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Company Overview

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

We provide software solutions and services to manage your Point of Sale, Front Office and Back Office needs, using NCR StorePro and Retail Manager software and our professional development, support and project management services to guarantee you the best solution, 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 services 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 POS software solutions and supported by our professional services.

Trade Link is organised into three operating entities, operating under the Trade Link Holdings, to enable each entity to focus on specific solutions and services within the FMCG market. Trade Link Retail Systems Pty (Ltd) continues to focus on our SPAR installations and support. Trade Link Software Services (Pty) Ltd offers all our clients our Software Development, QA, Project Management and support services, while Trade Link Rental Administration (Pty) Ltd looks after the group finances.

We have regional offices throughout South Africa and SADC countries namely Gauteng, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, and Durban. Our branch offices are located in East London, Bloemfontein, Nelspruit, Botswana and Namibia. We employ over 80 skilled people, including retail consultants, developers, and support staff. Our focus on the retail sector has allowed us to build specific industry consulting expertise and focus on providing tailored, development and support driven solutions, covering large corporate retailers (SPAR, Shoprite, Clicks and Food Lovers Market), smaller retail groups and distribution centres. Trade Link retail systems also provide POS solutions into Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Kenya.


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

Product/Service Categories
Prepaid and third party payment services
POS solution providers
POS software houses
POS / Integrated CCTV Systems
Card payment services @ POS

NCR StorePro is an open-standards, fully integrated and cross-functional Point of Sale (POS) and store management software system.
Retail Manager has been designed as a Retail Back Office solution to provide full control over your inventory from the moment goods arrive at the back door through to the final sale to the customer.