Product Overview

What rental titles to buy?

Do you purchase too many copies?

Do you purchase too few?

Video Rental Plus knows.

Video Rental Plus is NOT just another point of sale software.

It is a total video store management solution for the changing needs of the video rental industry.

Whether you have just one computerized checkout station or a multiple station network system, Video Rental Plus is the smart choice for running your entire video store business.

Point of Sale Features: ...all at your Fingertip

   Instant access to a customer's information
   Do rental, sales and returns with or without the mouse
   Check availability of title with a few keystrokes
   Rental items can be entered into the invoice either by code or by description
   Scans and prints barcodes (please note that a barcode scanner is not required to use the program)
   Declare different due dates for individual rental items
   Process general merchandise and rental items on the same invoice
   Customer photos can be added and displayed at the time of rental for extra security
   Multiple payment options: Accept cash or credit cards. You can also "charge" a rental or sale on the customer's House Account
   Automatic calculation of customer change for the clerk while invoicing
   Customer balance including late fee due is tracked and displayed automatically at rental time
   Warn you that a customer's credit card is expired
   Previously rented item alert - A warning if customer has already rented a title leading to improved customer service
   Customer birthday alert - A message is given when a customer visits on his or her birthday
   Integrated reservations - Full reservation functionality is provided - including features such as warnings if a customer tries to rent a title that will overlap with an existing reservation and notification when a title is returned that another customer has reserved for later that day
   Invoices can be configured to print in virtually any language
   Flexible tax setup
   Sell pre-paid rental plans
   Full suite of functionalities to complement your cash register operations (refunds, voids, pay outs, etc.)

Standard Features: Simplify Daily Management

   Unlimited customer entries
   Unlimited number of rentals and inventory items
   Unlimited number sales groups or revenue centers
   Quick add feature to add multiple copies of a tape at once
   Auto number generation for customer ID's
   Employee file maintenance
   Password security configurable for each employee (to restrict their access to sensitive information)
   Sell general merchandise
   Tracks payments and purchases
   View tapes out by customer
   Maintains a history of all returns
   Overdue rentals are tracked and reports sorted by date or customer name are available, allowing you to follow up late returns with minimum administration
   Lock accounts with balance due, tapes overdue, etc.
   Ability to print a fully customizable Overdue Letter or Final Notice to prompt a particular customer to return overdue rentals
   Easy to read shift end report

Rentals Returned: Maximize Efficiency

   One click access to the rental return screen from the program's main screen
   While processing a return, bring all of a customer's outstanding items onto the screen by entering just one of the items
   Full and partial rental returns
   Late fee amount is automatically suggested when a rental is returned late
   Late fees can be paid in full, partially, put onto the customer's account or forgiven
   Forgiven late fees are tracked
   Return receipts can be printed for those customers who require one
   Remind clerk when "reserved" titles are returned

Customer Management: Improve Customer Service

   Identify regulars and VIPs
   Instant customer rental history: There is now an answer to the question "have I seen this movie?"
   Automatic tracking of remaining balance and credit
   Gift Certificate management with complete control over your gift certificate issuing, tracking, & redemption
   Allow your customer to pay any amount toward their balance owed (any over payment will be returned to the customer as change due)
   Phone order processing
   See the caller information before you even pickup the telephone by using the advanced Caller ID interface
   Call your customers from the program with just the click of a button (by using the Modem Support capability)
   Membership forms may be printed for new customers to complete. The form may be customized to collect any data appropriate to your situation
   Default city, state, zip automatically entered in customer form (easy data entry encourages clerks to keep customer information up to date)
   Two additional family members per account
   Ability for adding a rental agreement or a custom message at bottom of the printed receipt

Marketing Management: Increase Repeat Business

   Conduct powerful e-mail marketing campaigns from within the program to increase repeat business (e-mails may be sent to customers who have an upcoming birthday, to inform of new releases or special promotions, etc.)
   Track customer preferences to meet and anticipate special requests
   Track special occasions such as customer birthdays
   Print mailing labels to reach select target audiences
   Improve customer service by allowing customers to query movie availability on the sales floor by using a public terminal
   Print customer membership cards which (if desired) include a barcode representing the customer number
   'Suggest a Movie' feature: Provides you with a list of the currently available top titles, taking into account the customer's category preferences and rental history (no more leaving the counter to go to the shelves to pick a movie for a customer)

Inventory Control: Track your Retail Sales

   Sell any kind of inventory item, popcorn, candy, drinks, party goods, etc.
   Specify reorder levels for each sales item in your database
   Inventory depletion based on sales
   Automatic reorder needed alert when stock inventory hits the reorder level, removing the need for time consuming manual stock checks
   View inventory status instantly
   Predictive ordering
   Inventory sales reports for any period
   Sales margin report

Promotions and Special Offers: Increase Productivity

   Flexible pricing: Assign different rent amounts, rent days, etc.
   Discounts for multiple rentals: X titles for x days for x dollar
   Rentals can be returned at a specific time or anytime during a specific day
   Offer rental discounts using prepaid coupon feature (Example: $40 of store rental credit can be given for a prepaid price of $30)

Information Module: Know more about your store and be more competitive

Video Rental Plus provides you with a whole host of reports designed to give you not only total control of your store but also powerful information for planning promotions, rental stock management, and staff management.

   Daily summary of rentals & sales
   Weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly financial transactions
   Detailed void reporting
   Sales tax report
   Unlimited customer history - including all detail on all transactions (sales, rentals, voids, returns)
   Display rental history of a title (shows from last to first all customers to have tape)
   Top renting titles and slow titles
   Sales performance by sales/rental category
   Rentals, inventory items, customers and sales data may be imported into Excel, Ms Access, Dbase, Lotus, etc.
   Ability to export sales reports to text file for further processing
   Backup files can be used as a bridge between the point of sale system and the home office accounting system
   Numerous Back Office reports to present your overall video store operation results

Misc. Features:

   100% graphical operated Point of Sale
   100% 32-bit Windows based (runs on Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, NT 4, W2K, XP)
   Single and multi-users (true client-server software) to share data
   Your clerks do not need prior computer knowledge
   Easy pull down menus
   Fast and easy lookups
   Customizable main screen- Select images stored on your computer to use as the background for the program's main screen
   Built-in backup and restore functions
   Compact database support directly from software
   Automatic database repair capability
   Support for various Point of Sale peripherals (receipt printers, cash drawers, barcode scanners, digital camera for customer photo capture, etc.)
   Print bar code labels directly from the software (optional)
   Peer to peer Windows networking support (saves you the cost of expensive dedicated database server and the server operating system)
   Administration (price changes, inventory additions, etc.) from remote location with 'on the fly' update to each station's database
   Separate free utility (Video Rental Plus Database Functions) to allow you to purge test orders from the sales database
   Import existing data - Video Rental Plus has a data import module which allows you to import customer and rental title data from a variety of existing programs databases

Anything missing? The above describes the general features & capabilities of Video Rental Plus© that will allow to save you time & money. There are much more features that are not discussed in the above feature list. We strongly suggest that you download our fully working demo version to see what our software can do for you first hand!

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