Oki is making moves into the POS business for the first time in Australia through a partnership with specialist distributor, Goodson Imports.
The distributor will have access to Oki’s full range of printers and consumables.
Oki general manager, Graham Harman, said the two companies had been in conversation for quite some time, and the market was now good for the vendor to offer print solutions to as a value add to the distributor’s POS offerings.
“It gives retailers the option to take different media delivery options, such as table tents, waterproof posters and banners and print them in-house,” Harman said. “It also gives the POS channel the opportunity for ongoing consumable revenue.”
Oki is involved in POS in overseas markets, Harman said, but this was its first step into the local market.
In a release, sales director for Goodson, Susan Pace, said Oki was chosen over several other vendors, as its product range is best suited for vertical markets, and allowed Goodson to complete its solution offering.
Recently POS POS formed a new partnership with Motorola for its retail solutions, and Ingram Micro, which carries a number of printer vendors, purchased POS specialist, Vantex.