The United Kingdom’s Albemarle & Bond and Herbert Brown Pawn Stores Launch 115 Shops with New Software Partner Bravo Pawn Systems

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In one of the largest software transitions within the pawn industry, the United Kingdom’s Albemarle & Bond and Herbert Brown Pawn Stores Launch 115 Shops with New Software Partner Bravo Pawn Systems.

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We’re very pleased Albemarle & Bond and Herbert Brown chose Bravo Pawn Systems for their 115 pawn store operation in the United Kingdom, and we look forward to more pawnshops of all sizes continuing to choose Bravo.

In one of the largest software transitions within the pawn industry, Bravo Pawn Systems has successfully implemented 115 Albemarle & Bond and Herbert Brown pawn stores on the Bravo point-of-sale platform.

The transition was a massive undertaking but one that Bravo, the fastest growing software platform for pawnbrokers, was well equipped to handle. Ryan Cable, Manager of Client Success, explains, “This is our first enterprise chain in the UK, which meant new country-specific laws and regulations. Our Customer Success team is trained to support the UK and we are excited for new opportunities.”

Once the team had launched the first few Albemarle & Bond and Herbert Brown shops on Bravo, the process of setting each store up, onboarding and then training ran seamlessly. “Sometimes 7-8 stores were going live a day,” says Cable. Mandi Wirtala, Head Trainer of the project adds, “Part of this business solution is seeing how fast employees adapt to learning to use Bravo and navigate it successfully. It’s been a win-win for everyone.”

Albemarle & Bond and Herbert Brown, one of the United Kingdom’s largest pawnbrokers, were previously using their own proprietary system to manage pawn transactions. “Being able to implement Bravo at an enterprise company was rewarding and incredible on many levels,” says Wirtala. “It is exciting to be a part of Bravo's growth as it moves full steam ahead to provide a viable business solution to pawn stores around the world. Bravo is the wave of the future that fits into the business models of today.”

Hundreds of pawnshop servers crash every year and impact store operations. Bravo is the leading cloud-based pawn software, utilizing Microsoft Azure, making it the safest and most secure environment available. That, coupled with its state-of-the-art features and two pawn specific apps, MobilePawn and Bravo Mobile, makes Bravo a leader in its class.

“Seeing Bravo operate at an enterprise level magnified its forward thinking and innovative qualities,” adds Wirtala.

Tally Mack, CEO of Bravo Pawn Systems, agrees. “Bravo continues to charge ahead with innovation, eCommerce, new applications, mobile, machine learning AI, and best practices that drive efficiency and profits for pawnbrokers.” When asked about the massive migration, she adds, “We’re very pleased Albemarle & Bond and Herbert Brown chose Bravo Pawn Systems for their 115 pawn store operation in the United Kingdom, and we look forward to more pawnshops of all sizes continuing to choose Bravo.”

About Bravo:
Bravo Pawn Systems specializes in SaaS point-of-sale software for the pawn industry. Established in 1988, Bravo POS was designed by pawnbrokers for pawnbrokers. As the leading Microsoft Azure cloud-based pawn software system on the market, Bravo strives to enable pawnshops to grow their business by providing continually enhanced features and world-class customer service to help them compete with national big box stores. For more information, visit bravopawnsystems.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Albemarle & Bond and Herbert Brown:
Herbert Brown branches have been helping people with their cash needs since 1840 – that's 174 years. Albemarle & Bond is a little younger – 31 years old this year. Together they have 115 branches, all over the United Kingdom, each one staffed by helpful, friendly people who know the pawn industry and trusted by the community they serve. For more information, please visit albemarlebond.co.uk.

Bravo Media Contact:
Millet Pezzi
1-888-407-6287 ext.142
millet(at)buya.com

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