Solution Helps C-Stores Automate Process to Receive Rebates from Tobacco Manufacturers
Norwalk, CT (December 1, 2016) – Success Systems® announces the general availability of Smokin’ Rebates®, a data reporting service designed to help retailers take advantage of tobacco rebate programs. With offers as much as $.15 per carton, retailers can earn hundreds of dollars per month by providing sales data to tobacco manufacturers.
The government reported that last year 271 billion cigarettes were sold in the U.S., equivalent to 1.35 billion cartons. Realizing the value of timely scan data from retailers at convenience stores and other outlets, RJ Reynolds and Altria have implemented programs to incent their distributors to provide them with point-of-sale register information, which is useful for market research. Data retrieved and processed by Smokin’ Rebates has been accepted and approved by the cigarette manufacturers for the four rebate programs currently offered.
Smokin’ Rebates offers an affordable option for any sized retailer who wants to take advantage of the cigarette manufacturer rebates in order to stay competitive, whether they currently use a back office system or not. It is back office software-independent, provided the customer is willing to scan their tobacco category. Smokin’ Rebates will gather, format and transmit tobacco-related sales data to the appropriate tobacco manufacturer automatically using a cloud-based system that works with most industry point-of-sale terminals and back office systems. Retailers can review, edit and approve sales activity prior to transmission, as well as use analytic reports to gain insight into each store’s tobacco category, or, they can choose to let the program work seamlessly in the background.
The retailer who sells hundreds of cartons per month can earn thousands of dollars per year in tobacco rebate money. After set-up, retailers receive the rebate revenue directly from the cigarette manufacturers. There is a one-time set-up investment for Smokin’ Rebates, and thereafter a monthly administrative fee is charged to each store.
“With multiple store locations, getting the data into the correct format on a weekly basis would not be possible for us.” said Chris Curry, VP of Operations for Town Center Market Stores. “Smokin’ Rebates does this for us automatically and is simple and easy to use. As a small retailer, participating in rebate programs helps us compete with larger stores and is well worth the small processing fee!”
Success Systems offers the most diversified line of cloud-based solutions designed to improve the profits and control of both single-store and chain-based retail businesses. Its offerings cover all the important aspects of controlling and managing successful establishments, including grocery stores, convenience stores, gasoline retailers and tobacco and liquor stores. The complete ePBTM product line includes feature-rich cloud-based applications that help retailers with many important tasks, such as controlling and managing store prices, initiating promotions by time of day, receiving electronic invoices, delivering and updating wholesaler prices, tracking inventory, controlling store profits by managing margins, simplifying bookkeeping and daily reconciliation, managing fuel, storage and reporting requirements and managing store inventory based on sales activity.
Smokin’ Rebates is another example of the door-to-door store automation solutions offered by Success Systems. For more information, contact Success Systems at (800) 653-3345 or visit www.smokinrebates.com.
Originally published on December 1, 2016 via Newswire. Neither RJ Reynolds or Altria/Philip Morris endorse Smokin’ Rebates. Use may not necessarily infer endorsement.