About Trade Link
Trade Link is a leading South African Retail IT Solutions group, focusing primarily on the retail Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) markets in RSA and Africa, as well as specialized retailing markets. We provide software solutions and services to manage your Point of Sale, Front and Back Office, Warehouse and Head Office solutions. Our professional development, support and project management services to guarantee you the best system, providing full stock and sales management at your branches, head office and distribution centers.
We employ over 150 skilled people, including retail consultants, developers, and support staff. Our focus on the retail sector has allowed us to build specific consulting expertise and focus on providing tailored, development and support driven solutions, covering large corporate retailers (SPAR, Shoprite), smaller retail groups and distribution centers.
Trade Link was formed as a privately owned company in 1995 to offer professionally managed retail front office scanning solution to the SPAR group of retailers. In 2001 we took over the POS support role for Shoprite Checkers. We then expanded in Zimbabwe and other African nations.
Since 1995 we have grown to a national company supporting over 2000 stores in 17 countries in Africa, representing over 21000 NCR StorePro POS lanes.
In 2012, Trade Link was split into two divisions, still operating under the Trade Link banner, to enable each company to focus on specific services within the FMCG market. Trade Link Retail Systems division continues to focus on our retail installations and support, while Trade Link Professional Services division offers all our clients our Development, QA, Project Management and support services.
- Flexible merchandising and controls for supply chain management
- Greater retailer stock control to limit theft and stock shrinkage
- Systems ease of use and training/support for retailers and their staff
- Brand and promotions management
- Value added offerings to clients for EFT and bill payments
- Increased levels of customer service and throughput
- International exposure and trends
- Customer Loyalty program
Trade Link group of companies views the B-BBEE as an important set of guides for us to increase black participation and ownership in South Africa, with Trade Link contributing to the overall growth and wealth of our direct staff, as well as their families and communities. Doing business in South Africa has to include a focus on improving the lives of those who were previously disadvantaged, while utilizing the strength and skills to continue to grow Trade Link as a truly South African company. Our staff are our greatest asset and we look forward to making meaningful contributions to their well-being and future success, as individuals as well and valued members of our community.
The Trade Link group is a BBBEE compliant company, with a majority Black ownership as of 2018. We will be conducting a BBBEE verification this year and look forward to improving our standing. Our commitment to the transformation strategy and sustainable value is backed by our shareholders and Executive staff.