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Poundland refreshes PoS in wake of 99p Stores takeover

Budget retailer Poundland has today announced that it has completed the deployment of new point of sale (PoS) systems in 200-plus stores it acquired as part of the 99p Stores takeover.

The retail technology revamp was completed across Poundland's store estate at a rate of 15 per week over a 16-week period. A solution from UK vendor Box Technologies was used to migrate the legacy system over to Poundland's existing EPoS platform, which has reportedly helped the retailer gain full control and visibility over stock throughout its larger store network.

Ahead of the Christmas peak trading period, Poundland will work with Box Technologies to upgrade an additional 500 till units across its UK store estate. In addition, the technology company is supporting the retailer's continued expansion in Europe, via the Dealz brand in Spain.

Matthew Sparks, head of IT Services at Poundland, said: "This continues to be an exciting time for Poundland as we execute our store expansion plan – and integrating the 99p Stores' systems in the converted outlets was a mission critical project for us.  

"Having worked closely with Box Technologies previously, the team have consistently met our varying needs, often at short notice, from hardware to CCTV installation, engineering and project management, and this instance was no different."

Meanwhile, a very different retailer to Poundland also announced its own PoS partnership earlier this week.

Online fashion business Missguided has been dabbling in bricks and mortar over the last 18 months by opening concessions in Selfridges in the UK and Nordstrom in the US. Following the launch of these department store partnerships, the company is set to open its first standalone shop – in London's Westfield Stratford City – in November.

The fashion retailer has opted for Eurostop's EPoS solutions which will be integrated into its existing ERP system. The Missguided management team is hoping to benefit from the real-time stock and sales information and collection of customer contact data for marketing purposes, which is promised by the technology provider.

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