Group Training dates 2019

Time to learn

Now available on the Futura website are the dates for 2019’s Group Training sessions.  These sessions are open to all our customers and are a highly cost effective option for training new staff or refreshing existing staff knowledge. At a cost of only £175-00 + VAT per delegate per day, including light refreshments and lunch, this is unbeatable value. To ensure the quality of the training delivered the maximum number of delegates that can be accommodated in one session is 8.* At the beginning of each session the…

Merry Christmas From Futura – 2017 Highlights


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:

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

Thanks for shopping

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…

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…

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…

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