Epos project readies River for chip and Pin

Fashion retailer River Island will this week complete phase one of a project which will see it replace 1,000 point of sale...

Fashion retailer River Island will this week complete phase one of a project which will see it replace 1,000 point of sale terminals across its 200 UK stores by next summer.

The company has rolled out IBM Epos systems based on Microsoft Windows and retail software from JDA to 80 stores.

The system will mean River Island is well positioned to accept chip and Pin payments in advance of the 2005 liability shift deadline, although the anti-fraud technology was not the key driver behind the implementation, said Steve Cassidy, systems consultant at the retailer.

"Chip and Pin was on our horizon anyway but it is a happy coincidence in terms of timing as we needed to replace our legacy system," he said.

"Improving customer service capability and the visibility of stock availability were our key aims, but our expenditure on chip and Pin has been relatively modest compared to those who have fully functional systems already."

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