schuh and Purple work together to offer free social WiFi and mobile stock checking

Our partnership with schuh means that stores can provide family friendly and secure social WiFi with mobile stock checking. We worked together with our channel partners Ingram Micro, Egton and Cisco Meraki to deliver schuh’s WiFi solution.

  • A guest WiFi system that was easily accessible through social login or a short form.
  • Directing customers to the service, which allows them to check stock in real time on their phone.
  • Seamless subsequent visits and a built-in reporting platform that’s easy to use.
  • The ability to edit login pages and the URL redirect, view reports for usage and devices in different locations and use the API to produce separate reports.
  • Gain social media exposure, easily view analytics and gain valuable insights in order to communicate more effectively with customers.
  • Use technology such as handheld payment devices, transactional kiosks and e-receipts to give the customer the choice of how they want to shop.

Egton took control of all aspects of the implementation using Cisco Meraki hardware and their team of Cisco experts to deploy the solution. The guest WiFi solution has been installed in two thirds of schuh’s estate, which encompasses over 100 stores.

David Rendall, Account Manager at Egton, said “Deploying the latest Meraki and Purple solution through Egton means that schuh benefits from lower costs per store. This is because we used the very latest dual 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz wireless technology, so there was no need for lots of access points. schuh can now access all their stores from anywhere to make enhancements through the Meraki and Purple web portals, with 24/7 support from Egton.“