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Have you seen Tesco’s virtual subway store?…It’s in Korea!!

  Imagine all of your grocery shopping can be done while waiting for the train or bus on your way to work. It would save you the long trips to the supermarket and waiting in queues at the checkout. Added to that, if you order before 13:00, it will be delivered for when you get home that evening. This is the kind of supermarket experience Tesco wanted for busy South Korean customers at its HomePlus chain of stores. The premise is simple, buy billboard ... Read more

How an EPoS System Can Make Stock Management Easy

One of the main tasks in a retail store manager’s daily routine is stock management. Ordering and stocking the right products, in the right quantity and place, has an impact on your business’s success; stock less or more than what you actually need and you may end up losing thousands of pounds. Customers are always looking for retailers that offer great products and services at the right prices. That means that if their favourite products are frequently “out of stock” in your store ... Read more

If you’re in London on the 11th & 12th March 2014 come and talk to us

Continuing the celebration of our 25th year in business Retail Computer Solutions will be exhibiting at The Retail Business Technology Expo. You’ll be able to find us at stand 268 and we’ll also be showcasing the new design for our exhibition stand along with our retail system. If you have any questions about retail technology then this is a great opportunity to speak with our retail team in a relaxed and open environment. Whether you have a question about our system, what kind ... Read more

How to hide bad reviews online

Trip Advisor, Yelp, Google+ Local, Urbanspoon, Twitter, Facebook… There are hundreds of review sites where grumpy customers can leave bad reviews about your business, justified or not . As a business owner your livelihood rests upon getting paying customers through the door of your business and reputation plays a large part in that. Unfortunately, once a bad review has been posted to one of these sites there is very little you can do to have it removed. The only sure way to hide ... Read more

On Display: The future of retail according to shoppers

Despite globally embracing online retail, shoppers still believe there will be room for their favourite brick-and-mortar shops in the future. In fact, a new survey reveals shoppers are ready for a more integrated omnichannel experience where they can interact with their favourite brands and businesses offline, online and on the go. They want to have the same brand experience where ever they interact with you and they want it to be personalised. Here's an infographic about the future of retail according to ... Read more

Amazon wants to offer Kindle Checkout to your physical retail store

Following hot on the rumours of an Apple mobile point of sale system, Amazon plans to offer brick-and-motor retailers a checkout system that uses Kindle Tablets. The Wall Street Journal reports that such a project would not only grant Amazon a presence in the physical world but also access to even more consumer spending habits. This would further solidify their position as the largest U.S. eCommerce merchant. However, it might not be as smooth an operation as Amazon would hope for. Square, ... Read more

Introducing The Farm Shop’s Guide to Retail Systems

The Farm Shop's Guide to Retail Systems is a collection of articles that have been published to the Retail Computer Solutions website and are taken from over 25 years of experience serving retailers; Specifically farm shops, delicatessens and butchers. The aim of this guide is to provide a useful and practical guide for farm shop owners who’d like to learn more about retail systems and how it will benefit their business. And, by taking putting these articles in one place it makes ... Read more

Ikea is positioned to dominate consumer electronics

You may think that moving into consumer electronics would be a huge change in direction for the giant furnishing retailer but really it’s a logical next step. By now we’re all used to the retail experience of many consumer electronic stores. From Apple’s sleek tables of iPads, iPhones and iMacs to the aisles of Currys’ TVs, Laptops, Cameras and white goods. These stores display individual products in category groups but AT&T say they’ve got it all wrong. Is this the 'new' mantra for ... Read more

Mobile Marketing in the Retail Industry

In 2013 the use of mobile devices by shoppers to purchase items and compare prices filled many headlines however analysts predict that this trend will only grow in 2014. As such integrating a mobile marketing strategy into your business is important. Smart retailers will: Analyse existing mobile data capture new mobile data understand customer mobile behaviours predict customer interaction encourage loyalty and brand engagement by Dynmark. Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.   Read more

The self-sufficient 1 acre homestead: USA vs Costa Rica

I first fell in love with the idea of running my own homestead when reading an article on Mother Earth News. This article detailed how to run a self-sufficient 1 acre homestead on just one acre of land. Unfortunately when I later returned to Mother Earth News the site redirected to a 403 – forbidden. (Ed: It seems the article is back online.) Thankfully the article has been reposted on Food Freedom here. With the farm shop revolution on the rise more people ... Read more
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