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Trek Connect Catalog Mailings Incoming

The Trek Connect Retail Marketing Program is in full swing for all participating US and Canadian Ascend retailers. If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t let this opportunity pass you by. You can click here to get started. If you’re already signed up, keep reading to learn more about making the most out of your investment. Set It Up: The very Read More

Update to Winter 2015

We’ve been well above 40 degree weather for most of December, but don’t be fooled: Winter 2015 is here. Update today to take advantage of updates to Work Orders, Reservations, promotional sales abilities and payment processing. Update Now: The Winter 2015 version of Ascend allows you to easily: Add multiple Rental Units to a Reservation Read More

Say Cheese!

With the New Year comes a new way to advertise upcoming sales and promotions. Read on to learn about using custom images with your updated payment terminal and check out our holiday hours for information about support availability later this week. Big Boy Toy: You no longer have to be a big box retailer to provide customers a top-notch shopping Read More

Start the New Year Right

New Year’s Eve is sneaking up fast! We can help you keep your 2016 retail resolutions with a few simple steps in the final days of 2015. Backup: Since our Summer 2015 update, your nightly backups can be set to happen automatically. However, your end-of-the-year backup is one you may want to save for the long term. Make sure Read More

It’s All About the Details

In the Ascend Winter 2015 update, Work Orders received a major tune up. Now that the dust has settled, let’s review some of those changes. We’ll also take a moment to preview what’s next for Work Orders in Spring 2016. In December, we added a lot of cool features to Work Orders, including the top-requested Read More

Stay Positive

March is starting off with a snow storm here in Wisconsin, but that won’t stop us from bringing you lots of Ascend goodies. The Spring 2016 version of Ascend will be available to retailers on March 29th, so let’s take a look at a few of the features that will come with it. Stay positive: If you use In-Store Credit Read More

Meet Luke, Ascend Global Product Manager

Every few weeks, we feature one of our team members to give you a chance to get to know the people that develop Ascend, balance your books, and support you every day. This week our subject is Luke Natvig, our Global Product Manager. So, let’s get started… What is your title at Ascend? What does Read More

Dot Your I’s And Cross Your T’s

The busy summer season is coming and we want you to be ready! Here’s a few items to check off your to-do list as summer approaches – such as upcoming holiday hours, the Trek Extended Spring Rebates, and more. Holiday Hours: We’ve got special Holiday Hours coming up and there will be limited support via Read More

Last Call for Grillin’

Fall is just around the corner and in the US, Labor Day is the unofficial kickoff! Ensure you’re ready for the autumn rush and prepare your shop for smooth transition to the next selling season with accurate inventories. Limited Support Available: The Ascend Support Line will be closed on Monday September 5th for the holiday, Read More

Out with the Old

We’ve been doing some fall cleaning to clear out the cobwebs (so we can put up our Halloween decorations, of course!), and this week we’re focusing on a few things you can do to keep your shop running smoothly. Update Ascend: The Fall 2016 version of Ascend was released last week, and nearly half of Read More

Winter, but Better

The weather outside might be frightful, but the newest version of Ascend is delightful! If you haven’t heard, the Winter 2016 version is available today. Update to take advantage of upgrades to Vendor Orders, eCommerce, reports, and more. Update Now: The Winter 2016 version of Ascend lets you: Lock your desktop tiles Include even more information (like Gender, Season, and Year) in your Product Read More

Meet Sarah, Ascend Technical Writer

Every few weeks, we feature one of our team members to give you a chance to get to know the people that develop Ascend, balance your books, and support you every day. This week our subject is Sarah O’Dell, Ascend Technical Writer. So, let’s get started… What is your title at Ascend? What does that Read More

Goodbye, 2016!

