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Abenson Selects Veras CheckOut for Omnichannel POS

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Veras CheckOut Provides Leading Philippine Electronics, Appliance, and Furniture Superstores with Modern Omnichannel Platform to Innovate Quickly at Lower TCO

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Abenson and its Affiliate Brands Select Veras Retail’s Enterprise-Class, Unified POS Platform

August 18, 2021 – PHOENIX – Veras Retail, a leading global provider of omnichannel technology to deliver enhanced retail experiences, today announced that Abenson will modernize its retail operations with Veras CheckOut omnichannel point-of-sale and Veras Activate for centralized promotions management. Additionally, its affiliate brands with varying retail formats—including Abenson Electroworld and Abenson Home—will also deploy Veras CheckOut in a single, cohesive environment.

The Veras BIR-accredited point-of-sale solution will automate compliance requirements, add omnichannel flexibility, and enable new digital and in-store strategies across more than 500 points of sale across these varied retail chains nationwide. Streamlining several special tax considerations and promotional calculations, Veras CheckOut will dramatically simplify and speed transactions to deliver a superior checkout experience.

“Through Abenson’s experiential flagship store, safe and secure access to carefully selected products, and a highly trained staff delivering the best customer service—our success stems from our vision to deliver a new level of retail experience,” said Mr. Winston Lim, Managing Director of Abenson. “With Veras’ platform, we’ll continue to expand on that with enhanced online and offline shopping experiences that are consistent, personalized, and customer-driven.”

From specialty retail to department stores to grocery, Veras CheckOut’s unmatched flexibility on a single, unified platform delivers:

•  Seamless omnichannel and cross-store selling

•  PCI out-of-scope payment integrations

•  Hardware agnostic and mobile-ready integrations

•  Flexible on-premise, cloud or hybrid deployments

•  Add-on modules for endless aisle, self-checkout, clienteling, remote selling, and more

Veras’ omnichannel platform will provide Abenson and the affiliate brands with a suite of cross-channel and cross-store selling capabilities, including Veras Activate. With endless discount options available out-of-the-box, Activate’s advanced promotional tools enable central office staff to manage complex promotions accurately and consistently across stores, mobile, and ecommerce. Furthermore, the built-in price simulator module replicates and monitors price events before go-live to avoid any unintended discounts, and ensures shoppers get the expected result at the point of sale, every time.

“Abenson is bringing a world-class retail experience to the emerging Philippine market where a great deal of transformation is taking place,” said Rohit Vir, CEO of Veras Retail. “We’re honored to be selected by the Abenson family of brands as their strategic partner. Clearly our dynamic platform is filling a market gap to provide a tailored enterprise solution that allows retailers to innovate quickly to meet the customer.”

About Veras Retail

Veras Retail builds innovative omnichannel solutions to connect with consumers at every point of decision. It starts at the store, providing fixed and mobile point-of-sale, retail CRM, omnichannel inventory, mobile selling tools, and seamless cross-channel execution. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., Veras is focused on using technology to rapidly implement new solutions to foster positive, meaningful, and profitable omnichannel interactions between retailers and consumers. Veras powers more than 160,000 lanes in over 50 retailers around the world. Top clients include Office Depot, Kirkland’s, Floor & Decor, DKNY, Best & Less, LCC and MEC. To learn more, visit verasretail.com and follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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Get Digital Receipts at No Cost with Veras CheckOut

Contactless Receipts with Veras CheckOut 11.1

Get Digital Receipts at No Cost with Veras CheckOut 11.1

January 19, 2021

The recent release of Veras CheckOut 11.1 includes exciting new enhancements, along with the integration with our trusted partner flexEngage. Upgrade to our modern POS platform and you’ll receive free* contactless receipts.

Veras CheckOut 11.1, as well as the Veras Extend mPOS and self-checkout modules, now integrate to the flexEngage digital receipt platform. The flexEngage integration uniquely supports real-time personalized offers at the point-of-sale. Seamless digital receipt process flows allow for known customer preferences to be more quickly and consistently applied in the transaction. Now when you implement Veras CheckOut 11.1, you’ll receive free* digital receipts through flexEngage’s Essential plan.

Turn Purchasing Data into Meaningful Contact

flexEngage is a POS marketing service that delivers custom-made transactional messages, which reduce customer churn for brand-driven retailers.

Offering several levels – Essential, Pro, and Enterprise – find the right tier for your customer outreach and loyalty goals to best fit your needs.

