Monday, December 15, 2008

Sports Apparel Case Study

One Step Retail Solutions performed another Retail Pro case study with Sportech, an athletic footwear and apparel store in Port Chester, NY. The store opened 16 years ago and manager Soung Kim talked about her experience with Retail Pro:

"We got on Retail Pro in 1995. You can figure the math there but that's the only system we've used. The store, when we first got it, was about 2000 square feet and now we are at 5600 square feet, so keeping track of our inventory has definitely helped us make larger profit margins, as well as not over-purchasing, so we were able to turn out a profit and expand the store. "

See full case study at:

Swimwear Case Study

In a case study with Gone Bananas located in San Diego, CA, owner Tom O'Hara speaks about his experience using Retail Pro point of sale software.

When asked about financial benefits, Tom said:
"We have now grown to where we're one of the largest single operations of swimwear in the US. Sales and profits have increased to levels which we would have never dreamed of. We're also online now and have synched our online store to our inventory. This feature of Retail Pro makes the online sales aspect of our store much easier. We'll be seeing more sales through the Internet as well."
Full case study at:

Monday, December 8, 2008

Round Table for Retail Execs

One Step Retail Solutions is holding an exclusive Round Table for retail executives. The topic is "Are You Crazy Enough to Expand in This Economy?"

Kevin McAdam, author of "Success in the Retail Business During Economic Stress" will present a proven strategy that will enable retailers to open new stores and actually expand in 2009, despite all the doom and gloom economic headlines.

This special open-mic Round Table is an excellent opportunity to speak with Kevin and other retailers about expanding while everyone else is trembling.

December 10, 2008
11:00 AM (PT)

Limited to only 25 attendees! Reserve your space now!

Send Email with your name, company, title and email address and you will receive instructions to join the meeting: or call (800) 266-1328.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Book Release

One Step Retail Solutions has released a new eBook, "Succeeding in the Retail Business during Economic Stress" by Kevin McAdam which offers insight and strategies for retailers suffering at the hands of a struggling economy.

Looking at trends in retailing and current industry news spouting doom and gloom, Kevin McAdam gets to the bottom line with survival strategies that help retailers adapt to changing technologies and the new realities of the marketplace.

“This book is very timely because of the current economic conditions, and Kevin really gets into the necessities of what retailers should do during challenging times,” says Scott Kreisberg, CEO of One Step Retail Solutions. “His strategies point out how retailers can not only survive, but thrive during these conditions. I can personally vouch for the validity of his strategies, since I passed on these strategies to him and have watched my clients remain profitable during three economic recessions over the past 20 years as a result.”

This book is a compilation of articles from Kevin's column in a newsletter published by One Step Retail Solutions, advising its retail customers how to get through the economic climate of decreased sales numbers.

Alicia Kreisberg, Chief Operating Officer at One Step claims, “Retailers will find this book very insightful, particularly because the approach and principles outlined in Kevin’s book are taken from the same practices we use at One Step with our clients. No matter what the economic climate is, we make sure that our clients have the tools to succeed.”

Retailers will find in-depth methodologies for such matters as weathering a storm in the retail business, increasing sales through channels of retailing, having the right product at the right place at the right time, how retailers should focus on their core strengths, and adjusting a retail business to changing economic times.

The eBook version is now available as a free download at

Monday, October 20, 2008

Free Webinar for Retailers

Announcing...The Roll-up Your Sleeves, Time for the Cold Hard Facts, Make Sure You Survive the Economic Downturn FREE WEBINAR.

"How to Adjust Your Retail Business to The Changing Economic Times"

Date: November 12, 2008
Time: 11:00 AM (PT)
For: Retail business owners and managers

With our hand on the pulse of retail, we told you back in March what you needed to do then to thrive in the coming economic downturn. Many retailers took this to heart and are growing and expanding. What can you do now that the economic bad times are here? Adjust. Find out how in this hard-hitting, no holds barred, confront the facts, 1-hour webinar.

Join Kevin McAdam, author, speaker, Vice President of One Step Retail Solutions and co-founder of the Retail Technology Resources Group for this new retail-business-owner specific, 1-hour time investment, survival course.

