CHARLOTTE, N.C. — RetailSystem.com, a Charlotte, N.C.-based software company that focuses on the home furnishings industry, has partnered with a South African family furniture company to grow its presence in that country.
The collaboration is a milestone for both Sofaworx, a five-store retail outlet which manufactures handcrafted furniture that is all designed and assembled in Cape Town, South Africa, and RetailSystem, which is expanding into the South African market for the first time. Sofaworx will be the sole distributor as RetailSystem looks to grow its presence in South Africa.
“The new point-of-sale software from RetailSystem improves the daily running of the business,” said Luke Young, partner at Sofaworx. “Where I thought we might need to recruit another person there is no need anymore.”
Young added that RetailSystem is also helpful for identifying goals and setting targets.
“South Africa is yet another global market on the RetailSystem growth list,” said Jesse Akre, president of RetailSystem. “(Sofaworx) is now representing RetailSystem in that market to other retailers.”
RetailSystem has been a a global provider to the furniture and bedding industry for more than16 years and operates through 850 independent retailers in 10 countries.