RBTE 2016 Exhibitor Spotlight: Datascan

Self-scan inventory solutions company Datascan is returning to RBTE, and it will be showcasing its range of products at the two-day event at London Olympia between 9-10 March 2016.

Essential Retail caught up with Charlie Taylor, head of business development UK at Datascan, to find out more about the business and its plans for the spring show.

Why have you booked for RBTE 2016? 

We have booked RBTE to maintain our presence in the UK and European marketplace for our mobile self scanning solutions. We are looking to reignite our business partnership in the UK market place and see RBTE connection with retail technology as an integral part of our marketing plan to ensure this happens.

What new technology will you be displaying at RBTE 2016, and why is it relevant?  

Since the last RBTE, Datascan has been working on new technology and updating our reporting software to ensure that we make our self scanning stock take solutions the most effective in the market. This year we will be presenting our new Dart Mobile handheld scanners, an updated multi-function application that runs on iOS, Android or Windows Mobile devices (client devices or ours) and our refreshed reporting interface.

Name some of the retailers that you are currently working alongside?

H&M, Zara, Tiffany & Co, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Adidas and Fossil

What's the best customer service you've experienced this year?

We are currently working with SaaS solution integration company to bring efficiency and visibility to all pieces of our business. The implementation team is incredibly responsive and able to work with our modified requirements professionally and with patience. Their communication skills have been top-notch and key to being able to keep this project on point. 

Quick-fire question round: Do you...

Shop in-store or online? Both, depends what I am buying!

Prefer tea or coffee? Tea

Use Facebook or Twitter? Facebook

Use iOS or Android? iOS

Rate beacons or digital signage? Digital signage

Use contactless or cash? Contactless

Visitors to RBTE 2016 can meet with Datascan at Stand 820.