Second Time Around Chooses Retail Anywhere to Support Growth Plans

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Next-Generation POS solution to help upscale consignment retailer expand its business.

"After a comprehensive search for a new retail POS system, we found Retail Anywhere to be the best fit and provider for our multi-location retail consignment business," said Howie Green, CFO for Second Time Around.

Retail Anywhere, a leading provider of point of sale and retail management systems for midsize retailers, today announced that Second Time Around of Boston, MA has selected Retail Anywhere's next-generation POS and retail management solution to support its growth of additional store locations and large consignor base.

A leader in the upscale consignment retail business, Second Time Around has 25 stores located in the trendiest shopping districts in the US. Since opening its doors in 1973, Second Time Around has grown its fashion empire with new and almost-new designer clothing and accessories with brand names such as Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs and boasts a consignor base of more than 50,000 active consignors.

"After a comprehensive search for a new retail POS system, we found Retail Anywhere to be the best fit and provider for our multi-location retail consignment business," said Howie Green, CFO for Second Time Around. "With the new system in place we'll have chain-wide visibility and real-time information enabling us to make better business decisions."

Second Time Around's antiquated retail system will be replaced with IBM SurePOS 300 hardware and Retail Anywhere's software suite using the Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model. The SaaS model from Retail Anywhere includes a hybrid of on-demand and on-premise software along with professional services, upgrades, maintenance and support; all with minimal upfront costs and low monthly fees. The retail SaaS solution also reduces requirements for IT resources and time required to have retailers up and running on a new system.

The new solution will provide Second Time Around with an easy-to-use, integrated system that delivers consolidated information enabling the retailer to make better business decisions. The new retail system will also integrate with the retailers accounting software delivering a streamlined process for dealing with a large consignor base and the paid out functionality required for consignment retail.

“Second Time Around's upcoming implementation will deliver a solution to help drive growth and improve efficiencies for their consignment retail business," said Branden Jenkins, CEO for Retail Anywhere. "We are thrilled to be selected as their POS partner and we look forward to celebrating with them as they take their business to the next level."

About Retail Anywhere
Retail Anywhere is a leader in delivering retail management systems for mid size retailers. With 25 years of experience and more than 30,000 POS installations, our software suite includes; POS, merchandising, inventory management, customer management, business intelligence, multi-store operations, warehouse management and integrated eCommerce. Certified ARTS Data Model conformant and leveraging Microsoft’s .NET and SQL technologies, Retail Anywhere solutions provide the tools and insights retailers need to optimize operations and improve profitability while delivering an enhanced customer experience across all channels. For more information, please visit http://www.retailanywhere.com.

About Second Time Around
Second Time Around is an upscale consignment company that carries new and almost new designer clothing and accessories. Since opening its flagship shop in 1973, the budget friendly fashion chain has grown to include 25 stores in some of the country’s hippest shopping districts. Second Time Around is committed to making the consignment process as quick and simple as possible, and is one of the only consignment companies that provide online accounts to its consignors, allowing them to track sales and money earned in real time. Second Time Around boasts a loyal consigner base of more than 50,000 active consignors while nurturing relationships with both loyal customers and dedicated employees. For more information, or to find a Second Time Around location near you, please visit http://www.secondtimearound.net.

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