MEDIA RELEASE 08 April 2010
Retail software solution solves pricing and ticketing issues for The Warehouse
Provider of marketing at retail solutions Propel Interactive has recently
implemented its Episys Retail Enterprise Suite for The Warehouse stores in New
Retail Enterprise Suite is a retail software solution developed by UK company
Episys that ensures pricing and ticketing consistency in retail environments.
Propel Interactive is the exclusive channel partner in Australia and New
The deployment of Epysis will enable The Warehouse to increase sales, deliver
significant efficiencies around the signage process both at support office and
in the stores and improve compliance with trading standards regulations. As part
of the initial engagement, Propel Interactive carried out a retail efficiency
survey, which evaluated The Warehouse's signage process from both the support
office and store perspective, on which Propel's recommendations were based.
Ian Morrice, CEO at The Warehouse, said, "It is very important to us that our
customers understand the offers we are presenting, as we know that customers who
are confused by what's on offer, are less likely to buy. Our own research has
shown that we needed to make improvements in this area both in terms of
operational efficiency and the clarity of our message. In retailing there must
be a bond of trust between what is shown on the shelf edge and what the customer
pays at the till. Retail Enterprise Suite is helping us build this bond as well
as providing richer information to help our customers make informed decisions."
According to Propel Interactive Episys Business Development Manager Matthew
Green, there are a lot of signage inconsistency issues in New Zealand retail
"Most retailers have a number of systems that are not fully integrated which
leads to major inconsistencies with their POS system, ticketing, catalogue and
website pricing, leading to confusion for customers and time consuming work for
staff," Mr Green said.
"It is a serious problem because retailers can be fined for these types of
compliance issues. It also costs them money because when there are inaccuracies
between shelf and scanned prices, they have to offer the product at the lower
price or in some cases for free.
"Retail Enterprise Suite accesses the information in a retailer's POS system and
other places where pricing information is stored like Excel or Word files. It
finds the data and makes sure it's consistent. This ensures that when a product
is scanned at checkout it is the same as the price on the shelf and the same
price is also on the website," he added.
Propel Interactive also has a web-based version of Episys for the production of
in-store ticketing. It contains templates for signage and is ideal for franchise
operations where they want a consistent uniform look and feel but don't have
complete control over the store operations. Users only pay for signs that are
Propel Interactive is part of the SPOS group of companies. It focuses on
interactive displays that utilise the latest retail technology products to drive
consumer decisions at point-of-sale. By leveraging state of the art technology,
Propel helps achieve consistent communication across a range of platforms that
include printed and digital signage, electronic ticketing and self-service
SPOS is a leading provider of point-of-purchase solutions in Australia and New
Zealand that are designed to enhance the overall appearance of the products and
ultimately stimulate sales.
More information about Propel is available by calling SPOS 09 828 4877 or email
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For further information please call Nicola Rutzou or Kim Larochelle on 61 2 9413