The newspaper and magazine industry is facing a tough time from falling advertising revenues, increasing cover prices, and the growing trend in e-zines and online newspapers. Now, more than ever, it’s important retailers closely watch the cost base through effective and efficient management and control of stock and returns, while looking at new ways to boost sales.
Here, Jonty Edwards, rascal systems’ Sales Director explains how their advanced, automated mobile-based technology is helping retailers improve profitability, minimise losses and achieve retail excellence in store by greatly improving compliance.
"When we originally designed rascal, we had three core principles. Firstly, simplicity: the solution had to be simple and easy to use for store colleagues. It’s a standalone system requiring no systems integration so simple for a retailer to implement.
Secondly, visibility: it had to provide clear and easy-to-understand Management Information about inbound and outbound stock flows, as well as claiming/crediting activity. Intelligent, flexible reporting via rascal insight provides ‘at a glance’ or detailed information on both store and supplier process compliance.