WebPOS transforming the way small retailers do business
Ingenico, the world's leading provider of payment solutions in partnership with Cybertill, the UK's leading EPoS and e-commerce provider, have launched WebPOS – a revolutionary point of sale solution for single store independent retailers, which could spell the end of the cash register.
WebPOS combines Ingenico's best of breed 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 an all in one integrated solution that not only improves payment processing, but also manages stock, tracks customer preferences, generates reports on fast moving products and slow sellers, and will even help to reduce theft.
By automating many of the processes that retailers currently carry out manually, the solution provides small retailers with significant time and cost savings, whilst increasing the efficiency of their business operations. The solution will go to pilot in a number of independent retailers in April and rolled out nationally thereafter.
Craig Doyle, Managing Director, Northern Europe, Ingenico, commented: “We are very pleased to partner with Cybertill, allowing us to offer such a cost effective, high performance EPoS solution to the smaller retail market. 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.
“At Ingenico, we pride ourselves on leading the market with innovative, cutting-edge solutions that go beyond payment. 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 the day job of 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.”
A more intelligent all-in-one solution
Ingenico's sleek, 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. This connection is also used to connect to Cybertill's Retail Store One which features quick entry keys (called hotshots) helping to speed up Point of Sale transactions, whilst linking seamlessly to other areas of the system such as stock and purchase order processing.