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The global economy is increasingly turning to e-commerce: whether for online shopping between consumers and businesses, from consumer to consumer, or business to business. Traditional and digital worlds are also closely integrated with omni-channel solutions and business models mixing offline, online and even virtual experiences. Consumers in stores use more and more digital devices (their own or the ones provided by the retailer) to virtually try clothes and customize the goods they will then order, buy products that are either out of stock or not sold in stores, scan product labels to check availabilities, and arrange delivery and returns.

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How POS Solutions Assist Restaurants to Increase their ROI?

Article | December 1, 2022

Introduction The hospitality industry has always been challenging and full of obstacles, such as low-profit margins, high competition, and turnover management, irrespective of the type of restaurant or level of owner experience. However, rapidly changing business dynamics and current conditions have increased these challenges enormously. Changing customer preferences, including high customer service expectations and an emphasis on the sourcing of ingredients and nutrition values, affect the entire operation. Also, the growing importance of reviews and word-of-mouth referrals makes brand management both more crucial and complex. Thus, several restaurant owners are increasingly investing in innovative solutions, such as restaurant POS systems, to improve the consumer experience, empower business owners to manage restaurant operations more efficiently, and increase ROI. Top 5 Ways How Restaurant POS Integration Can Boost ROI Due to the fast-paced nature of the restaurant sector, coupled with ever-changing customer needs, business owners encounter numerous challenges in keeping up with the changes and meeting customer expectations while maintaining perfect control over all aspects of their operations. As restaurant POS systems provide solutions for these challenges while also improving workplace efficiency, automating several tasks, monitoring employee performance, and enhancing security, these systems are gaining massive popularity in the hospitality industry. Out of all the new features that restaurants can get from POS integrations, such as delivery management, accounting, and more, these are the most important ones that help owners get the best return on their investment: Create Data-driven Campaigns Modern POS solutions enable restaurant owners to collect valuable data about their customers, such as their preferred food choices, their addresses, how often they visit the establishment, and others. These actionable insights can be used to create personalized campaigns, increasing their chances of responding to a customized offer and improving ROI. Support Omnichannel Communications and Payments With the advent of e-commerce, food can now be ordered and paid for via multiple channels, including the restaurant's website, third-party applications, the phone, and others. Therefore, it has become essential for restaurant owners to increase contact with their customers. Integrating a restaurant POS system enables owners to facilitate omnichannel communication and payments and discover the optimal way to communicate with consumers, thereby increasing food order flow from both offline and online channels. Improves Customer Relationship As the restaurant sector continues to become more competitive year by year, it is becoming crucial for restaurant owners to improve their relationships with customers. With restaurant POS systems, customers can make the payment using their preferred methods, such as cash, credit or debit card, QR code, UPI, and others. These systems also reduce the time for placing food orders as well as decline the chances of order misplacement. This results in providing better customer service, improving customer relationships, and increasing customer inflow. Streamline Restaurant Operations From front-of-house to back-of-house operations, modern POS technology assists restaurant owners in streamlining various business operations such as inventory control, labor management, payment getaways, and order tracking and delivery, among others. Thereby reducing the overall cost, declining the chances of errors, and improving profit margins. Final Thought Today, POS technology is clearly a necessity for the hospitality industry, irrespective of the type of establishment, such as fine dining, fast food, cloud kitchen, hotels, and others, to enhance restaurant operations, provide a smoother customer experience, and improve ROI. With the introduction of customizable POS solutions and a growing shift towards cashless payments, modern restaurant POS systems are anticipated to transform the ways of food ordering and payment in the forthcoming years.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Modern Restaurant Needs Integrated POS Solutions

