Established in 1974 as B & J Saddlery by Barrie & Lynda Mortlock, their first shop was situated in the centre of Ingatestone village. During this time their trade stand was attending major events throughout the UK.
When they moved to larger premises in 1983, they renamed their business Ingatestone Saddlery Centre. In March 2001, they moved into their present location at Margaretting. They are situated in an enviable position at the junction of the A12/A414 on the B1002 with car parking for in excess of 200 cars and with easy access for horseboxes & trailers.
Their shop is 20,000 sq ft and houses one of the best stocked and displayed equestrian shops in Europe. You can browse for hours, relax & refresh yourself in their excellent café or stroll in the grounds. Young or older, their product range is vast and satisfies most needs of the pleasure rider through to the serious competitor.
They have an all-weather outdoor ménage, installed to improve the facilities for saddle fitting, a purpose built feed barn and an onsite saddle manager.
In 2004, a decision was made to implement a highly functional and robust EPOS solution. Having surveyed the market place, POS became their chosen supplier. POS and Ingatestone have worked together to provide a complete solution which includes an EPOS solution with integrated credit card processing, replenishment from warehouse to store, purchasing functionality, customer loyalty and gift card processing.
They have a successful ecommerce website at www.IngatestoneSaddlery.co.uk. We here at POS, integrate with their website to allow sending of stock levels, prices, product descriptions, etc.
Ordering, stock control, reporting, customer loyalty, stock replenishment - keeping all systems working is essential to the smooth running of our business. POS provide excellent support to enable this to happen.
- Lynda Mortlock. Owner.