UK POS Extends Its Expertise To The Hospitality Industry With Its New Brochure Launch!

With the hospitality industry one of many hit by the economic downtown, UK Point Of Sale (UK POS) is introducing a new range of point of sale to help encourage consumers to see the value in dining out despite the climate, in its new brochure, which is available from September.

Including stylish wooden chalk boards and menu holders, UK POS already supplies the hospitality range to major key accounts but is now introducing it to the mass market thanks to its fantastic reception.

With families now said to be £470 a year poorer due to petrol, food and utility price increases* and the subsequent drop in consumer spending affecting the hospitality industry, UK POS understands that every penny counts. The leading manufacturer of point of sale is therefore working to help hoteliers, restaurateurs and bar and café owners continue to attract customers and highlight their all important offers and promotions.

As well as the new range of products tailored towards the hospitality industry, UK POS has revamped and rejuvenated its brochure, to cater for the needs of its extensive client base and, as always, is reiterating its commitment to supplying quality products at competitive prices. Those interested in receiving a copy of the new brochure are being encouraged to request one in advance by calling the sales team directly on 0161 431 4400.

UK POS’ Sales & Marketing Director, Debra Jamieson, said: “It’s no secret that the last few years have been tough for quite a few industries and we make a special effort to identify areas where we can help. The new hospitality range is sophisticated and stylish whilst also functional; we’ve had tremendous feedback from they key accounts that have been using it to date and are looking forward to introducing it to some new venues and monitoring its success.”

UK POS has been manufacturing point of sale products for over 20 years and is continually adapting to changing market trends when it comes to working with customers to market their offers. Best selling products include Acrylic menu holders, PVC shelf talkers, banner stands, snap frames, pavement stands and cable displays. For more information on UK POS please visit www.ukpos.com.

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Music Festivals – Good News for Independent Retailers

In these testing times of ‘austerity packages’ and reports that disposable income is rapidly dwindling, independent retailers need to grasp every available opportunity to maintain a healthy trade.

One area of spending that seems to be on the increase, offering an enthusiastic and relatively captive audience, is the ever expanding line up of music and other festivals being held around the country during the summer months.

Those small businesses lucky enough to be situated close to a festival site are being urged to make the most of this surge of visitors by targeting their advertising and point of sale with special offers and promotions aimed specifically at festival goers.

Food and drink are particularly popular sellers with local businesses reporting increases in sales of up to 300% on the first day of festivals followed by a healthy steady trade for the rest of the duration.

Those retailers who show most imagination by adding to their usual stock with‘festival friendly goods’ such as vegetarian specials, all weather clothing, wellies, waterproof ponchos etc find there’s a seasonal gold mine waiting to be mined right on their doorsteps.

Here’s our guide to possible products to sell and how to best catch your festival goer’s attention:

• Special offers on vegetarian food: Freestanding acrylic signs at the till
• Wellies: Water based pavement signs outside the shop
• Sun creams: Suspended cable displays over the relevant shelves
• Toilet roll/facial wipes: ‘Sold here’ reminders in window mounted snap frames
• Emergency ponchos: A-boards outside the shop
• Glow sticks/garden flares/torches: Pavement swingers
• Disposable cameras: Special offer shelf edge ticket holders

Festivals are big business for small retailers. Make sure you’re not missing out.Call us on 0161 431 4400 to place your order today.

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Remember December The 22nd – The Cut Off Date For All Your January Sales Point Of Sale Orders At UK POS

UK Point of Sale, the UK’s leading supplier of many point of sale accessories and retail supplies has urged businesses to get their orders in before the Christmas cut off date to make sure they are fully prepared for the January sales!

Whilst many shoppers are rushing round trying to get the last of their festive shopping completed many retailers will be anticipating one of the most busy times of year for the industry – the January sales – and to help maintain some sort of order during this hectic time of year UK POS have urged owners and store managers to stock up on the vital point of sale accessories they’ll need from Window Displays to Snap Frames.

UK POS provides all of these and many more to help make sure businesses are able to enhance their customers’ shopping experience with clearly labelled sections and easy to read offers and shop displays to boost sales. But if businesses plan to be ready when the January sales starts then they will have to hurry to make sure their orders are delivered before the New Year.

UK POS’ last day for orders before Christmas is the 22nd of December; all other orders made after this date over the festive period will only be processed on the 4th of January 2011 which may be too late for some businesses. The good news though is that all orders made on the 22nd will be delivered the very next day (the 23rd of December) allowing retailers to be armed and ready for the sales crowds.

