Qualifying retailers who purchase Diamond’s Point-of-Sale system can earn up to $6750 in free backlist merchandise through a program offered by Diamond and eight of the comic book specialty market’s leading suppliers.
As an award-winning certified Microsoft service provider, Diamond has sold and supported the company’s Retail Management System™ (RMS) point of sale software since 2008. In addition, Diamond’s ComicSuite™ add-on software allows RMS to seamlessly interact with Diamond’s operating systems.
BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, Diamond Select Toys, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics have all agreed to make a selection of in-stock graphic novels and merchandise available for free to participating retailers. Subsidies are available at the $6500 level for retailers purchasing a full software and hardware package, or $3375 for retailers purchasing just software.
“Like the cash register program developed by Marvel’s Carol Kalish in the 1980s, this program has the potential to help the comic industry make the next leap forward,” said Diamond VP of Retailer Services, Chris Powell, “We applaud the participating suppliers for their forward thinking investment in the retail community.”
“Comic retailers manage complex businesses,” added Powell, “and RMS/ComicSuite can help them operate more profitably while streamlining many of their processes – including placing initial orders, receiving shipments, subscription and customer management, sales reporting, simplified reordering, and much more.”
Diamond currently offers three hardware/software packages – Basic, Deluxe, and Premium – as well as a software-only bundle to match the varying needs of retailers. In addition to the new POS subsidy program, Diamond also offers 18-month interest free financing to qualified retailers for point-of-sale purchases.
“Having a point-of-sale system is vital to a retail shop’s prosperity, and Diamond is committed to offering a thorough solution for the comic book specialty market,” said Diamond International Customer Service Manager John Obara, who serves as retailers' primary contact for questions about ComicSuite. “RMS/ComicSuite has already been implemented by hundreds of stores, and, with this new subsidy program, we look forward to making the system available to many more.”
For more information on the subsidy program, or to purchase RMS/ComicSuite, retailers should contact POSsupport@diamondcomics.com
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