In early May 2017, Farm ‘N Pantry opened its first grocery store at Tanjong Pagar Center in Singapore with Aralco Retail POS Systems. Aralco is connected to the Back Office Server in real-time via the internet, with VPN-secured connections hosted by IRMCS.
The Aralco POS terminals are interfaced to Cashguard Closed Cash Management Systems where payment by currency note and coins are inserted and any change is automatically dispensed to the customers at each checkout. Cashiers no longer need to count float monies, cash tendered /change and the cash takings at the end of shift giving rise to accuracy and productivity.
The constant promotion and markdowns of SKU prices and new products are now maintained at the Back Office or at any remote computers and are ‘pushed’ to the electronic shelf label (ESL) automatically at each store with great speed which saved lots of manpower every day besides absolute correct pricing information for customers at all times.
To further improve speed and accuracy of transaction processing at checkouts, in-counter systems are in place with built-in bar code scanner and weighing scale for selling products by scanning the bar code labels or by weight, which are communicated via RS232C, for example, 318 grams of avocados are electronically sent to the Aralco POS for auto-calculation of the SKU prices, at each point of sale terminal.
“Our CashGuard Cash Management Systems are interfaced to Aralco POS and work seamlessly to speed up all our cash transactions and stops us from worrying about handling cash. Each cashier only has to log in and out of the system without counting and signing off on the cash balance.
Our ESL tags, interfaced to Aralco, also save us time and errors by seamlessly and automatically synchronizing product information, promotion and prices directly from our inventory database to the electronic price tags.
Aralco is able to give us the real-time information we need to run our grocery business with its powerful and user-definable reporting systems. Its on-line infrastructure also allows us to respond very quickly across multiple stores and is ideal for chain store operations.
We would recommend IRMCS whose team has been highly responsive and knowledgeable in Aralco Retail Systems.”
– Mr Tan, Executive General Manager, Farm ‘N Pantry Grocery Group
11th September 2017
About Farm ‘N Pantry:
Farm ‘N Pantry is part of an international company focused on fresh produce distribution to wholesale, retail and global markets. They are passionate about the produce they handle from field to plate, and pride themselves on mutually positive relationships with growers.