• SellPro, mVentix, Inc.'s Mobile Retail Training App, Now Available for Windows 10

    SellPro is the standard for on-the-go micro-training that allows retail sales associates to learn about products they sell in five minutes or less. This breakthrough training approach enables sales associates to complete courses on the sales floor in their downtime, without the tethers of wired computers in the breakroom. The app provides frequent memory recall with quizzes and teaser questions that result in learning retention. Sales associates also have the opportunity to earn awards through in-app gamification, ranging from brand swag items to marquee awards, such as 4K UHD televisions, laptops, tablets and surround sound systems.

    In addition to educating sales associates, SellPro also supports brand field force personnel with a secure environment for proprietary content, designed for authorized personnel only. Brand reps have access to a section of the app that caters directly to them, with the information they need, available right at their fingertips. “SellPro for Windows 10 is a true game-changer for our training efforts. It offers us a strategic advantage due to our ability to disseminate essential, time-sensitive information to our 1600+ HP field reps and the tens of thousands of Retail Sales Associates across the US, who use Windows powered devices as a part of their daily work activities,” said Alex Botham, Manager of the HP Consumer Training Organization for the Americas Region. “This is a huge opportunity to expand our reach beyond the mobile community and increase HP mindshare among retail sales associates, regardless of where they consume training content.”

    The design, features and functionality of the Windows 10 version of SellPro is aligned with its siblings on iOS and Android, delivering dynamically engaging content, packaged in a fast, sleek and beautiful interface. “It’s truly exceptional,” said Kristian F. Beloff, CEO of mVentix, Inc. “Brands can confidently deliver their training content through a platform that can be accessed on or offline, on or off the sales floor, on virtually any mobile or computing device.”

    SellPro for Windows 10 is available now at the Windows Store.

    For more information or questions on how to drive your brand training message in the retail channel, please contact mVentix at (661) 263-1768 x 8305, info(at)mVentix(dot)com.

    About mVentix, Inc.
    mVentix, provides a wide portfolio of services that empower brands to interact with sales staff and to better serve customers at the point of sale. Through multiple channels, including market intelligence, mobile training platforms and field force solutions, mVentix has quickly become one of the CE retail industry’s leading players when it comes to helping brands broaden their reach. mVentix was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.mVentix.com orhttp://www.SellPro.net.

  • iQmetrix announces partnership with SellPro

    VANCOUVER, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — iQmetrix is pleased to announce its partnership with mVentix, Inc. whose mobile training platform, SellPro, will soon be integrated and available for all iQmetrix clients at no extra cost.

    The SellPro-iQmetrix integration is scheduled for release in early 2016. Upon joining the SellPro program, retailers can access courses and sales tools from numerous brands within the service. Each brand will be able to deploy content relevant to the stores they sell in.

    “We’re very excited to have SellPro as our partner and offer our customers access to its mobile on-the-go training and engagement platform,” says Maurice Thibodeau, Director of Growth at iQmetrix. “We’re confident that our clients will quickly realize the advantage of this type of learning.”

    SellPro drives learning through micro courses that allow retail sales associates the ability to learn about a particular brand’s products and services in less than five minutes. Courses can be completed on the sales floor during the associate’s downtime.

    For sales associates, SellPro’s gamification of trainings is the most popular feature. Upon completion and course certification, users earn points that they can use to play for awards provided by the brands they were trained on. These awards vary from brand swag to marquee awards, such as 4K UHD televisions, tablets and surround sound systems.

    For brands, SellPro provides direct access to the retailer and the people who sell their products on a daily basis. Since all training courses and sales tools are accessed through the SellPro app on a mobile device, the platform empowers sales personnel to leverage the content at the most critical time – when they are assisting a customer.

    “By integrating with iQmetrix POS, we are able to create a best-in-class ecosystem that benefits the retailer, the brand and the customer,” says Scott Kleiman, Senior Director of Business Development at mVentix.

