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Unipower Solutions will be appearing on two of the flagship solution-islands at Wincor World 2002, the premier exhibition from Wincor-Nixdorf, IT solutions and services provider to the retail and banking sectors.

On the CRM island, Unipower will illustrate how its technology can be used for Loyalty-Based Shopping (LBS), at home on a PC, on the move via a mobile telephone and PDA and in-store by way of kiosks and personal shopping devices.

From a PC at home shoppers can create shopping lists including personal promotions, suggested recipes and recommendations received from their chosen retailer via the Internet. The order can then be placed over the Internet or the list taken to the store as a print out.

While on the move, Unipower’s software solutions enable shoppers to be updated via SMS messages of special offers on their favourite items or even receive a recommended shopping list of their usual purchases on a PDA.

Meanwhile, once in-store the shopper can use Unipower solutions to retrieve a pre-prepared shopping list from a kiosk. Or a suggested list compiled using loyalty data, then add items scanned in the shopper’s own kitchen or perhaps special offer vouchers received through the post or from magazines, using a personal handheld scanner. The list can be printed out by aisle at the Kiosk to save time by helping to plan the shopper’s route around the store.

The most futuristic piece of technology on show at Wincor World will be Unipower’s Personal Shopping Assistant (PSA). This is a wireless touch screen tablet that a customer picks up and places on their trolley when they enter the store. When activated, an infrared beacon system tracks the shopper and the screen shows promotional items, coupons, and specials relevant to them, within that aisle. The device guides the shopper through store aisles based on their shopping list and favourites or loyalty data.

In addition to displaying favourites and personalised coupons, specials, and promotions on-screen, the Personal Shopping Assistant also offers deli and other special items ordering directly from the device. It can also provide reminders for infrequently purchased items and complementary items to accompany customer purchases, and can assist with recipe and menu planning. Optionally, the device can be used to self-scan items for easy checkout, or to track current total balance.

Finally, on the CRM island retailers will be able to see a working demonstration of the head office view of LBS from Unipower. The PSA tracks a shopper’s route in-store, allowing retailers to make best use of space and promotional displays. Unipower’s rules based promotional system also allows retailers to prepare personalised promotions for transmission over the web and SMS messaging or even to the PSA when the shopper is actually on a shopping trip. They will even see how to make call centres more productive by combining mult-channel technologies.

On the multi-channel island, Unipower will be presenting the latest version of its Transactional Catalogue, a hybrid of the transactional web site and paper catalogue. Delivered on CD, Transactional Catalogue combines the best features and overcomes the major weeknesses, of paper catalogues and the Internet. It provides retailers with an additional channel that allows consumers to shop in a relaxed environment with enhanced graphics, video and interactive images, only connecting to the Internet to receive updates and place an order.

Existing clients of Transactional Catalogue have found that when shopping off-line consumers increase purchases by up to 20%.

Wincor World 2002 will be dominated by the forward-looking themes of multi-channel retailing and banking, IT enterprise management and customer relationship management.




About Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor Nixdorf is a leading European provider of IT solutions and services
for the Retail and Retail Banking industry, with over 4,400 employees and
operations in 40 countries. Wincor Nixdorf provides a full range of business
consultancy, professional and managed services and industry-specific
solutions based on the latest open technologies.


For more information,
please visit http://www.wincor-nixdorf.com


For more information


Please contact:


Andy Cummins,
Wincor Nixdorf,
Tel: 0118 9365015
andy.cummins@wincor-nixdorf.com

or


Simon Gribbon
IBA, PR for Wincor Nixdorf
Tel: 01780 721433
sgribbon@iba-europe.com



About Unipower Solutions “Revolutionising the Customer Experience”


Unipower provides technology solutions to enable retailers and wholesalers to interact with their customers through multiple touch-points. Our solutions provide customers with a compelling and integrated buying experience online, in-store or using wireless devices.

Unipower enables clients to utilise their key assets of:


- Customer and loyalty data


- Physical presence


- Brand and service values


- Full product range



across all available sales channels, delivering valuable services and enhancing loyalty for their customers in multi-channel environments.



Unipower maximises the lifetime profitability from customers. By offering flexible, convenient interaction, our clients gain:


- Increased customer spend

- More new customers

- More-frequent customer spend

- Increased loyalty


Founded 10 years ago in the UK, Unipower Solutions is recognised as an International solutions company serving major clients in Europe and North America.


Our continual investment in innovative technology has created a world-class solutions portfolio enabling our clients to implement cost-effective, flexible solutions quickly, with minimum risk.

Our combination of specialist industry knowledge and ever-growing creative and technical expertise is unrivalled in retail, wholesale and distribution.


Our clients include leading retailers respected for their innovation – Kroger, Esselunga, Ahold, Tesco, FoodChain, Co-Op, Stop&Shop, Betterware, Buy4Now, SuperQuinn, Booker, Musgrave, Puritan Maid, 3663.


For more information visit: http://www.unipowersolutions.com or call:-

James Pemberton
Product Marketing Manager
Unipower Solutions Europe Ltd
Tel: 01727 890876
e-mail: jpemberton@unipowersolutions.com

or

Mary Phillips/Andreina West
PR Artistry Limited
Tel: 01491 636191
e-mail: mary@pra-ltd.co.uk


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