Simmonds top of class with pop-up shops
Schoolwear retailer Simmonds is using pop-up shops to ensure efficiency during key periods
Eurostop’s POS and stock control systems, including warehousing, integrated with Simmonds’ finance systems, provides Simmonds with an extended offering with their ‘pop-up’ shops open during term time evenings and weekends.
Simmonds staff process orders in the schools, enabling parents to purchase from Easter onwards, ahead of the busy summer months, helping Simmonds to manage stock availability to meet demand.
Daily sales from the pop-up shops are uploaded to the head office system, enabling the management teams – both finance and merchandising - to manage sales and stock with automatic replenishment and re-order accordingly.
In addition, integration with Simmonds’ newly updated website ensures that online orders, a growing part of the business, are fulfilled quickly with all stock centrally managed from Simmonds’ warehouse.
Karen Gore, general manager for Simmonds said: “The flexibility that Eurostop offers enables us to run extra pop-up shops in schools during the summer period, helping us manage an incredibly busy time. It’s better for the parents and schools and enables us to ensure we can meet demand.”