This year brought a lot with it – including some nifty updates to your retail management system. Read on to learn about how to best wrap up 2016 and make sure to review our holiday hours. Backup: All versions of Ascend since Summer 2015 allow you to schedule your nightly backups. However, your end-of-the-year backup is one you may want Read More

UPDATED: Make Your Resolutions

UPDATE: 1/19/17 10:00AM CST  Trek has issued a voluntary recall of select Bontrager Approved TLR Disc 700C 24H wheels, including some which were included with Trek 720 Disc bike models. We’ve prepared queries to help you quickly locate bikes and wheels which may be affected (both in your inventory and sold to customers) and steps to best Read More

Website Access FAQs

We recently announced some changes coming to the login process for AscendRMS.com after February 20, 2016. This week, we’ll tackle some of the most common questions we’re receiving. After February 20th, visitors without a shop-specific account will be unable to log in to the website – which means you’ll lose access to new and updated Read More

Track Those Add-Ons

Spring is on its way and that means tune-ups. This week, we’re reviewing the difference between products added to your sales transaction versus those added to work order details and we’ve got a reminder to sign-up for your very own website login account. Read on to learn more! All in the details: Accuracy is vital Read More

Make the most

There are a lot of ways to stay connected with us. Whether you need help, suggestions, or just want to share some feedback with our team, we’ve got something for you! We’re billing our first installment of yearly support fees this soon, so it’s a great time to brush up on all the resources you Read More

Summer 2017 is here!

Summer 2017 is here! Update to the latest version of Ascend today. And we know you’re getting busy, so we’ve made this release focus on some back end changes meant to help provide sales floor benefits. Get the highlights, watch the overview video (below) for a peek at the new features, read our release notes Read More

Keep your cool

We know it’s not the time of year you want to be thinking about your computer security – but it’s exactly the time you should keep it in mind! Scammers, spammers, and hackers don’t take vacations – and many know that summer is the busiest time of most retailers’ year – so the warmer weather Read More

Keep your cool

We know it’s not the time of year you want to be thinking about your computer security – but it’s exactly the time you should keep it in mind! Scammers, spammers, and hackers don’t take vacations – and many know that summer is the busiest time of most retailers’ year – so the warmer weather Read More

Capture that data!

The hardest part is getting the customers into your store for the first time; so why not use Ascend to help bring them back? Getting the customer’s information at the point of sale is one of the most important things to get into the habit of doing. All this data can be gathered together so Read More

Ascend at Trek World!

Join us for Trek World UK on 5th – 15th September 2017, in our Milton Keynes showroom! Whether you’re already enjoying the benefits of Ascend or you’d simply like to learn more about the system, make sure you come and say “hi” this Trek World! It would be great for you to meet the team Read More

Celebrate with Ascend Bookkeeping!

Sign up for our Bookkeeping services in September 2017 and get up to 6 months FREE! * You read that right! We have been offering our Ascend Bookkeeping services for over 18 months now, so we’d like to celebrate with a new offer! As our team is continuing to grow, we are now able to Read More

Stocktake season is coming

Stocktaking The summer is over (boo!) and many of you are starting to think about getting stuck into your annual stocktake. This can be a good time of year to do a stocktake, with the summer rush behind us and a busy Christmas ahead. The purpose of a stocktake is straightforward; to compare your actual Read More

Ring in the new year

Happy 2018! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Right now, you’re probably focused on getting your inventory done – but set aside some time this week to make a plan to get the most out of your system this year. Check your backups: We say it a lot, but it bears repeating – Read More

Time to focus

For most of the country, January is a pretty slow time in terms of sales. But that makes it a great time to focus on the aspects of your business that tend to fall to the wayside when the busy season hits. This week, take some time to make a plan to get the most Read More

Spring forward

The weather may be having trouble making up its mind, but spring will be here before you know it! The Spring 2018 version of Ascend was released to beta and early release retailers on February 28. It will be available to everyone else on March 20 – so get to know our new features this Read More

Updated subscription fees

This week we’ve got a special message from our Ascend General Manager, Mark Hoggatt, regarding the recent update to our subscription cycles and some awesome news on upcoming integrations. Dear Customers, I’m writing to you today to announce changes to our Ascend fees: Starting in May, we’ll bill you monthly for your Ascend subscription.  In Read More

A little help from my friends

The Ascend support line will be closed briefly Friday morning, but there are a lot of great resources available to help out while we’re away! From videos to articles to conversations with other retailers, we’ve got a resource type for everyone. Limited support: The support line will be closed from 9:00am to 10:15am CST on Friday, July 20th for an all staff Read More

Happy Birthday, Ascend!

The times they are a’changing! It’s the beginning of the busy season for retailers, and we’re making some changes to get you through it with ease. The summer update is being released on July 23rd and we’ve changed our future update schedule to better fit your schedule. There are also some cool new upgrades to Ascend Read More

Go beyond the point of sale

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