Vender of the Week: D & DEPARTMENT

Vender of the Week: D & DEPARTMENT

Where: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Why we love D & DEPARTMENT:

D & DEPARTMENT is a project dedicated to the creation and sharing of life-long designs. From traditional cooking and ceramic rice bowls, to furniture and clothing, they celebrate every beautiful aspect of a modern Japanese culture. As well as running a store and café, they also curate exhibitions of traditional handmade designs. Combining old and new into an awesome-sauce creative space, it would be impossible not to love D & DEPARTMENT.

How did Vend come into your life?

We looked for a POS system that fitted to our store. What we looked for was the one that runs on Mac; we were originally established as a graphic design studio and own only Macs. There were no such services in Japan so we considered a few other POS companies, but finally chose Vend. We were not sure if these systems would work all right in a Japanese environment so Vend’s monthly charge system was ideal for us to be able to try.

What would your words of wisdom be to a new retailer?

Having a cloud POS system makes it easier for you to analyse your sales and control your stock. It requires a lot of work at the beginning but it’s worth it.

Do you have any advice to new Vend users?

Don’t be afraid. Vend runs totally fine in Japan.

– Shin Sasaki, Designer, D & DEPARTMENT Hokkaido

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About Grace O'Hara

Grace is a Marketing Assistant at Vend and helps make cool things happen behind the scenes. She enjoys talking to incredible Vend retailers from around the world and making the world a better place with her side projects. You can get in touch with Grace by email or connect with her on Google+.