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Trade Link Retail Systems is a leading South African Retail IT Solutions Company, focusing primarily on the retail Fast Moving Consumer Goods (“FMCG”) markets in RSA and Africa.

We provide software solutions and services to manage your Point of Sale, Front Office and Back Office needs, using RETALIX Storeline and Retail Manager software and our professional development, support and project management services to guarantee you the best system, tailored for your environment. We concentrate on the full retail cycle for your business, providing full stock and sales management at your branches, head office and distribution centres.

We support links to associated systems, such as financial accounts, card validation, virtual products, etc

FMCG Market key factors supported:

  • Flexible merchandising supply and controls for supply chain management
  • Greater retailer stock control to limit theft and stock shrinkage
  • Systems ease of use and training/support for retailers and their staff
  • Brand and promotions management
  • Value added offerings to clients for EFT, bill payments, etc
  • Increased levels of customer service and throughput
  • International exposure and trends
  • Customer Loyalty programs

Our two main clients, the Shoprite Group (Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper and U-Save) and the SPAR Group (Super SPAR, Redline and Kwik SPAR), according to the latest Nielsen market research for the year to October 2009, cover 54.4% of the RSA retail market. This means that over 50% of the groceries bought in RSA are rung up on our front end Storeline software and supported by our professional services.

About Trade Link Retail Systems

Trade Link was formed as a privately owned company in 1995 to offer professionally managed retail front office scanning solution to the SPAR group of retailers. In 2001 we took over the POS support role for Shoprite Checkers. We then expanded in Zimbabwe where we now support all Meikles and TM Supermarket stores.

Since 1995 we have grown to a national company supporting over 1500 stores in 17 countries in Africa, representing over 19000 Retalix Storeline POS lanes. We are proud to offer full retail IT management solutions, incorporating Front Office POS, Back Office Stock and store management and distribution solutions.

We have regional offices in Gauteng, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban. Our branch offices are located in East London, Bloemfontein, Nelspruit, Botswana and Namibia. We employ over 60 skilled people, including retail consultants, developers, and support staff. Our focus on the retail sector has allowed us to build specific consulting expertise and focus on providing tailored, development and support driven solutions, covering large corporate retailers (SPAR, Shoprite), smaller retail groups and distribution centers. Trade Link retail systems dominate the POS market in Zimbabwe.

Our strategic partnerships allow us to offer value added services including:

  • Hardware Supplies
  • EFT and Bill Payment Options
  • Finance for HW and SW rentals
  • Many complementary products surrounding the POS environment
  • Retail Industry Online Training (operational and system



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    Address Saturn Place 38 Saturn Crescent East Block, Frankenwald Ext Linbro Park Johannesburg, 2090  

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