“One of the advantages that we’ve found with the RCS EPoS systems is that we’ve got a much better global overview of our stock holding, what know what we’ve got, whether its selling, where we need to repeat replace and replenish and if there’s any problem areas.
We’ve changed our buying patterns quite a lot, this industry is based a lot on forward ordering, but give the current economic climate we’re not backing as much stock forward as we used to, so the sales figures and reports have been invaluable in seasonal ordering and picking up on key lines, missing sizes and any product areas which we’ve possible missed.
The guys in store can now book their own deliveries. We’re also able to create our own barcodes, and we can print them out on the spot. This is basically saving on staff, and we don’t have to take anyone out of store to do this. The EPoS systems are generally making everything work much more efficiently as well as making jobs less time consuming.”