When was the last time you had a moment to sit down and check how your sales are going? Actually, when was the last time you just had a moment to sit down? We know it’s hard to keep track of what’s happening with your business when you’re busy rushing around fighting fires, meeting suppliers or trying to hire new staff.
We want you to have the information you need, when you need it, wherever you are and now we’ve got an app to give you this data on the go. The new free Square Dashboard app delivers real-time sales data directly to your iPhone and allows you to answer crucial questions about your business including what’s selling well today or whether you should extend your hours. With a quick tap, you can see how business is performing in real time.
“As a business owner, it is so important to keep up to date with your sales figures in real time,” says Elias Vestis of Hula Girl Espresso in Toronto. “We use Square’s online analytics dashboard every day to track our sales and the Dashboard app is perfect for keeping a pulse on our business even when we’re on the go.”
Sellers in our beta program opened the Square Dashboard app on average 12 times a day. Seeing your sales roll in is addicting! But the app is more than just real-time sales data, you can also get information on:
Your Sales Summaries:
Check your sales figures from the number of items you sold to the average sale amounts for each day. You’ll know where to double down on the things that are working – and make adjustments to those that aren’t.
Understand how today’s sales compare to last week, last month, or last year. Identify seasonal business trends, know when to staff up or down, or when to ramp up ordering on specialty items.
Best Selling Categories and Items:
Spot which categories are doing well, and which might need some extra love with a sale or a promotion. You can also sort your items by what’s selling, or what’s not. Are iced coffee sales going through the roof? Check the weather forecast and if there’s another heatwave approaching, you might want to start making more ice.
Download the new app and let us know what you think via Twitter @SquareCanada.