What’s New in Vend—October

The road to tax nirvana

Taxes are an integral part of Vend, they effect every area of your POS system from the Products and Sell Screen, through to reporting. This is why making changes to taxes take a great deal of care, and – unfortunately – time.

In the past month, we’ve made some changes to Loyalty which lay the groundwork for important new tax features coming in the near future – including Tax Groups (especially useful for our Canadian retailers) and Tax by Outlet (useful for anyone with stores in multiple tax zones). You can find out more about the Loyalty changes on our Knowledge Base.

We’ll keep you posted on the next phase of tax changes and our journey to tax nirvana!

Getting friendlier with PayPal on the iPad

The Vend for iPad app has had two very important PayPal improvements in the past month.

Firstly – US retailers can now accept mixed payment types when taking sales through PayPal, giving retailers the flexibility to accept a mix of PayPal, cash, and anything else from your customers.

Secondly – retailers can now key in credit card numbers in addition to swiping them through the iPad.

Keeping in touch

One of the most common pieces of feedback we get from our awesome retailers is that there’s no such thing as too much communication (within reason, of course). Retailers want to be kept informed about things which affect their business – including updates to Vend, new features that’ll help them earn more money, and when there are problems affecting our service.

This is why we’ve implemented a new notification tool inside of Vend, letting us get in touch with you quickly and effectively. If we ever have important news and updates to share, you’ll see a notification window the next time you login or refresh your Sell Screen.


And finally, a small update to how we handle rounding in Vend. To make the whole process simpler and bring it more inline with industry best practice, we’re now rounding numbers away from zero where previously we rounded up.

Here are some examples to help illustrate the changes:

Previous method: +21.445 is rounded to +21.45 / -21.445 is rounded to -21.44.

Current method: +21.445 is still rounded to +21.45 / -21.445 is now rounded to -21.45.

About Sim Ahmed

Sim was a writer and technology journalist in a former life, before coming on board at Vend to help us communicate with our amazing community of retailers, partners and developers. Feel free to get in touch with Sim on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.