Independent Solutions taps NCR point-of-sale (POS) to help retail customers

Independent Solutions (IS), an Australian point of sale solution provider owned by Metcash, has selected NCR point-of-sale (POS) technology solutions to help its retail customers offer enhanced services in their stores.

NCR will deploy more than 100 NCR self-checkout solutions and 150 POS systems to retailers across the country.

According to Retail Banking Research, NCR is the leader in self-checkout shipments with a total of 71 percent market share.

Mike Martyn, general manager at Independent Solutions, said: “We understand the challenges faced by retailers in this competitive environment and want to ensure that we address their long-term strategy by having an integrated, cost-effective solution for growing their business.”

NCR is working closely with Independent Solutions by integrating its existing POS technology and Profit-Track POS software with NCR POS technology to enable positive experiences for customers, and better management at stores.

NCR said its internal research shows that self-checkout solutions can reduce wait times by as much as 40 percent while nearly two thirds of shoppers say stores that offer the option of self-checkout provide better customer service.