Article | July 26, 2022

Introduction Due to the dynamic nature of the industry and the ever-evolving demands of its customers, restaurant business owners are facing a unique set of challenges. This is compelling them to streamline their operations to meet customers' rising expectations while maintaining perfect control over all aspects of their establishment. In addition, emerging innovative technology solutions are rapidly changing the world of payment systems, and the restaurant industry is the best example of it. Today, opening a restaurant is more than just serving food and making money. It is about providing a memorable experience to the customers and retaining them. As a robust restaurant point-of-sale (POS) solution assist in delivering a better customer experience, pacing up the ordering process, and managing inventory, among others, it is gaining huge popularity in the sector. Why Does Restaurant Need to Invest in Modern POS Systems Today? As the trends of online food ordering at dine-in and competition in the hospitality industry continue to deepen, it is becoming imperative for restaurant owners to efficiently manage the point of sale for their eatery. Also, the growing need for faster customer food service, efficient employee scheduling, and effective inventory management is encouraging business owners to adopt innovative restaurant technologies, such as restaurant POS systems. Here are some of the main reasons restaurants should integrate modern POS solutions. Effective Ordering Processes The ordering process, being the nerve center for restaurants, is one such aspect that needs serious attention. As food ordering processes that take a long time can significantly hamper the customer experience and satisfaction, owners of food establishments are aiming at leveraging novel restaurant POS systems to streamline and ease the food ordering processes. Increase Cash Flow Optimum cash flow is the backbone of any business. If restaurants are unable to maintain enough cash flow, they will have difficulties staying in business in the long run. Since restaurants are able to serve more customers per hour with fast-paced POS technology, allowing for greater sales and increased cash flow, business owners are aiming to deploy these modern POS solutions. Organize and Track Profit and Loss Keeping an accurate track of the income and expenses is of great importance for understanding the financial position of the eatery and creating an effective strategy to increase its revenue. A POS system can assist business owners in preparing a settlement at the end of each day, week, and month, keeping track of the ROI, and organizing profit and loss. Offer Security to Customers Customers or guests are increasingly using various cashless modes for transactions, such as credit cards, online banking, and others, for making payments. With increasing instances of customer data theft, guests are increasingly concerned about their data privacy and payment credentials. Hence, several food establishments are emphasizing embracing restaurant POS software to offer enhanced security to customers. Build Customer Database In today's highly competitive world, engaging and retaining customers is crucial for the success of businesses, especially in the restaurant industry. As the latest POS solutions aid restaurants in enhancing customer communications and loyalty, along with improving customer relationship management by building a customer database, these solutions are increasingly being sought in the sector. The Ending Thought With the emergence of innovative trends in the hospitality industry and the ever-changing needs of customers, it is becoming difficult for restaurant owners to keep the customers happy and build credibility in the long run. Since modern restaurant POS systems with advanced integrated technologies, such as artificial intelligence, can assist these restaurants in overcoming these obstacles along with providing numerous advantages, including cost reduction and increased ROI, these systems are anticipated to become a necessity for restaurants in the coming years.

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Retail ,Wholesale Trade,Ecommerce,Retail,E-commerce,point of sale.

Article | November 11, 2022

Last July, a small group representing the giants of the tech industry gathered in the seat of US government, Washington DC. They probably didn’t want to be there. Congress had summoned their employers Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon to answer questions about the command they hold over the markets they operate in. On Amazon’s behalf, associate general counsel Nate Sutton spoke in defense of his employer’s role in US retail. Throughout, he argued that Amazon isn’t so powerful as to be able to control prices and stifle competition. Amazon, he pointed out, makes up less than 1% of retail globally. In the US, it accounts for around 4% of retail. In fact, Walmart is much larger than Amazon, he said. In terms of sales, Sutton is right. Walmart reported $510 billion in total sales across its US and international segments in the 2019 fiscal year, versus Amazon’s $233 billion in roughly the same period.

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How SMEs can emulate the success of Amazon through ecommerce personalization

Article | February 10, 2020

Whatever your feelings are towards Amazon, there is no denying that they have revolutionised ecommerce and now set the bar for the personalised experience of users when it comes to online shopping. So much so that it was recently reported that they have more than a 30% share of the UK’s ecommerce market. With statistics like this, it may feel like it is impossible to compete, especially as Amazon has huge tech and marketing budgets at its disposal. However, all is not lost. It is possible for SMEs to learn from the forerunner and implement some of their most successful techniques, with regards to their use of ecommerce personalisation and AI, to increase sales cost effectively.

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Superbalist is a fast-growing online fashion retailer based in South Africa. Beginning life as a small startup, we’ve become a thriving fashion business and creator of award-winning content. Superbalist brings the most-wanted international brands and a selection of SA-made style to a youthful audience eager to find a retailer who speaks their language – all thanks to a highly creative team that’s passionate about delivering the best.

