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Ubamarket partners with Henderson Technology bringing in-store innovation to retailers and shoppers

Ubamarket partners with Henderson Technology bringing in-store innovation to retailers and shoppers
Ubamarket, the shopping app specialist, has announced an innovative partnership with Henderson Technology, the award-winning Henderson Group company which is revolutionising retailer technology around the world.

In a first for convenience retailing in Northern Ireland, Henderson Technology will integrate Ubamarket and its ‘scan, pay, go’ app to their EDGEPoS system, which is installed in over 450 SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVO, VIVOXTRA and VIVO Essentials stores throughout Northern Ireland.

The brand-new technology will trialled in a number of hand-picked sites initially, and then be made available to the hundreds of retailers that use Henderson Technology’s EDGEPoS system in both Northern Ireland and globally.

Ubamarket’s app delivers a high-tech, low-cost solution for retailers to implement in store, enabling shoppers to create shopping lists on their phone, guide shoppers around the store in the quickest way possible to get their items, scanning their items as they shop, and make easy payment, all on their phone.

As well as providing an easy to use shopper solution, the app will be fully integrated with Henderson’s EDGEPoS system which will enhance store efficiency, back office operations, stock control and multi-site management. The app will also work alongside Henderson Technology’s new self-checkout systems which are in a growing number of stores.

The app helps retailers meet the growing need for the best instore experiences for shoppers, recognising their needs for easy, quick shopping, while the retailer has the potential to gain bigger sales, increase shopper loyalty, reduce overheads and make promotional activity relevant and personal to customers.

Will Broome, CEO of Ubamarket, said of the partnership; “We are delighted to announce our partnership with the Henderson Group, and this is a very exciting time.

“Given that bricks and mortar stores are becoming increasingly competitive spaces, now is the time to embrace retail-tech to merge the gap between in-store and online for shoppers. Ubamarket provides retailers and consumers with a nimble scan-and-go system, allowing them to enjoy the convenient service offered on online platforms, in bricks and mortar stores.

“We couldn’t be happier to be developing our retail-tech journey in bricks and mortar stores with Hendersons and SPAR as the world’s biggest food retail chain, and we are excited for what the future holds.”

Darren Nickels, Head of Henderson Technology, added; “Bringing together EDGEPoS, the UK’s Retailing Technology of the Year, and Ubamarket, the award-winning mobile platform, is the perfect solution for our customers in our journey of keeping EDGEPoS at the forefront of retail technology in all the markets we operate in.

“Our mantra for EDGEPoS is “by retailers, for retailers” and our partnership with Ubamarket is an extension of this – we know from the stores we own and operate in the Group, that customer needs and expectations are changing, and we are ensuring our solutions meet those needs both now and into the future. We look forward to working with Ubamarket and our retailers across the globe to drive innovation in retail.”

The technology will be introduced to stores in the coming months, with the app available to download now from the Apple App Store and on Google Play.