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Rapha Cycle Club 


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Founded in 2004, Rapha is an English company that has quickly gained a reputation for creating some of the finest cycling clothing and accessories available. With products designed for the discerning rider, the company stands for a blend of style and optimum performance.

The new Rapha Cycle Club opened in May for a limited period of three and a half months as a celebration of road racing. Based in the heart of London, the club combines gallery, shop and café, to create a hub where cycling enthusiasts can share their passion for riding. Sharp were delighted to provide an EPoS system for both the shop and cafe and worked closely with Rapha to determine the best solution for each, ultimately choosing 2 units of the UP3500 EPoS terminal. Each terminal features a Star Micronics thermal printer and cash drawer. The solution is unique because it features a live trial of a web based reporting tool, ExNow, which allows the store managers anytime anywhere access to their sales data.

The Sharp UP3500 EPoS terminals and software solution have already seen many business benefits for Rapha Cycle Club, including:

  • An easy to view bright colour touch screen that gives an intuitive user interface
  • An integrated customer display that provides accurate information to customers
  • Fast clerk sign on with the Sharp contactless clerk key system
  • Quick thermal printing and professional receipts with the Star TSP650 series printer
  • Live real-time web reporting with accessibility from any PC/MAC
  • The facility to save sales reports as Excel

Stuart Clapp, responsible for the day-to-day running of the club, commented, “All the staff at the store have found the Sharp UP3500 EPoS system extremely easy to use. Up till now, Rapha have focused on the online retail space and expanding into a clicks and mortar operation has forced us to learn new skills. Thanks to the user friendliness of the Sharp EPoS system, the transition has been very smooth, allowing us to focus on selling rather than operating a complicated till set-up. As an added benefit, the contemporary design of the Sharp machine has also blended in perfectly with the pared-down styling of our shop.” 

Sharp offer a full range of Electronic Cash Registers and EPoS terminals suitable for retail and hospitality businesses of all sizes.