Goettingen, 5th December 2019
xplace has fulfilled ESL rollout at WMF
xplace GmbH has equipped more than 120 WMF Group stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with electronic shelf labels (ESLs). By December 2019, the Goettingen-based POS digitilisation specialist had installed around 100,000 displays.
After a successful planning and test phase in ten stores, xplace needed only three months to complete the rollout. xplace implemented the installation of the electronic shelf labels during ongoing business operations, including the integration into the IT systems of the shops as well as the connection to the ERP system and the web shop. In addition, xplace will be providing service and support for the entire ESL infrastructure. Lars Luck, Vice President Direct-to-Consumer-Business/Own Retail at WMF, comments: "Nowadays, integrated ESL solutions are essential components for integrated digitilisation concepts at the POS. The centrally managed output of prices offers many advantages for us. xplace provided us with excellent support accomplishing the project".
"Thanks to our extensive experience with ESL rollouts on a large scale, we know that the biggest challenge is to develop interfaces to various IT resources such as the ERP system. We tailor these links in close dialogue with our customers according to their specific requirements. We are pleased that we were able to also convince WMF of our expertise here," says Marco Wassermann, CEO and Co-Founder of xplace, and explains: "The advantages of centralized price labelling with ESL are resource efficiency, error-proof harmonisation of online and offline pricing for a consistent customer journey as well as flexibility and reaction time equal to e-commerce. But that's just the first stept: ESL systems already have great potential today to act as digital signage touchpoints to promote sales - or even to generate valuable interaction data for conversion optimization."