Catapult POS has everything you need to keep your convenience store fast and well managed.
When you’re running convenience stores, accuracy at 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 point-of-sale system that’s designed for this reality: a comprehensive retail management system that’s easy to use, provides ultra-fast transactions, payment integration, accurate inventory management, and easy-to-use back-office management tools.
Catapult is the 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.
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 Retail Point of Sale 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 c-store enterprise are all connected in real time. Your traditional checkout lanes, self-checkout terminals, pharmacy, fuel, online ordering, and even smartphone apps can all work as one system. It is a comprehensive solution that enables efficient HQ management for convenience store retail.
Fast Friction-Free Transactions
No matter your convenience store type or layout, 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 non-scannable items, or access customer loyalty data, all from the point of sale.
Customizable touch screens
Whether you’re selling bags of ice, buckets of bait, or propane by the tank, you know that not everything in a convenience store is scannable. With Catapult POS for convenience stores, customizable touch screens make it easy to ring in those hard-to-scan items with ease, while accurately tracking item movement and inventory, and maintaining price integrity. Touch screens also eliminate the need for keyboards at the point of sale and improve security at the POS, eliminating a point of access on the system and keeping the focus on the point of sale.
Age Verification and ID Scanning
Age enforcement for products like alcohol, tobacco, and lottery ticket sales is a constant challenge. Catapult POS for convenience stores can force a pop-up reminder to the cashier to record the age of the customer and/or that the ID was checked on every transaction. Laws vary from province to province, but for those who wish to have higher accuracy and speed for age verification can take things one step further by scanning drivers licenses to verify that the age on the ID is valid for the purchase. Now merchants can easily confirm customers are the correct age majority and reduce potential exposure to expensive fines and penalties.
Increase the accuracy on lottery sales while reducing human error and fraud by scanning lottery tickets generated from in-store lottery terminals and lottery tickets. Easily report the total dollar values and number of tickets sold and compare to lottery machine totals and or lottery ticket stock. Never incorrectly enter a lottery ticket price again!
Unlimited Paid-Ins and Paid-Outs
With Catapult it’s easier than ever to pay out of the register or receive non-sale income using an unlimited array of paid-ins and paid-outs. Easily track the amounts by store, POS terminal, cashier, cash drawer, date, time, and a variety of other detailed parameters.
Many ways to pay: Cash, Credit, Check, Debit, Biometric, House Charge, Gift, Tap
Your cash register should be frictionless to the customer’s purchasing behavior. Catapult has a variety of ways to pay, including several Canadian payment processors to choose from.
Multiple Payment Options
Payments can be processed using Credit & Debit with Canadian Pin & Chip, NFC Touchless Tap & Pay, Apple Pay, no transaction fee self-hosted gift cards, and even third-party gift cards.
Revolutionary Biometric Payment Technology
At the press of a finger, customers can access an associated account with Secure OneTouch™. They can instantly make payments without cards or cash, collect points for loyalty, and apply e-coupons and in-store discounts in real-time.
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.
Perpetual Inventory & Replenishment
Perpetual inventory helps to avoid stock-out scenarios and keeps fresh food orders flowing at optimal pace. Order Assist™ module displays displays suggested item order quantities based on forecasted auto-replenishment calculations and can then generate a purchase order for each associated supplier.
Submit Purchase Orders Via EDI, Fax, Email, And More
Purchase orders are made easily through supplier integration and bi-directional communication via EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). Catapult will also submit inventory orders through other mediums allowing you to send one purchase order to an EDI supplier, then another via fax, and then another to email, all depending on your vendor’s capabilities.
Inventory Handheld Terminal (HHT)
The whole point of convenience is a well-stocked store with clearly marked, accurately priced products, right where your customers need them, when they need them. When you have such a diverse variety store inventory and limited staff to manage it, you need the right technology to help you do it as efficiently as possible. The Catapult Inventory Handheld Terminal will enable employees to stay out on the convenience store floor while accessing the vital worksheets required to get the inventory tasks completed. Use the handheld terminal to count physical inventory, do purchasing and receiving, make price changes, inventory adjustments, print labels and signs, and much more. With the Catapult inventory handheld terminal (HHT), you can do the work where the products are, and keep valuable staff out on the floor of your convenience stores where your customers need them.
Shelf Label & Sign Printing
Professional product signs and shelf labels are only a button click away with Catapult’s label and sign printing software, included in the Catapult Retail Point of Sale Suite of software. Print labels on a variety of media types using direct thermal or thermal transfer labels. Have specific label requirements? No problem. Design your own with our built-in label design software, and print both color or black and white, using your own preprinted stock or print on demand. For shelf talkers, shelf signs, and promotional signs, Catapult will also allow you to design and print those and print them from the same worksheets in Catapult POS when you’re printing your shelf labels. Streamline your label and sign printing process even more by combining it with the Catapult Inventory Handheld Terminal (HHT) and a wireless label printer and print your shelf labels in the store aisle. How convenient is that?
