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27.01.2018

ISPO 2018: Join WINTERSTEIGER and discover the future of ski rental

Sport retailers discovering the future of ski rental at the ISPO in Munich

WINTERSTEIGER has developed the rental concept of the future to accelerate the rental process. The experts from Ried will also be presenting a number of highlights and innovations at ISPO in Munich, the world's largest trade show for sporting goods. Among the solutions on display will be the "Race Lab", new shop and rental furniture, redesigned storage lockers, and new BOOTDOC products for boot fitting.

 

With the rental concept of the future, WINTERSTEIGER promises a high degree of accuracy during boot selection, continuous data collection, and in particular a fast, largely automated rental process. Staff at rental outlets are thus able to offer a standardized, expert service, leaving them with more time for intensive customer support. The new concept is made a reality by combining the new Easygate software module with the Vandra 3D foot scanner and binding adjustments using Sizefit.

Rental concept of the future "beams" customers onto the piste.

With Easygate, a new module for the Easyrent rental software, the staff in the store controls the rental process in the background and guides the customer through the transaction on a number of different screens. The 3D scanner registers all the relevant data, such as shoe size, instep height, and foot length, before suggesting the optimum boot. Bindings are adjusted using Sizefit rather than with the ski boot, which means the boots no longer have to be taken off and the feet can remain dry.

Customers who experience the rental concept of the future spend less time waiting and trying on boots, and more time out on the slopes – all while wearing the perfect ski boots.

 

Racing service from WINTERSTEIGER – welcome to the Race Lab.

With four decades of experience and more than 1250 automated ski service machines sold around the world, WINTERSTEIGER has also become the global market leader in racing service solutions. After gathering feedback from ski associations and manufacturers, the company will demonstrate in the Race Lab at ISPO why several major names in the racing ski industry, such as the head of R&D at the Austrian Ski Association, Toni Giger, rely on machines from Ried.

New look for Easystore shop furniture and storage lockers.

Together with Vorarlberg-based company Inform, a modern and functional product line has been developed for WINTERSTEIGER. In addition to shop and rental furniture, WINTERSTEIGER will also be working in close collaboration with Inform on the planning, visualization, and implementation of projects in the German-speaking region.

 

Our Easystore storage lockers have also received a fresh new look. Thanks to the reduction and consolidation of elements such as the numbering, locking system, handle, and air vents, the new storage lockers are streamlined and aesthetically pleasing.

 

Boot fitting for strong customer loyalty.

WINTERSTEIGER sells boot fitting products for end consumers under the Bootdoc brand. The individual customization of sports boots is an extra service provided to strengthen customer loyalty. This product segment is extremely successful. Daniel Steininger, head of sales: “Just like in the ski service and rental sector, we are also a complete supplier in this respect. From boot fitting seminars and innovative foot analysis methods to foam liners, insoles, Power Fit Socks, Heat Socks, and sales support from the BD sales experts – our customers receive high-quality products from a single source.” These are continuously refined and improved, with the latest products and fitting equipment available to view at ISPO.