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A Premium EPoS System for multisite retailers

Today's multisite retail businesses must be able to adapt quickly to face the challenges of modern retailing. With its innovative architecture and award winning functionality, Connect premium EPoS helps you meet these challenges head on. Practical and affordable Connect EPoS increases revenue and reduces costs with this truly innovative multichannel retail system.

Connect EPoS retail solution delivers these premium features to take the headache out of managing your multistore business. Connect also helps you adapt to the changes of modern retailing, with its integrated multichannel platform to centralise your store and website activities. Read on for more about this premium EPOS system for multisite retailers, and contact us for a quote!

Connect Architecture for Multisite Retail

Smart Client: The ultimate Architecture for Retail

The key to Connect is its sophisticated smart client {link to connect epos architecture} platform. This delivers the optimum mix of reliability, updatability and quality stock management for multisite retailers because the tills are not reliant on broadband, but they use broadband for updating the central system.

Using the latest Cloud Computing Technologies

Multistore retail businesses have more intensive reporting requirements because of the amount of data to analyse. The Connect Head Office Cloud Server increases the speed of even the most intensive reports.

True Multichannel Platform

Because the main platform is multichannel (Connect was built from the ground up as a multichannel solution) Connect seamlessly integrates your online activity with your offline. So customers can shop, buy items, use gift vouchers, and return items in any store or website and Connect will provide a common experience.

Connect Software - at the Store

The EPoS till - powerful yet simple for everyone!

Anyone who has worked in a shop and operated a cash register can use the Connect EPoS till. Yet you get powerful features like management of special orders, deposits, and back orders. With instant visibility of stock at any location (even on back order), and bar-coded receipts to reduce theft from returns, Connect converts a till into a great tool for your staff.

With Connect you can incentivise your staff to sell more by up-selling and cross-selling. There are other plusses; you can measure the results of changing opening hours and find out when you are busiest. You can even see the impact of moving products around the store.

In retail stores where staff are handling cash every day, it is good practice that they know you are able to track till activity. The till is very secure so you can rely on your staff to handle cash, give change and take gift receipts because everything is recorded.

End of day: Quick, simple and accurate

You can run your end of day reports at head office, although most commonly it is done at the till by the store manager. As well as a secure cashing up routine additional information is available to help the managers run the store. For example they can see a sales breakdown by category and drill into any areas they are interested in. They can also see the number of discounts each member of staff has given and the number of sales made per staff member.

Instant visibility of stock – anywhere!

Most retailers say that an EPoS system makes the store look more professional and gives customers greater confidence in the business. Connect EPoS also helps your staff sell more as the visual stock tree makes it so quick to find information on items, as well as locate products and find alternatives.

Branch Transfers

Any branch can transfer goods in or out to another location. This can be tracked at Head Office, there are also reports available to see store activity or activity on batches of items or even specific products.

In-Store Reports

A selection of reports are available to each store manager. For example they can run replenishment reports, goods received and sales reports to help them run the store effectively with the right information at their fingertips.

Promotions & Customer Loyalty

Promotions give your customers another reason for coming back. Varieties of promotions are available in a couple of clicks. They keep the shop vibrant and make the shop an interesting place to visit and to work in. Staff and customers will be happier. You can also run customer loyalty programs direct from the till. As well as improving loyalty, a customer list is a valuable asset in your business.

Connect Software – at the Head Office

We believe that the architecture of Connect is second to none. Taking advantage of the Internet for communication means you can get up to date information from around the business to make high quality management decisions. You can manage the business from a set head office location, or in fact anywhere with a Connect license and a login.

Central Stock Control & Sales Reports The most common reason for buying EPoS is stock control and sales reports. Connect has the innovative 'Visual Stock Tree' to give you instant visibility of stock and powerful sales reports whether you need to see a single item, a group, a department or your whole stock!

Stocking the right products at the right time is essential for all retailers. With Connect you can set minimum and maximum levels but most of our retailers also use the built-in 'Intelligent Sales Analysis' to see which products are performing best… and worst. This helps them order the right products at the right time, and keeps money tied up in stock to an absolute minimum.

Handling Regional Variations

From the Head Office, stores can have different min / max quantities as well individual pricing on items to account for regional variations.

Accounting: Count on Connect, fast & accurate

The Connect EPoS System calculates VAT on a product level. At the end of each financial period just click a button and the accounts information is provided for you to send to your accountant or use in any accounts package. Connect is also properly integrated with Sage for more detailed analysis if required, please see our document Accounts Connect for more details.

Smart Purchase Orders

In Connect, you have options in how you reorder for your stores. You can have central control using Head Office purchase orders or your store managers can order and get permission from Head Office before proceeding, all handled within Connect.

Connect has an intelligent reorder engine that analyses sales flows as well as minimum stock quantities to suggest a re-order profile for you. It is quick and simple yet flexible for the buyer.

Central Customer Management

All your customer information is held in one central place, whether they buy via any store, mail order or using your online channels. It is so easy to search and locate a customer from any location. Also it is very easy to add a new customer with Post Code lookup facility from anywhere.

Head Office Reports

A wide variety of flexible reports are available where you can drill down to any store or online channel, or combine them together. The clever and unique thing is that you can run them from any part of the Visual Stock Tree, so drill in to a specific area of your business, or zoom out for a more general look at performance.

Convenient Head Office Cloud Reporting

Connect also has a hosted reports system that compiles all the information in a data warehouse and lets you access it through a secure web browser, so you can see the information from anywhere. You can get views on stock management, sales and profit per store. You can also drill into 3 layers of the Visual Stock Tree to get a great understanding of what is happening in the business. The report generator lets you create your own reports with thousands of possibilities, by selecting from any or all of the following elements:

Product Management

Manage all aspects of your product portfolio from one simple area. Add an image and Connect will size it for your Retail system and your website, so you can see the image anywhere.

Warehousing

Connect supports features for large store locations and warehouses including 'Location' for each item as well as barcode tracking of all items. The Connect Fulfilment Centre has a suite of functions specific to warehousing. See the document 'Connect Fulfilment Centre' for details.

EPoS and eCommerce

If you do intend to run a website Connect EPoS makes it easy as it can be. You can control your own Connect website or link in an existing website and control all your products from one place using simple 'drag and drop'.

Connect EPoS Hardware

For information on the hardware option in a Connect EPOS system please click here.

We would love to show you in person so call us today to arrange a free onsite consultation to see how you could drive sales and save costs with this amazing EPoS system.