Cash or card! Global Retailers Linger on Paper Over Plastic!

Chennai, India, 2018-Jul-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail businesses, irrespective of size, accept payments through multiple modes (cash, card, mobile, internet banking, wallet, etc) but still many of them prefer cash over card to avoid regulatory complexities and hence devoid customers of their shopping rights and experience.

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According to a survey by TD Bank recently, globally 70 per cent of SMEs prefer cash and cheques over card or online transactions. Though handling physical cash or cheques may be difficult, still cash rules in most of the Point of sale (POS) counters across several advanced countries in US and UK and developing countries like India and Brazil.

Retail experts agree that global POS market is still remain scattered and needs to be organized with the help of advanced technology. While the data has revealed that about 20% merchants use traditional POS systems, cloud-based POS systems by 17% while 24% retailers accept online payments.

Earlier, researches on global retail industry had indicated that though merchants and consumers were inclined to use new retail (POS) technology, they preferred cash to other mode of payments.

Consumer preferences and governments’ initiative to support cash-less payment have compelled retailers to accept all forms of payments, says Doug Mearkle, a senior official from TD Bank, which surveyed over 600 small retailers to understand how they are responding to modern transaction systems, cloud-based POS technology, cashless payment options and receptive to innovative ideas. The business owners surveyed were chosen from across fast growing economies and belonged to industries such as health care, retail, construction and entertainment.

TD Bank has indeed used the survey to create awareness among the merchants as to how various payment options and POS applications can be integrated in a single POS system to enhance business growth and effect customer experience.

Bhaskar Venkatraman, CEO and Director of Millennium India

As far as India, the digital payment system is fast catching up though there are still some teething problems such as inhibition to shift from conventional to modern business system, acceptance of card payments due to high transaction charges and low penetration of debit/credit cards and online payment options among rural folks.

“POS applications can be integrated into a single system to provide small business owners a potent tool which can perform multiple functions and offer several researched data which they can use for business betterment. Modern POS systems can provide some crucial business data which retailers can’t get following traditional methods,” says Bhaskar Venkatraman, CEO and Director of Millennium India, a pioneer in introducing POS technology to Indian retail merchants.

For example, a small retailer who sells grocery or ready-made clothing can forecast daily sales and plan to improve sales and profitability. An integrated POS can help him to decide on staff strength on particular day or occasion, understand the inventory position or requirement, number of customers visiting the shop on daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis and individual customer’s buying pattern.

Though small-business owners are aware of the new features and advantages, but still there are some misconceptions and inhibitions which stop the majority of them from adopting the POS innovation, Mearkle concludes.

So to say, it is difficult to “cash” on the modern POS technology to improve business by some retailers!

 

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Millennium India All Set to Regale FoodPro 2017 with Innovative POS Technology

CHENNAI, India, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ —   Millennium India, the pioneer in Point of Sale (POS) technology in India, will be part of over 300 strong contingent of business verticals who will be showcasing their products, services and technology associated with food and beverage industry at the three-day Foodpro 2017 exhibition which will be held from September 7 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai.

Millennium has been partnered with Allmark Solutions, a leading weighing scale and other store infrastructure products supplier, along with well-known POS brands POSIFLEX, HONEYWELL and GoDEX to showcase their technology prowess on Point of Sale and other supportive products to business visitors, vendors and prospective entrepreneurs at the event.

The 12th edition of Foodpro 2017 is India’s biennial event on Food Processing, Packaging & Food Technology, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

The food expo will witness exhibitors dealing with food processing technology and machinery, refrigeration and cold chain system, process and packaged food, bakery equipment, kitchen equipment, hospitality products, barcoding and Point of sale technology will look forward for new business opportunities, collaborations, networking and brand promotion and will get updates on innovations and technology.

Bhaskar Venkatraman

On being part of the mega food expo, Bhaskar Venkatraman, CEO and Director of Millennium India said: Foodpro gives an opportunity to showcase our entire range of products to retail businesses which include, manufacturers, re-sellers, hospitality owners, packaging, food processing, cold storage and other logistics service providers. We have world-class technology products of Point of Sale and other store supportive products, and we are here to enhance the awareness of retail business owners on the advantages of using top-notch POS products for their business growth.”

Commenting on the importance of conducting such an event, a CII official said: “India continued to be one of the top producers in number of food grains, fruits, dairy products and poultry & meat products. At the same time, we lag behind most of the developed countries and also some of the developing Southeast Asian countries in terms of processing and value addition. This is resulting in lower returns on investments, very high wastage (up to 28% in some cases) and lower shelf life. Hence it is essential to increase the awareness on the importance of food processing and packaging. FOODPRO exhibition will help businesses to work towards adding value to processed foods and increase shelf life.”

