Rugged Robust Stock Control Tablets…

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The rugged ST395 tablet features an excellent 9″ touch screen and a high performance, energy-efficient dual core Atom processor in a slim and lightweight case. Rubberised corners help protect the unit from damage if dropped.

With built-in 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi to connect to your existing Wi-Fi infrastructure and a Bluetooth module which helps connect Bluetooth barcode scanners to the unit, this robust tablet offers many advantages to help make your workforce truly mobile. The internal battery lasts for around 3-4 hours of continual use with the added option of adding additional external batteries to the unit for longer lifetime use.

It is IP65-rated for water and dust resistance and can be used outside in most weather conditions. It comes with the Windows 7 operating system and 4 GB Ram to handle any function required by the OpenXMobile stock control software, provide by Open Retail Solutions. It weighs just 1.1 Kilo’s and comes with an X-hand strap for easy grip and shoulder strap to easily carry the unit around your store.

Features of the OpenXMobile software include Stock Enquiries, Sales History, Stock Adjustments, Wastage Adjustments, Own Use Adjustments, Purchase Orders, Goods Inwards, Goods Returns, Queue Busting, Stock Transfers and Label Requests.

For more information on our EPoS solution please visit our website at http://www.openretailsolutions.co.uk or contact one of our sales team on
0115 9677 439.

 

Psion Radio Handsets…

The Psion Workabout Pro G3 is the preferred radio handset used by Open Retail Solutions.  We have sold over 75 units to our Garden Centre, Nursery and Farm Shop customers and it has performed exceptionally in the field. Usually once a customer purchases one of these handsets they go on to buy further units as they make using our EPoS solution more efficient and make your workforce truly mobile.

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Once fully charged the unit lasts for up to 8 hours using the inbuilt ion-lithium battery and comes with a 1D laser scanner conveniently positioned to easily read product barcodes.  The scanner can be activated by the trigger on the pistol grip, either of the 2 scan buttons positioned on each side of the unit or the main scan button on the front.  It comes with a full alphanumeric keyboard with multiple function buttons and the wireless coverage is excellent provided by the 802.11b/g wireless card.

Features of the OpenXMobile software include Stock Enquiries, Stock Adjustments, Wastage Adjustments, Own Use Adjustments, Purchase Orders, Goods Inwards, Goods Returns, Queue Busting and Label Requests.

The other radio handset option that we can supply is the Psion Neo.  This handset is smaller than the Workabout Pro but still comes with the same software features.  The unit has a smaller screen but still has a full alphanumeric keyboard. Like the Workabout Pro they are both ruggedized units and can survive multiple drops from 1.8 meters. The Workabout Pro comes with a 3.7 inch colour touch screen where as the Neo has a 2.7 inch screen.

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For more information on our EPoS solution please visit our website at http://www.openretailsolutions.co.uk or contact one of our sales team on
0115 9788 493.

Avery Berkel Scale Integration…

Below is a picture of the Avery Berkel http://www.averyberkel.com Xm400 weigh scale. We can integrate directly to the scale, sending down new products and price changes throughout the day. This scale can offer multiple label styles to aid different selling situations.  Keyboard layouts can be configured on each scale if needed to suit butcher, deli and fish counters. Company logo’s, ingredients, nutrition information, best before and sell by dates can easily be displayed on the label. Cooking instructions can also be displayed on the operator screen to help the operator inform the customer.  We can also collect transaction information from the scale if it were to be used to pre sell items before the customer browses the store for other purchases.

AveryXM400The colour touch screen makes it easy to select products for sale with the option of drill down menus.  There is a comprehensive search menu by department with alphanumeric keyboard.  This scale can also be used easily for pre packing items with the aid of the fix function.  The customer display is conveniently at a height that would display above the butcher/deli counter in most stores.

The Fx weigh plate range of scales integrate directly to our PoS (Point of Sale) software, this is fully weights and measures certified. Pictured below is a typical scale which can either be placed on the counter surface or recessed if necessary for ease of serving.
FX120The customer display can be pole mounted and can also be double sided with the operator side showing function buttons such as Tare and Zero. These scales are the most accurate way of weighing loose fruit and veg items and communicate the weight quickly to the PoS software.

For more information on our EPoS solution please visit our website at http://www.openretailsolutions.co.uk or contact one of our sales team on
0115 9788 493.

Benefits of EPoS…

When installing our EPoS (Electronic Point of Sale) system it can take up to 6 weeks for you to enjoy the full benefits, although some benefits should become apparent immediately. These include the ability to scan barcoded items at the till point, print off barcoded shelf edge labels, and faster and more accurate credit card processing, which all saves considerable time and effort.  Typically the system will have paid for itself within 12 to 18 months. The ROI (return on investment) will take longer for businesses with medium revenues, however it will still deliver considerable business benefits and provide many of the essential tools and information to make informed business decisions to grow your business.

