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General Merchandise

Like most college bookstores, you‘re not limited to selling any specific types of merchandise. In fact product lines come and go almost on a daily basis. However, selling all the merchandise you do can be a nightmare when it comes to pricing, discounts, inventory control and overall product management. The trick is finding a system that will help you manage margins as you sell whatever merchandise your clientele demands; a system that will help you understand the buying habits of your customer and supply you with the most current information to help automate reordering and make smart business decisions.

Well, your search is over! Allow us to Introduce SmartGM, our complete general merchandising solution. With SmartGM, you will be amazed at how truly efficient and head-ache free your college bookstore can be. SmartGM is part of SmartSuite, our solution for smart retailers. Take a look at the benefits and features and you’ll see what we mean.



  • Cost Effective and Efficient
  • Fully Integrated Solution
  • Windows and Linux Compatible
  • Easy to use Graphical Interface
  • Flexible Hardware Requirements
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Robust Integrated Database
  • Minimal Training Requirement
  • 24/7/365 Responsive Technical Support


  • Complete Integration with SmartSuite
  • Online Real-time Inventory Updates from SmartPOS
  • Auto Stock Replenishment
  • Pending Purchase Orders
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Receiving Management
  • Predefined and Customizable Reports
  • View and Review Posted Receivings
  • Returns Processing
  • Special Orders Processing
  • Transfers Processing with Reporting
  • Flexible Pricing Changes and Markdowns
  • Physical Inventory and Cycle Counts
  • Data Sensitive Sale Pricing
  • Customer Based Pricing
  • Inventory Status Reports
  • Inventory Valuations Reports
  • Purchase Order Summary and Details Reports
  • Sales Analysis Reports
  • SKU/Supplier/Description Lookups
  • Promotional Pricing
  • Color/Size/Imprint Tracking
  • ad-hoc Query Reporting by User



SmartGM is designed to be flexible. It runs on widely accepted, non-proprietary, commercially available hardware. As part of SmartSuite, SmartGM is resource friendly and will efficiently utilize the hardware on which it is installed. Because it uses commercial off-the-shelf technology, it is the most cost effective and efficient solution available today. In addition, we also carry the best warranty in the industry! With SmartGM, you are supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year by our highly rated support organization. When it comes to your business, TCS has your back covered!


SmartGM is easy to use and, like our other products, is created around leading operating systems in the industry today. SmartGM was developed around Windows XP, Vista, Server 2008 and Linux. Our Graphical User Interface (GUI) is simple to use and easy to navigate. With SmartGM, training is held to a minimum while efficiency and effectiveness increases exponentially.


  • College Bookstores
  • C-Stores
  • Online Web Stores
  • Multi-Stores
  • Chain Stores