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The Mobile and Wireless Store of the Future

Thursday March 8 2012

The store of the future has arrived and can be seen at the Retail Business Technology Expo 2012 at Earl’s Court on Cybertill’s stand, number 616.

Cybertill will be demonstrating its cloud-based EPoS system and multi-channel software on stand 616. But, it will be with a twist, as Cybertill’s stand will have a proliferation of mobile points of sale (in the form of iPads) which in turn link to truly portable, match-box sized Bluetooth scanners. The mobile points of sale will also in turn link to Epson’s wireless receipt printer.

Retail without Restrictions
Cybertill’s cloud based EPoS system links seamlessly in real time to Cybertill’s ecommerce and mail order modules, as well as being able to link in real time to third party ecommerce systems (such as Magento) and mail order systems. As Cybertill is cloud based this allows retailers to switch on points of sale at a moment’s notice. Conversely it also allows retailers to turn them off when required. This flexibility and scalability is ideally suited to pop up stores as well as queue busting in-store. This integration of wireless devices in store makes deployment straight forward and immediate.

Cybertill customers already use the system to manage pop up stores at events, festivals and trade shows. In the past they have typically managed this with a laptop, USB scanner and receipt printer. Now with an iPad, Bluetooth scanner and wireless receipt printer, the store environment can be recreated in any location. It gives retailers flexibility to take advantage of pop up stores, whilst still having full visibility and control of stock and the retail process.

“The concept of Pop Up stores is changing retail and retailers. This notion of being able to set up retail operations in new locations at a moment’s notice is being seized upon by agile retailers, as they recognise the advantages it can bring them. Having systems that can be deployed instantly to manage a pop up store, and without the need for installing and managing cabling is also critical for retailers. Wireless systems will further refine and grow the practice of mobile retailing. What’s more to be able to deploy wireless mobile points of sale in busier periods, in a fixed store environment, will also become common place, thus helping queue busting in store,” commented Cybertill’s CEO, Ian Tomlinson.