To add value to the show and focus of the growing food sector, CII has added two more verticals – ColdStoRe and T-Food – as concurrent shows to Foodpro2017.

ColdStoRe will focus on the complete cold chain right from primary cold storage facility for food grains and fruits at Farm Level to high end cold storage for meat and food products including the important sector of Cold / Refrigerated Transportation.

Exhibitors profile will include companies that provide equipment, tools, and technologies that support the infrastructure and operations of the cold chain from design to build & operate. The focus will also be on third-party cold storage and refrigeration logistics and all forms of refrigerated transportation, Import/export facilities and services.

T-Food, a traditional food festival will try to bring the awareness about the traditional and local foods. This show will showcase the processed traditional food in healthy way, newer recipes of cooking traditional foods and will provide an opportunity to entrepreneurs to show case the developments in processing of traditional food.

CII will be organizing conferences on food processing technology, cold chain technology and workshop on traditional food with demonstration which will be addressed and conducted by experts in respective fields.

The event will be an ideal platform for the above profile companies to further strengthen their business and brand awareness and also to showcase their latest solutions to the user industry across sector.

About Millennium India

Established in 2002, Millennium Soft-Tech (India) Pvt Ltd has been in the forefront of providing Point of Sale (POS) technology products and solutions to Indian businesses through astute marketing strategy supported by huge partners’ network across India.

Having associated with world’s leading POS brands, Millennium understands the growing demands of retailers better than anyone else irrespective of their size, stature and nature of business, and offers comprehensive, advanced and sustainable solutions to enhance their business.

Headquartered in Chennai and having branches all major cities in India, Millennium has a clear vision of empowering millions of unorganized small and medium enterprises spread across the country by automating their transaction activities and make them competitive with established market peers.

As the national distributor of leading multinational POS brands including Epson, Posiflex, Casio, Toshiba, Honeywell, Godex, and Opticon, Millennium offers POS solutions to corporate brands, retail giants and SMEs across India.

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Millennium India, India.

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Millennium India Bags Best Partner Award from Honeywell

Chennai, India, 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Leading POS technology provider Millennium Soft-Tech India has bagged the “Highest Growth Partner Award for 2016” from the multinational conglomerate  Honeywell India.

The award was presented to Millennium India, a pioneer in introducing Point of Sale (POS) technology products in India, at the recently held ‘REIMAGINE 2017 Leadership Forum’, an annual partner conference hosted by Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, in New Delhi.

Honeywell India team presenting the award to Mr Bhaskar Venkatraman at the REIMAGINE 2017 Leadership Forum event held in New Delhi. Millennium Director V Nandakumar (second from right) also attended the event.

 

The event was held in an effort to unite top leaders from Honeywell’s strong network of channel partners and distributors in India.

Commenting on receiving the coveted award from world’s leading engineering giant, Bhaskar Venkatraman, the CEO and Director of Millennium India said: “It’s a great honour to receive from the technology major with whom we have more than a decade of successful association. Honeywell, with their innovative and customer-centric products, has played a key role in automating retail sector in India.”

“With diversified industrial automation products, Honeywell has broken into many applications simplifying several core operations. For Point Of Sale applications in particular, Honeywell has been offering wide array of technology products which have revolutionised several core industries like healthcare, automobile, hospitality, retail businesses, food and beverage, transport and logistics, to name a few. We look forward to have even more stronger ties with Honeywell in the years to come and would like to see the Brand becoming synonymous with every retail business,” he further said.

For retail and non-retail sectors focusing point of sale and other applications, Honeywell has been the leader in providing several innovative hardware products like area imager scanner, barcode scanner, barcode printer, POS hand held terminal, laser scanner and linear imager scanner.

The partner conclave was a unique opportunity for Honeywell India business leaders and its partners to make deeper connections within the business and new relationships among its broad partner network, a top Honeywell official said.

Round table discussions, industry presentations, and networking sessions were attended by key customers, partners, and top SPS India and global leaders at REIMAGINE 2017 Leadership Forum in India.

 

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JusTransact Opens Online Bazaar for Indian POS Sector

Chennai, India, 2016-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — After its successful launch of India’s first E-commerce online market place for Point of Sale (POS) technology – JusTransact.com, Millennium India has added yet another ‘first’ to its credit by unveiling country’s only online B2B portal for POS brands and distributors who can converge at one place to transact simultaneously.

