EPoS software - a modern EPoS system for independent retail
Buy it on its own, or as part of our multichannel system with integrated eCommerce. Here are a few reasons why we believe no-one can match this exciting Electronic Point of Sale EPoS System for independent retailers: Award winning. Affordable. Effective. Explore the versatility of Connect EPoS in person, ask for a free onsite demonstration by calling our friendly team on 0845 6800126.
- Innovative stock control and reports designed for independent retailers to get more of the right products in the right quantity at the right time!
- Connect EPoS makes ordering quicker, so retailers tend to order more frequently and save money from being tied up with surplus stock.
- The Connect till is very easy to use with sophisticated features built-in to help staff serve customers better and sell more.
- Promotions encourage customers to come back more often. Connect makes it easy. You can also run your own loyalty scheme and build a valuable customer database if you like!
Connect EPoS software
This premium EPoS solution gives you so much more than stock control to help increase revenues and reduce costs, all at a very affordable price. Here are some of the features in Connect.
The till - simplicity is everything!
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. You can do this because Connect gives you the relevant information. There are other benefits; 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 cash up, give change and take gift receipts because everything is recorded.
Better customer service
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.
Promotions and customer loyalty
Promotions give your customers another reason for coming back. Varieties of promotions are available in Connect 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 retail management software
Stock control and 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.
Accounting - count on Connect, fast and 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. This saves hours so you can get on with something more useful! We can also link in to Sage.
End of day - quick, simple and accurate
Simple financial operations and a simple 'paper' trail for your store and website all in one system. Your 'X' reports can be produced for any period. For example, for the Day to Date, Week, Month or Quarter. 'Z' reports are produced by category and payment type along with a VAT breakdown ready to be given straight to your bookkeeper. These can be done across all channels, separately or together.
Creating purchase orders, fast!
In Connect, stock replenishment is designed the way smaller retailers really want it to work. Quick and simple yet flexible. Connect has an intelligent reorder engine that analyses sales flow as well as minimum stock quantities to suggest a re-order profile for you. Then you can print off orders for each supplier in a click. It's that fast.
All your customer information is held in one central place, whether they buy via the till, mail order or via your website. It is so easy to search and locate a customer. Also it is very easy to add a new customer with Post Code lookup facility.
Use filters to create marketing lists and email or mail your offers out to them. Demographic information is available with marketing opt-in for data protection. This is useful for supporting mail and email campaigns.
Many retailers sell to some trade organisations. In Connect you can set them up with the right level of VAT, you can give credit terms and set a customer discount. You can also sort the customer list by; balance outstanding or debt age for accounts purposes. There are reports run aged debtor reports!
A wide variety of reports are available. 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. There are also reports that are just plan vital for a retailer, like shop floor replenishment, stock holding reports and supplier league tables. Each report can be run over a specific time period. All results can be printed in a pdf or Excel spreadsheet format.
Flight deck is an instant, visual look at business performance. Just select from the drop down list of what, when and who and a graph or list will appear in one of the four consoles. Options include profitability, revenue, staff or product analysis by individual location, staff or the whole business.
Manage all aspects of your product 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.
Connect makes managing groups of products easy. One of the most powerful aspects of the Visual Stock Tree is the filter which allows you to select groups of products fast. For example select a supplier from a drop down list and only their articles will be displayed. You can add to this a search word or term to refine the filtered list. Once filtered you can manipulate just those selected articles for example; run reports, apply discounts or do a stock take. Connect's Mass Price Changer allows you to alter costs and prices in a couple of clicks.
With Tags you can give characteristics to your items and customers. You can then report on these characteristics giving you a highly flexible way to view your business.
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.
We believe that the architecture of Connect is second to none. Taking advantage of the Internet for real time communication means you can get up to date reports and manage the business from anywhere with a Connect license in Glasgow or London. On the other hand, the tills are self-contained so they do not rely on the Internet to work, making them highly reliable.
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.