With U.S. headquarters in Reno, Nevada, Skagen Designs sells its Skagen Denmark line of watches at major department and specialty stores. Skagen Denmark watches, jewelry and sunglasses can be purchased at many independent jewelry or gift stores, as well as at Skagen Denmark outlet stores. Not long ago, the company commenced the rollout of six new retail stores. Management decided it needed to equip these locations with a POS and inventory management system that was not only user-friendly, but highly affordable and flexible.
To fit the bill, High Meadow specified a system comprised of Pioneer POS Stealth-M5 all-in-one touchcomputers running its RetailEdge POS and inventory management software, plus Star Micronics TSP143 futurePRNT receipt printers. A custom data export solution created by Skagen using RetailEdge's API links the system to Skagen's enterprise resource planning (ERP) application from Great Plains.
Two all-in one POS systems with Star TSP143 futurePRNT printers have been installed at each of three new Skagen Designs stores; deployment at the remaining three stores is scheduled to occur during the remainder of this year. On-site employee training required just under eight hours. Each store was ready to go live with the system a few weeks after installation, with slight delays caused only by construction as individual sites were readied for opening. Installation took approximately one day per store, at a cost of under $8,000 per location.