As software developers, sometimes to the detriment of our profitability, we get a kick out of innovating. The salesmen get a kick out of sales but it’s not the sales that motivate us. No, we’re motivated by creating really useful mobile solutions for retailers that solve a real World problem. Or perhaps we like creating solutions that reshape how retailers can interact with their customers – and assume the retailers and customers will embrace the change. For programmers it’s all the art of the possible and the kick we get from creating. We’d give it all away for free if we could just to make more retail users happy; now there’s an idea…! Marketing, are you listening?
We are close to launching (note Marketing do influence us) our Apple and Android mobile retail solution – the smartphone POS – or as Marketing call it – our “POS in a box”. We’re working closely with two early adopter retailers that appreciate experiential shopping who are pushing us hard to implement this unique mobile retail solution in their stores for the Christmas 2014 rush. The solution we’ve developed is a marriage of our expertise in retail handheld applications (with over 3000 happy retail users) and our software development skills.
We think our mobile retail POS system is sexy but we have not forgotten that the old retail business rules of merchandise management, smart buying, margin monitoring and stock control still matter. We’ve listened to what our retail user base want and linked our front office Mobile ePOS with our back office cloud retail ERP solution. Our mobile ePOS pays homage to the birth of Bluetooth mobile card payment devices through our partnership with the clever people from Adyen and Mint Wireless. We’ve teamed up with Infinite Peripherals to exploit their Linea Pro bar code scanners to turn the iPhone and/ or iPod Touch into a retailers shop floor friend.
We combine this with an integrated shopping cart solution to give retailers a multi-channel platform for growth with control. We can still deliver our trustworthy touch screen POS. However our multi-channel development strategy means we can cover in-store mobile and web channels. All channels are linked to our cloud based Retail ERP. Pricing – if we must – is all wrapped up in a Software As A Service price plan.
Our developers are excited, why wouldn’t they be? We just have to get marketing guys motivated now; this blog should help!