Retail software company Impulsify has selected Shiji Group’s services to reduce PMS interface installation costs, improve deployment processes and expand into global markets.

Under the partnership, Shiji will provide various services to Impulsify’s Cloud-based Lobby Retail POS and Inventory Management System, ImpulsePoint.

The company will also provide interface installation services for Impulsify’s guest-facing smart kiosk ShopPoP, enabling guests to skip the line when buying grab-and-go food and drink items.

Impulsify CEO and founder Janine Williams said: “We are currently deploying to over 800 hotels and want to provide them with a superior product and a positive ROI, without slowing their deployment schedule.”

Impulsify selected Shiji’s PMS and global payments expertise to assist in global deployment.

Shiji Group COO Kevin King said: “Partnering with Impulsify offers Shiji a unique opportunity to service a fast-growing – and still largely untapped – section of the hospitality market.

“By utilising data on over three million retail transactions, Impulsify has been able to turn unmanned hotel retail stores from a hospitality afterthought, into a significant driver of profit and guest engagement.”

Shiji noted that it will help Impulsify to reduce costs and streamline processes by leveraging its service and support infrastructure.

This year, four international hotel brands added Impulsify software to their lobby retail outlets.

Impulsify provides retail technology and business intelligence to increase incremental revenue and improve the guest experience in hotel lobby retail outlets.

The company’s solutions automate retail purchases and inventory management, as well as increase profitability and reduce the operational impact of unattended retail stores in the industry.