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We are loving the Sydney Gift Fair


This is proving to be a terrific show with wonderful new connections being made as well as reconnecting with existing customers.

We love our location in the Gift Fair. The first two days here have been terrific.

People are reacting well to our new POS software.

Yesterday, we figured this is our Twentieth Gift Fair. We are proud to be the most consistent POS software participant.

Tower Systems!

Supporting pet retailers


Tower Systems is proud to be the Platinum sponsor of PIAA trade show that opens today in Sydney. We are grateful for the opportunity to support the industry and pet retailers in this way.

In addition to our platinum sponsorship of the event, speaking at workshops and other engagement, we have  terrific stand showing off beautiful, best-practice, pet shop software.



Tower Systems is thrilled to be bringing its latest small business gift shop software to the Gift HQ trade show in Brisbane in a couple of weeks. At this event we will be demonstrating new software, fresh and exciting software designed specifically for small business gift retailers, to help them drive better business outcomes, compete more effectively and run a business that is more valuable.

The Gift HQ opportunity for small business retailers is excellent and exciting.

We will not only show off our POS software we will also be showing off:

  1. EFTPOS integration.
  2. Cloud backup.
  3. Cloud based business intelligence tools.
  4. Smart reporting.
  5. Xero integration. MYOB integration.
  6. Quicken integration.
  7. FlyBys integration.
  8. Authorised scale integration.
  9. Magento integration.
  10. Shopify integration.
  11. PayPal integration.
  12. Hosted options.
  13. Cloud based solutions.

We will also be showing off the latest supplier integrations that will serve small business retailers in the gift and homewares spaces – through which they can save time and money.

We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of Gift HQ.



We are grateful for the experience of being in Alice Springs this week and participating in the Just For Pets national conference as a platinum sponsor.

From the business sessions to the trade show to our free training workshops to the networking, we are having a blast making friends, catching up with plenty of customers and planning for a stronger future together, especially in the area of supplier integration.

Trade shows and conferences like these offer us excellent opportunities to get closer to customers to help them get more from their software relationship with us.

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Tower Systems is thrilled to be participating in a series of retail channel wide trade shows in the early months of 2016. The trade shows booked include:

  1. Garden and nursery industry conference.
  2. REED Gift Fair.
  3. Pet buying group Expo.
  4. National Toy Fair.

And that’s just the first three months this year.

2016 will be fantastic with new customers, software enhancements, completely new software and other advances as Tower Systems itself moves ahead of the curve to embrace new opportunities for existing customers as well as new customers.

Australian #smallbusiness POS software on show at Sydney Gift Fair


Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 6.43.35 amTower Systems is proud to have its #smallbusiness POS software on show at the Sydney Gift Fair at Glebe Island from this weekend. We are bringing new software and new facilities to the show to share with attendees. It appears from the roster of suppliers that ours is the only Australian designed and developed POS software product on show.

Serving well over 3,000 retail businesses in Australia and New Zealand, Tower Systems is well resourced to serve specialist retail businesses in a range of niche retail channels.

We are on stand P61 at the Sydney Gift Fair.

All set for Sydney Home & Giving Fair


hgfWe are thrilled to be part of the Home & Giving Fair in Sydney over the next four days. Our stand is ready to go as is our latest software for gift and homewares businesses. This is a big show expecting to be attended by many thousands of retailers from Australia and New Zealand from a range of retail channels including gift shops, homewares stores, garden centres, pet shops, jewellers and newsagents. We are excited to be able to show off our new software to existing customers and prospects.

We’re in for a good four days!

New gift shop software of show at Reed Gift Fair in Melbourne


Screen Shot 2014-01-24 at 3.49.18 pmWe’re excited! The latest version of the Tower Systems gift shop software will be on show at the Reed Gift Fair in Melbourne this weekend. That’s right: fresh up-to-date software developed  specifically to help gift shops and homewares stores make more money, developed with gift retailers in all sorts of situations and of all sizes.

Developing software for specific retail channels is what we do. We work closely with retailers in the channels and suppliers to these retailers – developing software to serve needs specific to the channels to bind them together.

On show at the Reed Gift Fair will be fresh new software for gift retailers … some excellent business building tools designed to help small and independent retailers better serve customers and drive more value from their businesses. This is why we are excited!

All set for 2014 kick-off promoting our POS software


We have used the last weeks of December to prepare for 2014 including locking in a comprehensive schedule of industry trade shows, professional marketing, user training events and other activity for promoting and support our brand to small business retailers.

We have our first campaign ready to hit in the first week of January. This has a few surprises that will be disclosed at the time it hits. We’re excited to be taking a fresh approach to marketing exciting innovation in our Point of Sale software.

Planning ahead well into 2014 helps us forecast resource usage and better integrate software enhancements into the marketing narrative.

We’re excited for 2014 and the opportunities we see.

Tower Systems supports Nursery & Garden Industry Association NSW ACT


Tower Systems is proud to be a sponsor of the NGINA state conference in Terrigal this coming week and to be on site at the conference to offer advice and assistance to garden and nursery business owners and employees in the use of our garden centre software for more efficient business management.

Working with nursery and garden industry associations helps the associations and it helps us as we get to better understand the needs of the retailers and the suppliers. Our garden centre software can be the glue that helps two sides to better commercially connect.

This is another important trade show for Tower Systems in a year filled with trade shows.

Sunday small business retailer management advice: look outside your business for ideas


Trade shows are an important part of our marketing strategy for our Point of Sale software, they help us connect with many in the various marketplaces in which we serve. Trade Shows are also an excellent resource for inspiration, learning what retailers are doing to innovate in each retail channel.

