US retail tech company launches new POS solution for convenience stores
By Retail4Growth Bureau | September 27, 2023
PDI Technologies has announced new solutions to connect operations of convenience retailers and address critical industry challenges. The new solutions provide POS, self-checkout, and foodservice capabilities.
PDI Technologies, a global leader delivering powerful solutions and insights aimed to be the backbone of the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale ecosystem, recently announced new solutions and programmes to connect operations and address critical industry challenges. “These expanded offerings further the PDI mission of "Connecting Convenience" across all parts of the ecosystem, backed by 40 years of industry leadership,” said the company statement.
"The convenience industry is in the midst of rapid transformation, and our customers are seeking innovative solutions to help navigate these changes," said Linnea Geiss, Chief Operating Officer, PDI. "PDI is committed to fostering continuous progress by investing in integrated solutions designed to drive greater business value and growth for our customers."
Among the new solutions announced is the PDI Point of Sale (POS). PDI offers a market-tested solution internationally and now will begin offering POS to customers in North America. Designed for its versatility in both retail fuel and convenience, the all-in-one software platform provides POS, self-checkout, and foodservice capabilities. Pilot programs are in development, with wider U.S. availability planned for 2024.
"As consumer preferences change and the convenience industry embraces more options to accelerate transformation, we're excited to be at the forefront of supporting customers in scaling their markets across the globe," said Brad McGuinness, SVP, Point of Sale Solutions, PDI. "Our cloud-centric POS solution can work with existing hardware, which means retailers can modernize their systems without having to make additional investments in their physical devices."
The company says the new POS will be demonstrated at PDI Booth #B3419 at NACS Show 2023, being held October 3-6 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, where PDI is headquartered.
Other new offerings and programs include:
- PDI Firewall as a Service – Small Branch: Now available for smaller distributed businesses. Easily and conveniently increase network security with this cost-effective solution, supported 24/7/365 by PDI network and security experts.
- PDI Retail Site Management Subscription: From foodservice to lottery and more, PDI Retail Site Management helps c-stores efficiently scale and grow by automating manual processes and increasing access to data. The solution is now available in a subscription model.
- PDI Sustainability Partner Packages: Four new subscription-based packages that scale with various features to help businesses meet their sustainability goals and address changing consumer preferences.
- New PDI Enterprise programs for operational efficiency: PDI now connects its customers with effective task compliance tools from Jolt to improve daily employee processes like foodservice, cleaning, shift changes, and more. Also newly offered will be the reliable full-service B2B Accounts Payable (AP) payments solution from REPAY, which enables PDI customers to reduce costs and improve employee productivity.