Aimed at cutting down the huge supply chain losses faced by thousands of hardware and software POS products vendors across India and improve sales volume of Brands, JusTransact’s Partner Zone also aimed at ‘empowering’ small, medium and large enterprises across the nation by automating their business with affordable, scalable and world-class POS technology.

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Bhaskar Venkatraman, Founder and CEO, JusTransact.com

Commenting on the launch of JusTransact’s Partner Network (http://partner.justransact.com/), Bhaskar Venkatraman, Founder and CEO of jusTransact.com said: “JusTransact’s partner network throws open a unique opportunity for both POS brands and resellers who can communicate directly on a single platform, thereby cutting the supply chain losses in terms of time and money. Resellers can directly get POS products from manufacturers at much lower price and can hence pass on the cost benefit to their customers, who are predominantly small and medium retail businesses. For brands, they can find all buyers in one place and hence get great traction and growth. In short, it is a win-win condition for both brands and vendors.”

For partner network, jusTransact plays a pivotal role in connecting both POS brands across India and local vendors who can be either main/region-wise distributors, vendors, stockists, software service providers, or stores selling POS products to retail businesses.

Further listing the advantages of partner portal, Bhaskar, who is also one of the pioneers in introducing POS technology in India, said: “POS Manufacturers need not have to look for distributors for their products, but can simply register with us and sell their products. Their products can be seen only by registered vendors, who can order POS products with appropriate quantity instantly. To facilitate fast and reliable goods movement, we offer free logistics service. We pick, pack and ship to buyer’s address wherever they are.”

To make it attractive, jusTransact has kept registration ‘free’ for partners and also introduced JusMoney wallet where points are credited for every purchase which can be adjusted against the purchase value.

JusTransact currently deals with over 1000 POS products of more than 40 top brands including Epson, Honeywell, Toshiba, Posiflex, Godex, TVSE, Opticon, Casio, Bixolon, Zebra, Essae, to name a few.

Bhaskar expects that more POS brands will make use of Partner Network Zone and offer their products such as POS terminals, barcode scanners, barcode printers, automatic cash drawers, receipt printers, mobile POS, hand held terminals, etc at attractive prices to vendors, who otherwise get them from local distributors at much higher price. “The partner network will also help to speed up the automation process of India’s retail sector where more than one million traders are still following traditional transactional practices,” he said.

The Justransact partner network for POS will also create a level playing field as every vendor – from main distributors to local stockists – across India will get their goods at same price thereby avoiding unethical business practices, opined Bhaskar.

About JusTransact.com

Justransact.com is an e-commerce venture of Millennium Retech Ventures India Pvt. Ltd promoted by Millennium India Group. JusTransact.com was launched with a sole motive of providing reliable, affordable and scalable POS solutions to the fast growing retail sector in India, which is estimated to worth one trillion USD by 2020. POS technology facilitates small, medium and large businesses automate their activities, enhance customer experience and also make them competitive with established peers.

The portal has made world-class cutting-edge POS Hardware, Software and Knowledge accessible to retailers. Headquartered in Chennai and having branches in major cities in India, Justransact.com offers one-stop solution for all kinds of POS needs to both retail and non-retail business applications.

Millennium showcases advanced POS technology at IWS 2016

New Delhi, India, 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Millennium Soft-Tech (India) Pvt. Ltd., a leading POS technology provider in India India warehousing show 2016having wide partner network, is showcasing the most advanced POS technology to support warehousing, logistics and supply chain management at ‘India Warehousing Show (IWS) 2016, which begins on June 8 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

Millennium will be displaying some of the widely used, industry specific and application-oriented POS devices such as wired and wireless barcode scanners, portable data terminals, industrial and domestic barcode printers, colour label printers, data collectors, portable data terminals and table-top scanners from the world’s leading brands like Toshiba, Honeywell, GoDex, Epson and Opticon.

Bhaskar Venkatraman, founder and director of JusTransact.com

Bhaskar Venkatraman, Group director, Millennium India.

Speaking on Millennium’s second successive participation in India Warehousing Show, Bhaskar Venkatraman, group Director of Millennium India, said: “We are overwhelmed to be a part of one of the largest warehousing expos in the world. We have over two decades of market exposure in the Point Of Sale technology in India, which we are bringing in here to showcase the latest advancement in technology to benefit warehousing, logistics, material handling and supply chain businesses. We strive to reach out to them with the most modern and latest POS technology and help them sophisticate their businesses through wide range of POS products suitable for their application and industry.”

