CATAPULT has everything you need to keep your convenience store quick and competitive.
When you’re running a convenience store, speed is key. Your customers aren’t looking for a time-intensive trek through your store; they want to get in, grab items, and go. C-Store operators need a POS platform that’s configured to this reality: a comprehensive commerce system that provides ultra-fast transactions, fuel integration, accurate inventory management, and easy-to-use back office management tools.
CATAPULT is ECRS’s award-winning enterprise point-of-sale solution for C-stores of all sizes. CATAPULT provides the real-time actionable data retailers need to make smart business decisions in a highly competitive marketplace.
CATAPULT’s optional fuel integration and self-checkout make it the solution choice for C-store retailers who require a comprehensive, efficient retail framework to manage their enterprise data and streamline their workflow.
CATAPULT makes our backroom receiving a very smooth and flexible process. I really like the software’s ability to quickly sort and manipulate items that will be received. The addition of CATAPULT’s fuel interface really makes the system a perfect fit for C-store automation
High-Volume C-Store Retailer
C-Store Features At-a-Glance
- Fast, seamless transactions at every retail touchpoint
- Easy-to-use cashier interface with hot keys
- Self-Checkout functionality
- Cash, credit, check, debit, and biometric payment options
- Open Fuel Server for fuel sales and dynamic promotions
- Accurate, comprehensive inventory management tools
- CRM, loyalty, gift cards, and coupons
- Age verification and ID scanning for restricted purchases
- Employee tracking and management tools
- Back Office and HQ Reporting
CATAPULT Commerce Platform Details
CATAPULT goes beyond omni-channel and it’s more than unified commerce. It is scalable and responsive thanks to Unified Transaction Logic™. This means all critical areas of operation in a retail enterprise are all connected in real time. Your traditional checkout lanes, self-checkout terminals, pharmacy, fuel, web orders, and even smartphone apps all work as one.
It is a comprehensive solution that enables efficient HQ management for convenience store retail.
No matter your store layout or scale, CATAPULT can cover all of your transactions at lightning-fast pace. All transactional information from all of your retail touchpoints synchronize to the system for real-time, precise business analytics.
CATAPULT can process thousands of transactions in the most demanding of convenience store environments while continuously feeding data to CATAPULT Web Office for real-time, precise business analytics and inventory management.
Easy-To-Use Cashier Interface
Customizable touch screens with hot keys empower cashiers, unnecessary steps are eliminated; they can speed through transactions, manage fuel, or access customer loyalty data, all from the point of sale.
Expanding the options that customers have for self-checkout will aid your store in providing convenience and speed. With a friendly and engaging automated self-checkout system retailers can expect reduced lines and labor costs.
Many ways to pay: Cash, Credit, Check, Debit, Biometric
CATAPULT eliminates the need for unnecessary third-party middleware or gateways to process electronic payments. Instead, you get a direct, ultra-fast connection with the best and largest processors. You can grow your customer base by taking a wide variety of payment methods.
Fuel Integration: ECRS Open Fuel Server™
The ECRS Open Fuel Server (OFS) integrates seamlessly with CATAPULT to provide a powerful, cashier-friendly C-store system that handles fuel sales and other transactions within the same POS interface.
OFS lets cashiers easily manage all fuel pump activity from the POS touchscreen, from pump authorization, to pre-sets, to pre-pays, the OFS empowers cashiers to manage all fuel dispensing stations from behind the counter.
Replenishment and Control
CATAPULT has full-spectrum inventory capability to synergize supply chains. It can replace your current inventory management software and cut down on complexity. Connect your inventory controls to the rest of your store operations, seamlessly.
CATAPULT tools cover supplier integration, inventory management, auto-replenishment, warehousing, pricing & promotions, and new item management.
CATAPULT’s HHT interface provides me with the direct mobile access to worksheets for price changes, physical inventory, receiving, and building sales promotions. Using CATAPULT’s label printing option, I can create all sorts of shelf labels with prices and bar codes.
Customer Loyalty & Marketing
With CATAPULT your discounts, dynamic promotions, rewards programs, and other transactional processes work the same. At the front-store and online, your customer relationship management tools all work in unison.
Age Verification and ID Scanning
Alcohol laws vary greatly from state to state and compliance can be particularly difficult for chain stores where each location may have different regulations. The CATAPULT system supports localization and provides any required compliance reporting. CATAPULT quickly scans local IDs for buyers and verifies that the format of the ID is correct.
You can easily confirm your customers are 21 and avoid fines and penalties. Now you’ll be able to take the guesswork out of age verification.
Back Office and HQ Reporting
CATAPULT generates up-to-the-second reports for every area of your business, including inventory levels, current sales, and historic sales. Users can immediately determine what quantities are on hand, on order, and sold, as well as ascertain costs, profits, and all data critical for staying competitive and profitable.
Users can analyze net margins for any number of parameters, including by item, by brand, or by supplier. CATAPULT offers hundreds of reports to help you make informed business decisions.