iQmetrix Launches POS and Retail Management Technology with Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Authority
Vancouver, BC—May 11, 2020
iQmetrix is thrilled to announce that it has launched a partnership with Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Authority (SLGA), the main distributor and sole licensing agent for the sale of beverage alcohol in the province.
The SLGA is a Treasury Board Crown Corporation responsible for the distribution, control, and regulation of beverage alcohol in Saskatchewan. iQmetrix will be the underlying POS and retail management technology that provides a personalized shopper journey to elevate the retail experience for their customers.
SLGA operates 36 retail liquor stores of the approximately 700 liquor retailers located throughout Saskatchewan and required a software system that would enable a fluid, omnichannel experience, in and outside of stores, as well as help educate front-line associates to provide a more effective sales process.
Partnering with a home-grown product to support a local economy was also a key deciding-factor for the SLGA.
“The success of this project comes down to the hard work, time, and commitment from our people,” says Stacy Hamer, Vice President of Client Experience at iQmetrix. “We’re also incredibly proud that we’re able to partner with a local business and provide them with capabilities to provide service and maintain a sense of normalcy during these uncertain times.”
SLGA began a phased roll-out and all locations were up and running successfully as of May 3rd, 2020.
SLGA also engaged iQmetrix to build a new website with new technologies and capabilities, such as inventory availability functionality. This gave their customers the ability to see exactly what is in stock at a specific location.
This is particularly innovative given the current global pandemic. As COVID-19 has forced cities to enter lockdown and many retailers to limit the amount of customers in their stores at a time.
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, iQmetrix is also working closely to add additional functionality like Reserve Online, Pickup In-store (ROPIS) as well as Buy Online, Pickup In-store (BOPIS).
The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) is a Treasury Board Crown Corporation responsible for the distribution, control and regulation of beverage alcohol in Saskatchewan. SLGA operates 36 retail liquor stores of the approximately 700 liquor retailers located throughout Saskatchewan.
SLGA also operates and regulates many forms of gaming in the province including electronic gaming, charitable gaming and horse racing and also registers all provincial gaming employees and gaming suppliers.
At iQmetrix, our purpose is to create great experiences. Our products bridge the gap between physical and virtual retail channels. Our interactive retail solutions bring elements of online shopping into the physical store to facilitate the purchase process. iQmetrix’s retail management solution is a full-suite system for managing all aspects of a store chain operation. For over 20 years, we’ve proven our ability to be the #1 company for supporting retail growth; helping our clients by providing excellent software, services, and expertise that enables them to adapt and thrive. iQmetrix is a privately-held software as a service (SaaS) company with offices in Canada and the U.S. www.iQmetrix.com
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