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Vend is a cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) and retail platform.
Everything retailers need to manage and grow their business.

Vend enables retailers to accept payments, sell in-store and online, manage their inventory, reward customer loyalty, and report on their business in real time.

Vend works with a wide range of point-of-sale hardware, and is simple to set up — all you need is a web browser. Vend seamlessly integrates with other useful business tools, including Xero for accounting, Deputy for employee scheduling, and Timely for appointment booking, and has partnerships with payment providers including PayPal, Vantiv, Moneris, iZettle, Tyro and SmartPay. Vend is also the only retail-specific POS to be part of Apple’s Mobility Partner Program, working with Apple and other mobile apps to transform retail businesses around the world.

Launched in late 2010, Vend is now used in over 15,000 stores across 140 countries and is continuing to grow at a rapid pace.

Vend snapshot.


stores across
140+ countries.


staff in 5 major markets
(US, CA, UK, AU, & NZ).


in funding since 2010


Peter Thiel

Co-founder, PayPal. Partner, Valar Ventures.

Sam Morgan

Founder, Trade Me.

Paul Bassat


Mr Christoph Janz

Point Nine Capital in Europe.

Mr Craig Winkler

Co-founder, MYOB. Cornerstone investor in Xero.

Rowan Simpson

Co-founder, Southgate Labs.

Lance Wiggs

Co-founder, Punakaiki Fund.


Deloitte NZ Fast 50 Award

Vend recognised as fastest growing tech company in NZ.

Gold Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year 2015

Customer Service Department of the Year at the American Business Awards.

Twice Hi Tech Awards Exporter of the Year

Twice named NZ Hi Tech Awards Exporter of the Year.

Vend milestones.


Vend named Deloitte Fast 50 fastest growing technology company in NZ.

Vend appoints Alex Fala as CEO.


Vend begins work with Apple to revolutionize retail on iOS and iPad around the world.

Vend launches Vend Ecommerce for brick & mortar retailers.

Vend hits $49 million in funding.


Vend closes $25 million in series B funding led by Valar Ventures & Square Peg Capital.

Vend wins Gold at the American Business Awards.

Vend opens Toronto office.

Vend opens London office.


Vend launches new Australian head office in Melbourne.

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For more company milestones and Vend’s latest news, visit the Vend Blog.

Vend leadership.

Alex Fala

Alex Fala

Chief Executive officer

Alex Fala has been an executive for some of New Zealand’s top companies including Trade Me, Les Mills International and Orion Health. Prior to that he was a consultant at McKinsey & Co and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, only the second person of Pacific Island ancestry to have received the world’s most exclusive scholarship.

Before taking on the CEO role at Vend, Alex was VP of Strategy and CFO at the company. Outside of work Alex spends most of his time chasing his three children around with wife Clare, cheering for the Hurricanes rugby team and enjoying Auckland’s great outdoors.

Vaughan Rowsell

Vaughan Rowsell

Vend Founder, Chief Product Officer

Vaughan is a software engineer with more than 15 years experience. He’s a veteran of several start‑ups, including Kiwi auction site Trade Me. Vaughan founded, coded, and then publicly launched Vend in late 2010.

His obsession for cloud-based applications began as a mission to prove that functioning and successful POS can move entirely into the cloud and still meet the strict demands of business owners.

“I was inspired by Xero, taking industries that have outdated software and innovating beyond that. The setup cost to retailers for a traditional POS system can be astronomical, tens of thousands of dollars and weeks of hassle before they’ve even made their first sale. With Vend, retailers can be up and running in minutes, for a low monthly fee. Plus, it’s software they actually love to use,” says Vaughan.

Vaughan is now less hands on with coding the Vend product, and instead focuses on leading the product vision, delivering the retail platform with everything retailers need, today and tomorrow.

Vend POS software is transforming business everywhere.

Find out what thousands of Vend customers around the world have to say about our online POS software.

Jurlique uses Vend's POS software system.

"It's a very simple solution but very comprehensive, it enables us to do stock management, inventory control, as well as all the traditional things you associate with your point of sale."

Jurlique International

Magic Memories uses Vend's POS software system.

"Vend has made the sales process slicker and more efficient, keeping our customers’ waiting time minimal and allowing our staff to attend to the next customer quicker."

Magic Memories

Media around the world are talking about Vend.

“Vend unveiled a partnership with Apple Inc. Vend’s cloud-based point-of-sale tool turns laptops and tablets into portable cash registers that track sales and inventory for small retailers.”


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Kate Webby

Kate Webby

PR Manager



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