We are so excited to announce that from today, retailers in NZ and Australia using Vend are able to offer Afterpay in-store.
Afterpay’s buy now, pay later solution is used by over 14,000 merchants in Australia and New Zealand, across large-scale bricks-and-mortar stores and online retailers of all sizes. And its in high demand – processing payments for over 1.8 million customers to date.
But until today, there was no solution available for smaller retailers to offer Afterpay within their physical stores.
We’re changing all of that. Now, Afterpay integrates with Vend POS so businesses can easily set-up and sell with Afterpay in-store, allowing independent retailers to truly compete with larger stores, increase sales and gain repeat customers.
Wellington retailer Empire Skate and Street was one of the initial customers to pilot the new integration with Vend. Matt Wells, director at Empire Skate and Street says:
“We are really excited Afterpay is now available, online and in-store. We know it’ll help us offer our customers an even better experience. That’s why we signed up to trial the new integration with Vend and we were happy to be one of the first retailers in New Zealand to do so. We can’t wait for our customers to come in-store and be able to use this new payment option.”
Afterpay allows customers to buy in-store instantly, putting down a quarter of the cost and paying over four equal fortnightly instalments – helping customers manage their monthly budgets. It offers the benefits of a layby service with an immediate take-home option.
To make a sale with Vend’s POS, retailers simply need to scan the customer’s unique Afterpay barcode via a mobile device and the payment feeds straight into Vend, keeping the check-out process quick and seamless for both retailer and shopper. It’s that easy!
To find out more about using Afterpay with Vend visit: vendhq.com/afterpay
— Please note that Afterpay is not available on Vend Ecommerce —
About Kate Webby
Kate is the guardian of communications at Vend. Her love of retail began with ice cream (selling it at music festivals), jewellery (selling it in department stores), and badly made coffee (serving it in cafes). Having lived and worked for technology companies across the oceans, Kate loves sharing Vend's story and the success of its amazing customers around the world.