Jonas Sports Retail Update – January 2021

Matthew Rogers - February 4, 2021

We’re already through the first month of 2021! This year we will be hosting a monthly user group, with the first happening on the 27th January (the next is scheduled for Wednesday 24th February – sign up and enter your suggestions here).

Our monthly user groups will:

  • Keep our clients updated on recent developments, initiatives and partnerships
  • Inform and discuss the latest market developments
  • Share what we are working on in the coming months
  • Provide a chance to provide feedback and ask questions
  • Be a great networking opportunity

Here is an update of what we discussed in January…

Brexit Update for Retail

A lot of work went into the end of last year amid the ever uncertain changes involving Brexit. Plenty of communication with different carriers made sure we were ready for changes with API’s, (such as adding extra fields like EORI numbers). Current clients can stay informed by checking the Knowledge Base for the latest on making sure your online store is compliant for European orders.

Microsoft POSReady 7 – end of life

If you are using equipment running POSReady 7, you should be aware that Extended Support from Microsoft will end on the 12th October 2021 and you will need to upgrade your solution – read more here.


Auction Module

We’ve now just launched our new auction module, going live first with Premier League club West Ham United, allowing clubs to add a new line of sales to their online store. Read more here.


Buy Now Pay Later

Buy Now Pay Later Sports Retail

We’ve now integrated with a number of companies to add a ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ option to a club’s online store, giving fans the opportunity to spread the cost of their purchases with no interest. We’ve now got integrations with OpenPay, Laybuy and Zip. Find out more here.


Payment Updates

We’re in the process of rolling out Optomany V3. The payment portal is now branded, more seamless and looks like part of the website and we’ll be updating this across all our customers.


New Carrier Integrations

We worked on integrations with a number of carriers last year including DPD, AGL, ITD Global and SEKO, with the last three all being carrier independent. For example, with EU deliveries needing a CN22 document, clubs could change carrier for EU deliveries by simply changing configuration in the background within the same software rather than needing a new integration.


Product Videos

Videos to showcase products is now available, allowing more detail to be shared with your products.


3rd Party Marketplace Integration

Working closely with Feedonomics, Jonas Sports Retail customers can optimise and list products on hundreds of channels, such as Amazon, Google Shopping Actions, eBay, Fuggo, Facebook and Instagram. Find out more here.


Pay by Bank Transfer

Paying by bank transfer is a payment option that is expected to grow in popularity in the next few years. The advantage to clubs is that there is little acquiring cost and money can arrive in your bank account on the same day the order is placed.

Save on Fees with Vesta Merchant Services

We are also able to offer our own merchant services with our parent company, Vesta. We’re confident that our rates can save you money. Send us a copy of your statements and we will provide a competitive quote, so far we have been able to save customers an average of 10% a year. Let us know you’re interested by filling in the form here.

Salesfire Integration

Salesfire brings extra features to your online store to influence the on-site customer journey and convert visitors into customers. These can be some quick integrations and functionality that can increase conversion rates (to try and hit targets for 2021!). Salesfire base pricing on the number of hits on your website so is affordable for every club, and is a minimum of a 12 month contract which can be implemented quickly.

Features include advanced search, overlays, prompts (for upselling) and drop-basket emails. We’ll be able to show this in more detail on a webinar co-hosted with Salesfire that’s taking place on 15th Febuary at 10amsign up now!


If you’d like to find out more about the Jonas Sports Retail solution, please get in touch.


By Matthew Rogers