With Catapult’s Made-to-Order feature set, convenience stores can provide non-scannable hospitality services such as prepared food, beverages, and snacks and ring them up with easy-to-use touch screen menus, complete with pictures and preset pricing. For prepared food items that need to be prepared at the time of order, remote preparation printers can be incorporated to print the items in a kitchen.
With a little creativity, the flexibility of touch screen menus and remote prep printing can be used in a variety of business cases that require purchase at a counter and item collection for the customer – such as warehouses, beer and wine, delis, butcher shops, bakeries, and many more.
Canadian Scale Integration
For convenience stores running delis, meat counters, bakeries, or selling commodities like produce by weight at the point of sale, Catapult POS is fully integrated with both types of scales for retail – label printers as well as front-end POS scales. These capabilities are made available with the Canadian weight and measures regulations, and scales can be fully certified and legal for trade in Canada.
Check out the Catapult Autoscale (depicted right) for scale label printing for both deli and self-service environments, that is fully integrated with the Catapult Retail POS software.
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.
LoyaltyBot® lets retailers to set up marketing campaigns that automatically provide patrons with rewards based on specific automated triggers. Best of all, it is easily customizable.
Retailers can create digital coupons using criteria that they choose. These eCoupons can be tracked in a customer’s associated loyalty account, and automatically applied, speeding up checkout times.
Loyalty points offer a powerful incentive. Shoppers accumulate rewards based on their purchases, encouraging them to increase visit frequency and the amount that they spend in your store.
“Round-Up” For Charity
Catapult has a variety of features in its marketing and loyalty feature set that can improve loyalty from customers. One of those features allows merchants to choose one or more charities to donate “change” to during transactions. At the end of the transaction, Catapult POS will remind the convenience store cashier to ask the customer, “Would you like to round up your change to the nearest dollar for [insert your favorite charity here]?” Catapult automates this function and tracks it to a report to make it easy to facilitate and report on for maximum effectiveness with as little operational overhead as possible, while maintaining transparency and security.
Self-Hosted Gift Cards
Our self-hosted, easy-to-use gift card system offers reusable gift cards and gift amounts can be added quickly at the POS by authorized personnel. They are easy to redeem as a tender option can be used to process refunds in lieu of cash. Third-party gift card system integration is also available.
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.
300+ Standard Reports For Store Analytics
With over 300 pre-built reports established from best practices as well as customer requests, you will gain the insight you need to better run your business. Each report can be filtered by endless data dimensions, such as Department, Sub-Department, Category, Sub-Category, Brand, Line, Colour, Origin, Size, and dozens of other data points based on the criteria you specify as you build your inventory items. Stores can report data live without having to wait until the end of the day, because Catapult requires no end-of-day procedures, which is perfect for busy 24/7 operations. Multi-store operations can schedule headquarters synchronization as they like, so that reporting even at HQ is near real time.
Customize Your Own Reports
With Catapult users are empowered to create custom reports and modify existing reports using the report editing tool. It is the same editing tool that allows retailers to create and manage custom shelf labels and signs for their inventory items. Armed with the same skills you have learned and obtained with managing labels can be applied to managing reports in Catapult. While at first you may have to have us assist with some of the more technical aspects of report design (depending on the reporting need), Catapult can empower you to manage and customize your reports like never before.
When operations like convenience stores run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it’s safe to say no owner or manager can be onsite for every hour the store is open, nor can they be available collect all the reports at the end of every shift.
As their name implies, scheduled reports allow you to create schedules when specific reports are sent to owners or managers within your organization. For the data-driven retailer, these reports can provide incredible insight and knowledge to aid in decision making. In addition, because these reports are set to be delivered on a schedule, sending the reports around to everyone is one less thing you have to worry about. When the reports are scheduled and sent, your recipients will receive them in an email in a format of your choosing (e.g. PDF). This allows your report recipients to obtain the needed data in their preferred format instead of having to convert it.
With Scheduled Reporting in Catapult, any report can be scheduled, even custom reports. This empowers you to receive the data you need, when you need it. In addition, because reports often need to be seen by various employees throughout the enterprise, Scheduled Reporting is accessible from the Headquarters and remote store locations of a multi-store system.
Visual Intelligence Dashboard
With Catapult Dash™, a live visual intelligence dashboard, you can quickly see your most important data elements in graphic form with drill-down capability.
Run Reports By Product And Department
Our POS software can run reports by product and department, so you know what brands and what items are driving your sales – scalable from a few store locations to hundreds.
Employee tracking and management
Catapult’s comprehensive back-office management tools enable executives to conduct employee audits, track performance, productivity, and monitor labor costs. Monitor performance and value to hold associates accountable and guard your bottom line.