Leading European online apparel platform marks the expansion of its 'bricks & mortar' retailing with an investment in AURES point-of-sale technology
Zalando has now equipped both its Berlin and Frankfurt 'Zalando Outlet' stores with the stylish Sango terminal from AURES Technologies
Since 2012, the Group has transformed itself into a powerful multi-channel presence with the opening of a Berlin store. A second Zalando Outlet (zOutlet) store, in Frankfurt, has now opened, enabling the brand to meet its customers face-to-face in two major cities.
Munich-based AURES Technologies GmbH has spoken of its success in securing a contract with the Zalando Group to provide point-of-sale technology in-store. Hilmar Buchwald, Head of AURES Technologies GmbH, said: “zOutlet’s order for an EPoS system from AURES, a new development for an online retailer, marks a significant stage in the company’s growth.”
“In the two Zalando Outlet stores, customer purchases are now processed with the new Sango i5 point-of-sale system. Sango is one of our flagship terminals, renowned for its unique design, elegant appearance, supreme performance and reliability,” adds Buchwald. “Our market reputation for first-class service ensured the Sango was Zalando’s first choice for new EPoS equipment.”
One of the many unique features of this striking, integrated terminal is to completely free-up the space under the touchscreen. Available in several colours, Sango carries brand identity right through to the point-of-sale so is perfect for today’s stylish and fast-paced retail environments.
With its 150,000 product lines, Zalando found the Sango i5 to be the ideal choice. This high-performance platform is capable of managing extensive stock databases with ease.
ODP 333 Thermal Printer
To complement the Sango i5 terminals, Zalando has also invested in AURES ODP 333 Thermal Printers. The closed-top design with front-facing receipt print-out ensures long-lasting, trouble-free operation. Its compact footprint enables it to be installed under the Sango’s screen or in the lower drawer. Three interfaces (USB, Serial, LAN) offer future-proof set-up options. The ODP 333, in common with all AURES point-of-sale systems, is energy-efficient (Energy Star certified) and very quiet.
3 Year On-Site Guarantee
Zalando is benefitting not only from AURES trademark 3-year warranty, but also from an on-site guarantee. The latter guarantee means that faults reported by close-of-day can be repaired at the store on the next working day. This Europe-wide service will support the international development of the Zalando’s store network.
Zalando in summary
Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion. The Berlin-headquartered company offers customers a comprehensive selection of clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and children, with free shipping and returns. Zalando has more than 17 million customers in more than 15 European markets.
Founded in 1989 and listed on Euronext since 1999, the AURES Group manufactures EPOS systems and related peripherals. Its PC-based hardware and open-system equipment provides management and point-of-service functions for businesses including specialist food and non-food stores, retail outlets, superstores and catering and hospitality.
With corporate sales of €76.8 million for 2015, the AURES Group has global presence, with its head office in France, subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, Australia and the USA - and a network of distributors and resellers in 50+ countries.