    SellPro’s current clients echo its effectiveness: “SellPro is vital. We use it for our in-house training materials deployment tool for 1,500+ field reps across the US. When we need to reach sales associates about new products or new services we’re offering, we can quickly and easily create a course in SellPro which we know will reach thousands of users in the palm of their hand,” said Alex Botham, Manager of the HP Consumer Training organization for the America’s Region.

    About iQmetrix:

    At iQmetrix, we are passionate about retail. Our purpose is to create great experiences for retailers, their employees and the end consumer. Our products bridge the gap between physical and virtual retail channels, offering the latest in retail management and customer experience technology. Our interactive retail solutions bring elements of online and mobile shopping experiences into the physical store to engage and educate shoppers during the purchase process. iQmetrix POS manages all aspects of a store chain operation, including POS, ERP, inventory and HR. Based on a Platform philosophy, our solutions allow users to effectively manage back-of-house operations and the in-store customer experience. In a nutshell, we give retailers what they need so customers can get what they want. Founded in 1999, iQmetrix is a privately-held software as a service (SaaS) company with offices in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. www.iQmetrix.com

    About mVentix:

    mVentix is a point-of-sale engagement firm, serving global brands in the US and Canada with a wide portfolio of mobile, market intelligence and field force solutions. At mVentix, our mission is simple: drive mindshare and sales by empowering brands to interact with sales staff and to impact the purchase decision at the store level. We succeed by blending a world-class team, advanced technology, creativity and superior execution. mVentix was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

  • mVentix, Inc. To Release Version 3.0 Of Mobile Retail Training App, SellPro

    From new syncing technology to competitive leaderboards, SellPro 3.0 promises to be the new standard for retail training in consumer electronics.

    mVentix, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers in market services to brands and retailers in the consumer electronics space, is announcing the forthcoming release of a new version of SellPro, their mobile retail training app.

    While a mobile training app at its core, SellPro has morphed into a full-featured sales associate engagement platform, which also includes reference tools, event management and social integration. It has already been adopted by brands such as HP, VIZIO, Logitech, Evutec and others, and is now undergoing a full front-end and back-end makeover. This substantial upgrade will not only improve the overall user experience but will add numerous features and integrate many of the “wish-list” items that users have expressed with the current version.

    At its core, SellPro will remain the industry’s best source for on-the-go, micro-training that allows retail sales associates the ability to learn about a particular brand’s product in less than five minutes. The advantage of this type of learning is that these courses can be completed on the sales floor during the associate’s downtime. From its inception, SellPro has adopted a training methodology that reinforces the information through frequent memory modifiers, which allows for a much higher level of material retention.

    For the sales associate, the gamification of the trainings is expected to remain the most popular feature. After completing each course, users have an opportunity to earn awards through an in-app game. These awards vary from brand swag items to marquee awards, such as 4K UHD televisions, tablets and surround sound systems.

    The improved system will continue supporting brand field force personnel with a secure environment for proprietary content, designed for authorized personnel only. Brand reps will find a section of the application catering directly to them, with the information they need available right at their fingertips.

    SellPro 3.0 is expanding its presence to Windows-powered devices in addition to Android and iOS mobile platforms, which the previous version ran on. The new version will also natively support the larger, higher-resolution screens of tablet devices, along with landscape mode.

    The updated platform will introduce Selective Sync and Background Sync, designed to substantially streamline the user experience compared to the existing version, which requires users to sync all relevant content at the front end, resulting in a large amount of data downloaded and long sync times.

    In addition to a sleek, full user interface overhaul, the app will now include a Leaderboard functionality, so retail associates can compete with other users at the store, state and national levels.

    “We feel that SellPro 3.0 will continue the groundbreaking learning and engagement model set forth by its predecessors, while bringing a whole new look, feel and experience to the user,” said Kristian Beloff, CEO of mVentix, Inc. “The bottom line is that desktop-based trainings aren’t a feasible option for today’s retail associates any more. Retailers would rather have associates out on the floor, selling products, than being in a backroom, taking trainings. We’re providing a platform for them to get the information they need while they’re on the sales floor or out and about.”

