Category Archives: VERTICLES

Apparel

Apparel

Faster fashion. Shorter seasons. Tighter margins. Expanding channels. The power of trends. These are the traits that define today’s environment for apparel retailing and direct your operations.

But they don’t end there. You also have to keep up with the constant demand for fresh designs, styles and colors, while satisfying your loyal customers with the merchandise and looks that define your brand and keep them coming back. And you need to respond quickly and correctly to all of this while getting exactly the right products in the right stores at the right times, to minimize markdowns and maximize your bottom line.

As an apparel retailer, you know these challenges all too well. Fortunately, so do we.

Aptos leverages close to 45 years of experience as the pre-eminent solutions partner to the world’s leading apparel retailers. We have helped to direct them through the continual evolution of the industry and enabled them to not just respond to change, but to anticipate it and capitalize on emerging opportunities like no other company in our field. So whether you are a regional, value-based chain with less than fifty stores or a global high-fashion brand with thousands, we have the expertise, technology and assurance to help you meet the challenge of change and navigate your business toward higher profitability and faster growth.

Aptos Solutions for Apparel

From planning, sourcing and merchandising to engaging customers in every channel and optimizing data and operations, Aptos equips you to run your retail apparel business more efficiently, responsively and profitably. Learn more about our solutions, services, and results.

Solutions for Cosmetics

Cosmetics

From your customer’s point of view, your cosmetics store or department is a wonderland of choice. The sheer abundance of products, brands, colors and scents can seem gloriously over the top. But from your perspective, the challenge of maintaining that selection can be nothing short of overwhelming.

Your marvel of modern merchandising depends on some very complex and critical processes. Timely allocation and replenishment of your assortments are essential to ensure you are always in stock with the favorites your loyal customers depend on, while staying on trend with the new and ever-changing items you need to cross-sell, up-sell and grow your base. And because you’re not just selling products but also confidence and pride, you need to be able to engage your customers one-on-one with reliable information, expert advice and personalized offers at every touchpoint. Its not a job for lightweights, and spreadsheets need not apply.

With Aptos, you’ll put a heavy-hitter behind the scenes to support both your retail operation and your valued clientele. In-store or online, our merchandising solutions keep you in complete control of your inventory, and keep your customers in touch with the products they love. Our store and CRM solutions ensure they enjoy seamless experiences and build deep connections with your brand, while advanced audit and analytics enable you to streamline and leverage data throughout your enterprise. In all these ways, Aptos provides the foundation you need to help your cosmetics business thrive.

Aptos Solutions for Cosmetics

From managing merchandise and planning, to engaging and supporting customers with detailed, personalized information in every channel, to optimizing data and operations, Aptos equips you to run your retail cosmetics business more efficiently, responsively and profitably. Learn more about our solutions, services, and results.

 

Department Stores

Department Stores and General Merchandise Stores

You might in some moments view single-category retailers with a degree of envy. While the challenges they face managing inventory, store and omni-channel operations may be substantial, they are typically compounded in your department store or general merchandise business, with dozens of categories and so many more products, transactions and variables to contend with.

That’s also, of course, a source of opportunity. As long as you are equipped to streamline the complexities of your business from the supply chain to the POS, and to deliver the kind of personalized, seamless experiences that would make your competitors green, more customers will continue to turn to you and promote you as the single trusted source for all their shopping needs, year after year.

Thats exactly why the world’s leading department stores and general merchandise retailers turn to us as the single source for all their business technology needs. Instead of limiting our focus to just one or two areas of retailing, we offer advanced solutions for the complete range of retail processes, backed by more than 40 years of collective, specialized expertise in every operational area. And because we engage our customers differently —not as vendors but as partners— they know that we own their issues and remain committed to their success.

Aptos Solutions for Department Stores and General Merchandise Stores

From planning and merchandising to engaging customers in every channel and optimizing data and operations, Aptos equips you to run your department store or general merchandise business more efficiently, responsively and profitably. Learn more about our solutions, services, and results.

Solutions for Footwear

Footwear

They’re not just shoes. They’re both functional essentials and objects of desire. They’re how we step forward and step out in the world. And even when they’re a small part of your customer’s wardrobes, they have a huge impact on how she or he performs, looks and feels. You know it, and they know it. And when you demonstrate that kind of deep understanding of footwear, communicate it with passion, and back it up by consistently delivering the styles, colors, sizes and choices that make your customers feel great, you’re not just making sales you’re growing your business and building your brand.