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Citi Integrates U.S. Institutional eCommerce Payments and Electronic Bill Presentment Platforms

Citi | October 31, 2022

Spring by Citi, Citi’s digital payments service enabling ecommerce and B2B funds flows launched in the U.S. in 2020, has now been fully integrated with Citi® Present and Pay, Citi’s electronic bill presentment platform. The combined solution offers comprehensive digital payment acceptance and electronic bill presentment in one integrated platform. With the new solution, Citi’s institutional clients will now have the ability to both collect payments across a full range of U.S. payment methods and provide world-class digital billing capabilities through a single contracting structure with Citi and a single technical integration, helping them save time and streamlining implementation. Previously, support for all relevant payment methods would have required a connection to an external third party – this comprehensive solution now makes it possible for payment acceptance all in one single contracting structure with Citi. “For many companies, the ability to offer their customers a fully digital billing experience can be very complex; requiring various third parties, and it is often expensive to migrate away from using manual, time-intensive paper-based processes,This new combined solution gives our clients an easier way to digitize their invoice presentment and payment processes, providing additional payment options to their customers.” Anupam Sinha, North America Payments and Receivables Head, Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions. The combined solution helps institutional clients simplify access to the following services through a single contracting structure and technical integration: More options for their customers to pay from a wide range of U.S. payment methods, including credit and debit cards, ACH direct debit and real-time Requests for Payment, and alternative payment methods such as digital wallets Ability for their customers to receive and pay their bills via a variety of methods, including web/mobile web, secure email, SMS text and voice (automated IVR and live customer service) Ability to validate payer bank account details in real-time to help ensure compliance with NACHA related to ACH direct debits without needing an additional technical integration with another third party As a trusted treasury bank to leading enterprises, we are always looking for ways to make it easier for our clients to use our solutions and we are constantly innovating to help reduce friction for them," continued Sinha. “The integration of Spring by Citi with Citi Present and Pay is one of several initiatives targeted at helping institutional billers address pain points associated with accepting digital payments. About Spring by Citi Spring by Citi is an end-to-end digital payments service enabling ecommerce and B2B funds flows, globally. Built on top of Citi TTS's industry-leading and proprietary payments network, Spring by Citi delivers seamless market-relevant payment experiences, combined with a robust set of globally consistent treasury solutions. This comprehensive solution helps businesses optimize their marketplace payments, business-to-business and direct-to-consumer transaction flows. In parallel, Citi's embedded FX, enhanced reconciliation and reporting capabilities help ensure that the critical needs of corporate treasury, payment operations, marketing and sales teams are met. For more information, visit www.spring.citi.com. About Citi® Present and Pay Citi Present and Pay enables clients to distribute digital billing information across multiple communication channels based on a consumer’s preference, including secure email, SMS text, Interactive Voice Recognition / phone, web and mobile web experiences, and digital voice assistants. The omni-channel electronic bill presentment and payment platform also collects corresponding payments via multiple forms of payments. Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) enables our clients' success by providing an integrated suite of innovative and tailored cash management and trade finance services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations across the globe. Based on the foundation of the industry's largest proprietary network with banking licenses in over 90 countries and globally integrated technology platforms, TTS continues to lead the way in offering the industry a comprehensive range of digitally enabled treasury, trade and liquidity management solutions. About Citi Citi is a preeminent banking partner for institutions with cross-border needs, a global leader in wealth management and a valued personal bank in its home market of the United States. Citi does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions, providing corporations, governments, investors, institutions and individuals with a broad range of financial products and services.

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FRAME Deploys NewStore Omnichannel Platform to Power the Brand's Modern Retail Experience