    SellPro’s current clients echo its effectiveness: “SellPro is vital. We use it for our in-house training materials deployment tool for 1,500+ field reps across the US. When we need to reach sales associates about new products or new services we’re offering, we can quickly and easily create a course in SellPro which we know will reach thousands of users in the palm of their hand,” said Alex Botham, manager of the HP Consumer training organization for the America’s Region.

    SellPro 3.0 is now in its beta testing phase and is expected to see its wide release on iOS and Android in December, 2015, and on Windows in Q1’2016.

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    About mVentix: mVentix, provides a wide portfolio of services that empower national brands to interact with sales staff and to better serve customers at the point of sale. Through multiple channels including market intelligence, mobile training platforms and field force solutions, mVentix has quickly become one of the retail industry’s leading players when it comes to helping brands broaden their reach in the retail and commercial sales community. mVentix was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

  • TESSCO’s Go Connect

    Dealerscope Accessory Issue – September 2014 Vol. 56 No. 11

    Devon Razey

    A look at a smartphone/tablet training program that gives sales associates info in bite-size, easy-to-assimilate pieces

    Wireless device and accessory distributor TESSCO Technologies is harnessing the power of the app space for retail and sales associate training with Go Connect, a customizable phone and tablet-based application.

    The app uses both certifications and rewards as incentives for sales staff to learn quickly, all with the use of a smartphone. The app’s goal is to enhance expertise and skills for both individual sales and preparation for training a team.

    Customers expect sales associates to have answers to all their questions about the product and the expertise to easily identify the product that best fits their needs. With Go Connect, all of that knowledge is literally in the hands of sales associates, easily accessible and quickly digestible.

    “There are many approaches to training available in the marketplace today,” says Liz Robinson, vice president of Mobile Devices and Accessories at TESSCO. “It’s no secret that addressing this part of the sales process can make the difference between a good team and a great team. We have studied many other programs and learned from years of our own work with dealers, and have incorporated those into our new solution.”

    The Go Connect app uses technology to deliver what Robinson calls “a more comprehensive learning system” that can be scaled to a dealer’s size for better deployment and measurement of success.

    Go Connect uses a mobile platform because the typical sales associate is constantly using apps directly on the floor, and the information is delivered in “bite-size pieces” so that there is no disruption in a customer interaction. The program uses sales data and in-field assessment of the store and associate performance to track and measure improvement.

    “Event-based training” is abandoned in favor of a longer-term solution. Instead of a bulk training webinar or meeting, sales associates receive a continual flow of information that should see little to no drop-off in long-term results.

    TWO VERSIONS AVAILABLE
    There are two separate solutions to choose from. TESSCO Team Connect is a learning system for store trainers and managers who want to enhance their expertise and gain skills to train their own sales team. TESSCO Custom Connect teaches managers and sales associates how to improve their efforts directly.

    “TESSCO has worked with wireless dealers for over 15 years,” says Robinson. “During that time, we have seen tremendous growth in the accessory business, fueled by consumer adoption and use of mobile devices as an extension of how they live, work and play. To service those customers well, we have seen dealers struggle with keeping a well-informed team of store managers and sales associates, who proactively work with customers to put together accessory solutions to make their devices work the way they need them to. There are, as you would expect, several ingredients to that recipe for success, and training is always in the mix. The TESSCO Connect initiative was developed to address that need.”

    The more knowledge a sales associate has on the products, the more of them they can sell. This program is the beginning of what will probably be a drastic change to the landscape of training for dealers.

    Go Connect is available for Android 3.0+ OS and Apple 7.0+ iOS. A windows OS version will be available in coming weeks. Interested dealers should visit www.tessco.com/yts/customers/retailers. html to learn more.

