Advantages of Using an EPOS System

An EPOS system such as Retail Manager are used in retail environments such as Department stores, bars, boutiques and General Retail stores. These systems are automated in nature and are designed to read barcodes. These barcodes are designed to submit pricing info to the till as well as reduce the stock quantity when a sale is made. These retail systems are very beneficial to businesses of all types in the retail industry. They increase the sales process while lessening the number of errors made in the process of sales.


One of the advantages of an EPOS system is that is makes sure that numbers are accurate when customers are charged for a sale. This helps to maintain the good image of the business because it ensures that customers are not mistakenly overcharged. In addition, retail systems ensure that businesses do not lose money in the event of an accidental undercharge by an employee. These occurrences usually happen when an employee adds up a number of items wrong or the wrong price is entered into the system.


Another benefit of using an EPOS system is that employees can be monitored easily and conveniently. Employees are identified by their own unique code. What this means is that each and every transaction that takes place on the system can be tracked to one individual employee. This helps companies when it comes to staff competition and motivation because it helps determine top employees in the areas of speed, turnover and sales. This can also be beneficial when determining if any employees may need additional training.


When it comes to retail systems, one of the major benefits is ensuring stock levels are correct. An EPOS system such as Retail Manager can help a company determine what is selling well and what is not. In addition, it can also help to monitor the purchasing habits of the company’s customers as well as any changes that may occur with those habits. It also lets retail companies that deal with perishable items to reduce their wastage.


The information that a business obtains from retail systems can help them a great deal when it comes to marketing purposes. First, it may help to pinpoint which items are currently trending and which ones are popular. This information can be used to skyrocket sales through targeted promotions.


An EPOS system have so many advantages for retail businesses. This especially holds true when it comes to efficiency as well as cost savings.


About Opus Retail Solutions

Opus Retail Solutions specialise in providing Retail, Wholesale, & Integrated e-Commerce Solutions through its Software suite Opus Retail Manager. The entire EPOS operation is managed from Opus’s Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland, along with regional development and support offices in the UK. Opus has been developing software for over 30 years and was one of the first Windows based EPOS systems in 1997. Opus Retail Manager is hardware independent and we offer hardware depending on client requirements, policy or budget.


The key to Opus’s success lies with its ongoing investment in Research and Development and Training to keep our Software products and services and staff world class.  Services range from specifying client requirements to providing custom modifications, system implementation, training with a special emphasis on after-sales support so our customers can get the most from their system. The Company invests c £100k pa in R&D to ensure it’s software remains world-class.


The entire Opus operation is managed from Opus’s Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland, along with regional development and support offices in the UK and Russia.  Opus has partners all over the world and currently ships the software in five languages. Please contact us if you would like to discuss a partnership.


Although our Retail Manager Software and services procedures have evolved over the years from DOS through Windows enabling us to stay ahead of the curve, our core objective is still to provide innovative, best in breed, easy to use and robust EPoS solutions, no matter what the industry, the size or the individual need.

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