Vinnies Shops are getting Connect-ed!

The rollout of Connect, the new point of sale system for our NSW Vinnies Shops, is well underway, and proving to be a great success.

Beginning in October 2015 with North Parramatta, Connect has now been implemented in 76 Vinnies Shops across four Central Councils – Parramatta, Broken Bay, Wagga Wagga and Bathurst. By the end of May a further 27 Vinnies Shops in the Lismore Central Council will have Connect, bringing the total number of “Connect-ed” shops to 103. The implementation is due to be completed at the end of October 2016.

So far approximately 1,300 volunteers and staff have been trained, and the feedback from those using Connect couldn’t be more positive. Connect is easy to navigate with coloured department icons and a brand new touch screen that makes ringing up a sale very simple. And for those who are a little nervous about using it for the first time, the Connect Helpdesk is helpful and friendly.

Virginia, an area manager from Parramatta Central Council says “We have found the shops are happy with Connect. It was introduced when I was on leave and some of the volunteers enjoy teaching me how it works!”

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