How to handle carrier bag costs at the till

With the introduction this week of the new law on charging for carrier bags here at Futura we have had a number of support calls asking how best to manage this at the point of sale. You have two options available to you; 1. Create carrier bags as items. Create an item in your item screen and then goods in bag stock to avoid negative stock levels. This option allows you to capture the bag sales quickly at the POS by either setting up a hot…

New fixed price retailer scales up with Futura

Max 99p Havant branch

The news of the merger of 99p Stores, a long standing Futura customer, with rival Poundland, has put the spotlight firmly on the growing success of the fixed price retail model. Alongside Lifestyle and Fashion brands, this specialist retail sector has found plenty of reasons to go with Futura’s retail platform. The UK’s newest player in this sector, Max 99p, which has plans to open 10 to 12 stores per year for the next three years, has switched to Futura’s EPOS and head office retail…

Going paperless… at the till

Sometimes an innovation comes along that’s so obvious you wonder why it hasn’t been done before. yReceipts, which delivers email receipts direct from the till, falls straight into that category. It’s certainly worth a closer look. It’s one of the simplest ways to add value to your customer experience and at the same time encourages customer interaction beyond the store. You can use it to automatically promote offers and related products, and it is straightforward to implement with your Futura EPOS platform. yReceipts makes the…

Pushing sales beyond the magic £100 million

Camp Hopson of Newbury

It’s been a busy time for Morleys Stores, the London-based independent department store group. Camp Hopson in Newbury, a feature of the Berkshire market town since 1921, became store number eight at the end of 2014. It’s clearly a good fit for the group and Morley’s head office management team expect the acquisition to help push sales beyond the magic £100 million mark. Of course integrating the new business to take advantage of centralised buying and streamlined operations, while maintaining the independent character of the…

WHAT’S NEW FROM FUTURA in 2015? – an update from Futura’s recent User Group Forum

till point

What did you miss? Well, in addition to exciting new features to standard Futura ERS, Futura’s new POS solution was unveiled in Reading last month to leading lifestyle retailers at our UK user forum. Database and operating system independent, Futura4POS works seamlessly with Futura’s Enterprise Retail System, but is equally at home with other standard ERP platforms such as SAP. Using an entirely modern, Java based, IT architecture, Futura4POS delivers what progressive lifestyle and fashion retailers need, especially brands looking to expand and trade internationally. A…

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