CAM Commerce Celebrates 35 Years of Retail Technology & Service

CAM Commerce Celebrates 35 Years of Retail Technology & Service

CAM Commerce Celebrates 35 Years of Retail Technology & Service

As a mature POS and eCommerce provider, CAM continues to innovate after more than 3½ decades

retail software companyIn the world of retail solutions, there’s no shortage of shiny new retail companies claiming to be newer, better, and faster; the market is packed with young companies vying for the same clients. Which makes it all the more impressive that CAM Commerce, a division of Celerant Technology, has not only kept up with the latest and greatest technology; they’ve been adapting, innovating, and serving their loyal clients for 35 years.

CAM’s story began humbly in 1983, developing, servicing, and installing point of sale software for their merchants. Since their inception three and a half decades ago, CAM Commerce has evolved from traditional POS and payment processing services to complete adoption of the digital age. From mobile eCommerce solutions to cloud storage to loyalty programs and integrated EMV payment processing, CAM has drawn from their ample retail solution experience to become one of the most trusted, and longest-standing, retail platform providers of the 21st century. Back in 2012, CAM merged with privately-held multi-channel solution provider Celerant Technology, allowing the company to offer new and innovative technologies to its long-term client base.

Effective, Reputable Products our Retail Clients Trust

CAM Commerce celebrates 35th anniversary with cake!

Here at CAM Commerce, we know that we couldn’t have reached 35 years without the loyalty of our retail clients, who have let us support their retail businesses for years on end. In fact, over half our clients have trusted us with their business solutions for over a decade; 15 percent of those loyal customers have been our valued clients for twenty years or more. It’s the kind of legacy that brand new technology companies can only dream of, and which is earned only through our long-standing commitment to quality, innovation, and integrity.

Over half our clients have trusted us with their business solutions for over a decade; 15 percent of those loyal customers have been our valued clients for twenty years or more.

Reliable Retail Software to Manage Data in One Convenient System

CAM Commerce understands the importance of providing retail clients with accurate, up-to-date data so they can make informed choices for their retail businesses. With unparalleled integration and exceptional ease of use, RetailSTAR point of sale quickly became the main retail solution for many of our clients, who value the scope of easily interpreted and accessible data provided by the software.

RetailSTAR is by far the best POS system our staff has used… The backend is powerful, yet easy to use, and allows me to track inventory and ensure accurate stock levels.”

In the fast-paced retail climate we have today, having access to constantly updated, accurate data is invaluable.

Bringing Advanced Retail Technology to the Modern Business

Cumulus Retail OppFor retailers who need an all-encompassing approach that takes care of the many services they need in one place, with the flexibility of mobile tablets and Cloud-based technology, CAM introduced Cumulus Retail; its most flexible retail solution yet. This fully-integrated, web-based, SaaS retail software manages Point of Sale, eCommerce, customer loyalty programs, gift cards and registries, inventory, vendor management, employee services, distribution, inventory, work orders, CRM, and even more facets of retail businesses.

Servicing all hard and soft good retail industries, across both small and mid-sized retailers, the platform brings in $2.25 billion annual retail sales and $250 million online sales to our clients each year. Its eCommerce clients average 22% growth, year over year, in annual online sales.

Since switching to Cumulus Retail, I have been able to run my small business much more effectively. I love being able to use iPads to ring sales and walk around my shop to service my customers on the floor. The customer support team is awesome and has been able to help me each time I have questions. I'm planning to addon a cumulus website too, but I wanted to get comfortable in the store first with the new software. Its been a great system so far and I would recommend it to any small clothing shop like mine. ”

While the statistics speak to the efficacy of Cumulus Retail for the eCommerce world, what’s arguably more important is how easy the system is for our clients. Small to mid-market retailers, representing various industries from apparel to outdoor goods to home décor, have praised Cumulus’ user-friendly interface which makes it easier than ever to update websites, view customized data reports, automate email marketing, and expand the online retail presence into third party marketplaces. From predicting and meeting clients’ needs to providing quick and knowledgeable tech support, Cumulus Retail is built with its end users in mind.