FREE* ESSENTIAL TIER BENEFITS

Front-end features that are complementary in flexEngage’s Essential tier include barcode, clickable logo sent to your domain, PDF attachment, and the added benefits of:

  • Contactless Experiences
  • Increased Email Adoption
  • Reduced Paper Costs
Services-Oriented, Future-Proof Platform

With the flexEngage integration on CheckOut’s omnichannel platform, retailers can continue to drive innovation, offer better customer experiences, and unlock additional responsive technologies and capabilities. 

flexEngage digital receipts

From enhancements to a complete upgrade, Veras provides a clear migration path to modernize your POS platform with Veras CheckOut. Highly adaptable to support a variety of deployment models including on-prem, cloud or hybrid deployments, the platform’s microservices API layer shares business logic across an array of endpoints. From traditional POS to mobile selling to retail kiosks, our proven enterprise architecture allows retailers to innovate faster, and at lower TCO.

Veras CheckOut also helps the store become an extension of your omnichannel strategy to provide a suite of cross-channel and cross-store selling capabilities.

VERAS EXTEND PLATFORM. Extend brings the point-of-sale and mobile selling to customers in-aisle or offsite. Extend goes beyond checkout to enable mobile for inventory, clienteling, unified product search, price checker and self-checkout.

VERAS AFFINITY CLIENTELING. Affinity help retailers connect online and offline data with store initiatives and empower their associates with a 360-degree view of the customer. Unlike any other clienteling solution, direct associate input strengthens the data and trains the AI to make smarter recommendations to drive sales.

VERAS REMOTE SELLING. Remote Selling allows retailers to personalize and connect with shoppers virtually. Unlike Facebook or Zoom, our end-to-end experience is trackable, integrated, and consistent. From initiating the virtual appointment, to sharing rich product details, and building the basket all the way through purchase—Veras Remote Selling helps retailers stay connected even at a distance.

Plus, additional features referred to as “FIGI” (“Find It, Get It”), encompass all of the following business scenarios through Veras CheckOut:

  • Send Sale. Collect and track shipping information for items sold in-store and shipped to the customer.
  • Charge Send. Save the sale using “endless aisle” of enterprise inventory. Sell merchandise at POS and ship to the customer from any store or warehouse in a single POS transaction.
  • Remote Pickup. Locate inventory in any location from any point of sale (including ecommerce or call center) and pickup in store.
  • Ship-to-Store. Buy online from warehouse inventory and pickup at store.
  • Storage Buy. Buy bulk/heavy items and collect them later from storage location in the same store.
  • Buy Online, Pickup In Store. Buy items online or in a different retail location and collect them later.

With the right strategy, point-of-sale systems can be a powerful business enabler. At Veras, we recognized a market need for a flexible, cost-effective, and lightweight platform that can rapidly scale and shift to meet the shopper—how and where they want to shop. That’s what you’ll find in our unified retail platform, which looks at every point of interaction as an opportunity to connect, understand, and sell to the customer.

Take advantage of flexEngage’s exciting digital receipts offer! Contact us to see how upgrading to Veras CheckOut can help simplify operations and deliver the ultimate shopping experience.

* Available to customers in North America. Some add-on services may incur additional costs, such as third-party survey integration.

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Veras CheckOut 11.0 Achieves Philippine BIR Accreditation for POS

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Veras CheckOut 11.0 Achieves Philippine BIR Accreditation for POS

Veras Retail automates heavy compliance requirements, adds omnichannel flexibility, and new strategies for retailers in the Philippines.

July 28, 2020 – PHOENIX – Veras Retail, a leading global provider of omnichannel technology and customer experience platform for enterprise retail, today announced its Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) accreditation for Veras CheckOut 11.0.

In accordance with BIR’s exacting standards, the modern point-of-sale solution removes cumbersome manual processes and eliminates human errors associated with sales tax, value-added tax (VAT), discount threshold, and complex exemption scenarios. Veras CheckOut’s new software enhancements also provide a foundation for addressing similar requirements in other countries.

“We are thrilled that Veras CheckOut was awarded BIR certification. With this accreditation, we look forward to expanding our existing customer base in the Philippines, one of the most robust retail sectors in Southeast Asia,” said Rohit Vir, CEO of Veras Retail.


Retailers doing business in the Philippines must regularly report on multiple transaction types to demonstrate compliance or face significant penalties if they are determined to violate BIR’s laws, rules, and regulations. Streamlining several government-discount types and promotional calculations, CheckOut’s BIR-certified software greatly reduces transaction time and eliminates customer frustration due to errors at the point-of-sale.

Veras CheckOut provides Philippine retailers a new level of transaction visibility and the ability to automatically report on store sales and sales by register, senior citizen transactions, and person with disability transactions with the click of a button.