NewStore | March 29, 2022

NewStore, a modular, mobile-first omnichannel cloud platform for retail brands worldwide, announced today that American fashion brand FRAME has launched the NewStore Omnichannel Platform across its retail business. By powering the brand's mobile point-of-sale (mPOS), order management, inventory, and store fulfillment solutions, NewStore is now the backbone of FRAME's retail operations. FRAME is known for its collections in denim, cotton, leather, and cashmere, and it strives to design a modern versatile wardrobe with the finest natural materials. The fashion brand sells its products through e-commerce, wholesale, and in 15 retail stores today. Most recently, FRAME opened its first international store in London, expanding its global footprint. As it continues to grow its retail presence, FRAME is reinvigorating its customer experience and prioritizing technology's role in creating a seamless shopping journey. "While we pride ourselves on providing an excellent customer experience, we're always looking for ways to enhance our shopping journey by blending our online and offline channels in a friction-free way," said Jens Grede, Co-founder, FRAME. "NewStore is enabling us to optimize our growing business with omnichannel capabilities that scale and create an even more personalized shopping experience." Through its partnership with NewStore, FRAME is enabling its employees with the tools and data required to provide the best shopping experience possible. Store associates can view sales, gauge product inventory across store locations, and complete mobile checkouts to improve customer convenience and maximize profitability. Now that all of FRAME's store locations are live on the platform, the brand will work with NewStore to further enhance the customer journey by rolling out features that allow employees to better guide shoppers and create more meaningful relationships. "Retail stores should be operating as an extension of e-commerce. Customers want seamless access to products, modern fulfillment options at little to no cost, and quick and contactless payments. These expectations are difficult to meet without a global omnichannel solution. With enterprise-wide access to inventory and the right technology in place, FRAME is offering the direct-to-consumer experience that is required to win in retail today. This is critical as they grow the business." Stephan Schambach, Founder and CEO, NewStore About FRAME FRAME is an American fashion brand renowned for its collections in denim, cotton, leather and cashmere. The company's founders Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede strive to design a modern versatile wardrobe through signature denim fits, cotton shirting and coveted leather pieces. Since the brand's inception in 2012 in Los Angeles, California, FRAME has evolved from making handcrafted denim to offering ready-to-wear and accessories collections in the finest natural materials. FRAME is committed to sustainable and fair manufacturing practices, balancing profit with a commitment to people and planet. Today, FRAME is sold through its own retail stores and e-commerce as well as through leading department stores and boutiques across the world. About NewStore NewStore provides Omnichannel-as-a-Service for retail brands worldwide that want to accelerate their digital transformation. Built for speed and flexibility, NewStore allows brands to easily deliver amazing shopping experiences that store associates and consumers love. Its mobile-first, modular cloud platform includes POS, order management, clienteling, inventory, and native consumer apps. NewStore customers such as Burton, Faherty Brand, G-Star RAW, Marine Layer, Scotch & Soda, UNTUCKit, and Vince benefit from the most complete, global omnichannel retail solution available. The company is backed by General Catalyst, Activant Capital, and Salesforce Ventures.

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Mercaux Announces Release of Next Generation POS that Decomposes Experience, Basket, and Checkout Layers

Mercaux | March 17, 2022

Mercaux, The Next Generation In-Store Experience Platform, today announces an extension of its in-store suite to include Next Generation POS. The arrival introduces decomposed basket and checkout layers, resulting in a fluid, flexible and fast checkout process, irrespective of where the omnichannel journey started or finished, or method of payment the customer wishes to use. Where legacy monolithic POS has remained stagnant for many years, delivering little in the way of value to retailers, Mercaux's fully composable, cloud-based and API-first solution derives true business value, and provides a frictionless authentication, cross-channel basket transfer and checkout experience for customers. Next Generation POS from Mercaux consists of a decomposed basket and checkout layer, meaning that a customer can start a journey in one channel (in-store, online or remotely), pick it up in another, and complete the checkout wherever, and however they want. This is enabled via Mercaux's "Universal Basket" that follows the customer wherever they go and supports the rise in popularity of customers who ROPO, or those who would like to use modern payment methods including BNPL, anywhere. Furthermore, by deploying a composable vs monolithic platform, retailers now have the freedom to control how they transform their business, the flexibility to work with other Next Generation solutions of their choice, and the agility to deploy and add new functionality quickly. "Retail is behind other industries, such as banking or e-commerce, when it comes to composability. By extending our in-store experience platform though to basket and checkout, we are helping retail to take advantage of the agility and speed in which the industry can evolve to meet the heightened demands of the customer." Mercaux co-founder and ceo, Olga Kotsur Kotsur concluded, "This is an incredibly exciting development, finally allowing retailers to offer an entirely frictionless cross-channel experience and checkout process for their customers. With the pain of legacy removed, retailers can facilitate new omnichannel service models, understand true customer journeys and leverage online and payment innovations in-store - all leading to tangible top-line benefits." About Mercaux Mercaux's Composable Platform future-proofs stores. The 3-layers comprise of In-Store Experience, Universal Basket and Next Generation Checkout. The Experience layer redefines how customers interact with the physical store, through assisted selling and self-service solutions. Universal Baskets are created from these solutions that follow the customer wherever they continue their omnichannel experience. Next-Gen Checkout allows customers to complete the transaction anywhere, using any payment.

