Popular Christmas attraction in Norfolk countryside attracts 5000 visitors daily during festive season

Eurostop, the leading supplier to the fashion, footwear and lifestyle sectors has announced that the Thursford Collection, located in Norfolk, is gearing up for the Christmas season with retail management systems for its attraction centre. Thursford Collection has invested in Eurostop to manage sales at its till points for its museum tours and its range of gift shops, Pantry and Christmas collections. The company chose Eurostop for its flexibility, enabling it to increase sales during the Christmas season, when its annual Christmas Spectacular attracts thousands of new visitors who book months in advance.

As well as its steam engines and fairground attractions, the Thursford Collection houses one of the biggest Christmas stores in the country with thousands of items including decorations, tableware, gifts, toys and Christmas accessories. The company uses Eurostop’s e-rmis and e-pos solutions to capture sales at till point in all its shops and to manage the many line items increased during the Christmas season.

Enid Griffiths, Stock Controller at Thursford Collection said; “We did all our buying for the Christmas season in the Spring ready for the Autumn when it is our busiest time as we increase our new stock with thousands of additional new lines.
“The stock take is now much easier, quicker and more accurate as I can scan everything. We can keep control of stock which we just couldn’t do before and it’s also so much easier for people to pay. With an average of 5000 visitors a day during November and December, it’s really important we can provide good customer service.”
Deborah Loh, Marketing Manager at Eurostop said; “Christmas is a busy time for retailers and for companies like the Thursford Collection it features as the busiest time along with the summer holidays when it attracts thousands more visitors preparing and enjoying the Christmas break. Our retail systems help retailers to manage sales of large numbers of stock items and streamline customer service.”

About the Thursford Collection
The Thursford Collection is a museum located in Thursford, Norfolk. Founded in the 1970s by local man George Cushing, it is now known for the scale of its collection of steam engines, organs and fairground attractions and with its Christmas Show, has over 100,000 visitors a year.

The Show boasts a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers. The performance delivers an extravaganza of singing, dancing, humour and variety.

The Thursford Collection claims to house the biggest Christmas store in the country with thousands of items including decorations, stunning tableware, gifts, toys attracting nearly 5000 visitors per day through November and December. The Pantry stocks its ‘Best of British range’ of foods, a traditional sweet shop, the Thursford Boutique selling fashion, accessories, crafts and unique giftware and a café.

The Thursford Collection is a registered charity.

For more information please visit: www.thursford.com

About Eurostop

Founded in 1990, with operations in London, Singapore and Shanghai, Eurostop provides complete solutions for Retail Management for the Fashion, Footwear and General Merchandise sectors encompassing both hardware and software.

Eurostop’s flagship products consist of:

e-rmis: A suite of head office management applications.
e-pos: EPOS system for standalone shops, concessions and franchises that can be easily integrated with e-rmis for larger users.
e-commerce: Responsive e commerce solutions customized for independent retailers that provides a hosted and fully integrated service.
e-cubes: Data Mining. A bespoke reporting tool which allows the slicing and dicing of data as well as selective publication of results and graphical representation.
e-time: The capture of staff working hours which aids in monitoring both stores’ and staff performances and productivity.
e-fulfilment: Intelligent optimisation of e-commerce orders for multi-channel retailers.
e-manager: Middleware layer that enables the fast, reliable synchronisation of product and pricing data from most major ERP solutions to your e-pos estate.

All Eurostop’s solutions can be fully integrated with other management and business systems, and all major ERP systems.

As well as advising on and supplying suitable hardware, Eurostop also undertakes training, support and custom development. Its systems are available in several different languages including Chinese.

Eurostop has accreditation for Chip and PIN solutions, and together with partner Anderson Zaks provides a Chip and PIN managed service.

High profile customers include: Aquascutum, Ann Summers, Ben Sherman, Cambridge Satchel Company, Daks, Ghost, Help for Heroes, Joseph, Marie-Chantel, Matches, Lotus Cars, Paul & Joe, Pavers Shoes, Pentland Brands Plc, Speedo, Trespass and many more.

For more information visit: www.eurostop.com or contact:

Andreina West
PR Artistry Limited
Tel: 01491 639500
email: andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk