WebPOS targets independent retailers

Posted: March 1, 2011

Payment solutions provider Ingenico and EPOS and ecommerce provider Cybertill have combined to launch WebPOS – a new point of sale solution for single store independent retailers. WebPOS combines Ingenico’s point of sale hardware, the iWP200 series, with Cybertill’s Retail Store One, a cloud-based EPoS software, specifically designed for independent retailers.

WebPOS is claimed to be a fully integrated terminal, leading to faster processing of payments, and it also: captures customer details, allowing retailers to track all customer purchases and to communicate with their customer base; manages and records all stock levels, and records goods in and deliveries; generates reports on retail performance, allowing retailers to see which are the best and worst selling lines and more effectively monitor peak trading periods; manages and generates purchase orders so that retailers don’t run out of best selling lines; provides retailers with real-time access to data, allowing them to carry out administration and management tasks whilst using the Internet from any location; allows retailers to focus on managing their business by hosting the software, resulting in the automation of all data backups and upgrades.

Craig Doyle, Managing Director, Northern Europe, Ingenico, commented: “Knowledge is power, especially in business, and WebPOS will provide small retailers with the business insights of a supermarket, helping them to manage and grow their business more efficiently. The WebPOS solution will enable retailers to enrich their customers shopping experience and help increase repeat footfall.”

Ian Tomlinson, CEO, of Cybertill, commented: “This transformation in point of sale technology means that independent store owners no longer have to face the complexity of managing an EPoS system whilst trying to focus on running their business. By providing access to Cybertill from any location with an Internet connection, our customers no longer need to invest in additional systems, such as back office hardware, resulting in significant cost savings.”

Ingenico’s web-based point of sale terminal, the iWP200, boasts a compact footprint and all-in-one solution, including a built-in receipt printer. It incorporates a large, colour touch screen and an optional second screen designed to increase interaction with customers by, for example, informing customers of up to the minute promotions. The terminal uses broadband to process card payments, leading to much faster payment processing.

Retailers will be able to economically manage the back office, stock levels, purchase orders, sales and CRM using WebPOS. The system will be piloted in a number of independent retailers in April and rolled out nationally thereafter. For more information visit www.ingenico.com or www.cybertill.co.uk