SalePoint Introduces New Mobile Apps for Retail

SalePoint today announced a strategic marketing agreement with Etelu Tech Co, a technology innovation company specializing in full service mobile web and application development. The agreement provides SalePoint with the ability to offer exciting new mobile apps for retailers as an expansion of its leading retail technology solutions.RetailLocator-Find-Product-with-Bubble-web-800p-141121

The new custom branded App is designed to improve the customer experience, increase customer loyalty and enhance the retailer’s brand. Features include location analytics, shopper background data, push notifications, geofencing and the ability for shoppers to receive turn-by turn directions to find a department or an item on a shelf.

Features Include:

Find a Product – The app provides information about products and will navigate customers to the product location in the store.

Find a Department – The app enables customers to locate a department and will navigate  right to it.

Find a Store – The app enables customers to locate rtailer’s store location and navigate straight to it.powered-by-etelu-stacked_100px

Parking – Customers may check out a map to identify all public parking areas and to get information about where to park to visit the store.

Geofencing – Generate analytics and insights based on shopper location near and inside retail stores. Deliver relevant content to shoppers based on entering, moving about or leaving retail stores with geofencing triggers.

Special Offers – Retailers can  further utilize the geofencing feature to offer discounts for goods and services.

Shop by Departments – Customers can browse for products by department.

Other Items include:

Shopping Cart – check out and payment features for shopping in the app
QR Code Scanner – quick access to information
Recent News – provide the latest announcements about products
Transit Information – plan a route to a store location
And more…
Requirements
Compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android devices
iPhone: requires iOS 4.2 or later
Android: requires v2.3.3 or later

About Etelu

Etelu is a technology innovation company specializing in full service mobile web and application development.  SalePoint’s subsidiary PatientWorks teams with Etelu on patient apps for the healthcare market. Etelu focuses on solving real world business problems with creative and cutting edge solutions. Etelu works closely with its clients to customize mobile apps for their unique environment.  Etelu was a finalist for Best Mobile App in the 2014 Ragan’s Health Care PR and Marketing Awards. This is the second year in a row that Etelu’s healthcare app was recognized for innovation in media.  Etelu is led by Rosemarie Francis, a 20 year industry veteran of integrated marketing, sales, business management and technical application leadership.

SalePoint Introduced Kiosk Solutions at the NRF Big Show in New York City

SalePoint exhibited at the NRF Annual Convention in New York in January, 2014.   SalePoint exhibited new functionality for our retail point of sale and corporate ERP solutions including integration with the Salesforce.com CRM application with our Trovato POS solution.  In addition, the company introduced KioskWorks, self-service retail kiosks that include wayfinding, customer queue management, payment on account, in-store coupons, digital signage and other features to enhance the customer experience in retail stores.

Paul Streicher, President and Managing Director of Retail for SalePoint, stated, “KioskWorks is a successful kiosk solution that has been implemented in the healthcare industry by our PatientWorks Subsidiary.  We are now modifying KioskWorks to fit the retail industry.   We will leverage our success with this powerful .NET application to help our retail customers improve their marketing, increase sales, and improve customer satisfaction.”

KioskWorks’ Wayfinding provides customers with step by step directions on how to find the merchandise or locations in the store that they are seeking without the assistance of a sales representative. You invest heavily in visual displays, signage, store layouts, and merchandise. Customers need to be able to find the merchandise they are looking for quickly and easily. In large stores or stores with complex layouts, this is often not easy and may frustrate customers. Our Wayfinding solution presents a graphical layout of the store and presents a visual image of a person navigating to that area from the current kiosk location, allows the customer to search for the department or merchandise area they are looking for and importantly provides multi-language support to allow you to serve the diversity of your customer demographics.

Print or email promotional coupons for customers based on their Wayfinding or other searches on the kiosk to promote merchandise in your store. The flexibility of KioskWorks allows you to establish workflows and rules on what coupons to present at what time. Drive additional business from customers who are visiting your store by offering them contemporaneous offers to buy more.  Capture email addresses for promotional coupon distribution and other marketing efforts.

Use dual displays on kiosks or wall mounted kiosks to provide videos and other messages to your customers as they shop in your store. Deliver your marketing messages clearly and effectively by developing content targeted to support your sales campaigns for seasons, holidays, or other promotions and to reinforce your theme with shoppers. A wide variety of hardware choices are supported to provide you with the most flexibility based on your store configuration.

In areas where customers queue to wait for certain services, such as layaway, merchandise pickup, customer service, repairs, or returns, provide your customers with information and a clear process to queue up for the service. KioskWorks provides Queue Navigator to manage and track customers being processed through by your services teams. Your service staff has a visual queue showing the individuals waiting for service and the length of time they have been waiting. Customers can be provided with wait ticket numbers or see a visual of the current queue. Management can easily see the number of customers in the queue and how long the wait times are. If the wait times exceed a designated threshold, staff can be alerted to bring in additional resources to service the waiting customers. Reports provide real time and historical data on service levels. Better manage your service area and improve customer satisfaction with Queue Navigator.

For more information on kiosks for retail, contact Norman Snidow, VP Sales at nsnidow@salepoint.com.

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SalePoint Acquires PatientWorks Division from NewBold Corporation

SalePoint today announced that it had acquired the assets of the PatientWorks Division of the NewBold Corporation.

SalePoint through a newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary PatientWorks Corporation acquired the assets of the PatientWorks business from NewBold Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Larry Haworth, CEO of SalePoint, stated “We are pleased to add the PatientWorks solutions to our company. We have been a reseller of the PatientWorks solutions so it was a natural fit when we learned the business was for sale. The PatientWorks solutions including KioskWorks have seen strong growth during the last year and we are excited about the opportunities we see in combining our businesses.”

PatientWorks Corporation will continue to operate from the Cary, North Carolina office with certain corporate administrative functions being performed by SalePoint in its San Diego headquarters. The effective date of the acquisition was February 22, 2012.