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Shaws picks Eurostop mobile PoS to aid social distancing

  • June 23, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Irish department store chain Shaws has selected mobile PoS products from Eurostop to aid social distancing with stores reopening. The aim is to provide a seamless flow from customer service to the final transaction.
Shaws is to implement UK firm Eurostop’s mobile PoS to support social distancing in-store. With most of its stores opening this month, Shaws is planning to use the Eurostop product as part of its reopening plans in its beauty department before rolling it out through other departments, with plans to include its concession partners.
This will allow shoppers to deal with just one member of staff for product consultations and then complete the purchase, without the need to go to a bank of tills.
Based on the Sunmi P2 Lite handheld payment device, the product provides in-built scanning, EPoS and integrated card payments on one device.
“Like many retailers, we are looking at ways to safeguard our customers and staff as we reopen after the coronavirus pandemic,” said Ian Fanning, retail director at Shaws. “The Eurostop mobile PoS will enable us to minimise the number of interactions needed between staff and customers, because we can take payment for goods at any location within the store. This means that customers do not necessarily need to go to the fixed cash desks, supporting social distancing measures.”
In normal times, every month sees over half a million customer visits to Shaws’ 17 stores for clothing, accessories, footwear, beauty and home products. Shaws employs 1000 people in the business, operating close to 28,000 square metres of retail space in prominent high street and shopping centre locations.
With 30 years’ experience and founded by retailers, Eurostop provides products and services to help retailers of all sizes in the fashion, footwear and lifestyle sectors manage their business.
“At Eurostop we have specialised in developing systems for fashion, footwear and lifestyle retailers for over 30 years,” said Stuart Ward, business development manager at Eurostop. “The sector is extraordinarily resilient, and our aim is to deliver technology that can help our many clients around the world open their doors to customers once again, and get back to what they do best. Our mobile and app based solutions, like MPoS and MyShoppr, both enable retailers to improve the customer journey, while complying with social distancing rules.”
Henry Shaw founded Shaws in 1864, when he opened a small drapery store in Mountmellick, County Laois. Today, the company remains family-owned and the current managing director, Jonathan Shaw, is among the fourth generation of the Shaw family to work in the business.
Eurostop products manage EPoS, stock control, merchandise, fulfilment, warehouse picking and packing, and footfall. To ensure retailers get the best out of the systems, Eurostop provides a range of analysis and reporting tools. Its systems integrate with all major ERP and ecommerce platforms. People use Eurostop’s systems in more than 30 countries worldwide, and are supported from operations in London, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Customers include Anta, Aquascutum, Erke, FatFace, JD Sports, Joseph, Marks & Spencer, Pavers Shoes, Pentland Brands and Trespass.