Leading fashion jeweller Argento has selected Eurostop’s retail systems to support its expansion plans across the UK. Argento hand sources jewellery and sells items from designers including; Pandora, Pilgrim, Hot Diamonds, Charmed, Jackie Brazil, Thomas Sabo and Karma Jewellery. It is installing Eurostop’s e‑rmis in its head office in Belfast, Ireland, with e‑pos used across its 30+ stores in the UK and Ireland.
Northern Ireland jeweller Argento chooses retail systems from Eurostop to support aggressive expansion plans in UK
New retail systems provide improved stock management across fashion jeweller’s 30+ retail stores with potential saving of over £1m in reduced stock holdings.
Using the system’s central auto-replenish features and reporting will enable the company to better control stock levels, reducing the need to have large amounts of capital tied up in jewellery. The company also plans to integrate its newly launched e-commerce site with the e-rmis system.
Argento selected Eurostop’s solution over several competitive offerings for its focus on the head office processes. “Eurostop demonstrated to us how the head office system could help us to better manage stock levels, replenishments and transfers, as well as reports to help with the buying. The team exactly matched our thinking – these aspects are particularly important to us as we plan to open a further twelve stores in 2010. With improved management controls we estimate we will be able to reduce our stock holding across the stores to a value of nearly £1m,” said Mel Boyle, General Manager for Argento.
In addition to stock control management, Argento will use the integrated promotions, customer loyalty, gift vouchers and reporting functionality, with future plans to add Eurostop’s data mining tool e-cubes.
“As well as increasing our efficiency by replacing many manual tasks, Eurostop’s solution will also enable us to move to multi-channel sales when we integrate our website, managing online sales through one integrated system, as well as link to our Sage accounts system. The customer loyalty option will also be a key driver in supporting our business as we expand,” added Mel Boyle.
Phillip Moylan, Sales & Marketing Manager at Eurostop commented, “I am delighted that they have chosen the Eurostop solution to meet their ambitious growth plans. I was very impressed with the team at Argento as they are very entrepreneurial and highly skilled at sourcing high quality fashion jewellery.
“Eurostop are providing them with the management tools to manage their growth and stock levels efficiently. This will give them a quick ROI and ensures capital and cash flow is not tied up unnecessarily. ”
Argento is one of the UK and Ireland’s leading fashion jewellers. It sources jewellery globally and sells items from designers including; Pandora, Pilgrim, Hot Diamonds, Charmed, Jackie Brazil, Thomas Sabo and Karma Jewellery. All Argento products are hand chosen, from silver to costume jewellery with an extensive collection of amber and natural stones.
Chief Executive Peter Boyle opened the first Argento store in 1997. Today the company has over 30 stores nationwide – 15 in Northern Ireland, 5 in the UK, 5 in Scotland, 5 in the Republic of Ireland, with its Head office in Belfast.
Founded in 1990, with operations in London, Singapore and Shanghai, Eurostop provides complete solutions for Retail Management for the Fashion, Footwear and General Merchandise sectors encompassing both hardware and software.
Eurostop’s flagship products consist of:
e-rmis: A suite of head office management applications.
e-pos: EPOS system for standalone shops, concessions and franchises that can be easily integrated with e-rmis for larger users.
e-commerce: Custom e‑commerce solutions for Independent retailers that can be purchased outright, or as a hosted and fully integrated service.
e-data: The collection of tenants’ data from Shopping Malls for multi-purpose use.
e-cubes: Data Mining. A bespoke reporting tool which allows the slicing and dicing of data as well as selective publication of results and graphical representation.
e-time: The capture of staff working hours which aids in monitoring both stores’ and staff performances and productivity.
e-pos manager: Integrating Eurostop’s solutions with other management and business systems, and all major ERP systems.
All Eurostop’s solutions can be fully integrated with other management and business systems, and all major ERP systems.
As well as advising on and supplying suitable hardware, Eurostop also undertakes training, support and custom development. Its systems are available in several different languages including Chinese.
Eurostop has accreditation for Chip and PIN solutions, and together with partner Anderson Zaks provides a Chip and PIN managed service.
High profile customers include: Ann Summers, Ben Sherman, Cult Clothing, Daks, Ghost, Joseph, Joy, Matches, Paul & Joe, Pavers Shoes, Pentland Brands Plc, Speedo, Trespass and many more.