When we launched the world’s first cloud-based retail POS solution four years ago, we had a vision for mobile devices disrupting retail.
We knew that mobile would spark the imagination of small to medium sized retailers, liberating them from the counter and enabling enhanced customer experiences.
The iPad and iOS delivered the perfect mobile business platform for businesses running cloud-based, mobile friendly business apps. Vend went all in on iOS, and made sure our POS platform provided beautiful experiences for the sales staff, the business owner, and the customer.
But the hidden power of iOS, beyond the security and productivity features built into iOS 8, is the strong ecosystem of other business apps that can share data, in the cloud, in real-time. Vend already integrates with other best-of-breed apps – like Xero for accounting and Deputy for employee scheduling – to deliver comprehensive cloud-based business solutions that enhance mobility via iOS devices.
To deliver the the world’s best retail platform to our customers, Vend is committed to deepening our investment with iOS and iPad to continue leveraging the strong ecosystem of business applications on iOS that SMB retailers already use to run their stores.
With that in mind, today we are excited to announce the strongest validation of our platform yet.
During its Q2 2015 earnings call, Apple announced that it is working with a select group of business app developers to bring innovative mobile solutions for business to iPad users. According to Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO, this focus is a result of growing interest from organizations looking to use iPads to transform how they do business.
As such, Vend is working closely with Apple to deepen its investment in iOS to ensure its mobile POS platform continues to deliver a world-class solution for retail businesses, integrates with a growing number of iOS apps for business, and reaches even more iPad users.
Vend’s platform gives small-to-medium retailers a simple, mobile-friendly, and affordable cloud-based solution that includes all the features and benefits previously only available in expensive enterprise POS offerings. Vend already powers more than 15,000 retailers worldwide, and we expect this number to increase significantly as we go-to-market with the world’s leading mobile device manufacturer and mobile operating system developer.
We’re excited to be working with Apple to empower SMB retailers to deliver a world-class retail customer experience.
To see how Vend and Apple can transform your retail experience, check out the customer examples on our website.
About Vaughan Fergusson
Vaughan is the Founder of Vend. An entrepreneur and technologist, Vaughan's goal is to make retailers' lives easier. When he's not leading the team, Vaughan is working on his charitable foundation and raising his kids.