HP chooses Futura to produce 'POS in a box'

HP has chosen Futura to design a simple EPOS and retail management system, Futura One, specifically for retailers with just one till.  HP and their partner Westcoast believe this will revolutionise the market for smaller retailers giving them strategic control of their business, to gain a competitive edge. 

The new product includes a HP touchscreen EPOS unit; a receipt printer; barcode scanner; cash drawer and the Futura One retail software.  This has full POS functionality and all the tools found in sophisticated packages to streamline their operations.  

Daniel Gowers, HP UK&I Retail Solutions Country Manager said: "We chose Futura because of their 30 years' of experience working with the world's leading speciality retailers, their proven technology and innovative management team.  They have pared back the tried and tested Futura system, to result in a stand alone, affordable product. We believe Futura One will give business owners infinitely more chance to manage and control their business, than just a cash register and spreadsheet."  

Futura One handles the product's complete life cycle, allowing items to be purchased, received into the business, sold, promoted and reported upon. This total control and visibility of products leads to better business decisions.  Its unique wizard helps get shop owners started, straight from the box. 

Ian Royall, Managing Director of Futura Retail Solutions said: "Futura's proven technology is being used in 35,000  installations in retail outlets in 23 countries, and so we are delighted to have our 30 years of experience and retail strength recognised by a major IT presence like HP.  We think the product will be popular with one shop and speciality retailers in fashion, footwear and jewellery, convenience, gifts, music, books, stationery, art & craft, electrical & electronics, cosmetics, homewares and sporting goods."

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