Not all doom & gloom

T J Hughes Store

Spring has been a tough time for UK retail with the sad news first of British Home Stores (BHS) and then, almost immediately after, Austin Read the gentlemen’s tailoring brand, both tumbling into Administration. Of course these aren’t the only retail failures over the last months, but they stand out for being two of the most enduring and well known high street brands. Fortunately, not all retail failures end this way and some have risen, Phoenix-like from the ashes. T J Hughes, the much-loved Merseyside…

This year’s roundup from Futura

Christmas Shopping

– Tina Royall reviews how customer feedback has helped to shape EPOS developments It’s been an exciting year for Futura as more and more retail brands use our EPOS and inventory control systems to support their growing businesses. New clients include Saltrock, a north Devon lifestyle brand; Santoro, a global retailer of design-led gifts and apparel; Steel and Jelly, a contemporary menswear brand; and Max 99p, one of the UK’s newest fixed-price retailers. Our long-standing client, Cath Kidston, has expanded into Japan using Futura4POS to consolidate its…

Futura4POS eases international expansion for Cath Kidston

Futura4POS

Breaking into lucrative international markets, especially the Far East and China, is an obvious next step for many UK-based fashion and lifestyle brands where rising incomes and with it the desire for western goods appears unstoppable at the moment. But although it is a very desirable goal, it is not without its challenges. Different currencies and payment systems, cultures and languages are just a few of the things to consider as part of your expansion strategies.A suitable EPOS environment that allows central deployment and updates…

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…

Catch up, learn more, exchange ideas and experiences

Futura’s user group forum coming soon! We are delighted to be hosting our User Group Forum later this month. This is your event, designed to bring you up to speed on key developments, but also a great opportunity to catch up with like-minded retailers, to learn more about optimising your EPOS platform, and importantly to exchange ideas and experiences. If you are new to Futura it’s also an excellent way to familiarise yourself with the leading lifestyle retail management solution. So, if you haven’t got the…

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