PostNet Rolls Out New Point-of-Sale Software for North American Franchisees
DENVER—July 21, 2015—PostNet, the chain of Neighborhood Business Centers that provides printing, shipping and graphic design solutions for today’s time-strapped small businesses and consumers, will deploy the ShipRite Global Connect point-of-sale (POS) software in all 260 of its North American centers in Fall 2015. ShipRite Global Connect is a product of ShipRite Services of Utica, New York.
The ShipRite platform offers advanced functionality, an intuitive touch screen interface, a clean database structure, and quick transaction speed. In addition, PostNet’s customized ShipRite software will integrate a sophisticated online print ordering system, which will enable franchisees with e-commerce to grow their business.
"Today’s consumers and businesses demand speed, convenience, and reliability. To fulfill this demand, we have invested in new technology, like the ShipRite software, to streamline workflow processes for our franchisees so they can operate more efficiently and enhance our customer experience even more," said Brian Spindel, president and co-founder of PostNet. "We’re excited about our new partnership with ShipRite and eager for the rollout this Fall."
The user-friendly application, which is designed to look like a standard electronic cash register, includes unlimited shortcut buttons for departments and/or items, credit card processing, multi-carrier retail shipping, mailbox rental, Quickbooks integration, sales reporting, customer loyalty program features, flexible discounting and coupon management, inventory tracking, and online backup and restoration.
"We were pleased to have been selected as PostNet’s newest technology partner, and are looking forward to growing our company alongside them," noted J. Mark Ford, president and Founder of ShipRite. "Linking our client-server application with a cloud-based print shop is forward edge development. It will give PostNet franchisees a definitive edge in the marketplace and demonstrate our programming capabilities."
PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers provide marketing services and specialize in meeting the design, printing and shipping needs of small businesses and consumers. Founded in 1993, PostNet has nearly 700 locations worldwide, including several hundred locations in South Africa. Select PostNet locations in the U.S. and Canada offer Website Design and Solutions, which includes website and mobile design, hosting and email marketing. Each PostNet franchise is locally owned and operated. PostNet has won numerous awards and recognitions including: 2015 Entrepreneur Franchise 500; 2015 Franchise Gator Top 100; 2015 Entrepreneur America’s Top Global Franchise; 2013 Top 10 Best Franchise for Veterans by Military Times; 2013 Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review; and 2013 Mail Innovations Award from the U.S. Postal Service.
ShipRite is the industry's leading developer of retail shipping systems and point-of-sale (POS). The company’s innovative software and hardware systems provide solutions for a broad range of POS applications, such as mail and parcel stores, general retail stores, self-service storage, small to medium size shippers, and university mail operations. ShipRite has installed more than 1,000 locations across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, including many enterprise locations like the The World Bank and the Capital Convention Center. ShipRite is also a retail software partner of PAR Technologies. ShipRite has won numerous awards and recognitions including: 2007 President’s Award by the Association of Mailing and Business Centers; 2009 Most Innovative Solution Award by the Retail Solution Providers; 2010 Supplier of the Year by the Association of Mailing and Business Centers; and Top Vendor Award by the Association of College and University Mailroom Services.