25th March 2010
Ride keeps on track with Eurostop retail solution
Independent bike retailer supports expansion plans with investment in new retail system
Eurostop, a leading supplier of retail management systems, has been selected by Ride, an independent specialist cycle shop in Newcastle Upon Tyne, for its retail solution. Ride is using Eurostops e-rmis for the back office functions and e-pos in store. The store sells a wide range of bikes, clothing, cycling accessories, upgrades and spares with a workshop for repairs, custom builds and a wheel building service. Since using the new system, the store is able to provide a vastly improved customer service through improved stock management.
Eurostop was chosen by the independent retailer for its proven experience in the retail sector and its competitive product pricing. Using e-rmis, the store is using sales history reports to replenish stock, enabling it to meet customer requests more efficiently. The sales teams now have better knowledge of what is in stock for in-store sales and repairs in the workshop.
Tim Binks, store manager for Ride commented, With Eurostops systems we have a complete picture of our sales transactions that we can refer to. With so many product lines, it was difficult to keep track of what was selling. Now we can provide a much better service to our customers by being able to quickly see what is in stock, ensure we restock popular items and provide accurate estimates for repairs.
With a tighter control on our stock management and ability to see which product lines are selling, we can also improve our marketing. Eurostops systems will provide an excellent foundation upon which we can build to meet our ambitious growth plans, including an online store and make sure that we stay in profit.
Phillip Moylan, Sales and Marketing Manager at Eurostop Systems said; The independent retailer has two key challenges to be successful meeting customer needs, while also managing cash flow for stock levels and profitability. Eurostops systems have been developed to help stores capture sales at till point and manage stock efficiently, whether on one site or across multiple stores. They provide the necessary sales data to enable businesses to manage capital outlays, while also meeting fluctuating sales demands.
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Ride and Wildtrak
Ride was recently opened by Wildtrak, an independent specialist outdoor shop based in Newcastle also founded by owner Kenn Burke. Ride caters for all cyclists including road, BMX, dirt jumping, fixie and urban, mountain biking, cyclocross, hybrids, commuting bikes, singlespeed and kids. They also stock a wide range of clothing, cycling accessories, upgrades and spares with a workshop for repairs, custom builds and wheel building service.
Occupying the former Dentons Cycles premises, Ride is one of the largest cycle shops in Newcastle with friendly staff who are all keen cyclists.
Ride also offers a mail order service.
For more information, please visit: www.ridecycles.co.uk
Founded in 1990, with operations in London, Singapore and Shanghai, Eurostop provides complete solutions for Retail Management for the Fashion, Footwear and General Merchandise sectors encompassing both hardware and software.
Eurostops flagship products consist of:
e-rmis: A suite of head office management applications.
e-pos: EPOS system for standalone shops, concessions and franchises that can be easily integrated with e-rmis for larger users.
e-commerce: Custom e commerce solutions for Independent retailers that can be purchased outright, or as a hosted and fully integrated service.
e-data: The collection of tenants data from Shopping Malls for multi-purpose use.
e-cubes: Data Mining. A bespoke reporting tool which allows the slicing and dicing of data as well as selective publication of results and graphical representation.
e-time: The capture of staff working hours which aids in monitoring both stores and staff performances and productivity.
e-pos manager: Integrating Eurostops solutions with other management and business systems, and all major ERP systems.
All Eurostops solutions can be fully integrated with other management and business systems, and all major ERP systems.
As well as advising on and supplying suitable hardware, Eurostop also undertakes training, support and custom development. Its systems are available in several different languages including Chinese.
Eurostop has accreditation for Chip and PIN solutions, and together with partner Anderson Zaks provides a Chip and PIN managed service.
High profile customers include: Ann Summers, Ben Sherman, Cult Clothing, Daks, Firetrap, Full Circle, Ghost, Joseph, Joy, Long Tall Sally, Matches, Oliver Sweeney, Paul & Joe, Pavers Shoes, Pentland Brands Plc, Punkyfish, Sonneti, Speedo, Trespass and many more.
For more information visit: www.eurostop.co.uk or contact:
Tel: 020 8991 2700
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