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Increase efficiency and sales with retail employee scheduling

Schedule just the right amount of retail staff, communicate across departments and balance labor costs with peak sales times so you’re always prepared to make the sale.

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Easy to connect with coworkers

Sling makes it easy to connect with coworkers especially in different departments. It is helpful for managing schedules and sending important information. It is very user friendly.

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Retail employee scheduling

Deliver outstanding customer service by scheduling the right amount of support, no matter your team size. Build your perfect schedule and be ready for your next flash sale. All while minimizing labor costs and complying with your local rest and break laws. Your team views their shifts from anywhere and receives custom notifications to remind them. Plus, post available shifts and allow employees to swap, freeing you up to take care of the business you love.

Retail employee time clock

Track employees’ time on the clock down to the minute and sync with your payroll to ensure accurate paychecks, every time. Employees clock in and out of shifts right from their phones, or from a central kiosk. Enable GPS geofencing to verify employees are on-site when they clock in. Optimize your schedule by seeing who shows up on time, late, or no-call no-shows.

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Retail employee messaging

Keep your entire team engaged and reduce turnover with streamlined communication. Send private and group messages, create custom newsfeed pages, and deliver company-wide announcements from your desktop or mobile device. Sling’s communication tools let you stay in control of the message, while everyone on your team stays in the loop.

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Labor costs for retail

Employee labor is one of the largest expenses for your retail business. Save money on labor by tracking hours worked and setting the most efficient schedules for your team. Plan ahead of payroll by viewing time on the clock and potential overtime as you schedule. Stay on budget by comparing labor costs to projected and actual sales to increase your margins and profits.

Retail task management

86 overlap and unclear assignments. Add tasks specific to any employee or shift so everyone knows what to do and where to go. Create a task from scratch, or use a premade template for recurring tasks. With task assignments, your team completes to-dos as quickly as they convert visitors into customers.

Sling has made scheduling easy!

Sling makes my scheduling life so organized thanks to its ease of use! My favorite part is the ability to copy/duplicate shifts and/or positives between my employees.

Spend less time on retail employee scheduling and more time building brand loyalty

Stay compliant and give your employees ample rest time

Don’t spend time worrying if your schedule is compliant with local labor laws. View overtime hours and account for holiday pay as you schedule. Give your employees enough time to rest between shifts with clopening alerts and break time built into their shift. If anything is out of compliance or needs your attention, Sling lets you know.

Keep track of credentials with employee documents

Never worry if a license or certification has expired again. Attach important files to employee profiles to see who is certified for what. Keep contracts, records, or anything else that matters to you right next to your team members’ profiles. Receive alerts when documents are about to expire, so you never have to worry about slipping out of compliance.

Instantly sync employee timesheets to payroll

Avoid payroll issues before they occur and save time calculating time on the clock. Track the cost of your employees’ labor compared to your sales. Sync employee timesheets with your preferred payroll software, or export reports for down-to-the-minute accuracy. Sling simplifies your payroll process while improving accuracy for every paycheck.

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Keep your customers—and employees—coming back

Keeping the doors open and the lights on is taking up enough of your time. Handle your business and use your time more effectively with Sling’s retail employee scheduling, time management, internal communications and labor cost controls. Whether you’re running a local bookstore or a luxury boutique, Sling frees up countless hours each week so you can get back to business.

All scheduling requirements are in one place

Live rotas… are easily accessible to all staff via the app.

Frequently asked questions

Is Sling good for retail employee scheduling?

If you own or manage a business with employees who work in shifts, then Sling was built for you. Sling is particularly useful for retail businesses with help for scheduling, communicating and managing the labor costs of your employees.

I have multiple locations, will Sling work for me?

Whether your business has one, 100, or 1,000 locations, Sling works for you. Filter schedules, communications and reports by locations or regions. Learn more about multiple locations.

What is retail employee scheduling software?

Retail employee scheduling software is a set of digital tools that simplifies the time-intensive process of creating and managing your retail employees’ shift schedules. Learn more about Sling’s employee scheduling capabilities.

How does Sling reduce retail labor costs?

Retail labor costs are one of the largest expenses for your retail business. By measuring the cost of your employees’ time on the clock and analyzing it against projected and actual sales, you see exactly how much help you need to schedule and the cost of that labor.

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Scheduling is only the start.

Shift scheduling with Sling is free. But that’s only the beginning of what you can accomplish. Sling comes with a 14-day free trial so you can choose the plan that works best for your needs.

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Unlimited employees, managers, and locations

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Unlock your team’s potential with easy-to-use scheduling and communication features.

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Key features

  • Shift scheduling

    Organize and manage employee work schedules

  • Time-off requests

    Approve or deny employee requests for time off

  • Available shifts

    Easily see which shifts still need to be filled

  • News sharing

    Share news with your team through targeted pages

  • Long-term scheduling

    Build employee schedules months in advance

Plus many others

Premium

Take it to the next level by adding tools for tracking time and optimizing labor costs.

$2.001.70

per user per month

Key features

  • Mobile time tracking

    Accurately clock in and out of shifts from a moble device

  • Labor cost management

    Keep track of your labor costs and compare against sales

  • Overtime tracking

    Track, analyze and prevent excessive overtime

  • Private and group messaging

    Communicate with employees in private or group conversations

  • Calendar synchronization

    Keep track of your scheduled shifts on any calendar app

Plus everything in Free

Business

Recommended

Understand your labor data, pull reports for payroll, and run your business efficiently!

$4.003.40

per user per month

Key features

  • Kiosk time tracking

    Use a shared device for employees to clock in and out

  • Reports

    View reports of total hours worked and wages earned

  • No-shows

    Track and manage shifts employees miss

  • Sick call-outs

    Track and manage employee sick call-outs

  • PTO management

    Approve and track paid time off requests

Plus everything in Premium

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