Vend Retail Guide

A practical guide to maximizing store productivity

Practical steps for streamlining store operations to help increase efficiency, profits, and customer satisfaction.

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Discover the latest tools and techniques retailers are using to get more done in less time

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ELIMINATE MANUAL TASKS

Get to know the proven process that’ll help you do away with tedious tasks so you can focus on running and growing your business.

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GET THE BEST TOOLS

Wise up on the latest tools you can use in your retail business to improve productivity.

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INTEGRATE YOUR SOLUTIONS

Learn how to connect various retail solutions to reduce double entry and human error.

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FIND METRICS THAT COUNT

Get formulas and cheat sheets for measuring your store’s performance.

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MAKE DATA-BACKED DECISIONS

Learn how you can leverage data to save time and improve decision-making.

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TAKE ACTION WITH CHECKLISTS

Immediately implement the techniques and pointers you’ve learned with our handy checklists.

Learn from top retail and technology experts

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Francesca Nicasio

Retail Expert, Vend

Francesca Nicasio is a retail expert from the award-winning POS software company Vend. She’s dedicated to writing about tips and trends that help retailers increase sales and better serve customers.

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Mallory Russell

Editor-in-Chief, Square

Mallory Russell is the editor-in-chief of Square’s Town Square blog and resource center. She regularly writes on topics that help entrepreneurs start, run, and grow their businesses.

Frequently asked questions

This resource is all about helping retailers improve store productivity. It sheds light on helpful tools you can use in your shop, and it discusses the steps you can take to ensure your business runs like a well-oiled machine. It also talks about the importance data, and how tracking the right metrics will enable you to allocate resources more effectively.

This guide is primarily for people running a brick and mortar store. You could be a business owner who wants to free up more hours in the day. Or maybe you’re a manager or associate who wants to improve store processes. Whatever the case, if you work in retail, you’ll find some great nuggets in this guide.

Unlike other guides, which focus on providing information, this resource was designed to be highly actionable. It contains action steps, formulas, and checklists to help you implement what you’ve learned. Plus, it contains expert commentary and real-life examples of other retailers who are running efficient stores.

Nope. The information and tools in this guide are vendor-neutral, so you’ll be able to benefit from this resource no matter what solution you’re using.