    How Go Connect Works
    Go Connect is an exclusive implementation of mVentix’s SellPro mobile app. It allows sales associates to quickly and easily access product information while keeping them at their customer’s side during the research process. This approach uses certifications and rewards to incentivize sales associates to learn and retain accessory product knowledge. As illustrated in the Spin Zone graphic, sales associates who work their way through courses and achieve certification can accumulate points in various ways.

    “While we’ve seen an unprecedented uplift in the mobile technology sector, retail training has historically been slow to adapt to the rapidly changing environment and to the needs of its main consumer— the sales associate,” Kristian Fatzov, mVentix CEO, noted. Fatzov added that this method of retail sales training “breaks the conventions of traditional PC-based online retailing,” and empowers sales associates in a way that older methods do not.

     

  • TESSCO Enables Accelerated Growth for Wireless Retailers with Enhanced Training Initiative

    Wall Street Journal – July 8, 2014

    The TESSCO Connect(R) family of training and knowledge programs expands to include exclusive SellPro(TM) mobile training platform for tablets and smartphones

    HUNT VALLEY, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 08, 2014–
    TESSCO (NASDAQ: TESS), Your Total Source(R) for the product and value chain solutions to build, use and resell wireless systems, today introduced customizable smartphone- and tablet-based training and education programs to help retailers learn more about the mobile device accessories they sell — and to assist them in selling more of them.

    What better way to learn about the latest wireless products than a training program that leverages the latest smartphone and tablet technology? TESSCO’s new Go Connect(R) program, supported by the mVentix SellPro mobile app under an exclusive arrangement, is a highly flexible, efficient way for sales associates to easily access product information and selling techniques they need while minimizing time away from customers.

    Go Connect is the latest addition to the TESSCO Connect(R) menu of training programs targeted to the specific needs of wireless retailers and their sales associates. Regardless of sales force size or complexity of retail offerings, TESSCO’s training programs are custom-designed to meet the diverse educational and flexibility needs of retailers. Training programs are crucial as retailers struggle to develop and retain effective sales associates, and as brands continually enhance and expand their offers and need new ways to educate retailers and consumers.

    Go Connect’s incentive-based approach uses both certifications and rewards to motivate sales staffs to retain critical product knowledge. The result? A well-informed sales staff that converts prospects into customers and sells more effectively in the fast-paced accessory marketplace. The new Go Connect platform is available now for Android 3.0+ OS and Apple 7.0+ iOS. A Windows OS version will be available in the coming weeks.

    “When it comes to selecting mobile device accessories, today’s informed consumers expect sales associates to know product details and easily identify those products that best match their needs,” said Liz Robinson, Vice President of Mobile Devices and Accessories at TESSCO. “Knowledge is power, and with TESSCO Connect — and now Go Connect — we are putting that knowledge directly into the hands, and onto the smartphones, of retailers’ sales staffs.”

    “We are very excited to support TESSCO in driving effective in-store training and, ultimately, sell-through for their clients,” said Kristian Fatzov, CEO of mVentix. “While we’ve seen an unprecedented uplift in the mobile technology sector, retail training has historically been slow to adapt to the rapidly changing environment and to the needs of its main consumer — the sales associate. Breaking the conventions of traditional PC-based online learning by leveraging SellPro as its training platform, TESSCO is leading the way in value-added services by effectively empowering its customers and brand partners with a unique mobile training solution for the 21(st) century.”

    TESSCO is a leading provider of retail solutions and boasts the most comprehensive selection of in-demand accessories. TESSCO’s retail partners are supported by a tenured team whose consultative support, merchandising, marketing and training capabilities improve store-level sales and drive retailers’ productivity and profitability.

    In addition to Go Connect, TESSCO Connect includes:

    — TESSCO Team Connect(R) for store trainers and managers who want to
    enhance their expertise and gain skills to train their own sales teams.

    — TESSCO Custom Connect(R) for store managers and senior sales associates
    ready to take their sales efforts to the next level with a more
    comprehensive approach to selling complex wireless solutions.
    Interested dealers should visit http://www.tessco.com/yts/customers/retailers.html to learn more about TESSCO’s training and education options.

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