G&L boosts customer offer with WinRetail system

Garden & Leisure Group (G&L) has become the latest user of WinRetail, an integrated point of sale, stock control and merchandising system produced by Corby & Fellas.

G&L wanted to replace its Torex system. Group IT director Grant Davis said: "Corby & Fellas were not on my initial shortlist, but following a recommendation I thought that they would be worth a look. I invited them down to give a demo, but with no great expectations."

He added: "I had assumed that WinRetail would not be capable of running an operation of our size, but nothing could have been further from the truth. I was blown away by the scope and functionality of the system."

WinPos is the POS module of WinRetail and runs on Vogue terminals. Each terminal is fitted with dual LCD screens, with an operator-facing touchscreen and a customer-facing monitor. Customers can see details of current offers and up-and-coming events to keep them entertained and informed. The new tills also offer a huge array of offers and promotions.

Davis added: "WinPos shows the customer what promotions they are getting as the goods are scanned - they can see a running total of their purchases and the discount applied."

The third and final phase is planned for completion during the summer. The entire retail management operation will then switch over to WinRetail, including a link to the garden retailer's existing Piccolink handheld terminals.

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