Retail Anywhere's ability to provide a POS and retail management system that could fulfill our requirements for both permanent and pop-up stores was a huge factor in our selection process
Atascadero, CA (Vocus) September 15, 2010
Retail Anywhere, a leading provider of point of sale and retail management systems for midsize retailers, today announced Beyond the Wall has selected and implemented Retail Anywhere's POS and retail management system to improve operations for its retail locations and mobile pop-up stores.
Based in Stroudsburg, PA., Beyond the Wall is a poster, prints and novelties retailer with five retail locations and 75 mobile pop-up stores. As a nationally recognized fund raising company for more than 30 years, Beyond the Wall brings its art print and poster show to over 650 colleges and universities across the country. As a fund raising event, Beyond the Wall's pop-up stores are sponsored on campuses by student organizations that receive a commission based on sales.
Beyond the Wall's five retail locations are year round, permanent stores in high traffic areas while the 75 pop-up stores travel from campus to campus and operate for six weeks in the fall and six weeks in the spring. Retail Anywhere provided the retailer with a POS software solution to fit both models and replace the legacy, home grown solution they had been using for more than 10 years. With Retail Anywhere, Beyond the Wall now has access to real-time inventory information which is a major concern especially for its pop-up stores. As pop-up stores travel from campus to campus it's crucial that inventory is quickly replenished based on inventory levels as well as trend analysis which is constantly taking place during the six week event.
"Retail Anywhere's ability to provide a POS and retail management system that could fulfill our requirements for both permanent and pop-up stores was a huge factor in our selection process," said Patrick Smith, CEO for Beyond the Wall. "The flexibility at the POS as well as integration with our MAS 90 solution provides us the functionality to streamline operations, increase sales and ultimately run our business better."
"We were thrilled to be selected by Beyond the Wall," said Branden Jenkins, CEO for Retail Anywhere. "The main objective of our retail SaaS solution is to provide our customers with immediate value by charging minimal upfront costs and low monthly fees. Our SaaS, pay-as-you-go, model provides Beyond the Wall with affordable access to a solution that will greatly improve retail operations while removing the burden of costly IT requirements."
The retail SaaS delivery 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 the requirements for IT resources and time required to have retailers up and running on the new system.
Beyond the Wall's permanent store locations are using IBM SurePOS 500 hardware while pop-up stores are equipped with wireless laptops and added peripherals.
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, analytics, 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 Beyond the Wall
Beyond the Wall is the nation's largest operator of on-campus pop-up stores. Beyond the Wall is a sub-brand of Culturenik Inc.