Celebrating 35 Years of Client Growth and Successes

New CAM BuildingFrom our humble roots as POS providers to the full integrations and high-tech eCommerce solutions of the digital age, we couldn’t have made it to where we stand today without the support and loyalty of all our valued retail clients, from the newest Cumulus Retail users to the mature companies who have been with us since the start. Over the past 35 years, the personal connection we have between our clients and the CAM Commerce and Celerant team means that our customers’ successes have been our successes, which we celebrate along with them. They have provided us with suggestions and advice which have allowed us to reconfigure our products into the user-friendly, data-driven solutions we offer today. 

It is our sincerest pleasure to thank our clients for their recommendations on improving our services; for their testimonials and reviews, letting us know what we’re doing right and where we can better accommodate them; and of course for their loyal support, which has allowed us these 35 years of retail solutions, advances, and innovations.” -Ian Goldman, CEO of CAM Commerce, a subsidiary of Celerant Technology

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating 35 years of retail solutions. Here’s to 35 more. We couldn’t have done it without you.

-CAM Commerce

Cumulus Retail Recognized as a ‘5 Star Point of Sale’

Cumulus Retail Recognized as a ‘5 Star Point of Sale’

Cumulus Retail Recognized as a ‘5 Star Point of Sale’

CPA Practice Advisor Reviews the Top Retail POS Systems on the Market

Westminster, CA (September 12, 2018) – Cumulus Retail, a leading SaaS point of sale and eCommerce solution, was recognized as a 5-Star POS by the CPA Practice Advisor in their 2018 Point of Sale Reviews . The review stated that Cumulus is a “cloud-based point of sale application that is ideally suited for small to mid-sized niche retail businesses including apparel, footwear, gift and specialty stores, museum shops, and other vertical retail markets.”
Cumulus Retail - 5-Star Point of Sale - CPA Practice Advisor - 2018

The 2018 POS Review describes Cumulus Retail as being “scalable”, with “excellent customer management” and “inventory management capabilities, allowing retailers to manage inventory levels for all locations, including online and in-store.” Cumulus Retail also offers “excellent reporting, with a series of pre-defined reports available for quick access, or users can utilize the Report Designer to design custom reports,” described on The CPA Practice Advisor.

It is an honor that our retail platform has been recognized two years in a row by the CPA Advisor. CAM Commerce has supported the small to mid-sized retailers for decades with our RetailSTAR platform, which has also been recognized as ‘5-Star POS’. Now with our newest Cloud-based, SaaS retail software, we are able to provide retailers with 35 years of retail experience with the latest retail technology and innovation.

Ian Goldman, CEO of CAM Commerce, a subsidiary of Celerant Technology
CPA Advisor highlighted many features of Cumulus Retail including “mobile apps available for its point of sale, eCommerce and inventory modules, and its integration with QuickBooks Online.” The eCommerce package, iCumulus, can be added onto the POS so that a retailer’s store and web can operate as one. With two options available, iCumulus is priced affordably and with little-to-no initial investment, making it accessible for the smaller merchant.
Cumulus Retail is “a great point of sale solution for small to mid-sized retail businesses,” stated Mary Girsh-Bock, contributing writer for CPA Advisor. As the merchant grows their business, they can choose to add on additional functionality or upgrade to a compatible enterprise system.
About CAM Commerce Solutions
CAM Commerce, founded in 1983, develops, markets, installs and services highly integrated Point of Sale, ERP and Payment Processing solutions for small to medium-size merchants as well as specialty markets. These integrated solutions include: POS, inventory management, eCommerce, gift cards, customer loyalty, and extensive reporting. In 2012, Celerant Technology, a privately held Corporation, providing seamless multi-channel solutions to retailers across all industries, merged with CAM Commerce. As a mid-market retail system leader, Celerant provides solutions to continually accelerate retail growth through innovative technology. As a result of this partnership, CAM Commerce offers Cumulus Retail, an easy-to-use and flexible, Cloud-based, SaaS solution. For more information, visit www.cumulusretail.com.