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Citi Integrates U.S. Institutional eCommerce Payments and Electronic Bill Presentment Platforms

Citi | October 31, 2022

Spring by Citi, Citi’s digital payments service enabling ecommerce and B2B funds flows launched in the U.S. in 2020, has now been fully integrated with Citi® Present and Pay, Citi’s electronic bill presentment platform. The combined solution offers comprehensive digital payment acceptance and electronic bill presentment in one integrated platform. With the new solution, Citi’s institutional clients will now have the ability to both collect payments across a full range of U.S. payment methods and provide world-class digital billing capabilities through a single contracting structure with Citi and a single technical integration, helping them save time and streamlining implementation. Previously, support for all relevant payment methods would have required a connection to an external third party – this comprehensive solution now makes it possible for payment acceptance all in one single contracting structure with Citi. “For many companies, the ability to offer their customers a fully digital billing experience can be very complex; requiring various third parties, and it is often expensive to migrate away from using manual, time-intensive paper-based processes,This new combined solution gives our clients an easier way to digitize their invoice presentment and payment processes, providing additional payment options to their customers.” Anupam Sinha, North America Payments and Receivables Head, Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions. The combined solution helps institutional clients simplify access to the following services through a single contracting structure and technical integration: More options for their customers to pay from a wide range of U.S. payment methods, including credit and debit cards, ACH direct debit and real-time Requests for Payment, and alternative payment methods such as digital wallets Ability for their customers to receive and pay their bills via a variety of methods, including web/mobile web, secure email, SMS text and voice (automated IVR and live customer service) Ability to validate payer bank account details in real-time to help ensure compliance with NACHA related to ACH direct debits without needing an additional technical integration with another third party As a trusted treasury bank to leading enterprises, we are always looking for ways to make it easier for our clients to use our solutions and we are constantly innovating to help reduce friction for them," continued Sinha. “The integration of Spring by Citi with Citi Present and Pay is one of several initiatives targeted at helping institutional billers address pain points associated with accepting digital payments. About Spring by Citi Spring by Citi is an end-to-end digital payments service enabling ecommerce and B2B funds flows, globally. Built on top of Citi TTS's industry-leading and proprietary payments network, Spring by Citi delivers seamless market-relevant payment experiences, combined with a robust set of globally consistent treasury solutions. This comprehensive solution helps businesses optimize their marketplace payments, business-to-business and direct-to-consumer transaction flows. In parallel, Citi's embedded FX, enhanced reconciliation and reporting capabilities help ensure that the critical needs of corporate treasury, payment operations, marketing and sales teams are met. For more information, visit www.spring.citi.com. About Citi® Present and Pay Citi Present and Pay enables clients to distribute digital billing information across multiple communication channels based on a consumer’s preference, including secure email, SMS text, Interactive Voice Recognition / phone, web and mobile web experiences, and digital voice assistants. The omni-channel electronic bill presentment and payment platform also collects corresponding payments via multiple forms of payments. Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) enables our clients' success by providing an integrated suite of innovative and tailored cash management and trade finance services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations across the globe. Based on the foundation of the industry's largest proprietary network with banking licenses in over 90 countries and globally integrated technology platforms, TTS continues to lead the way in offering the industry a comprehensive range of digitally enabled treasury, trade and liquidity management solutions. About Citi Citi is a preeminent banking partner for institutions with cross-border needs, a global leader in wealth management and a valued personal bank in its home market of the United States. Citi does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions, providing corporations, governments, investors, institutions and individuals with a broad range of financial products and services.

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FRAME Deploys NewStore Omnichannel Platform to Power the Brand's Modern Retail Experience