In this webinar you'll find out about:
  • How you can increase your bottom line, even while sales are decreasing.
  • The 5 things that you must have going for you to ensure your staying power.
  • The 2 most important assets that retailers have and how to make them work for you.
  • The 14 biggest obstacles to retail store survival.
  • Real life examples of how some retailers are able to expand during hard economic times while others go under.
This will be the best hour you could invest to ensure your business survives! You will learn why 87% of retail businesses fail and how you can avoid being one of them!

Be quick! RSVP now...Go to
Registration is free, but required. Limited space- only 200 spots available!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Retail Pro Business Partner Award

Retail Pro, Inc. announced its awards for Global Business Partner of the Year and Global Top Sales Award at its annual Business Partners Conference in San Diego, California. The winner of both awards was One Step Retail Solutions.

“Once again, One Step Retail Solutions has proven itself to be an outstanding business partner and brings to its clients, some of the leading specialty retailers in the world, the benefit of excellent advice, service and support,” said Retail Pro’s Ken Sapp, Senior Vice President for Global Sales.

In accepting these awards, One Step COO Alicia Kreisberg stated, “This is definitely a team effort and we think our team is the best around. We also know that our success is based on the fact that our purpose is to improve how retailers run their business by using technology to boost efficiencies and collect valuable information that can help them make the right business decisions. We give each retailer personalized attention and ensure the technology they chose fits their individual business needs."

One Step Retail Solutions has been Retail Pro’s Global Business Partner of the Year for the last two years and was also awarded the Inc 5000 award for 2007, as one of the 5000 fastest growing companies in the US.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Retail Survival Test

One Step Retail Solutions has just launched an online Retail Survival Test to help retailers measure their store's future success in the economic downturn.

The retailer will find out how healthy their store operations are and what their chances of making it through the next few years of business and come out the other side thriving.

Take the Retail Survival Test and see how your store measures up against the leading survival indicators and success predictors. You'll receive a score and analysis of your store's results by email immediately following the test.

Take test now >>

Monday, August 18, 2008

Retail Pro 2008 Users Conference

Retail Pro users should be getting ready to rock 'n roll at the 2008 Retail Pro Users Conference in San Diego, CA next month from Sept. 14 through Sept 16 at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Anyone who uses Retail Pro will find this year's conference highly informative and a must attend event. Focusing entirely on current users and potential users, Retail Pro will deliver an exciting, educational, and eye-opening conference.

To register, go to

Call us at One Step Retail Solutions to let us know you're coming! (800) 266-1328 or send email to

Monday, August 4, 2008

Coming to MAGIC and MRket

One Step Retail Solutions will be at MAGIC Marketplace and MRket this August and wants to show retailers how POS can give them an advantage through down-turning economies and increase the chances for success.

MRket - August 24-26
The Venetian Hotel in Venetian Ballroom in Las Vegas
We're in the MRket Zone in WiFi Lounge

MAGIC - August 25-27
Las Vegas Convention Center & Las Vegas Hilton
Booth # ME-2627 in Central Hall

Contact One Step for a no-obligation discussion with a retail expert to find out how POS could make the difference in whether you will still be operating next year or in the next five years.

Call (800) 266-1328 or send Email.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Radiant Counterpoint Business Partner

Yesterday One Step joined up with Radiant Counterpoint as Business Partners. See the photos:

More news on this to come!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Roadshow at The Grove

One Step Retail Solutions is presenting The Roadshow at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA. This is a popular event among One Step's customers, and is hitting the road to present the event in key cities. The last event was a Meet & Greet in San Diego and the L.A. Roadshow will be followed with a roadshow in New York.

Speakers from One Step include:
Peter Pishko, VP Operations
Kevin McAdam, VP Sales
Charles Wood, Director of Tech Services

Special Guest Speakers include:
Mike Yanchison, SonicWALL
Rebecca Ramme, UniteU
Michael Dattoma, The Bart Group
Hewlett Packard speaker TBA

It's a day designed to bring together our clients, our staff and invited vendors to network and exchange ideas to motivate and inspire you.

When: June 18th, 9 AM to 5 PM
Location: The Grove, at Third & Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA
(free valet parking)

Limited seating! RSVP to or call 818-543-4777 Ext. 4125.

