Brightpearl adds Shopify POS app to offer to help retailers expand in multiple channels

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Brightpearl, the multi-channel retail management system, has announced the introduction of the Shopify POS app into the Brightpearl app store. Brightpearl, Shopify and Shopify POS are all tightly integrated, giving retailers the confidence to expand their businesses across multiple channels, the companies claim.
Brightpearl helps small and medium sized retailers handle the scale and complexity of growing a multi-channel business by bringing together orders, inventory, customer data, accounting and reporting in one place. The Brightpearl app store allows retailers to extend Brightpearl functionality with the exact capabilities they need, through an array of apps including web stores, forecasting tools, reporting tools and more.Henry Morland, chief product officer at Brightpearl, said: “For the independent retailer, managing stock across on-and-off-line channels can be a challenge. This is why we’re pleased to see the successful Brightpearl-Shopify POS integration made available in the Brightpearl App Store. Combining Shopify’s beautiful, tablet-based POS with Brightpearl’s bullet-proof inventory control, this product is aimed at supporting the retailer looking to confidently expand across channels, while still maintaining total control of their order and inventory processes.”

“Shopify and Brightpearl share a common goal: to give retailers powerful yet simple ways to scale their businesses,” said Harley Finkelstein, Shopify’s chief platform officer. “The release of our Shopify POS app with Brightpearl is another important step forward, and we’re delighted to offer our Shopify POS customers the extra functionality that Brightpearl offers.”

“We were looking for software to help us streamline orders at trade shows,” said Karen Sessions-Crowley, director of operations at The New Clothesline Company, a multi-channel retailer using the Brightpearl-Shopify integration.

“We were confident that working with Shopify POS would be seamless, having already had a positive experience with Shopify for our online store. Before we started using Shopify POS we’d often wait until the end of a tradeshow before entering orders into a database and sending over to our warehouse for shipment.  Now we can take orders live on the show floor, and given that Shopify POS is integrated with Brightpearl and our warehouse, we can ship the same day. This has helped to generate more direct trade business and improve customer service and response times.  With Shopify, Shopify POS and Brightpearl tightly integrated, we have begun to explore and evaluate opening our first brick and mortar store.”