J2 Retail Systems appoints Uniwell as distributor
Specialist manufacturer of EPoS systems for the retail, leisure and hospitality markets, J2 Retail Systems (J2), has appointed point-of-sale solutions specialist, Uniwell Systems (UK) Ltd, as a distributor. The agreement enables both companies to capitalise on the growing demand for PC-based EPoS products.
Uniwell Systems (UK) Ltd is part of the Uniwell Corporation global distribution network and has been supplying EPoS systems to the hospitality and retail markets for over 20 years. Today, the company is a leading, value-added distributor of EPoS hardware, software and peripherals. Its products are sold via an extensive reseller channel that covers the UK and Ireland.
The new partnership is part of a strategy on the part of J2 to extend its market reach and presence. The agreement has been negotiated by Daniel Warwick whom J2 recently appointed to develop its indirect business channel.
Explains J2s co-founder and Managing Director, Moray Boyd (pictured): Uniwell is the ideal company for us to partner with. Its appointment as a J2 distributor will enable us to further expand our reseller activities. In terms of products, skills and business culture, Uniwell is a perfect fit for J2. The company is well-respected and enjoys both an excellent reputation and a large and loyal reseller base.
The new relationship provides immediate opportunities for J2 to sell to Uniwells UK-based dealers. It is also planned to extend Uniwells territory to Europe, Canada and the USA. The appoinment compliments J2s existing distribution partners in the UK and Ireland.
The partnership will commence with Uniwell selling J2s latest and most powerful PC-based EPoS, the J2 580. This product line comes with three processor options and is destined for clients that wish to run more resource-hungry applications. It incorporates many of the features, such as flexible mounting, that have made the J2 560, launched a year ago, the system of choice for numerous retail and hospitality clients.
Jonathan Hutchings is Managing Director at Uniwell. He feels that his company now has a stronger reseller proposition, based on differentiated offerings for all client types and levels within the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.
He comments: J2s new products, coupled with our experience, knowledge and technical infrastructure, firmly position Uniwell as a first-rate, value-added distributor for EPoS solutions.
The addition of the J2 range further complements our established iX15 PC-POS terminals to create a stronger and broader product line-up. In addition, were developing our own PC-POS software for launch this summer, which will bring out the best in the J2 580 hardware. All this is excellent news for our reseller base and we look forward to a long-term relationship with J2.
About J2 RETAIL SYSTEMS
J2 Retail Systems is a specialist manufacturer of PC-based touchscreens, LCD touchscreen monitors and point-of-sale hardware to the retail, hospitality and leisure industries. With 50,000+ units installed worldwide, J2 products have become the EPoS hardware of choice for a wide range of retail trades, restaurants, pubs and cinemas. Its clients include Vue Entertainment, Empire Cinemas, Greggs and Thresher Group.
By controlling its own design and manufacture, J2 has built a reputation for innovation, reliability and cost-effectiveness. Credited with introducing thin client EPoS to the market, J2 uses emergent technologies wherever possible to reduce the cost of hardware ownership.
Product sales throughout the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East are managed from its UK headquarters in Warrington. Its subsidiary operation, J2 Retail Systems Inc., is based in California and covers the USA, Canada and South American markets. Product is developed under licence and manufactured in the Far East.
About UNIWELL SYSTEMS (UK) LTD
Established in 1984 as the subsidiary of Uniwell Corporation Japan, Uniwell Systems (UK) Ltd specialises in the design, development, and distribution of EPoS systems for the hospitality, catering and retail markets.
Uniwell solutions offer customers a choice of EPoS terminals to suit their budget and style of operation, supported by powerful back-office and centralised management systems. The installed base of Uniwell EPoS systems and cash registers now exceeds 50,000 units, the majority of which run as part of a networked system. Users include both independent and leading multi-unit retailers.
Uniwell products are sold via a network of independent resellers that covers the UK and Eire. Resellers provide end-to-end services from consultancy and site surveys, through to installation, training, support and maintenance. The product range includes cost-effective EPoS terminals that have embedded EPoS software and PC-based terminals that can run all the leading POS applications.
To find our more, visit: www.uniwell.co.uk