In addition to BIR automation and compliance, Veras Retail’s technology-forward platform offers effective retail strategies, allowing retailers to better respond to new customer expectations and shopping behaviors through:

“From grocery to hypermarket and apparel to specialty retail, Veras CheckOut provides built-in compliance on a modern omnichannel platform to support rapid and cost-effective technology adoption, now and into the future.” added Vir.


About Veras Retail
Veras Retail builds innovative omnichannel solutions to connect with consumers at every point of decision. It starts at the store, providing fixed and mobile point-of-sale, retail CRM, omnichannel inventory, mobile selling tools, and seamless cross-channel execution. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., Veras is focused on using technology to rapidly implement new solutions to foster positive, meaningful, and profitable omnichannel interactions between retailers and consumers. Veras powers more than 160,000 lanes in over 50 retailers around the world. Top clients include Office Depot, Kirkland’s, Floor and Decor, DKNY, Best & Less, and MEC. To learn more, visit  verasretail.com and follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Veras CheckOut can be a powerful business enabler. See how upgrading to a modern POS can simplify your retail operations while delivering the ultimate customer experience.

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    Introducing Veras Extend’s Mobile POS Platform

    Introducing Veras Extend’s Mobile POS Platform

    September 16, 2019

    Extend’s Mobile POS Delivers Beyond Traditional Point-of-Sale. And with Veras CheckOut, Extend’s mPOS is Included.

    At the VerasONE 2019 user conference in Las Vegas today, we announced the availability of the new generation of the Veras Extend mobile platform. This new version of Extend replaces the previous iOS and Android native framework with a new look and feel, new capabilities, and a new technology paradigm.

    New Paradigm. New Customer-Facing, In-Store Capabilities.
    • Bringing Ecommerce to the Store
      The Veras Extend platform is designed from the ground up to address omnichannel shopping in the store. From save-the-sale ordering and endless aisle extended catalog lookup, to clienteling tools to ensure a personalized shopping experience, Veras Extend delivers a single customer-facing experience.
    • Flexible Enough to Work with Any Platform
      Using a hybrid web/native app framework, it can run on just about any platform – iOS and Android to start with, with Windows, Linux, and MacOS coming in January – and any form factor – desktop, tablet, or handheld.
    • Expanding to Other Store-Facing Applications
      While the initial release of the Extend platform is focused on selling and customer-service scenarios that are most commonly requested by our customers for mobile use cases, the platform will eventually encompass all the store-facing functionality provided today, as well as new capabilities like self-checkout.
    • Fast, Flexible Deployments
      Just like Veras CheckOut, Veras Extend can be deployed in a multi-site cloud model, a distributed on-premises model for maximum resiliency, or any combination in between.

    As with the previous generation of Veras Extend, the new version uses battle-tested functionality from Veras CheckOut, our enterprise point-of-sale application. Proven omnichannel ordering and promotional pricing capabilities, along with built-in payment processing and other third-party integrations are accessed by Veras Extend through a RESTful API layer. This allows Veras Extend to act as ‘just another register’ in the store, working seamlessly with Veras CheckOut data, business logic, and integrations.

    Giving Retailers More Options

    We understand that the enterprise mobility landscape for retailers is challenging. For instance, hardware providers that provide ruggedized enterprise solutions are expensive and inflexible, and grafting enterprise mobility sleds onto consumer devices such as iPads puts the retailer at the mercy of the yearly consumer hardware refresh cycle. By making the Veras Extend application platform-agnostic, we help provide retailers with more options. We’ve taken that a step further by embedding the lightning-fast Scandit camera-based scanning capability into Veras Extend.  

    Scandit’s SaaS-based model allows retailers to use their scanning software across devices and platforms. If an iPad in your store breaks, replace it with an iPad mini, or a Samsung tablet. The Scandit subscription carries across devices, to ensure that you’re paying only for the scanning used. Combined with Scandit’s scanning performance, retailers can achieve both cost savings and flexibility.

    Mobile POS Included with Veras CheckOut

    Finally, to bury the lede completely, we are happy to announce that Veras Extend mPOS is included for all current and future users of Veras CheckOut. While other vendors move to a model where pricing varies by platform or by transaction volume, our pricing remains on a predictable per-store basis, regardless of the number of terminals per store, regardless of the platform, and regardless of the deployment model. 

    At Veras Retail, we truly believe in empowering retailers with integrated mobile solutions to provide the best in-store experience. To learn more about our you can make mPOS work in your stores, download the Extend solution brief or contact us today for personalized demo.

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