BOSTON--NOVEMBER 21, 2013--Springboard Retail today announced the public launch of its web-based POS and retail management system designed to help retailers sell more, more profitably.
“For years as retailers we struggled to support heavily customized versions of POS/Inventory Control software that simply didn’t work for a growing multi-store multi-channel retailer. These systems evolved from cash registers. Ecommerce, Omnichannel and Cloud are words unknown to these systems.”
“Our software leverages the web to provide real time data to the retail enterprise and equip them with the tools to turn that information into incremental sales,” said Gordon Russell, founder and CEO of Springboard Retail. “In order for retailers to sell more in their stores they must develop and nurture the relationship with their customers across all channels and our software was designed and built to help achieve this.”
Russell is no new face to retail. Owner of 8 Boston-based Lilly Pulitzer® Signature Stores, Russell and his co-founder and CTO Jay Stotz have designed and developed Springboard’s SaaS software applications to be the core of the successful customer centric omni-channel retail enterprise of the future. Russell, Stotz and their retailing and software development team collectively have over 50 years experience in retail and software development. They know what works and what's important to help drive sales, and more importantly, to help drive sales profitably.
Russell’s chain of stores went live on Springboard Retail In August 2011 with great success. On Springboard’s alpha version, year over year same store sales increased 15.3%. The next 12 months on Springboard’s beta version saw an additional 19.6% increase in year over year same store sales. Springboard Retail now has 18 stores live on the platform and is growing.
Springboard Retail applications include Point of Sale (POS), Customer Relationship Management, Inventory Control, Purchasing, Receiving, Distributed Order Management and Fulfillment. Also included are real time dashboards, a robust promotions engine and Springboard Retail’s proprietary analytics tool called SR Reports. Springboard Retail is integrated with Intuit QuickBooks Online for accounting.
“For years as retailers we struggled to support heavily customized versions of POS/Inventory Control software that simply didn’t work for a growing multi-store multi-channel retailer. These systems evolved from cash registers. Ecommerce, Omnichannel and Cloud are words unknown to these systems.” says Russell. “We were spending way too much time and money supporting these systems - maintaining costly servers in each store and the main office and paying for expensive software licensing, training, maintenance and upgrades. We felt trapped. Today’s retailers can reduce costs and eliminate vendor lock in with Springboard Retail, which requires no contract, license, maintenance or upgrades. The system provides robust features and functions that help retailers sell more, more profitably wherever their customers are or however their customers choose to shop with them. Springboard Retail provides a simple and elegant user interface that end users love and can successfully operate with little or no training.”
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About Springboard Retail
Springboard Retail is a cloud POS and retail management platform designed for retailers, by retailers. It’s built for multi-store, multi-channel retailers who need to service every customer the same way, no matter how or where they shop.
Using Springboard’s Mobile POS to reclaim valuable square footage and influence buying behavior at the point of decision, Springboard customers process $200 million annually across the United States. Springboard Retail gives retailers better control over sales and profitability by placing actionable real-time data in the hands of every person who needs it, from the C-suite to the store floor. With inventory management, unparalleled custom reporting, open APIs, and portability across platforms and devices, Springboard Retail is easy-to-use, quick-to-start and revered by its users for making their jobs easier.
Springboard Retail is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter @SpringboardUp.