The sixth edition of the three-day mega supply chain event is expected to be visited by over 10,000trade visitors representing high level decision-makers and buyers from across the globe.

To make visitors understand the relevance of products suitable to their business, Millennium is offering demos of various products applicable for warehousing and supply chain management at their stall (12 A).

“With the advent of e-commerce industry in India, the need of warehousing and logistics infrastructures has grown manifold and we strive to address the huge demand for quality and efficient supply chain management needs from warehouses and logistics players by introducing the advanced technology to make their day-to-day operations organized, faster, easy and hassle-free.”

The Fair offers visitors a complete view of the entire process chain of the warehousing, transportation and logistics industry. Over 200 domestic and international exhibitors are presenting innovative products and services for trade visitors and entrepreneurs who will get an opportunity to exchange ideas and make new business contacts.

The exhibition is being organized by Reed Manch Exhibitions, a joint venture between Manch Communications of India and UK’s Reed Exhibitions.

About Millennium Soft-tech (India)

Established in 2002, Millennium Soft-Tech (India) Pvt Ltd has been in the forefront of providing Point Of Sale (POS) technology products and solutions to Indian businesses through astute marketing strategy supported by huge partners’ network across India. Launched and lead by Bhaskar Venkatraman, a veteran in POS technology having over two decades of market exposure, Millennium has a clear motive of empowering millions of unorganized small and medium enterprises spread across the country by automating their transaction activities and make them competitive with established market peers.

Headquartered in Chennai and having branches all across India, Millennium is credited with excellent logistics supports and capable of reaching products to customers’ doorsteps even in remote areas. Providing nation-wide distribution for leading multinational POS brands including Epson, Posiflex, Casio, Toshiba, Honeywell, Godex, and Opticon, Millennium offers POS solutions to corporate brands, retail giants and SMEs across India.

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mPOS Set to Revolutionize Indian Retail Sector

Chennai, India, January 13, 2016 — /EPR Retail News/ — Indian retail market is evolving at a rapid pace riding on technology innovations and customers’ changing preferences for superior shopping experience.

A lot of changes had happened during the last decade at Point of Sale (POS) counters as customers increasingly prefer cash-less transactions, and businesses have readily adopted right payment system for faster check-outs and better payment management.

One of the best ways the brick-and-mortar retailers can handle faster check-outs at their stores is via mobile-POS devices. These devices are like hand-held smart phones that are capable of accepting payments through cards, providing instant receipts and storing data for managing inventory, sales and other back-end business functions.

India, with close to 500 million credit/debit card holders and 700 million smart phone users, set to trigger cash-less transactions through mobile POS devices and online transactions, say analysts.

As per an estimate by the country’s leading banker Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India needs another 20 million M-POS devices in five years from the current 1.2 million sets to provide alternative retail delivery channels to both urban and rural populace across the country.

Predicting that M-POS will be a game changer for Indian payment market in 2020, Bhaskar Venkatraman, founder-director of JusTransact.com, India’s first e-commerce marketplace exclusively for Point Of Sale (POS) technology and solutions, says: “There are two reasons which can trigger the growth of M-POS in India – mobile devices becoming ubiquitous across the country with widespread internet penetration and customers craving for enhanced shopping experience with fast, convenient and cash-less transactions.  M-POS then becomes the natural choice to bridge the gap and promote card-based commerce for retailers. Also, fast evolving technology has changed the use cases of M-POS devices. Along with M-POS, we also expect more demand for Tablet POS and Cloud POS devices as the present generation retailers are more inclined to use latest technology to offer sophisticated shopping experience to buyers.”

Apart from the convenience in transactions and high customer experience, retail businesses choose mPOS devices to close the deal the moment customers make a decision on products without giving them time to change their mind when they proceed towards the checkouts, says Nimish Chandra, who manages a retail showroom selling electronic home appliances in Bangalore.

Despite the anticipated surge of these ‘anywhere commerce devices,’ Bhaskar doesn’t expect that mPOS will replace the traditional POS terminals in the near future.

“I think, to begin with, there will be a very little displacement due to mPOS in emerging markets like India where traditional POS systems are still ruling the roost. However, in the SMB environments, tablets will offer an attractive to traditional POS and mPOS. The displacement will be minimal at least for the next five years,” Bhaskar, who is also a domain expert in POS technology, feels.

He predicts that India will emerge as a leader in mPOS users in the Asia-Pacific region by 2019 as there has been a huge dependency on cash-on-delivery for e-commerce transactions which will open the gates for millions of mPOS deployments across the country.

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