Getting ready for autumn busy seasons with dual-purpose cash and check scanners
While summer is perhaps the most broadly popular time for seasonal businesses, it's far from the only period where dual-purpose cash and check scanners make work easier. Autumn is fast approaching, and it means a wide variety of businesses in areas across the country are gearing up for the busiest sales season of the year. From potential customers taking classic fall vacations, like trips to New England to take in the foliage, to beachgoers heading further south for more fun and sun before winter, there are plenty of enterprises that realize a high percentage of revenue during this season. Making sure operations are efficient and organized before customers start pouring in is critical to success.
Fall tourism is a major economic driver
According to the National Travel and Tourism Office, the third quarter of 2015 - October, November and December - saw 18,971,153 foreign tourists arrive in the U.S. With close to 20 million international visitors arriving in the fall alongside the millions of U.S. residents who travel inside and outside their home states, it's clear that fall can be an especially busy season in many parts of the country.
Of course, most businesses that have seasonal peaks in operations already understand that with fall comes many customers. What is more complicated is developing a comprehensive strategy to address these increases in sales, make sure employees put their time and effort toward the most necessary and important work and come out of the busiest season of the year in a strong and financially beneficial position. Two-in-one cash and check scanners offer companies significant improvements in handling these common forms of payment, from cutting down on time spent sorting and counting bills and checks to providing a high level of accuracy in recording the relevant numbers.
When employees use manual methods to handle incoming cash and checks, they're taken away from other duties that can improve the customer experience and potentially increase sales. Imaging and depositing checks electronically also saves time in the transactional process and makes funds available sooner to businesses, reducing time wasted in the revenue cycle. Automated auditing processes further boost efficiency, removing the need for one or many employees to spend valuable time in the back office instead of putting their efforts toward boosting sales during the busiest season for a business.