NewStore | March 29, 2022

NewStore, a modular, mobile-first omnichannel cloud platform for retail brands worldwide, announced today that American fashion brand FRAME has launched the NewStore Omnichannel Platform across its retail business. By powering the brand's mobile point-of-sale (mPOS), order management, inventory, and store fulfillment solutions, NewStore is now the backbone of FRAME's retail operations. FRAME is known for its collections in denim, cotton, leather, and cashmere, and it strives to design a modern versatile wardrobe with the finest natural materials. The fashion brand sells its products through e-commerce, wholesale, and in 15 retail stores today. Most recently, FRAME opened its first international store in London, expanding its global footprint. As it continues to grow its retail presence, FRAME is reinvigorating its customer experience and prioritizing technology's role in creating a seamless shopping journey. "While we pride ourselves on providing an excellent customer experience, we're always looking for ways to enhance our shopping journey by blending our online and offline channels in a friction-free way," said Jens Grede, Co-founder, FRAME. "NewStore is enabling us to optimize our growing business with omnichannel capabilities that scale and create an even more personalized shopping experience." Through its partnership with NewStore, FRAME is enabling its employees with the tools and data required to provide the best shopping experience possible. Store associates can view sales, gauge product inventory across store locations, and complete mobile checkouts to improve customer convenience and maximize profitability. Now that all of FRAME's store locations are live on the platform, the brand will work with NewStore to further enhance the customer journey by rolling out features that allow employees to better guide shoppers and create more meaningful relationships. "Retail stores should be operating as an extension of e-commerce. Customers want seamless access to products, modern fulfillment options at little to no cost, and quick and contactless payments. These expectations are difficult to meet without a global omnichannel solution. With enterprise-wide access to inventory and the right technology in place, FRAME is offering the direct-to-consumer experience that is required to win in retail today. This is critical as they grow the business." Stephan Schambach, Founder and CEO, NewStore About FRAME FRAME is an American fashion brand renowned for its collections in denim, cotton, leather and cashmere. The company's founders Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede strive to design a modern versatile wardrobe through signature denim fits, cotton shirting and coveted leather pieces. Since the brand's inception in 2012 in Los Angeles, California, FRAME has evolved from making handcrafted denim to offering ready-to-wear and accessories collections in the finest natural materials. FRAME is committed to sustainable and fair manufacturing practices, balancing profit with a commitment to people and planet. Today, FRAME is sold through its own retail stores and e-commerce as well as through leading department stores and boutiques across the world. About NewStore NewStore provides Omnichannel-as-a-Service for retail brands worldwide that want to accelerate their digital transformation. Built for speed and flexibility, NewStore allows brands to easily deliver amazing shopping experiences that store associates and consumers love. Its mobile-first, modular cloud platform includes POS, order management, clienteling, inventory, and native consumer apps. NewStore customers such as Burton, Faherty Brand, G-Star RAW, Marine Layer, Scotch & Soda, UNTUCKit, and Vince benefit from the most complete, global omnichannel retail solution available. The company is backed by General Catalyst, Activant Capital, and Salesforce Ventures.

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Mercaux Announces Release of Next Generation POS that Decomposes Experience, Basket, and Checkout Layers

Mercaux | March 17, 2022

Mercaux, The Next Generation In-Store Experience Platform, today announces an extension of its in-store suite to include Next Generation POS. The arrival introduces decomposed basket and checkout layers, resulting in a fluid, flexible and fast checkout process, irrespective of where the omnichannel journey started or finished, or method of payment the customer wishes to use. Where legacy monolithic POS has remained stagnant for many years, delivering little in the way of value to retailers, Mercaux's fully composable, cloud-based and API-first solution derives true business value, and provides a frictionless authentication, cross-channel basket transfer and checkout experience for customers. Next Generation POS from Mercaux consists of a decomposed basket and checkout layer, meaning that a customer can start a journey in one channel (in-store, online or remotely), pick it up in another, and complete the checkout wherever, and however they want. This is enabled via Mercaux's "Universal Basket" that follows the customer wherever they go and supports the rise in popularity of customers who ROPO, or those who would like to use modern payment methods including BNPL, anywhere. Furthermore, by deploying a composable vs monolithic platform, retailers now have the freedom to control how they transform their business, the flexibility to work with other Next Generation solutions of their choice, and the agility to deploy and add new functionality quickly. "Retail is behind other industries, such as banking or e-commerce, when it comes to composability. By extending our in-store experience platform though to basket and checkout, we are helping retail to take advantage of the agility and speed in which the industry can evolve to meet the heightened demands of the customer." Mercaux co-founder and ceo, Olga Kotsur Kotsur concluded, "This is an incredibly exciting development, finally allowing retailers to offer an entirely frictionless cross-channel experience and checkout process for their customers. With the pain of legacy removed, retailers can facilitate new omnichannel service models, understand true customer journeys and leverage online and payment innovations in-store - all leading to tangible top-line benefits." About Mercaux Mercaux's Composable Platform future-proofs stores. The 3-layers comprise of In-Store Experience, Universal Basket and Next Generation Checkout. The Experience layer redefines how customers interact with the physical store, through assisted selling and self-service solutions. Universal Baskets are created from these solutions that follow the customer wherever they continue their omnichannel experience. Next-Gen Checkout allows customers to complete the transaction anywhere, using any payment.

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