If you integrate & connect you’ll improve warehouse productivity & customer expectation

It has been quite astonishing how rapidly smart phones and mobile devices have become commonplace. Today’s consumer is always connected; they can browse and shop 24/7 whether at home, or on the move. It’s something you can’t ignore and successful retailers are those who adapt to the new mobile world. While tablets and in-store wi-fi can enable staff and improve the shopping experience, understanding how and when to adopt new technologies remains challenging. The important thing is not to lose sight of the basics, because…

The Cross Channel Experience

Crew Clothing - Successful Onmi-channel Retailer

This month, Internet Retail Magazine has published a special supplement focusing on the Omni-Channel retail experience.   Futura were proud to feature as one of the contributors in the supplement looking at the ways technology should support what the customer expects from today’s retailer when it comes to ‘knowing’ their clients and delivering a seamless service across channels.   Giftcards, Customer Loyalty, Stock management; all issues that are heavily dependent on having the right retail software solution both in store and on-line. Other topics focused on include…

Fast and simple data movement with Futura4Data

Futura4data's item load function

Futura4Data is an advanced Data Integration tool that enables the easy  import and export of data from your Futura retail system. Examples of its use are vast but include; importing sales history from previous systems loading new product files or updating the existing one Passing stock, sales and customer information to web stores or other 3rd party systems. It has been 3 years since Futura first demonstrated Futura4Data at its User Group conference and it was and instant hit.  Many clients purchased modules the very…

Futura Retail System Powers Cath Kidston expansion into Chinese Market

Cath Kidston Shanghai

Expanding global lifestyle brand, Cath Kidston has opened two, wholly owned stores, in China’s prestigious Cloud 9 and Raffles City shopping malls in Shanghai, both powered by Futura’s international EPOS and merchandise management solution. The two Chinese stores have been fully integrated into Cath Kidston’s UK network and head office system which has used Futura retail technology since 2001. Mike Padfield, IT Director at Cath Kidston is confident that Futura is the right choice to support this expansion. “Previously we have worked with partners to…

Steamer Trading set to double in size with Futura

Specialist kitchenware retailer Steamer Trading began life in 1985 on Alfriston High Street in Sussex and today the company operates 27 stores across the South of England in cherished high street locations and each with its own very distinctive character As interest in healthy home cooking fuels the desire for quality kitchenware, so Steamer Trading continues to expand, with two new stores and a transactional website added in 2012 and a further five stores in the pipeline for 2013. Despite the very challenging economic backdrop,…

Copyright 2020 futura4retail · RSS Feed · Log in