through performance and enhanced loyalty programs

Increase revenue through our built-in customer loyalty programs, up-sell or suggest related items, and offer your clients integrated gift cards or a full layaway program, all through one point of sale system.  Add our loyalty plus program and offer your clients the ability to purchase 10 bags of fertilizer and get the 11th free, or set any ratio that you negotiate with your vendor to participate, then provide documentation to your vendor for redemption. 

With our Lawn & Garden POS and Wholesale software system, you can also monitor sales rep productivity in units and dollars sold per hour, or per month, or any user defined time period. Calculate sales commissions for region or store associates based the sale amount or gross profit, by brand or commodity.

Improve Customer Service

Increase revenue through our built-in customer loyalty programs, upsell or suggest related items, and offer your clients integrated gift cards or a full layaway program, all through one point of sale system.  Add our loyalty plus program and offer your clients the ability to purchase 10 bags of fertilizer and get the 11th free, or set any ratio that you negotiate with your vendor to participate, then provide documentation to your vendor for redemption. 

Manage sales, returns, orders, special orders, backorders, and layaways on the same transaction … Generate PO’s for orders and special orders straight from the sales screen, coordinating drop shipments, or consolidate them with automatic reorders, saving on shipping costs and time.  Sales and Customer Service associates can access PO information such as ETA’s and tracking information right from the POS or Wholesale sales screen… … all defined by your unique lawn & garden needs. Track client orders through to receiving, managing the inventory throughout the process, be it through the POS, Online, or Wholesale.

Our integrated email marketing module allows you to target your client based on their purchases.  Create cross promotions that promote specific areas of your business that you want to build.  Send reminder emails to your clients when its time to replace their seasonal purchases again. Offer promotions during your off season automatically. 

Multiple payment types, coupled with user definable, intuitive touch screens allow for maximum flexibility for the client, streamlined for the unique needs of your lawn & garden customer service values. 

Retail Hardened Hardware

We’ve created nursery POS hardware that’s built to withstand outdoor elements such as direct sunlight, soil and fine airborne particles. Your investment in your lawn and garden center POS system is well protected with waterproof and fade-resistant labels for outdoor inventory. Learn More…

Inventory Management

  • Centralized inventory with one SKU and centralized Barcodes
  • Multiple Barcodes per items (which will also help in converting items from your current system to the CounterPoint System, as well as eliminate the internal cost of re-tagging items). Use Vendor Lawn & Garden specific Barcodes for greater efficiency
  • Mass retail and price changes
  • Physical Counts through inventory sheets, or hand held data collectors
  • Electronic packing-slip & invoice matching (vouchering) … increases accuracy of item cost analysis
  • Item notes of sales information at the Point of Sale assist the sales staff in communicating item features with clients 
  • Substitute item suggestion
  • Special “dietary instructions” can be triggered by an item as a prompt for the sales associate and/or printed on client receipts
  • Kitting of items (eg. Group lawn furniture and accompaniments, group garden supplies in a various packages, etc)
  • Sale pricing capabilities including
    • Mix and match codes
    • By Customer group
    • Automatic staff purchase prices
    • Vendor
    • Item
    • Item category and user defined profile codes
    • Special limited time automatic promotions
  • Back order client requests for sold out items​
    • Then notify clients upon receipt of a bulk order​
  • Sell a broader range of items from a catalog that you don’t normally stock
    • A customer sale can generate a PO, then emailed directly to the vendor 
      • Can be combined with automatic reorder items to save on shipping costs
      • Upon receipt of the item, the receiver is notified, and then can either notify the sale rep or contact the client directly
    • At all stages of the process, the sale rep can monitor the progress at the POS screen with ETA date and status information
      • Efficiently track the various items of the order, from various vendors, and ETA’s​
      • Efficiently manage the client’s order as they change their mind
  • Automatic lawn & garden reorder program, initiated:
    • By Location specific min/max 
    • Suggested stock based on historic sales, with seasonal variables 
    • Location specific order models
  • Drop ship capabilities
  • Multi-currency purchases, factoring: 
    • Exchange rate
    • Landed costs
    • Duties
  • Category + Subcategory
  • Season Codes
  • Theme codes
  • Merchandising codes
  • Date codes
  • Centrally coordinated by a warehouse, or managed by stores
  • Can be initiated by a customer sale
  • Transferred by transfer sheets, hand-held scanners, USB, or electronic for product verification and shrinkage control
  • Simultaneous transfer feature is also available where transfer out and transfer in needs to be updated instantly
  • Critical profile codes
    • Contact tracking information
    • Key Demographics, such as age, profession, company
  • Provide Special Contract Pricing​
    • Specified by Item Category or Sub Category, Season, or any other item or customer profile code  ​
    • Based on Sales Price, Margin, or Cost Plus
  • Searchable by address, phone number, spouse or partner’s name, company name, or any other variable you track
  • Extensive customer notes
    • Allows uploads of documents, (pdf, jpg, etc)
    • Notes that can be automatically triggered for the sales rep upon pulling up customer … used for fraud prevention and customer service
  • Accounts Receivable Module
    • Provide complete AR statements (Balance Forward or Open Item)
    • Charge Interest on statements
    • Aged A/R Reporting (as at any Historical Date) – by Summary or Customer Detail
  • User defined loyalty programs that defines
    • Points redemption values
    • Points earning defined by item or item category
    • Special limited time automatic promotions
  • Fully customizable touch screens
  • Multiple payment types
  • Customer history access
  • Layaways, Orders, Backorders
  • Gift Registry
  • Gift Card Tracking
  • Credit Note Tracking
  • Credit Card integration
  • Canadian Penny rounding
  • Marketing profile tracking
  • Sales tracking of Marketing efforts, Influencers, or Outside Sales Reps for various purposes (including Commissions)

Set and Forget campaigns

  • Welcome to the store
  • Loyalty points statements
  • Birthday promotions

Sales & Promotions

  • Triggered based on 
    • Items
    • Vendors
    • Inventory Categories and profile codes
    • Location
    • Customer profile codes 

Campaign results – can get actual sales amounts for by campaign so you can identify how effective an email campaign was, who open the emails, etc.

  • Customer Service
  • Operations Management
  • Fraud alerts
  • Counterpoint has integrations to several platforms, including Shopify
  • This ensures that orders are accurately filled
  • Over 2,000 reports
    • Vendor analysis
    • Item analysis
      • Using 28 user definable codes (more available if needed)
    • Inventory tracking
    • Inventory consolidation from multiple locations
    • Sales Rep performance, including commissions
    • Gross Margin reports
    • Inventory Value (as at any Historical Date) – by summary or by any item detail you track
  • Employee Time clock tracking
  • All reports can be customized by the client, or can be commissioned to RMS to modify or create
  • CSV, pdf, excel, etc
  • Allows for future customization as you grow and your needs change 
  • Counterpoint creates journal entries for all activities (and posted to user defined accounts)
  • Integrations exist to most book keeping packages
  • CounterPoint adheres to GAAP rules