What’s new in Vend: November

The holiday season is looming closer! If you’re looking to optimize your shop space before the sales frenzies, you might like to check out these tips on crafting the best store layout.

Here’s what’s new in Vend this month.


Our friendly dot, Dott, is here! — we’re pleased to be launching our first step into AI with Dott. Dott is just that — a friendly dot (neither male nor female) — aiming to help you make better decisions about your store and what to do next to grow. Dott will give you personalized suggestions based on data from your store and thousands of other Vend retailers. Learn moreIf you haven’t seen Dott yet, don’t worry! Dott doesn’t have insights to share with you just yet. More suggestions and insights will be appearing over the coming months.


Coming soon: Promotions, Vend’s new discounting tool — soon you can set up promotions on all products, or a group of selected items, in just a few simple clicks! No spreadsheets or manual uploads necessary. Your live promotions will automatically update to include relevant products, customers, or outlets as they’re added into Vend. And if you want to encourage spending during certain periods, you can set times and dates to your promotions! Find out more.

Promotions will become available over the coming week on web and iOS. It will not be available on Vend Ecommerce at this stage. Important: Please be aware that using Price Books alongside Promotions in Vend will apply a double discount to any relevant products. Please update to the latest version of iOS to run promotions on iPad. 


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Vend POS iOS version 2.6.2 — we’ve just released iOS version 2.6.2 of the Vend POS app, which includes essential performance improvements and our upcoming Promotions feature.

Important Note: Please update to the latest iOS version of Vend POS for a fast and reliable experience during the holiday sales frenzies.


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Introduction to Having a Sale — Sales and promotions are a great way to launch new products, welcome a new season into your store, increase customer loyalty, or clear out old merchandise. Looking to run a sale in your store, but don’t know where to start? Get helpful tips for running effective in-store promotions with this Vend U course.

About Ashley Gilgrist

Ashley looks after product marketing at Vend — working hard to bring exciting product launches to retailers around the globe. When she’s not busy talking all-things-Vend, Ashley also has a love of tea, candle-crafting, binge-watching, and hiking the pointy peaks of New Zealand.