Wickes has signed a 500,000 deal with DigiPoS Systems, the leading retail solutions provider, to roll out 1,000 Retail Blade EPoS systems across 175 of its stores. The roll-out is due to commence in early November with an implementation schedule of eight weeks.
The DigiPoS Retail Blade system was chosen over competitive products including offerings from Panasonic, Epson and Wincor Nixdorf. The DigiPoS solution was selected for its comprehensive options on powered ports and the unique design of the Retail Blade System which will simplify system repairs and maintenance, reducing the costly effects of till down-time.
Carl Collins, IT Business Manager at Wickes said: We were looking for a system that could not only provide us with powered ports for immediate use, but could also provide us with powered USB for future till peripherals. Retail Blade offered Wickes a five year guarantee on the architecture which was crucial to the decision of Wickes to choose DigiPoS. Collins continues: The configuration of the system had to be available for a minimum of three years to ensure consistency across all our current stores and for planned future store openings.
In conjunction with the roll out Wickes will be running a trial of customer display screens and will be using Wepos from Microsoft as their operating system. Plans are also being made to trial touch screens in a series of the stores next year, which if successful will also be rolled out with DigiPoS.
Greater flexibility in managing an EPoS system is the key aspect of the Retail Blade System so we are delighted that Wickes decided to work with DigiPoS on what we are sure will prove to be a very successful partnership, said Ian Patterson, MD at DigiPoS Systems. Following the Partner of the Year for Technological Innovation that we were awarded by Microsoft in August we have absolute confidence that our Retail Blade System will provide the right retail EPoS choice for Wickes.