Debra Jamieson of UK POS urged businesses to act now, saying, “With the January sales being the perfect way to start the new year for a lot of retailers it is important that they are able to clearly display promotional items and mark sections of their shop out to the crowds”

“When it comes to shopper satisfaction, having a strong point of sale presence whether this be pavement signs to draw customers in or PVC ticket holders showing prices clearly, it all creates a better experience for the customer”.

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UK POS Offers Its Customers An ‘All In One’ Facility

UK POS customers all over the UK, from this November onwards, can take advantage of its newly launched added value printing service which aims to give customers an all in one facility under one roof to make their lives easier and their purchases more cost-effective.

Recognising that time is of the essence for most of its customers, UK POS’ new Banner and Flag Stands collection has proved to be one of the most popular areas so far for the newly launched printing service. Providing a cost effective and portable way to display sales messages and powerful graphics to passing audiences, the lightweight stands fold away in seconds and are easy to transport in a carry bag or case, perfect for indoor and outdoor use.

Having previously sold the banner stands but not offered the printing service, UK POS is putting ease of ordering for its customers at the heart of its operation making all purchases more cost and time effective. Customers now have the benefit of buying direct from the manufacturer with their print as well as their POS so quality and value is guaranteed.

Debra Jamieson, Sales and Marketing Director at UK POS, said:
“Our new service gives customers that added value and takes away the stress of sourcing print. The response from current and new customers is really positive – with Christmas just around the corner customers are looking for a quick turnaround and being able to offer an all in one facility is very attractive. All we ask is that customers simply supply their artwork when placing an order and we will do the rest.”

UK POS has been manufacturing point of sale products for over 20 years and is continually adapting to changing market trends when it comes to working with retailers to market their offers. Best selling products include Acrylic & PVC Menu Holders, leaflet dispensers, ticket holders and display accessories. For more information on UK POS please visit www.ukpos.com or speak to a member of the experienced customer services team on 0161 431 4400.

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UK POS Helps Retailers Shine In The Classroom

As figures have been released showing that parents pay out up to £201, 809 a year raising each child, and up to£37 a month on school uniforms*, UK POS is launching a campaign to help retailers strengthen their focus on their target audience through visual display holders and point of sale solutions as back to school is once again on the agenda.

No longer is there one local shop supplying uniforms to the surrounding schools. The age of the mass market is well and truly underway, with big name retailers stocking box pleat skirts, pale blue shirts and knee length charcoal grey socks which means there is even more reason to fight to stand out from the crowd with back to school offers.

The back to school market has changed dramatically over the last decade, with retailers now offering whole uniform sets for under £10. It is for this reason that UK POS is fighting to help the high street market their merchandise.

UK POS’ Sales & Marketing Director, Debra Jamieson, said: “We’ve noticed a shift in terms of customer buying patterns, especially over the last few years. Retailers are opting for more flexible solutions where they can update and change their offers regularly. We’re finding our Acrylic Freestanding leaflet Holders to be a really popular product at the minute. They sit on the head of a gondola with the image of the offer on display. Offers need to be visual in today’s competitive market place – the increase in sales of our poster holders support this.”

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UK POS Launches Window Of Opportunity For Estate Agents

Leading point of sale (POS) manufacturer, UK POS, has this month launched its new window display section online specifically for estate agents who are looking to draw customers in all year round through visually engaging marketing.

With easy navigation, the new section hosts a range of window display solutions to help clearly display vacancies and other information and offers. With estate agent displays, window displays, snap frames and cable display systems, the new section includes:

* Modern chrome and satin chrome display fittings
* Versatile window displays for any product
* All-in-one kits or custom displays for a complete solution for dressing your store
* Displays ranging f r o m estate agent displays to retail window displays
* Unique and versatile cable and rod display systems available

UK POS’ Sales and Marketing Director, Debra Jamieson, said: “We have a lot of customers in the estate agency field and wanted to launch a specific, user-friendly section that can be accessed f r o m the home-page specifically for them. The majority of our sales at the moment are coming through the website so its continued development is a high priority for UK POS.”

For more information on UK POS please visit www.ukpos.com or speak to a member of the experienced customer services team on 0161 431 4400. The new section can be accessed f r o m the homepage by selecting ‘Window Displays’ f r o m the left hand side.

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UK POS Kick Starts 2010 World Cup Promotion With POS Kit

Leading manufacturer and supplier of point-of-sale products is offering retailers a 2010 World Cup Point of Sale kit.

