Vend’s Developer Community Grows to 6,000+ Members!

One of the things that we pride ourselves here at Vend is our open ecosystem. Vend is the only pure-cloud solution with an open API and a vendor-agnostic platform that makes it easy to build and develop retail apps and integrations.

Those who want to build on the Vend platform can sign up on our developer hub to access our API and start creating add-ons or bespoke business solutions.

This week, Vend’s developer community hit an exciting milestone: we’ve grown to over 6,000 members! What’s more, Vend retailers are now using over 250 different add-ons, apps, and integrations per week to help them run their businesses. 

It’s been great to witness this group flourish and expand, and even more exciting is seeing all that retail innovations that are being built. 

The importance of retail software and integrations

Because of Vend’s developer community, retailers can connect their systems to other nifty applications to help them run and grow their business. Vend integrates directly with the best retail and productivity apps around, across accounting, ecommerce, ERP, customer loyalty, insights, scheduling and more.

Thanks to these integrations, retailers can save time, have increased visibility into their data, serve customers better, and ultimately improve their performance and bottom line. 

There are hundreds of apps in the Vend ecosystem, and here are just a few of the ones retailers love to use:

Finance

Vend connects to a number of accounting and bookkeeping apps to help retailers stay on top of their finances. Our integrations with Xero, Quickbooks, and MYOB sync important financial information to keep retailers’ books in top shape. 

Ecommerce

Vend enables retailers to open their stores to the world by connecting our easy-to-use POS and inventory management with the best ecommerce platforms on the planet. Retailers can manage orders, sales, and stock from one place and implement services like click-and-collect, social media shopping and more. All that is made possible with Vend’s ecommerce add-ons: BigCommerce, WooCommerce, and Shopify

Marketing

Vend helps retailers keep shoppers engaged and spread the word about their business. Our integrations with leading marketing solutions like Marsello, MailChimp, and Yotpo enable retailers to do everything from implementing an engaging loyalty program to launching killer email marketing campaigns.

HR and staff scheduling

Our integrations with staff management and scheduling solutions like Deputy and Homebase allow retailers to manage shifts, wages, and more, so they can keep their team happy and productive. 

Ready to join us?

At Vend, we’ve always believed that an open ecosystem is essential to retail success. Shoppers today are using different channels and devices, while retailers are increasingly adopting multiple apps and tools to run their business. Having a platform that connects everything together is critical and will help retailers stay competitive.

That’s why we’re proud to see that Vend’s community of 6,000+ members strong are making that happen. 

If you’d like to build the future of retail with us, sign up on Vend’s developer hub to start building on our API. We can’t wait to innovate with you!

About Francesca Nicasio

Francesca Nicasio is Vend's Retail Expert and Content Strategist. She writes about trends, tips, and other cool things that enable retailers to increase sales, serve customers better, and be more awesome overall. She's also the author of Retail Survival of the Fittest, a free eBook to help retailers future-proof their stores. Connect with her on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Google+.