Aptos makes that happen like no other solutions provider. With more than four decades of experience as the solutions provider of choice to leading footwear retailers from value-focused chains to exclusive, high-fashion brands we offer bred-in-the-bone expertise and unsurpassed resources to meet the needs of your customers for perfect products, seamless experiences and a full range of shopping options, plus the needs of your business to continually improve efficiency and profitability in every channel and operation.

Aptos Solutions for Footwear

From planning and merchandising to engaging customers in every channel and optimizing data and operations, Aptos equips you to run your retail footwear business more efficiently, responsively and profitably. Learn more about our solutions, services, and results.

Solutions for Furniture

Furniture

For your customer, its a highly personal decision: Selecting that perfect chair, sofa, dining table or bedroom set means finding exactly the right style, size, material and color to fit their rooms, needs, budget and taste. The pieces they choose must look great in their home and reflect well on them.

Guiding them through that process is challenge enough. But you also have to meet their expectations for fast and faultless order management when your showroom environments depends on your DC while meeting your own needs to drive efficiencies throughout your operation, and to maintain engaging customer relationships over extended periods of time. Getting all that right can make a real difference between growing your business and shrinking your bottom line.

That why selecting Aptos as your retail and technology partner is a highly professional decision with profitable results. Our advanced merchandising, digital commerce, POS and CRM solutions equip you to present your products, control your inventory and manage transactions in ways that will inspire and delight your customers from their very first visit to your site or store, and give them the confidence to extend that very first purchase into a growing collection for years to come.

Aptos Solutions for Furniture

From planning and merchandising to engaging customers in every channel and optimizing data and operations, Aptos equips you to run your retail furniture business more efficiently, responsively and profitably. Learn more about our solutions, services, and results.

Grocery and Drug

Grocery and Drug

Your grocery or pharmacy business occupies a distinctive position in our diverse retail world. Unlike in other verticals, where turns and seasons may be measured in months, best before dates can drive cycles in days. Weight-based pricing, the need to manage thousands of different products, special security issues and huge transaction volumes are among the many other characteristics that set you apart.

But one thing you have in common with other retailers is the challenge of processing vast amounts of transaction data from multiple points of sale, eliminating errors, and channeling it efficiently to your head office systems to ensure one version of the truth and correct decisions across your enterprise.

That’s why leading grocery and pharmacy businesses turn to Aptos Sales Audit. This centralized transaction processor consolidates and validates data in one location and to one standard—faultless—then maps it consistently to your enterprise applications. It enables cash auditing via media reconciliation, rich performance analyses, discount and coupon tracking and highly flexible reporting. Scalable to any size chain with any volume of transactions, Aptos Sales Audit can improve your productivity substantially while dramatically reducing costs.

Learn more about how Aptos Sales Audit can drive performance and profitability in your retail grocery or pharmacy business.

Solutions for Hard Goods

Hard Goods

As a retailer of hard goods, you can’t rely on the hard sell. Your competitors may, but that’s the exact opposite of what today’s informed, empowered customers want and expect. Whether your specialty is housewares, home decor, electronics or appliances, your role is part demonstration and part imagination: It’s to have ready access to the products your customers are looking for, to showcase both their functional and design virtues, and to paint a compelling picture of how they will appreciate those products as durable enhancements to their homes and lives.

At Aptos, we get that picture. We know that your success depends equally on your ability to efficiently handle merchandise that can be difficult to handle, and on your ability to truly connect with your customers around both their needs and their lifestyle aspirations. That’s why we offer solutions to let you master all of those challenges: Merchandising solutions that place your products exactly when and where they need to be; store and digital commerce solutions that link every touchpoint and point of sale with your entire inventory; and CRM solutions that enable a superior level of engagement and marketing, for superior results.

Aptos Solutions for Hard Goods

From planning and merchandising to engaging customers in every channel and optimizing data and operations, Aptos equips you to run your retail hard goods business more efficiently, responsively and profitably. Learn more about our solutions, services, and results.

Hospitality Retail

Hospitality Retail

Specialty retailing is challenging enough, even for chains that focus on only one product category. But in your hospitality environment, you’re probably managing many. And on top of all the standard merchandising, customer engagement and operational functions you must support, you also have to contend with a broad and ever-changing customer base, plus traffic and demand levels that may rise and fall substantially with bookings for conventions and special events. It’s a tough game, and it’s certainly not for everyone, but it’s your stock-in-trade and path to success.

