Tips, tricks AND treats for hospitality businesses this Halloween

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The National Retail Federation reports more than 171 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year, with figures projected to reach $8.4bn! The pagan holiday has always been a money spinner in the US but has experienced rising popularity in the UK, becoming the second biggest party night in the UK after New Year’s Eve. This is great news for pubs, bars and clubs looking to boost sales this October.

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Tips, tricks AND treats for retailers this Halloween

Halloween Shopper (1)Last October saw retailers rejoice as Halloween overtook Valentine's day as the third biggest retail event in the year, just behind Christmas and Easter. Financial website ‘This is Money’ reports Britons are spending £300-£400 million on Halloween related items with fake blood and pumpkin sales increasing by 3000% since 2001. Continue reading

Employee reviews: A means to drive excellence from your staff

convoEmployee reviews are often considered the fare of big business, met with a groan at unnecessary paperwork and wasted time. This may certainly be the case occurring in dingy back rooms across the UK with a number of retail and hospitality giant's, but take the lessons learnt in how not to do it and you could increase productivity, improve employee engagement and boost job satisfaction. Continue reading

CEO, Jacyn Heavens shortlisted for Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016

Jacyn with Pro-A15 terminalEpos Now CEO Jacyn Heavens has been shortlisted for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016. The award is regarded as the benchmark for entrepreneurial success in the UK celebrating the contributions and innovations of British entrepreneurs and their impact on the economy. Continue reading

The smartphone: the 21st century shop window

smartphoneThe smartphone has become a permanent fixture in the pockets, bags and hands of 70% of the population in the UK, with Ofcom reporting users browsing the internet for 2 hours a day on mobile devices, twice as long as on laptops and PC’s. What are the implications of this shift in consumer behaviour for small businesses and how can retailers ensure they keep up with this growing trend? Continue reading

Retail therapy: A modern day panacea?

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As a society, we have fully embraced consumerism and all its trappings. It should be no surprise shopping has been coined as a form of therapy, with people making purchases based on emotional impulses rather than logical reasoning. Psychologists have now confirmed that buying things can improve a person’s mood, even if only in the short term, so how can retailers utilise that information to drive sales? Continue reading

Epos Now announced Winners of the UK Customer Experience Awards

UK Customer Experience Award Winner

Epos Now is delighted to announce we have been named winners of the Design and Innovation category of the UK Customer Experience Awards! The awards were launched 7 years ago to recognise business excellence, to showcase best practice procedure and celebrate outstanding customer service. Continue reading

Epos Now: Are you the perfect fit?

EposJigsawEpos Now is an award-winning EPOS solutions provider, securing the profitability of over 30,000 customers in 109 different countries. A Norwich-based tech company with offices in Orlando Florida, we are seeking a number of talented individuals to join our growing team. Continue reading

From AM to PM: Securing the daytime pub trade

pub1111The Institute of Economic Affairs reported there have been 21,000 pubs closures since 1980. Alarmingly 50% of these closures occurred since 2006. Rates and rents don’t pause when your premises is shut, so making the most of day time trade opportunities is a great way to bolster evening revenue. Continue reading

Epos Now announced as UK Business Awards Finalists

UKBA logo white backgroundEpos Now has been selected as a finalist for the Best Place to Work category in the UK Business Awards. These awards, affectionately known as 'The Dons' were created to recognise and reward outstanding achievement in business across key sectors and disciplines. These awards showcase the best practices among organisations, celebrating talented teams and individuals within those organisations.

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