UK POS Kick Starts 2010 World Cup Promotion With POS Kit

With the 2010 World Cup only a few of weeks away UK Point of Sale Group Ltd (UK POS) is launching a 2010 World Cup POS kit to help retailers maximise their World Cup promotions this summer. The promotional kit, which includes such things as snap frames, will be offered at a special rate of £225 as a further incentive to encourage retailers to maximise sales during this event period.

The 2010 World Cup, which takes place between 11th June and 11th July, is predicated to give the UK’s economy a much needed boost this summer. According to a South African online news source, Daily News: “the British Retail Consortium estimates that the 2006 World Cup generated £1.25bn in retail sales and anticipates similar for 2010, with more if England progress further.”

Sales and Marketing Director of UK POS, Debra Jamieson said:“The World Cup POS kit has been devised with independent retailers in mind. It is designed to optimise World Cup promotions in a cost effective way, but without compromising on the overall quality of the materials provided. We are advising our customers to make the most out of the World Cup by preparing for it in advance and even dedicating a space in-store for all related sales promotions.”

“The level of sales we expect will be in comparison to other seasonal events such as Christmas and Easter. The fact it only comes around every four years makes it even more important, so we expect that both consumers and retailers will be making the most of it.”

The pack includes:
• A1 Pavement Signs
• Two A1 Snap Frames
• 10 A4 Snap Frames
• 100 Shelf Talkers
• 100 Wobbler Arms
• 100 Suspended Ceiling Hangers
• 100 Extending Wire for ceiling posters

The promotion kit includes some of UK POS’ leading products to maximise the use of space both inside and front of store. The kit provides retailers with the essential tools to fulfil all their PoS requirements and help guide customers through the store.

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Campaigning Politicians Inspire Businesses to Invest In Their Own Display Advertising Strategy

UK Point of Sale (UK POS) has recently reviewed the election campaigns of all three major political parties to discover whether any lessons can be learnt from the politicians when it comes to businesses increasing their visibility and marketing in the real world.

Campaigning Politicians Inspire Businesses to Invest In Their Own Display Advertising Strategy

UK POS provides many point of sale accessories such as pavement signs and snap frames that can help improve customers’ experience when inside the shop but there have been a few parallels with the focus on the UK General Elections and how a lot of the marketing strategies could help boost UK businesses to win the public’s vote when deciding where to do their shopping.

Posters are a tried and tested method of advertising businesses but one key point of sale accessory is the suggestion box, something not unlike the ballot boxes that the whole of the country will be visiting to vote for their chosen party in May.

Debra Jamieson, marketing and sales director for UK POS commented: “It may be a New Year which generally means a new start, but as retailers face the same threat of low consumer spending in 2010, it would seem that customer influence and demand will make a bigger impact than it has in previous, more financially buoyant years. Generally consumers have stripped back their spending habits so it’s important to know what they want from their shopping experience and retailers will be expected to do act on the feedback generated.”

Some businesses during the recession may have cut back on display advertising but much like in the political arena businesses and stores need to show they have a plan to recover and generate money/sales. The strategic use of suggestion boxes whether they are placed in store or used as a part of a prize giveaway for an added incentive can give the business a key insight into what the consumers think of the layout and range of products as well as the customer service and overall experience of shopping at that particular store.

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UK POS Believes In The All Important Finishing Touches

Behind any retailers strategically designed POS should be a fixing which adds a suitable and discreet finishing touch, according to leading UK manufacturer of point of sale materials, UK Point of Sale Group Ltd (UK POS). Offering a varied range of display accessories and fixings is important for customers to complete their POS packages whether that be a bespoke or off the shelf product.

It is necessary to highlight the value of quality display accessories and fixings, such as suspension fixings, ceiling fixings, wobbler strips and suction cups, to retailers. As Sales and Marketing Director of UK POS, Debra Jamieson, explains:“Retailers will have a process from which they design and print their POS to how and where it is displayed. But how is it going to be attached and fixed without the fixings looking unsightly and intrusive? The answer is to offer a variety of options whatever the shape, size and weight of the POS and an experienced customer services team who can advise on the best option. As a manufacturer of these products, we can even design and manufacture unique items especially for customers.”

“For example a leading furniture retailer approached us in the hope that we could solve a longstanding nuisance. It found that flexible wallets were always supplied with white adhesive buttons, which really stood out when placed on furniture. Having tried to source clear buttons for a while, our design team went that extra mile to mould clear alternatives to the retailer’s desired specification.”

UK POS’ range of ceiling, wall, window and shelf fixing options ensures retailers have the accessories to finish the job. The range includes suspension and ceiling fixings, which come in a variety of designs to offer uplifting promotions or to guide customers around stores. Wobbler strips provide off the shelf solutions for impulsive offers, whilst suction cups are discreet and secure making them perfect for window displays.