We love attending trade shows to learn from retailers about what’s important to them and what innovation they are chasing in products and infrastructure for their businesses.

This is our tip for this Sunday, get to more trade shows, soak up the ideas and consider these in the context of your retail business.

We find trade shows to be inspirational for our retail businesses.

The photo is from the recent Hong Kong Gift Fair which we attended to connect with gift shop owners and buyers.

Amazing gift fair experience for our POS software company


We loved our experience at the Sydney Gift fair this past week.

Our stand at the Home and Giving fair was a tremendous success, delivering access to many new prospects and giving us an opportunity to speak face to face with existing customers.

Wow! We got more out of this trade show than we expected.

We also had one of our management team meeting with gift and homewares suppliers, helping them to connect with retailers of their products. This was bonus contact that suppliers loved. We have made many new connections through which we will help the gift and homewares supply chain improve productivity.

We also had a member of our creative team looking at the show from a more creative perspective, understanding how we could engage on an even deeper level.

Yes, this past week in Sydney has been an excellent experience and opportunity for us, one we have embraced with open arms for ourselves and for our customers.

Our early engagement with the gift and homewares channel many years ago is paying off.

All ready for Home and Giving Fair 2013


We are all setup and ready to roll for the Home and Giving Fair in Sydney starting from today. As the IT partner of the AGHA, the industry association organisers of the fair, we are well situated and pre-promoted to make the most of the opportunity.

This is an excellent trade show for us since we get to see owners of gift shops, homewares stores, jewellers, garden centres, newsagents and other businesses. We have specialist software for each of these retail channels.

Our stand at the fair will feature business experts who can help attendees see that while we sell specialist software, our real sell is the business help we provide – to leverage the software into more customers through the door, a deeper basket from customers and a bottom line for the business that makes it more valuable to the owners.

This trade show, this year, is all about business value. Tower Systems is pumped and ready to help its customers and prospects in the gift and homewares spaces to have a terrific 2013.

If you are at the Home and Giving fair – stop by and say g’day.

Gift shop software on show at Home & Giving show from tomorrow


Tower Systems will be showing off new Gift Shop Software at the AGHA Home & Giving trade show in Sydney from tomorrow.  Our new software is ready, our trade show stand built, our product specialists all booked and new marketing collateral printed. We are ready for an exciting show, one where we get to meet plenty of users and make new friends.

This year we will have some extra special news for those who pass by our stand. Something we have not even forecast – until this blog post.

From the pre-show marketing collateral (click on the image for details) through to the trade show booth itself, our participation in Home & Giving reflects our professionalism, attention to detail and care for tangible customer (user) outcomes.

Tower Systems to launch new gift shop software and Home & Giving trade show


Tower Systems will be showing off its new Gift Shop Software at the AGHA Home & Giving trade show in Sydney at the end of this month.

As a long-term partner of the AGHA and regular at Home & Giving trade shows, we are well-established in this homewares and gift retail channels … with our software being used in hundreds of these businesses.

We are using this next Home & Giving show to launch fresh software for gift retailers and homewares retailers, software with new features, delivering new benefits to these retailers.

Months in the planning, our trade show booth will feature new software and our 2013 pitch fro the company, a pitch to serve the needs of independent retailers.

From the pre-show marketing collateral (click on the image for details) through to the trade show booth itself, our participation in Home & Giving reflects our professionalism, attention to detail and care for tangible customer (user) outcomes.

All set for JAA International Jewellery Show


We are all set on our stand at the JAA International Jewellery Show in Sydney starting this morning.

In addition to showing off new jeweller software, our stand is showing off new marketing collateral for jewellers … a shift in our offer and a deepening of our commitment to helping jewellers build more valuable businesses.

Our stand is perfectly positioned to enable us to make the most of this event.

We are excited for the next three days.

Meeting with newsagents in Sydney


With close to 700 newsagents using our software in NSW/ACT, our stand at the GNS Market Fair in Sydney today and tomorrow will be busy.

Already today our team has got to speak with plenty of our newsagency software customers offering free training, talking about business and generally catching up. That’s what we are here for.

We are very happy with the professionalism of the stand and that it represents our brand and what we stand for in the newsagency space.

The photo was taken this morning before the show opened.

Good first day of GNS Melbourne newsagents trade show


We enjoyed a good first day of the GNS trade show for newsagents in Melbourne. Plenty of customers stopped by as well as some terrific prospects and plenty of suppliers with whom we work.

It’s been a good day of opportunity and networking.  Often it’s the discussions away from the stand that are the most valuable.

Our singular focus on supporting and enhancing them most widely used newsagency software was a key message.  Not cluttering our stand with peripheral offerings kept the message clear.

Tomorrow should see even more of this with more newsagencies closed on a Sunday.

Now Victorian newsagents get to see latest innovation


With our third newsagency trade show of the season starting tomorrow in Melbourne, Victorian newsagents are set to see the innovation already shown off in Adelaide and Perth. We’ll have new collateral, new software, innovative marketing and plenty of ideas for newsagents wanting to grow their businesses.

Newsagents with other systems who don’t want to be stalked by competitors who watch our stand can email us at for a private meeting. We keep your interest quiet until after the switch is made.  We’ll put you in touch with hundreds who have switched.

GNS Market Fair in Perth generates good business


We had a terrific day yesterday at the GNS Market Fair in Perth.

We were able to help existing customers with technical support questions as well as serving sales prospects with a demonstration of our software and the wonderful things it delivers for newsagents.

The trade show stand is another outing for our new marketing collateral for newsagents – all part of our complete marketing collateral refresh.