Why should retailers consider ShopTill-e?

It can help small and medium-sized retailers save precious time and financial waste, as well as making it easy to sell their products everywhere. 

We've put together these points to help you make an informed decision about the benefits of ShopTill-e for your own business....

How can retailers sell multi-channel efficiently and cost-effectively?

Consumers no longer purchase from just one sales channel, they now want and have the freedom to shop everywhere - online, instore, on marketplaces.

Over the last Black Friday weekend, 89.7m US shoppers bought multichannel compared to 34.7m instore only and 41.4m online only.

multi-channel retailing figures

Stock control can be challenging; if you sell a product through one channel it also needs to update on the other sales channels too, which either means a manual process or an expensive integration.

Another element is reporting, as it may only provide you with reports for each channel and won’t necessarily tell you the complete story, across all your sales channels.

Using a different software, system, or platform for each sales channel is obviously time consuming and can be costly, so how can retailers sell multichannel with ease? 

1 - You choose how and where to sell your products

Seamless shopping is what the consumer wants and the ShopTill-e retail platform is an incredibly flexible system, it has to be in this modern, retail world. 

However, we understand that selling multi-channel can be a progression for some retail businesses and you may not be ready to sell multi-channel just yet, but you want the peace of mind of knowing that the system you choose will be ready to grow with you.

So if you want a fast, point of sale system now, with the ability to add ecommerce later, or vice versa, ShopTill-e allows you to do just that. 

How? The epos system and ecommerce platform can work independently, or together as an all-in-one retail system, so that you can sell multichannel with ease, when you're ready.

There's no double entry of products, just add or upload your products in the centralised area and they are automatically synchronised across your chosen sales channels ie :-

  •  in a retail shop or face-to-face using the ePOS till system  (point of sale system) 
  •  online with the ecommerce platform 
  •  or through eBay, Amazon, Etsy etc with the marketplace integration
  •  list on Facebook and/or Instagram

2 - Low cost, straight-forward pricing, with all the features included

We've made the monthly plans and pricing  simple to understand and low cost.  

Just choose the plan where you want to sell - sell onlinesell in-store or sell multi-channel.

You don't need to worry about which features you need as you get them all automatically included in each plan - simple! 

3 - Just because it’s low cost, doesn’t mean it’s not sophisticated! 

We found with some systems you needed an upgraded plan to sell more products, or pay for an additional plugin for the discount system or to sell gift vouchers, or to even get support, but not with ShopTill-e...  

Other systems charge for extras, we don't, we include it all automatically; afterall the more successful you are, the better it is for us too!

There's no catch - you get a feature-packed, powerful retail solution, that's amazing value for money, so you can run, sell, manage and grow your retail business.

4 - Keep control of stock over all your sales channels

Inventory management is so important and ShopTill-e will synchronise your inventory across all your sales channels ensuring that when you sell a product in-store it will automatically reflect in your point of sale and online.  

You will always know where you are and stay in complete control of your inventory.  You can view and assess all your stock easily, as well as, track and control customer returns and exchanges.

Features such as low stock alerts and stock replenish alerts via email, all help to ensure you re-stock on time and never run out.

5 - Epos till system (point of sale) can work with your existing hardware

ShopTill-e ePOS works on a wide range of POS hardware and equipment such as your existing PC, tablet, laptop.

You may want a professional set-up, with an all-in-one POS unit, touch screen mounted on countertop, industry standard receipt printer, barcode scanner and cash drawer and that’s all ok with ShopTill-e ePOS.

With some other ePOS systems you are more limited to mPOS style hardware as their system only runs on tablet iOS but not with ShopTill-e, the ePOS can work with virtually any point of sale hardware.

Also ShopTill-e ePOS provides multi / unlimited Till points at no additional cost, as well as unlimited staff user accounts, all at no additional cost.

6 - Choose how you want your eCommerce store to look

You can choose from a number of professionally designed ecommerce store fronts , that are mobile friendly.

Your brand, your colours, your logo, your beautiful product photography, your call to actions, as well as live chat, can all be added using the simple back office area. 

We have some great ecommerce examples -  penloe.com who sell clothing and sport equipment, kissshoe.co.uk  for ladies shoes, boots and accessories, www.miloandpi.uk for dog beds, www.trekandtravel.co.uk for outdoor clothing and equipment and www.argosytoys.co.uk for yes you guessed it, toys and gifts and so many more...

Why not take a look to get a feel for what you can achieve for your own online shop.

7 - Sell on Internet Marketplaces & list on Facebook, Instagram and Google shopping

ShopTill-e has a core system integration with ChannelUnity* and with a ChannelUnity account you can sell on more channels.  It seamlessly integrates and allows you to sell on the Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Cleverboxes, Fruugo and Wayfair Internet Marketplaces. 

