Six ways Vend’s point of sale system will help you grow your retail business.
Vend is a beautifully designed, responsive point of sale system that makes it fast & easy to sell to your customers, and keep them coming back to your store. It works on iPad, Mac or PC, works online and offline, and connects to all the latest hardware – barcode scanners, receipt printers, cash drawers. It may even work with hardware you already own!
Vend Ecommerce is the perfect solution for brick & mortar stores using Vend. Create a beautiful online store in minutes and manage all your inventory and customer profiles from one place. Add all your products in a click, fulfil orders easily and bring all your business operations into one account, with a global view.
“We get comments daily from customers about how cool it is that we rock Vend through an iPad on the bar – and nothing else.”
Accept any type of payment. Vend makes it easy for you to get paid. Set up custom buttons to accept cash, cheque, gift cards or any payment type you want. Take deposits and partial payments on layaway sales, or let your customers pay on account.
Accept credit & debit cards, and mobile payments from leading merchant providers around the world. PayPal, iZettle, or Tyro are just some of the credit card and mobile payment options available to you. Connect your Vend POS system to one of them, and you could be accepting card payments in minutes!
“We use Vend and PayPal on both 3G and Wi–Fi enabled tablets, and enjoy fast reliable transactions and settlements. Our staff love the ease of use and our customers the speed of transaction…”
Take the POS to your customers. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of any retail business. Vend is mobile, so you can take your point of sale system onto the shop floor, beat the queues and build personal engagement with your customers. Or go truly mobile and hit the road to find new customers and markets.
Reward customer loyalty. With a built–in Loyalty program, Vend POS system lets you save your customer details in seconds, or offer them incentives to sign up after they leave the store, then keep them coming back by rewarding repeat purchases.
“Our clients love the simplicity of our Loyalty rewards programme. They earn loyalty on every purchase, which they can use on their next visit. There is no need to wait until they have a certain number of credits before we let them redeem”
Easy product management. Whether you sell one SKU or thousands, with Vend, you’ll look forward to managing your catalog. Easily add cost and retail prices, tags, discounts, and perform bulk operations like import & export. Group products by colour or size, organise into bundles, or split into units. Scan existing barcodes, or print new ones to speed up checkout.
Powerful inventory features. Vend’s point of sale system takes the pain out of managing stock, whether you have one store or hundreds. Because it is cloud-based software, you and your staff can instantly see which items are in stock, everywhere, in real time.
“Our inventory control is much better than before, checkout is a thousand times faster, and our data is safe in the cloud.”
Powerful reporting. Retail is demanding, Vend Reporting helps you stay ahead of the competition by giving you an accurate view of sales and product performance, which you can access at any time. Drill deeper with insightful reporting tools into product, customer, inventory and staff performance, and quickly identify trends and areas to improve.
Easily manage one store or hundreds. Build your retail empire from your armchair, by adding new stores and registers at the click of a button. Train your staff in minutes, and keep them motivated with daily, weekly and monthly targets. Then relax, knowing that your data is always safe, secure, and available when you need it.
“Using Vend has let Petal easily expand our retail and wholesale sales information so that I can get real-time figures on the business from wherever I am, It’s great!”
Take your business to the next level. Connect your sales, customer and product data in real time to a marketplace of business apps. Streamline and automate your retail operations, save hours of time each day double entering data, and trade seamlessly on multiple channels.
Customise Vend with our API. Go even further and do anything you want with your Vend store, by building your own custom software solution on our world-class API.
“The Vend integration with Xero and Shopify has saved me so much time I can’t even tell you!”
Really. We understand that retailers work hard, and at all hours of the day,
which is why we provide support at all hours, all around the world.
Don’t just take our word for it: check our current customer satisfaction levels.
You don’t need to spend a fortune to switch your current POS system over to Vend. We have a tiered pricing model where the costs depend on how big your business is.
Plans for our POS system start at $69 USD per month ($59 USD per month if billed annually) and can go up to $199 USD per month ($169 USD per month if billed annually).
All of our plans include one free POS cash register, but you can add as many registers as you need. Depending on the plan you select, registers start at $39 USD per register per month (or $35 USD per month if billed annually). To get comfortable with our POS system, you should probably start with a free account so you can give us a test drive without investing too much from the get-go.
This will depend on how many products you have and how busy you are. Some merchants complete the process within a couple of hours, but if you have tons of SKUs and not a lot of free time, it could take a couple of weeks.
We do understand that time is money for entrepreneurs, so in order to make set-up as quick and painless as possible, we recommend that you prepare CSV files of the following before starting the process:
For more info, you might want to check out Vend’s POS Buyer’s Guide where we provide more information and checklists of what you may need when choosing and setting up your POS system. If you need someone to walk you through the process, just get in touch with us and support staff can assist you.
Vend also offers professional services that include hands-free setup (where we take care of everything, including migrating products and customers) and one-to-one training. Contact us for more information.Alternatively, you can find a Vend partner in your area to provide on-site POS installation and account set up for you. Our partners are certified Vend POS experts who can get you up and running with the point of sale hardware, software, and add-ons you need to run your store.
It’s very likely that Vend will play nice with the printers, scanners, credit card readers, and POS equipment you already have. We focus on making the software work with the best and most commonly used retail hardware and we hear a lot from retailers using Vend successfully with printers we’d never even heard of.
But to be sure, swing by our Recommended POS Hardware page for detailed specs on the hardware, peripherals, and computers compatible with Vend.
Can’t find your existing POS hardware on our list of recommendations? Contact our Retail Solutions Specialists at email@example.com or sign up for a free account and see how Vend works with your store’s existing hardware.
Most people who switch to Vend’s point of sale system never look back. Merchants love our POS software’s user-friendly and intuitive interface, as well as its features and integrations. You don’t have to take our word for it though; here are some examples of happy Vend customers and what they have to say about our POS system.
However, we understand that each business is unique and not all tools may be a good fit for you. That’s why we invite you to take a tour of our POS software and see if it meets your needs.
You can also register for a free account to get a hands-on feel of how it works. Finally, you can always talk to our trusty sales consultants for any specific questions or concerns and they’ll help you decide if Vend really is right for you. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.