February 23, 2001, 12:00 AM

Djangos ties its online and offline inventories together

Djangos.com, the new and used music and movie web site and retail chain, has chosen SpectrumRetail`s Visual ProphetLine retail management system to link an inventory of over 1 million titles in 19 stores and a distribution and fulfillment center.

Djangos.com, the new and used music and movie web site and retail chain, has chosen SpectrumRetail’s Visual ProphetLine retail management system to link an inventory of over 1 million titles in 19 stores and a distribution and fulfillment center. The system will deliver both web and in-store customers real-time access to Djangos’ global inventory. SpectrumRetail provides retail management systems and extended services such as ASP and Internet technologies.

Djangos uses SpectrumRetail technology to link the stores’ POS systems, the fulfillment center location system, the Djangos Kiosk network and the web to provide customers access to the universal inventory. In stores, Djangos provides computer kiosks where customers can search for a selection that might not be available at a particular location. The customer can then order the title online. Immediate access to inventory is a key feature. Djangos deals in many one-of-a-kind items offered simultaneously on the web and through its stores. "If we could not offer this proprietary patented technology, our success would be limited due to many unfilled orders and disgruntled customers," said Steve Furst, president & COO, Djangos. When a music or movie title is purchased by Djangos or traded in at a retail location, it is immediately scanned into the system. Within hours, it is available for purchase worldwide on the Internet and in stores. "Turnover is so rapid that many of these titles are usually purchased and shipped out by the end of the same day," Furst continued. Djangos has stores in Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Portland and Chicago and plans aggressive expansion in 2001.

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