Merry Christmas From Futura – 2017 Highlights

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Futura’s 2017 User Group was a chance for Futura’s customers to hear of key technical developments, meet like-minded retailers and learn more about optimising their EPOS platform over 2 days. The feedback from the event was very positive, the topics that generated the most interest were:

Nuts about Loyalty – Futura launches Squirrel at RBTE 2017

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Futura Retail Solutions, whose customers include Cath Kidston and Oliver Bonas, will showcase a brand new real-time, points-based, loyalty card system at RBTE 2017, designed to encourage brand loyalty and give retailers a valid reason to contact their customers directly. It interfaces seamlessly with the company’s FuturaERS head office and EPOS technology, plus other third party systems. Squirrel Loyalty, from Futura, is a flexible loyalty solution, ensures incentives and rewards are consistent across channels, and up-to-date customer and purchase data is available in real-time, anywhere…

Delivering Positive Online & Superb In-Store Experiences to Increase Repeat Business – Part 1

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Online sales in lifestyle and fashion brands may be soaring, but retailers have to balance the risk of pushing customers away through the excessive or inappropriate use of their personal data while trying to engage.  The “tyranny of the algorithm” is how one senior retail executive described it.  As retailers pour money into developing online and digital marketing techniques, the basic concepts of great customer service and the importance of delivering a positive and memorable in-store experience should not be forgotten. Taking Advantage of Your…

Merry Christmas from Futura

Merry Christmas

A look back at developments in 2016 As Christmas fast approaches we hope your stores are bustling with activity. Here at Futura we have had a very busy end to the year with a rush of new store openings as we headed into the festive season! We’ve been excited to work with several new brands this year, including expanding discount department store group T J Hughes, which specialises in premium brands and quality products at low prices and the first Superdry franchise store in Ireland. Many…

Create more sales opportunities

Steel and Jelly's Birmingham Store

Smart suggestions from Futura’s intuitive EPOS and retail management system now enable fashion companies to suggest bundles of different product lines.  For example, chinos, shoes and accessories can be set up in the system as combinations to promote the latest collection or a new range.  The clever technology that supports links to different product lines empowers the sales assistant to suggest other lines which complement the customer’s initial choice, thereby creating greater opportunity to up sell in store. British menswear brand Steel and Jelly, previously…

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