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Oasis, Warehouse and Coast to roll out new POS system

UK high street retailers Oasis, Warehouse and Coast are set to roll out cloud-based point of sale (POS) technology from Aptos.

The investment in new retail technology is part of the three fashion players’ drive to support modern-day customer journeys, with the Aptos Store solution offering in-built features such as inventory, returns and promotions management tools.

David Mold, IT and managed services director for Oasis, Warehouse and Coast, said he was looking for omnichannel functionality and cloud-based technology at the POS to support the companies’ “technology transformation”.

“Coast already runs Aptos’s cloud-based Digital Commerce solution, which gave us extreme confidence in Aptos’ commitment to help us exceed customer expectations and drive profitable growth,” he explained.

Aptos has announced a number of new retail contracts in recent times, with luxury footwear brand Kurt Geiger set to pilot the tech company’s mobile POS in the next 2-3 weeks ahead of what the company called an “aggressive” nationwide rollout.

Oasis, Warehouse and Coast have 178 stores between them, as well as hundreds of concessions globally, and the new technology will be used across the three retailers’ estates.

The retailers are all part of the Aurora Fashion Group – which is majority-owned by the administrators of now-defunct Icelandic bank Kaupthing, which put the organisations up for sale, only for sell-off plans to be shelved last year.

It is understood that all the companies are still up for sale, to the right bidder, and The Daily Telegraph reported last year that any potential sale may involve separating the three businesses – although their shared head office is reportedly a stumbling block in such a move.