Costcutter is upgrading its IT systems in an effort to rival the efficiency of the multiple supermarkets.
The symbol group is rolling out chip and PIN to retailers later this month. It has also launched its own dedicated EPoS system, dubbed C-Pos. The windows-based, touchscreen package will enable retailers to process and register deliveries electronically, order online and monitor up-to-the-minute stock levels. The new C-Pos software will be supplied free of charge.
The company said the slim touchscreen monitors will provide more room on counters. Hardware will include handheld terminals linked to the back office. The whole package costs £1,500, takes five days to install and will be rolled out to 350 retailers initially from June 1.