A new mobile app has been released for Nisa partners to make it easier for them to trade with the symbol group.
The app is designed as a simple, no cost tool that will assist retailers in a wide range of activities including ordering, price checks and delivery tracking, as well as new functionality via intelligent push notifications that direct retailers to specific products, web deals and news updates relevant to their business.
It has a scanning function allowing the creation of orders and searching for products using the built-in camera on a mobile device, avoiding the need for retailers to purchase additional dedicated hand-held scanners.
In addition, several search tools have been added to the new app which allow filtering based on commodities, price and desired margins.
A utilities function allows retailers to quickly calculate any combination of margin, cost or sell to help maximise profits in store.
The app is available now in Apple and Google Play stores and is accessed by retailers simply logging in with their existing Nisa OCS details.
The launch follows a successful trial involving several Nisa partners.
One of these was Chris Taylor of Taylors of Tickhill. He said: “This is the most useful tool Nisa’s IT department has created to date. All the information required to manage the stock for your store is in the palm of your hand.
“I find the product catalogue with pictures of the products particularly useful when trying to re-merchandise areas of the store and there is no more need to go back and forth from the office PC.
“The delivery tracker is also very useful, with live information on where my delivery is. I really do think all stores should download and use this tool. Each will find that it delivers in all areas needed.”