Click here to see full details of event.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Free Retail Tech Check

One Step Retail Solutions wants you to prosper in today’s economy and be a cut above your competition. Discover what you can do about it and how to better manage your retail operations, no matter what the economy is doing. Our Retail Tech Check is a complimentary service provided by our retail consultants who are experienced in retail business and operations.

One Step's retail experts will look over and assess your specific retail business, current business processes and technology, and challenging areas. Our consultants don't stop there however. They inform you how to overcome any weaknesses and enhance your strengths using a technology strategy that can take you beyond the norm you're used to.

Click here to get a free Retail Tech Check

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New Retail Whitepaper Released

One Step Retail Solutions recently published a new retail whitepaper, updated from report "The 5 Biggest Challenges Retailers Face Today". The new whitepaper entitled "The 6 Biggest Challenges Retailers Face Today" expands on today's challenges and contains updated and new research in the retail industry.

Download a complimentary copy at:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New Retail Pro video

Retail Pro, Inc. recently released a new video about how retailers are using Retail Pro point of sale software in their business. Watch this fun 5 minute video and see for yourself how Retail Pro is the POS system of choice for many retailers worldwide.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Retail Webinar-on-Demand

Today's economy is on shaky ground for retailers. One Step Retail Solutions' new Webinar-on-demand informs retailers what they can do to prevail in "How Retailers Can Thrive in Today's Challenging Economy."

Find out how to prosper in today's economy and be a cut above your competition. The economy is cycling down. Learn how this is affecting retail and what you can do about it to help you better manage your retail operations and prosper, no matter what the economy is doing.

This webinar discusses:
  • The current outlook for retailers
  • Getting through extended slow seasons
  • Capitalizing on your strongest assets - your customers
  • Maximizing profit margins with your inventory
  • The competitive advantage of a POS system
  • Investing in the infrastructure of your business.

Watch this webinar!

Monday, March 17, 2008

New Retail Webinar

Upcoming webinar "How Retailers Can Thrive In a Challenging Economy" will focus on principles that will help reshape the way retailers manage their retail operations and prosper, no matter what the economy is doing.

Featured speaker is Kevin McAdam, retail expert from One Step Retail Solutions.

Registration is free, but required.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Retail Tips from Rick Segel

If you haven't seen Rick Segel's Retail Tip of the Week bulletins, I think you're missing out on some great stuff. His latest bulletin shows results from a retail survey Rick did and it is very enlightening. Here's a link to the PDF version of it:

His retail humor in the sidebar completely cracked me up, too. But the meat of the bulletin is his tips to retailers to improve their retail operations. I encourage you to check it out! Oh, check us out while you're at it!

Monday, January 21, 2008

The New, Better Retail Pro Version 9

The newest version of Retail Pro can't be beat. No one else offers what this retail management software provides for small and midsize specialty retailers.

Retail Pro Version 9 offers localization for support, currencies, and languages and is now written in 18 different languages and supports 17 different currencies.

This POS inventory management software handles retailers from a single store to 500 stores. It has been and remains the industry's leading POS software for independent retailers.

Try a LIVE online demo of the newest Retail Pro version and see for yourself.

Sign up for a live demo of Retail Pro V9 now.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Free Retail Webinar

Webinar: How Retailers Can Maximize Profits in the New Year
Date: January 24, 2008
Time: 2:00 PST (1 hr)

Sit in with retail experts and hear about the impact retail technology will have for retailers in 2008. This webinar features retail experts and senior executives from One Step Retail Solutions, discussing the principles that will reshape the way you manage your retail operations.

Scott Kreisberg, CEO
Peter Pishko, VP Operations
Kevin McAdam, VP Sales
Charles Wood, Director of Tech Services

Don't miss this rare opportunity! Register now!

Friday, January 4, 2008

New Retail Whitepaper

One Step Retail Solutions Releases New Whitepaper "Keeping Up with Retail Technology to Increase Profits and Customer Satisfaction."

Retailers face tough challenges to stay competitive and it becomes critical to find new ways to increase the productivity and efficiency of their businesses. Therefore, to succeed in today's complex retail setting, the right blend of ingredients is critical.

In this whitepaper, it identifies how to meet today's retail challenges and achieve increased productivity through retail point of sale solutions.

Download a complimentary copy of this retail whitepaper.