EPoS for Garden Centre’s & Retail Nurseries

Specialist software to drive increased profits

Garden Centres & Retail Nurseries

Just one of our specialities

We have over 40 years combined experience providing garden centre EPoS systems and retail nursery EPoS system.

Currently we have over 40 garden centres or nurseries using our solution.

Ranging from 1 Till small sites, to our biggest customer Otter Garden Centre spread over multiple sites with huge turnover, we cater for all sizes of business.

With so much experience in this sector, we fully understand the needs and complexities of the industry.

So apply our knowledge to the development of our garden centre till system.

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Working together with garden centres

Our EPoS for Garden Centres software is completely our own, written in house by our developers.

This means we can easily change and update our software to meet the ever evolving needs of retail.

We also listen to our customers through constant interaction, giving us a unique insight into the industry.

Suggested new features and ideas by users are all considered and actioned when collectively deemed a positive improvement.

Support is available 8am-8pm 362 days a year.

The tools we can offer your garden centre

Key Benefits of EPoS for Garden Centres


Easily identify best and worst sellers and react accordingly.

Never run out of stock of the best sellers, reduce the worst sellers, turn back into cash and don’t reorder.


New products once created are live to sell on the till in 15 seconds (slightly longer for multi branch customers).

This helps to maintain accurate stock and sales figures and dumped sales are reduced.

Price changes are also sent to the tills every 15 seconds.


Use our stock taking device to perform multiple tasks away from a desk.

We also have mobile printing solutions for marks downs, and tablet solutions for Goods Inwards and table service in cafes or restaurants.


Print labels and signage before stock arrives based on purchase orders, streamlining the lorry to shop floor process.

Label data is pulled from the product database, so no need for constant typing of product descriptions and pricing in Publisher or alike.

Example Plant Passport

Plant Passports

Our system is fully compliant and ready for the new Plant Passport legislation for retailers coming into force from December 2019.

Print your own Plant Passport labels when you need to, and add Plant Passports to trade customer receipts.

Garden Centre Case Studies

EPoS Case Study Otter Garden Centres

EPoS Case Study - Otter Garden Centres Profile Otter Garden Centres is a family run business with 7 garden centres in the South West region. It has grown to the extent  that it is the largest employer in the local area of Ottery St Mary in Devon. Although the majority of the product range is [...]

EPoS Case Study Trowell Garden Centre

EPoS Case Study - Trowell Garden Centre Profile Trowell Garden Centre on the outskirts of Nottingham is typical in that the business is seasonal and the stock ranges are on sale across quite a large area both indoors and outdoors. Problem David Henshaw and his family needed a system that would deliver results, but not [...]

EPoS Case Study Stratford Garden Centre

EPoS Case Study - Stratford Garden Centre Profile The Company As they were using Multi Retail at their other garden centre at Nether Whitacre near Birmingham, Open Retail Solutions were the obvious choice when the Stratford site was purchased in 2006. Originally a nursery, the site has been extensively developed and Open Retail Solutions have [...]

  • "Your solution for Making Tax Digital is already saving me time, rather than entering figures in to my accounts package everyday, I am doing it weekly"

    Matt Cottingham STAVERTON NURSERY
  • Over 5 years our turnover has increase by 85% due to using Open Retail's software to it's fullest.

  • “We work closely with Open Retail on improvements to our system. As they write their own software they are able to respond quickly to our requirements and ensure that it works for us”

  • Open Retail's system has really helped to grow my business. Adding products, promotions is really really easy. Creating shelf edge labels in the shop or barcoded sticky labels for plants was all set up for us and works brilliantly. The back office allows you to pull reports quickly so can see the performance of our suppliers. Great for when doing preseasons orders or deciding if something is working for or not. Their biggest attribute is customer service. They always have somebody at the end of the phone to help whether it’s developing the system further or if there is a technical problem.

  • “Open Retail have been a great company to work with. Their simple to use EPoS  software helps us to run our business more efficiently. The 7 day support has always been excellent and they go above and beyond to fix any issues”


Proud to be working with

Cafe or Restaurant?

If you have a catering offering in your garden centre, we can provide a variety of solutions.

Integrating with the main EPoS system, view all your sales and do all maintenance from the same place.

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We are a HTA member

We have been a member of the HTA for over 10 years and attend their events and trade shows regularly.

See us next at

Glee 2020

15th – 17th September 2020 @ NEC, Birmingham

For more information visit the Glee website.

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