It’s a Wrap! The RetailNOW Roundup

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At THE event for the Retail Industry, this year’s RetailNOW attracted plenty of payments and point-of-sale (POS) folks who all gathered to hear and share the latest emerging retail technologies, connect with new resources, and attend sessions around reseller and consultant best business practices. There were some fantastic panels covering the state of the POS industry, and how the various payment gateways continue to innovate and offer resellers more features, and retailers a better service.

RetailNOW is the place where resellers meet to connect with new solutions, and learn how to continue growing their businesses as the payments and POS industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Vend had a great time being on-hand to connect with the community of resellers, hear how their businesses are evolving, and get feedback about how we can continue to provide solutions that make a difference for their customers.

One of the biggest takeaways from this year’s event is the trend where resellers are looking for SaaS software packages and financing for hardware as a way to provide the maximum value to their customers at the most affordable pricing. In fact, rumor has it that 2016 RetailNOW will see SaaS as an option for every major retail solution. Watch this space!

We rocked The CazBar…

And it wouldn’t be Orlando without trips to Disney World for the Moneris party (tailgating ftw!), or the Merchant Warehouse party at the House of Blues where we got to dance and take silly payments photos. Apologies for those who may have overheard us singing…or had to watch Karl dance. If you didn’t get a chance to see the fireworks over the Disney World castle, that’s a must-see next year!

And we signed up some amazing new Vend Expert Resellers.

A number of new experts learned about Vend and are adding our platform to their excellent retail solutions portfolio. As a Vend partner they earn ongoing revenue share, easily build new revenue streams around Vend and our ecosystem of add-ons, and charge for their time and expertise on our product. They are also listed in our directory of experts, and receive fully-qualified leads from Vend’s sales consultants.

We certify our Experts on Vend and provide marketing resources, a co-marketing allowance, and best practices for lead generation, onboarding and client support. You can learn more about our Vend Expert Reseller program by checking out or email directly.

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We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at Retail Now 2015. Let’s kick the reunion off at Wreckers!

About Cath Carlsen

Cath is Vend's Events and Sponsorship manager, and also our resident adventurer. Before joining Vend, Cath lived a sea worthy life on Super Yachts traveling the world and avoiding sea sickness. After retiring from the high seas she went back into the advertising game. She's a passionate party planner, surfer and loves to give plenty of banter. You can connect with Cath on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google +.