Why having the right tools at your fingertips is more important than ever 

Whether your store doors remain shut or you’ve opened them to find far less foot traffic than usual, retail will bounce back, and it is the business owners who take the time now to build a unique ecosystem of apps to suit their store that will thrive as we approach the next retail spring. Vend has partnerships with a number of leading business apps that can perfectly integrate into your store and will make selling easy. 

Read below to see which apps are the best fit for your business. 


Accounting may not be sexy but with revenues stilted, an easy, straightforward accounting system can be vital. While you get ready for your store to reopen, it’s important to make sure that all of your financial ducks are in a row. 

By offering robust integrations with Xero, QuickBooks Online, and MYOB, Vend gives you ample choice to find the accounting add-on that suits your business best, whether you’ve got one outlet or dozens.  


Global lockdowns have been changing how customers expect to shop. Doors may be shut but we’re willing to bet that many of your customers still want to buy. Why not start selling online? 

Open your own online store or sell on social media with BigCommerce or WooCommerce. Once you’ve done that, check out add-ons like Pointy and NearSt that get you listed on Google’s local inventory ads, to bring more people in as your shop reopens. 

No matter which avenue you choose, your store’s online sales and performance are tracked in Vend too. 

Customer Engagement

It’s important to keep your loyal customers in the know during times of uncertainty, so that they know exactly when they can next come and visit you in-store. If that might not be for a while, why not send them a personalized message to tell them about the online store you just set up?  

Customer engagement add-ons like Marsello and MailChimp add the people factor to your Vend ecosystem. Send your customers an email about your store’s opening date, let them know about the new online sale, or maybe just wish them a happy birthday. And while you’re there, why not set up a loyalty program and start giving customers points for reviewing products or liking your social media pages?  


Get better visibility over your business data and never lose sight of how you’re doing. Vend integrates with leading analytics apps such as Vonto, 9Spokes, and Zoined that take your store data and make it even easier to understand and plan for the future. 

Have your own BI reporting software? Pair Vend with SyncHub to get your Vend data into your favourite reporting tool. Growing your business has never been easier. 

Vend Tip

Whether you are large or small, Vend’s add-ons provide you with the flexibility you need to optimize and grow your retail business. Take the time now to build a digital ecosystem of apps perfectly suited to your needs, and reap the rewards as you burst onto the physical retail stage once again.

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About Phoebe Rolfe

Phoebe is a new member of Vend's Product marketing team, sharing all of the cool things about Vend to the world. In her spare time, she also helps Vaughan with his secret projects.