What’s New in Vend – April

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Tax by outlet

Probably one of our most anticipated features, tax by outlet lets Vend retailers set different tax rates for each of their store locations. Once set, it will automatically apply to all sales in that store, including special pricing managed through price books.

We think this is an important feature for our retailers, especially those who have stores in multiple cities or counties, with different tax rates in each. It’s also a must have for retailers whose businesses are succeeding and growing beyond where they first started, which is at the heart of Vend’s mission to help store owners achieve retail success.

For more information on tax by outlet and how to set it up for your store, check out these Help Center articles:

 

QuickBooks Online Beta (US Only)

We’re always looking for ways to make our retailers’ lives easier, including reducing the amount of time they spend managing their books. This is why we’re excited to announce the Vend + QuickBooks Online beta, which makes accounting for your store super easy.

Through the integration, Vend connects directly to QuickBooks Online so you can automatically push end-of-day register closures to your QuickBooks Online account. This is currently a very limited beta available only to US customers, but we’ll be improving the integration with feedback from our retailers in the beta program.

Find out more about Vend + QuickBooks Online, and register your interest to join the beta here.

 

Vend + Deputy App

Deputy is extraordinary time, attendance and staff rostering software that makes it easy to schedule staff, track their performance, assign tasks and fill a vacant shift. On its own, Deputy is software that can’t be beat, but now that Deputy integrates with Vend it’s a full-on game changer!

Deputy pulls historical sales data straight from Vend into their Scheduling snapshot and keeps it updated in real-time, giving you a clear indication on how your sales perform daily vs how you’re scheduling staff.

Try Deputy for free for 6 months by clicking here!

 

Vend U

Knowledge is power, and a store owner who’s knowledgeable about the latest retail trends, how to run their business well, and how to use Vend effectively is a force to be reckoned with. We want Vend retailers to be the best in the world, which is why we’re launching Vend U  –  a one stop shop for retail resources, tips and trends, and community events – all designed to give you the competitive edge.

Vend U is jam-packed with videos, tutorials, guides, and regularly scheduled training webinars. The content isn’t only about being a great Vend retailer, but about being a great retailer in general. We look at topics such as the latest shopping trends from around the world, tips for managing staff effectively, and the best apps for running your store efficiently.

 

Infrastructure

With the recent announcement of the Heartbleed bug, which has affected hundreds of cloud services across the web, the Vend team has been busy making sure we update all our servers and certificates to reduce any risk to Vend retailers. Here’s what the Heartbleed bug means for your business.

 

iPad

  • Improved the PayPal payment workflow to make it simpler.
  • Fixed an issue where the app would crash for some users while using PayPal.
  • Reset Vend button is now back in the app.

 

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where some users were having trouble updating entries to their pricebooks.
  • Fixed an issue where some users’ tax rates were mismatched on the iPad app.

 

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+.

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