Taking jisp to Southampton’s High Streets

jisp Balloon Save The High Street

Last Wednesday saw some of the biggest names on Southampton’s high streets descend on Oceana nightclub in West Quay for our latest retail event to learn about how our technology will soon transform the city’s shopping areas.

Among the household names to join us at the Leisure World complex were Whittards of Chelsea, Crew Clothing, Costa, Waterstones, KFC, Jack Wills and Yankee Candle.

Throughout the evening, retailers were given guidance on how jisp technology can engage customers and make a positive impact on sales for their store, including live demonstrations of the ‘tap&go’ and ‘jispPAY’ features.

Between learning about the new technology and connecting with other retailers in the area, there was plenty of fun to be had with attendees taking part in our interactive shopping game ‘Supermarket Dash’, a homage to Dale Winton’s ‘Supermarket Sweep’, where contestants were able to shop for groceries three times faster with the help of jisp tap&go.  Later, comedian Mark Dolan took the stage to provide plenty of laughs and attendees were urged to try their luck in our raffle, with all proceeds going to Southampton-based charity No Limits.

Speaking to attendees at the event we were thrilled to hear just how much of an impact retailers foresee jisp technology having on their businesses. Cianna Jones, Manager of the Whittards of Chelsea store in West Quay Shopping Centre was excited about “the competitive edge” jisp would give, adding, “I always encourage staff to roam the shop floor to assist customers, so being able to take a payment at any location in the store can unlock new opportunities.”

Many of the retailers at the event echoed the sentiment that jisp technology will help them remain competitive, with Dan Walton, KFC Restaurant General Assistant Manager at West Quay, saying, “The food court is very competitive so being able to influence a shopper’s purchasing decisions through discounts or promotions on the day that they are visiting can help drive further sales.”

By the end of the evening, it was clear to see that jisp technology had demonstrated to retailers that by bringing the human element of shopping and mobile technology together, we can improve the customer experience and put life back into the high street.

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