The integration synchronises your inventory and sales in real-time across your chosen marketplaces and products, so that changes in stock levels are updated and customer orders are imported into your ShopTill-e store, decreasing stock levels automatically across your sales channels. 

There is also the ability to upload your product catalogue into Facebook, Instagram and Google shopping so that you can promote your products everywhere.

8 - Take payments easily

We've partnered with some of the major players in the market so you can start taking payments instantly.

ShopTill-e ecommerce integrates with both Stripe and Paypal.  Set up your account and you can start taking payments immediately.

And for your in-store and face to face sales, the ShopTill-e ePOS  can work with your existing merchant account, but if you don't have one, we can help you get yours with Paymentsense.  ShopTill-e ePOS is fully integrated with Paymentsense  for faster, quicker payments and they are always offering great rates and deals to merchants such as “Free terminal offer for all customers who are looking to switch from their current payment provider…“ with the aim to get you up and running in just three days.

With regards to transaction fees, ShopTill-e does not make any additional transaction charges for sales you make via your ShopTill-e ecommerce store or ePOS system - ShopTill-e does not charge any additional fees.

9 - Customer loyalty, promotions, gift vouchers and click and collect

Keeping your customers coming back time and again is always a challenge and with ShopTill-e, loyalty programmes can be easily created, which are often a great tool to help customers feel special.

Customer groups with unique pricing and tiered pricing, as well as product discounts, site wide discounts, bogoff and percentage discounts, are all possible.  And with additional benefits of them working across both your in-store and online channels, it offers a seamless approach for your customers.

Gift Vouchers can be sold and redeemed across both your retail and online shop, and for those consumers who want the ability to purchase online and pick up from store you can provide that option should you wish along with a number of other shipping and delivery options.

10 - Cloud – what does that really mean and how does it help me?

It means that your data and store is accessible by you anywhere, anytime, and that’s just one of its great strengths. 

You can view and monitor your store and information in real-time, with sales and transaction history, ability to view best-selling products, manage discounts and promotions, customer details and much more, enabling you to run your retail business as efficiently as possible.

There’s no software to install or download and storage space for data can be expanded as needed, allowing you to grow.

Access to the latest technology is another great bonus and rather than having to pay for new updates or install the latest software versions, ShopTill-e is automatically updated, meaning you are always on the newest version.

Support, we’re here to help you

You can be up and running with ShopTill-e literally the same day. It's easy to add your products, brand it yours and start taking payments and we're always here to help you.

We have a UK office, with a UK telephone number and provide UK support. We are experts in retail and ecommerce and are a friendly team who will always take the time to help, as we want to do all we can to support you to make a success of your retail business.

If you have any questions or need help in your retail journey, such as setting up your ShopTill-e store, taking payments, multi-channel selling, uploading products, adding an image, reporting, shipping, hardware choices and more - that's no problem.

"Earlier this year I made the decision to transfer my online store over to ShopTill-e and I am so pleased that I did. Not only is it super easy to add all your products to the online store and navigate your way around, the Epos system is brilliant too. The biggest draw though is the support you receive, they really are brilliant and on hand for any technical issue big or small. I cannot recommend them enough."

What will it cost me?

Choose the right plan for your business:-

Running a retail business has its challenges and here at ShopTill-e we want to provide you with a great retail platform that will make your retail journey as easy as possible by including all the great features automatically as standard. 

Why not take advantage of the 14 day free trial or ask for a demo?

It’s impossible to list all the features here, but hopefully we’ve answered a few of your questions.

To help you even further you can try the ShopTill-e system free for 14 days , we’re sure you will like what you see or book your personalised demo  and one of our experts can show you the system and you can ask any questions.

You don't need to enter your credit card details, only once you’re happy to proceed when the 14 day trial has expired, will we ask for your details, keeping you in complete control.

Are you ready to embrace ShopTill-e for multichannel retailing?

As retail grows increasingly competitive, ShopTill-e is the perfect retail solution to the growing demand from your customers, providing you with all the tools you need to sell multi-channel successfully, as well as improving your bottom line with its ease of use and the cost effective plans.

Try ShopTill-e for free for 14 days or book a demo  to explore the benefits of this retail platform for your business.

"Signing up to Shoptill-e was a game changer for us. This system can do so much for your business and makes a huge impact on moving your business forward. The team at Shoptill-e are so helpful, nothing is a problem and they deal with queries and questions quickly."

*prices are subject to vat at the standard rate, marketplace integration is through Channel Unity and they charge £15.00 per month and 1% of marketplace sales.

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