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Unipower Solutions Europe Ltd, eCommerce solutions provider for the retail sector, today announce the launch of Retail 5, an advanced multi-channel e-business software solution, which has been extensively tested and is already in use with leading Italian grocer, Essenlunga.

Retail 5 contains 80% of the functionality required for any retailer, which means that it is quick and easy to implement and is a low-risk, cost effective eCommerce solution for retailers. It speeds up time to market whilst simultaneously providing specific "niche market" features.

Since foundation in 1990, Unipower has worked with leading retailers to develop its technology. As a result Unipower Retail 5 has been designed as a retail-specific application that requires minimal customisation, simplifies integration with existing data and back-office ERP systems and has robust, proven retail-specific functionality.

With the trend towards multiple shopping channels, one of the key benefits of the latest release of Unipower's technology is its ability to grow with the retailers’ future needs. The Retail 5 platform has been designed as a multi-channel architecture, enabling seamless integration of devices such as a PC (either at home or at work), PDA, phone/voice recognition, barcode scanner or in-store kiosk. The Retail 5 provides for easy integration with external data sources.

Further enhancements have been made to the offline shopping capabilities available from Unipower. Retail 5’s Transactional Catalogue enables consumers to "shop" offline, using the same interface as online shopping but only connecting to the internet when the order is placed. The Transactional Catalogue reduces the strain on the retailer’s servers while providing shoppers with the advantages of speed, convenience and lower telephone costs.

Unique new features have been added to the Retail 5 Reference Solutions, such as support for vouchers and coupons, support for all common promotion types (multi-buy and reduced prices etc.), multi-staged checkout procedures and product grouping where products can be grouped together on a single product line to be selected by a drop-down list box. For example, different flavours of jam or different pack sizes of a product, different clothing colours and sizes, or even different shades of cosmetics!

Fast Facts about Unipower Retail 5

Retail 5 Core System Components are at the centre of the new release, all Unipower Retail 5 solutions are built upon a high-performance, scalable and flexible, retail-specific eCommerce platform, which has been developed by Unipower over the last four years.

Retail 5 Core System Components integrate seamlessly with any existing robust webstore application, to provide full multi-channel shopping capability.

Retail 5 Reference Solution holds and applies the detailed knowledge about niche retail markets and their special characteristics. Unipower currently has available two Reference Solutions in its portfolio, these are:

- The Grocery Reference Solution

- Non-food Reference Solution


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About Unipower Solutions

Unipower Solutions invents and delivers innovative technology solutions to retailers. Our solutions provide the consumer with a compelling and integrated shopping experience at home, at work on the move or in the store.

Our technology solutions are focused on the consumer experience; we believe, the key to attracting and retaining customers profitably is recognising that technology is an enabler, not the driver. The Consumer Value Proposition must ensure that the experience is fast, fulfilling and fun.

Founded 10 years ago, Unipower Solutions is recognised as an international solutions company serving major clients in both Europe and North America. Our continual investment in products has created a world-class portfolio, with a high level of retail specific functionality, enabling our clients to implement solutions quickly, with minimum risk.

Our unique combination of specialist industry knowledge, ever-growing creative and technical expertise is unrivalled in the retail industry and we seek to work with clients who we share our vision to be at the forefront of the consumer revolution.

Our key clients include world-class retailers such as Tesco, Ahold and Essenlunga.

For more information visit: http://www.unipowersolutions.com

Or Contact:

Ben McKee
Unipower Solutions Europe Ltd
T: +44 (0) 1727 890897
e: bmckee@unipowersolutions.com

Mary Phillips/Andreina West
PR Artistry Ltd
T: +44 (0) 1491 636191
e: mary@pra-ltd.co.uk

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