About CPA Practice Advisor
CPA Practice Advisor’s mission is to serve, inform, educate and lead tax and accounting professionals in the areas of technology, workflow systems and best practices so their firms can become more efficient, productive and profitable. Every year, CPA Practice Advisor compares and reviews POS technologies, following a 1-5 Star format, with 5 stars representing the top ranking. The review consists of 10 retail systems including: Cumulus Retail, Stratus Retail by Celerant TechnologyRetailSTAR and others. For more information, please visit www.cpapracticeadvisor.com .

The Evolution of CAM - 35 Years of Dependable Service to its Retail Clients

The Evolution of CAM - 35 Years of Dependable Service to its Retail Clients

The Evolution of CAM – 35 Years of Dependable Service to Our Retailer Clients

Over half of our retail clients have been active customers for over a decade; with 15% for over two decades!

CAM Commerce Headquarters
CAM Commerce Headquarters in Westminster, CA

Against a vast backdrop of new technology companies seemingly emerging overnight, CAM Commerce  boasts a legacy: Three decades of reputable service, and retail systems that constantly evolve for the modern-day retailer. Founded in 1983, CAM started out developing and installing point of sale software for small-to-mid size merchants and specialty markets. Over time, the company expanded from basic POS functions to include mobile eCommerce, cloud technologies, loyalty rewards, gift cards and integrated EMV payment processing for an increasingly digital world.  

Today, with close to 35 years of retail platform experience, CAM Commerce remains an industry leader, continually developing top-of-the-line retail solutions for multi-channel retailers of the current day.

While few technology companies have the extensive history of POS development and experience CAM has, the company does not stand on reputation alone; thousands of satisfied and repeat retail clients speak to CAM Commerce’s reliable and dependable history.

Over half of CAM Commerce’s retail clients–a total of 55 percent–have been active customers for over a decade; and 15 percent of those customers have relied on CAM Commerce as their main point of sale and eCommerce provider for two decades or more. While assisting new clients with their unique retail needs is part of what CAM does best, maintaining strong relationships with long-term customers sets the company apart from other retail software providers. Though CAM Commerce prides itself on consistent software developments, the company’s main focus remains on providing affordable and intuitive retail solutions designed for smaller merchants, empowering them with the technology they need to effectively manage and grow their business.

In 2012, CAM Commerce merged with Celerant Technology, a privately-held mid-market retail software leader. Together with Celerant, CAM Commerce launched Cumulus Retail, a cloud-based SaaS POS software with advanced features for small to mid-size merchants. While the retail industry, as a whole, shifts towards cloud-based software, Cumulus Retail stands out by combining the maturity of CAM Commerce with Celerant’s advanced technology – making it easier for merchants to compete with larger retailers. Some of the innovative features offered by Cumulus Retail include: Marketplace integrations (i.e., Amazon, Wal-Mart, eBay), vendor catalog imports, auto-replenishment, drop shipping, Always On’ POS, integrated email marketing and much more. The joint effort of CAM Commerce and Celerant Technology differentiates the company’s offerings, providing greater value to the retail industry. As CEO and president Ian Goldman puts it,




"What differentiates Cumulus Retail is the experience and maturity of our company...
Our goal is to support our clients' long-term success; Cumulus Retail is the foundation for that success."

- Ian Goldman

The CAM Commerce strategy is simple and straightforward: Help small businesses succeed by providing an advanced SaaS POS system at prices they can afford. CAM Commerce’s legacy of reliable service, with many team members employed for 10, 15, 20+ years, coupled with modern retail technology has allowed the company to remain at the forefront of the industry for the past three decades, and surely for many more decades to come.

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