Currently UK POS is offering bulk buy discounts on it entire display accessories and fixings range. Customers can order products from the range online at www.ukpos.com or call 0161 431 4400 to speak to a member of the experienced customer service team.

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UK Manufacturer Of Point-Of-Sale Products Highlights Must-Have Display Items For Christmas Promotions

Stuck for inspiration this season on how to display any last minute seasonal point-of-sale? Well there’s still plenty of time to order items for the run-up to Christmas, and to make product selection easier, UK Point Of Sale Group Limited has come up with a quick-fix solution – a Christmas wish list.

The UK manufacturer of point-of-sale (UK Point Of Sale) materials has created the must-have list as it has been reported that consumers can look forward to seeing significant promotions and early winter sales this year. So UK POS believed a quick call stating the Christmas wish-list would assist retailers with their orders during this extremely busy period.

With UK POS’ best possible prices and next day delivery available, the list features six point-of-sale options, including:
– A1 Pavement A Boards Sign to get customers in store
– A4 Snap Frames to promote Christmas special offers and deals with interchangeable posters
– Shelf Talkers for stand out pricing displays
– A4 pallet Stacking Card Holders for large displays of product promotions
– Flag Sign Holders to catch the customers attention with special offers and deals
– Extending Wire Hooks for ceiling posters to guide customers through the store

It was Rob Templeman, the chief executive of Debenhams, who predicted that consumers can look forward to significant promotions this Christmas with retailers looking to boost revenues after a somewhat turbulent year*. However UK POS fears that retail outlets could soon become over run with offers or overcrowded sales, when in fact retailers should be taking the less is more approach.

UK POS’ sales and marketing director, Debra Jamieson advises:
“Overcrowding shelf space with various offers and promotions can be off putting for consumers and leave shoppers confused as to what product is truly the best value for money. Being clear and concise about your brand offerings is more important than ever this Christmas to ensure retailers secure those all important sales.”

“Retailers need to make consumers feel that an offer is too good to be missed. As such, we are advising our customers to rotate displays during the run up to Christmas, creating first come first serve offers that encourage that immediate impulse response.”

UK POS’ next day delivery service means that retailer’s can select their must-have display products and have them delivered in time for the Christmas rush. For further information call UK POS on 0161 431 4400 and quote: Christmas Wish List.

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Displaysense Equip Retailers In Their Fight Back Against Shop Lifters

Displaysense has reported a large rise in demand for its security related products as retailers seek security equipment and alternative preventative methods that can be introduced to aid in the fight on crime.

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In better times, retailers would be happy to see products ‘flying off the shelves’. However, the recession has lead to an increase in the reported cases of shop lifting, which is costing the economy billions of pounds a year.

In order to stop shop lifters in their tracks, retailers are turning to companies such as Displaysense, for security equipment and alternative preventative methods that can be introduced to aid in the fight on crime.

The Hertfordshire company, which sells a variety of shop display equipment through to lockable security display cabinets has reported a 46% increase in the demand for security related products over the past year, emphasizing the changing demands on retailers.

After receiving numerous requests f r o m customer, Displaysense has recently introduced a new range of security equipment including safes, locks and security mirrors that should help act as a deterrent in the nations’ stores against would be thieves.

Steve Whittle the spokesperson at Displaysense commented on this worrying trend by saying, “The demand for security related items has really shot through the roof, with a large proportion of these products being purchased by retailers who had previously never had to worry about protecting their wares. We are looking to source further security products based on the types of customer enquiries we have had, but the worrying thing is that a lot of people are looking to go far beyond the solutions we currently supply”.

Steve went on further to say, “We have even seen an increase in demand for our range of sign holders and snap frames f r o m the likes of supermarkets, who have had an equally tough time f r o m shop lifters as of late with increasing petty theft, and are presumably having to warn customers about their policies on theft”.

Not only have retailers had to contend with the obvious drop in sales associated with a recession, but are now having to invest extra into security, reducing their profit margins even more – a worry for any store manager and company director during these critical times.

It is hoped that with these extra security measures in place, the threat of shop lifting could decrease dramatically and allow retailers to concentrate more on stock shifting rather than shop lifting.

About Displaysense

 

 

Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing and has been able to develop an ever growing standard range of over 5,000 displays for retail, exhibitions, office and home. The range is now hugely diverse including literature displays, display cabinets, mannequins, office displays, exhibition displays, catering supplies and even items for the home.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars, restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing and promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors, exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and NHS trusts, charities, schools and universities and even home consumers.

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