Hardware manufacturer J2 Retail Systems, known for delivering one of the lowest total costs of EPoS ownership in the retail and hospitality industries, has revealed details of the latest company to select its PC-based touchscreen terminals.
Le Pain Quotidien is a chain of characterful, upmarket bakeries-cum-casual dining venues. Spanning both fine food retail and food service, the homespun feel of its stores belies the brand’s international success. It currently operates in 18 countries, including from 22 central London locations. The core of the business is retail bakery, offering artisan breads, patisserie and savouries made using organic flour and wholesome ingredients. Le Pain Quotidien also serves its boulangerie fare and a range of homemade dishes, inspired by the owner’s roots in Franco-Belgian cuisine, as either ‘take-out’ or ‘dine-in’.
When Head of IT, Robert Brown, joined the business in Spring 2012, he saw that the current till provision – a mixture of cash registers and EPoS -was not serving the business. “The equipment was quite dated and very expensive, and we were not getting the support we needed,” he observes. Brown decided to source a contemporary EPoS solution.
He comments: “Experience drew me towards a company I’d worked with in a previous position, whose reliability and technical performance I could trust and who I knew to be cost-effective. That company was J2 Retail Systems.” Continues Robert Brown: “I found plenty of case study material to prove J2’s general market prominence, not to mention its dominance in bakery retail. Also, as J2 operates across hospitality and food retailing, I knew all aspects of our business would be covered by a J2 EPoS solution.”
Brown is now planning to roll out 100 J2 630 PC-based touchscreens to its London locations. “We shall start to phase in the J2s and move through our upgrade programme,” he adds. “The J2 630s are latest technology and offer the best value for money. We expect a range of benefits including improved system reliability, ease of use, speed of use, longevity and cost-effectiveness. Using J2s, our cost of EPoS ownership should definitely be reduced.”
J2 Retail Systems is a specialist manufacturer of PC-based touchscreens, LCD touchscreen monitors and point-of-sale hardware to the retail, hospitality and leisure industries. With 100,000 units+ installed worldwide, its clients include thousands of leading-brand retailers, leisure operators and hospitality businesses.
J2 products represent innovation, reliable performance and one of the lowest costs of EPoS ownership achievable today. The company controls its own design and manufacture and constantly looks for ways to improve the cost and quality of its user experience.
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