What’s new in Vend: October

We didn’t need Halloween to get a spooking! Are you just as surprised as we are that it’s already November? Here’s all that’s new in Vend to get your month off to a great start.


Vend and Square: Now available in the USA  — We’re thrilled to announce that Vend and Square are now working together in the USA, to bring flexible, world-class payments. The integration will allow you to sell more of your profitable products, easily manage multiple stores and channels, and accept every way your customers want to pay. Find out more.


advanced-user-permissionswnivAdvanced User PermissionsSince we released Advanced User Permissions, you’ve asked, and we listened! We’ve added two new customizable permissions for user roles, so you can beef up security even more before the Christmas sales frenzies.

  1. Create or edit a product — you can now decide if cashiers or managers are able to add or edit a product in Vend.
  2. Export customer list — it’s now possible to prevent managers from exporting a customer list as a CSV file.


Store Credit ReportingYou can now access Store Credit reports to see the amount of Store Credit issued, redeemed, and outstanding for overall sales and individual customers.



Gift Card ImprovementsIf your store expires gift cards, it’s now possible to add an expiry date in Vend so outdated gift cards don’t slip in under the radar — with gift card expiry dates posting through to Xero.

We’ve also improved Gift Card Reporting, so you can now click through to sales linked to gift card purchases or redemptions. And when a gift card is scanned in the Sell screen, it’s now possible to see a historical list of the gift card’s transactions.



Google Analytics in Vend EcommerceGoogle Analytics codes in Vend Ecommerce now track through to the Thank You page, so you can get even better insights into conversion rates with Google Adwords spending.


Keyboard ShortcutsThe new Sell screen now supports keyboard shortcuts, to make selling even faster. These include:

  • F4 — Transition from sale to the payment screen
  • F5 — Park the current sale
  • F6 — Navigate to Sales History
  • F7 — Navigate to Open/Close Register


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.