RMS First Nation POS
RMS has been actively assisting First Nation Retailers in Alberta to become profitable since 1996. RMS has numerous customer sites throughout the Province and continues to add more each month. RMS customer sites include some of the largest First Nation C-store sites in the Province of Alberta. Some sites using RMS systems have maintained a 20%+ gross margin on sales for each of the last two years. This sets the standard for all First Nation C-store operations in the Province of Alberta.
RMS has numerous customer sites throughout this Province as well. Again, many of the largest and most profitable sites employ RMS systems. One of the things that distinguish RMS customer sites from sites using competitors’ products is profitability.
The Ministry of Finance in Saskatchewan has been ahead of the curve in employing technology to assist SK First Nation Retailers with the reporting of tax exempt sales. Utilizing the RMS systems the SK government is online in real-time to control and report tax exempt sales of fuel and tobacco - a system other Provinces are now studying.
In particular, some of our First Nation retailers are Petro-Canada sites, confirming that Canada’s largest service station operator recognizes the value of RMS systems for First Nation Retail Marketer sites.
Sites employing RMS systems are profitable and profitable sites can pay their bills in full and on time. It is an extraordinary burden on the First Nation Retailer who has to check the tax exempt status of a customer and to record and report tax exempt sales on a paper basis. Such a system is not only time consuming and prone to human error but it creates a cash flow problem as the more you sell the more you are owed in tax rebates and eventually you become so successful you can no longer stay in business. Even though First Nation Retailers in MB are not yet connected to government systems to confirm the validity of status cards the RMS systems provide control over fuel and tobacco sales and generate hard copy reports that can be submitted to the Ministry of Finance in MB. This at least reduces the time wasted in doing up manual reports and very much increases the accuracy of the reporting. It is anticipated that the Province of MB will adopt a fully electronic reporting system on the same or similar basis to that employed by SK in the near future.