In the long term a good PoS (Point of Sale) system can save you money, increase productivity and save you time, that can be spent driving your business forward. No matter how small a business is, an EPoS system is rarely unnecessary as it will bring many business benefits, these may be simply better reports, faster transaction times or better stock management, or faster credit card processing and accuracy.

Here are a few of the benefits our EPoS system can bring and how it can help you grow your business.

  1. Scan barcodes at the till and know that the correct prices are being charged automatically eliminating risk of operator error or incorrect labelling.
  2. Make sure appropriate margins are set with traffic lighting poor margin from product creation to sales reporting.
  3. Keep up with best sellers so you can stay in stock of fast movers and promote the slow moving lines.
  4. See easily if you are carrying too much stock with valuations by supplier, product group, location and weeks of stock calculations.
  5. Import complete spreadsheets from your suppliers to save time inputting new product lines and price changes.
  6. Use multiple types of promotions like mix and match, cheapest free, BOGOF and percentage off.
  7. Get your customers returning more often with our barcoded incentive vouchers printed using promotion triggers at the end of a transaction.
  8. Real time stock and sales information to enable quicker decision making.
  9. Continual development and improvements to the EPoS system with a 7 day a week support package and training.
  10. Tablets and radio handsets for aiding stock taking, goods inwards, purchasing and adjustments.
  11. Kitchen printing, table service and tablet based table ordering to streamline your food service offering.
  12. Automatic reorder triggers can compile suggested order quantities when stocks are running low.
  13. Open to buy budgeting to help keep track of buyer’s budgets and performance. Set targets on sales, stock holding and purchases with easy export options.
  14. Historical sales patterns help forecasts and aid stock reordering especially on sessional product lines.
  15. Offer loyalty schemes tracked by the POS software, collect and redeem points values or issue vouchers for redemption.

For more information on our EPoS solution please visit our website at http://www.openretailsolutions.co.uk or contact one of our sales team on
0115 9788 493.

Bizerba weigh scale integration…

BizerbaSCIIWe can supply and integrate to three different Bizerba weigh scales. We have integrated the product lines to our system so that if a price change or product description is changed this is sent directly to the scales without need to do any updating on the scale.

The simplest and cheapest scale model that we supply is the BCII. The scale offers 50 hot keys for the most regular selling lines and can label both weight and count lines. The scale comes with a customer display that is conveniently positioned at a height that would normally show above most deli/butcher counters. This scale can only print one label style but can print up to 4 additional lines of text on the label which can be used for things like ingredients or nutrition information.

The SCII scale (pictured above) also comes with the same 50 hot keys as the BCII scale, it can print multiple label style designs which can be useful when selling different types of product.  This scale also has the ability to add gradient pricing to a product.  This means that as the weight of a product line increases the price can reduce at set intervals.  This can also be used for count lines where the quantity entered is used rather than the weight.

The last and most expensive Bizerba scale that we can supply is the K Class.  This scale is fully touch screen and has all the features of the scales above.  The touch screen allows for multiple drill down hot keys which can be used to sell your product lines.  This scale can also display screen text options which can be used for cooking instructions, ingredients, etc.

For more information on our EPoS solution please visit our website at http://www.openretailsolutions.co.uk or contact one of our sales team on
0115 9788 493.

Incentive vouchers aid customer retention and get them back again and again…

One of our newest developments has been to introduce incentive vouchers issued directly from the receipt printer on our POS (Point of Sale).  This is easy to setup and maintain from our back office system and if the customer qualifies for multiple trigger criteria then the POS unit will print several barcoded vouchers in one transaction if required.

It was first used by Trelawney Garden Centre http://www.trelawney.co.uk in Cornwall in their restaurant area.  They came up with the idea of issuing a voucher for every transaction done at the centre for 2 carvery meals for £12.00.  These were issued for the month of December last year for redemption in January.  They were very surprised to receive over 600 of these vouchers back and saw an increase in sales in the January period in the restaurant area, this also had a knock on effect to other departments in the centre as the customers browsed before exiting the store.

There are several promotion performance reports in the system that can be used to track how well a promotion is doing and how popular they are. These can also be used to make sure fast selling items are kept in stock and can also show which promotions to stop due to poor pickup by customers.

The introduction at Glebe Garden Centre http://www.glebegardencentre.co.uk has proved a great success and David Seville (I.T Manager) has said that since its introduction it has increased their turnover by between £12,000 and £15,000.  They have been running the system for the last 6 months. David has also taken this idea one step further and introduced an offers area on their website. This shows a weekly offers section for the customers to print off and bring in store for redemption as below.

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For more information on our EPoS solution please visit our website at http://www.openretailsolutions.co.uk or contact one of our sales team on
0115 9788 493.