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Not Urgent but Important! Deborah said community activi- ties are important for strength- ening your brand, be active and be seen to help your commu- nity. The group is 40 Affiliates strong now, and it was expected to top 50 in the near future. “We are now a substantial group across the country, which will bring opportunities as a group to participate in a national community drive. Eleven affiliates said Yes and 3 asked for more information. It was recognised that there are some established appeals already set such as the Salvation Army Winter Appeal in March, and the St. Vincents April Appeal. It would be important to have regular pick ups and not have to phone for them. Perhaps a Kids Clothing Drive. With 80 GreenEarth stores, servicing 250,000 consumers, this could have an impact. Deborah said GreenEarth would design and make the swing tags and other advertising material and would provide a Press Release for local distribution. Matthew Hyde for DCCS Matthew Hyde of Hyde’s Drycleaners, Gisborne, Victoria, was uniquely placed to speak on behalf of Brian Smith of Dry Cleaning Computer Systems, as he is a long time DCCS client and a most enthusiastic user of the many options the system provides. Matthew said one of the new options his company has taken up in the past week was is adding their QR Code to dockets. I caught up with Matthew by telephone to find out what the results were, a year down the track and he said his website traffic has increased dramatically. “We use the DCCS Integrated EFTpos facility which provides a system where staff can’t ring up $3.50 instead of $35.00 and the company is not losing money due to poor keying. The system automatically enters the correct amount owing into the Eftpos terminal and the receipt is printed as part of the DCCS invoice and no longer comes out of the Eftpos terminal. The customer signs the DCCS invoice if required. Hyde’s now avoid tagging of items by utilising permanent barcoding of items. They started with shirts, heat sealing 28 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER APRIL MAY JUNE JULY 2013 SATURDAY NIGHT Saturday night was left free for delegates to enjoy in their own way. Several joined Jim and Adrian in eating their fish, and I understand it was very tasty. While some enjoyed a quiet night at the in house restaurants others went into Port Douglas itself and partook of the local amusements. (Which included some of the delegates...) Cane toad racing is a local sport.
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