Its ours, too. Aptos leverages more than 40 years of diverse experience in specialty, and we apply it to run highly profitable retail businesses in some of the world’s largest, most exciting and most demanding hospitality venues. The resort properties we serve feature dozens of retail stores offering everything from convenience products, sundries, and gifts to casual and high-end apparel to luxury jewelry.

They turn to us to optimize performance not just across a wide range of categories but also through a complete range of solutions, from planning to point of sale and not just for technology but for in-depth partnership and strategic advice. So while your complex retail operation may have many sources of revenue, it’s reassuring to know you just need one source of support.

Aptos Software Solutions for Hospitality Retail

From planning and merchandising to engaging customers in every channel and optimizing data and operations, Aptos equips you to run your hospitality retail business more efficiently, responsively and profitably. Learn more about our solutions, services, and results.

Solutions for Jewelry

Jewelry

Conventional wisdom says all that glitters is not gold. We expect you may beg to differ. Because in spite of growing competition and tighter margins, jewelry retailers who focus not just on their products but on their customers pride and esteem, and who build ongoing opportunities by cultivating long-term customer relationships, remain in a strong position to drive profit and growth with every interaction and every sale.

At Aptos, we couldn’t agree more. As a leading solutions provider to some of the top retail jewelry brands, we know that conventional wisdom and a conventional approach just lead to conventional results. And we, like you, demand more.

Thats why, in addition to empowering you to manage merchandise efficiently throughout your enterprise, we equip you to deliver seamless, superlative customer experiences in every channel and at every touchpoint, and to relate to your customers as the gems they truly are.

Aptos Solutions for Jewelry

From planning and merchandising to engaging customers in every channel and optimizing data and operations, Aptos equips you to run your retail jewelry business more efficiently, responsively and profitably. Learn more about our solutions, services, and results.

MManufacturing and Wholesale

Manufacturing and Wholesale

What’s the next step for successful manufacturers and wholesalers that enjoy widespread consumer appeal? In many cases, it’s making their mark as retailers, selling their designs and products directly to consumers. To do so, manufacturers must supplement their wholesale systems with specialized retail software.

That’s where Aptos can help your manufacturing and wholesale business transition and thrive. Our solutions help you manage all aspects of the business while focusing on delivering excellent customer service to your brand-loyal customers.

Aptos Solutions for Manufacturing
and Wholesale

Aptos software solutions make sure your manufacturing and wholesale business runs efficiently and effectively in the retail space. Our specialty retail software gives your entire enterprise the tools needed to achieve success reaching directly to consumers.

Join hundreds of successful businesses that run their businesses on specialized commerce software and services from Aptos.

Digital Commerce

Build your online and mobile presence with the digital commerce solution from Aptos. This comprehensive digital commerce solution includes full order management capabilities; control of website, mobile and responsive design experiences; and connections to kiosks and online marketplaces, such as Amazon and eBay.

Order Management

Manage a high volume of individual customer orders across multiple channels using the Aptos order management solution. Our order management software can give you visibility into what is owned by wholesale and can order against those known quantities and convert that information into a purchase order to ensure the product arrives at its designated retail location.

Point-of-Sale (POS)

Achieve your sales goals more efficiently and quickly with Aptos POS software. Should you manage outlet stores, our best-in-class POS software gives you quick access to all product information and inventory at the store level, pricing intelligence and customer history, and allows you to add shipping and delivery for larger items, all while helping your store associates deliver the best possible customer service.

Merchandising

With our merchandising software, ensure you have the right assortment and quantity of products, from essentials to seasonal items, for every retail channel. Aptos’ retail merchandising solution streamlines operations, unifies asset management and manages your business from end-to-end.

Customer Relationship Management

Increase customer loyalty and satisfaction with Aptos CRM tools that support multiple channels and employ powerful analysis tools. Our CRM solution allows retailers to cross-sell, up-sell and market to each customer’s wants and needs. Our CRM solution tracks and records important customer interactions and information to provide personalized offers.

Analytics

Run your retail and wholesale business more efficiently and effectively with Aptos analytics software. Our analytics solution helps you gain valuable information and insight into all aspects of your business, from manufacturing to retail sales. With our analytics solution you can make smart, informed business decisions.

Audit

Assess and review sales information for clear and accurate sales audits across your business. Aptos’ retail sales audit and operations management solution allows retailers to incorporate sales from different aspects of the business into one sales view.