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Free POS software retailers love to use.

Vend is point of sale, inventory, and customer loyalty software for iPad, Mac & PC. Everything you need to easily manage and scale your business for free, from one store to many, in the cloud.

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Hardware setup for Vend free POS software

Vend’s free POS software can give you the right start in business.

Retail is fiercely competitive. Vend’s free POS software helps lower your costs and get you on the right track.

Easy set up with Vend free POS software

Free to setup. See results right away.

Vend is easy to set up and a joy to use. Vend works with a wide range of POS hardware and we can help you get started with tutorials, videos and a range of support options. You can upload a product and make a sale in minutes. Once you have sales data you will start to see more than ever about your business with our powerful reporting. Learn what makes you money and what you can do better.

Vend free POS software is free for life

Free on Vend’s Free plan.

Vend is free for life on our entry level plan - perfect for small stores, pop-up stores and startup businesses. It includes 1 register, 1 user, 10 active products, 1,000 customers and community support. As your business grows, Vend grows with you. We have a range of affordable pricing plans for when your business outgrows the free plan, all for a low monthly fee, no obligation and no minimum term commitment.

Sell on any device with Vend free POS software

Sell on any device, in any location.

Vend’s free POS software works on any device - iPad, Mac, Windows and Android, even your existing hardware - all you need is a web browser. Vend keeps your data safe and secure in the cloud, yet continues working offline, even when the internet doesn't. Best of all, Vend grows with you. Add outlets and locations to your account easily, and track all the store data and reports you need from one place.

Vend free POS software and Etsy

Vend Retail Success:
Etsy, London

“We chose Vend for our pop-up because it's very simple to use. It has been very easy to train staff and manage inventory. We have over 1 million shops on Etsy.com and I think Vend could very much help them.”

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Your retail store, your setup.

Whether you’re using a PC, Mac, iPad or Tablet, Vend can work for your business.

Hardware setup for Vend free POS software

Getting started with Vend’s iPad point of sale software is fast and easy.

You don’t need to be an IT genius to set up your beautiful iPad POS system with Vend. We’re here ready to help with guides, walk-throughs and videos.

Free up your sales team with the world's leading cloud-based iPad POS software.

Simple, beautiful, functional. Vend Register makes the checkout process fast, and is optimized for the iPad experience.

Vend cloud-based pos software works great on any device with a web browser.

Getting started with Vend is easy. Access Vend on any computer, laptop, or tablet with a web browser.

Vend free POS software and The Harvard Shop

Vend Retail Success:
The Harvard Shop, Massachusetts

“Vend has been incredibly effective in helping us be able to visualise our own performance in real time and be able to coordinate our work effectively. I would recommend it to anyone in retail.”

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Why 20,000+ retailers worldwide love Vend.

There are many POS systems out there. So why do retailers the world over choose Vend?


Sign in and work from anywhere. Your sales, product and reports are always available, always safe, and always up to date.

Works on any device.

Vend works on iPad, Mac or PC. All you need is a browser. It may even work with POS hardware you already own.

Works offline.

Continue selling even when the internet goes down, Vend will automatically resync your sales when you’re back online.

Accept any payments.

Vend works with leading merchant providers globally, so you can choose the best way to accept payments in your store.

Connect add-ons.

Vend connects to the best business apps in accounting, ecommerce, staff rostering and more - run your entire business online.

Awesome customer care.

We provide 24/7 customer support, and have a global network of Vend Expert partners to help you get up and running.

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What our customers say about us.

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

“Our inventory control is much better than before, checkout is a thousand times faster, and our POS software data is safe in the cloud.”

Phurba Gyalzen, Rare Device
San Francisco

“It’s so easy that if my husband Daz can get it, anyone can get it!”

Dee Jolly, Contestant on The Block

Frequently Asked Questions.

Honest (non-salesy) answers to your top questions about switching to Vend.

Is Vend really free?

Yes, we have a free plan available that is perfect for small stores, pop-up stores and startup businesses. You can get Vend for free by taking a 14 day trial and then selecting our Free plan when you activate your account. This includes 1 register, 1 user, 10 active products, 1,000 customers and community support. Once your business starts to grow, Vend grows with you. We have a range of affordable pricing plans to suit any size of business, all for a low monthly fee, no obligation and no minimum term commitment.

I’m a very busy person, how much time does it take to set up Vend?

It really depends 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 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:

  • List of all products
  • List of prices and tax information
  • List of SKUs or barcodes
  • List of customers

For more info, you might want to check out Vend’s POS Buyer's Guide where we provide more information + checklists of what you may need when choosing and setting up your POS. 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. Find out more.

Alternatively, you can find a Vend expert in your area to provide on-site POS installation and account set up for you. Our partners are certified Vend experts who can get you up and running with the hardware, software, and add-ons you need to run your store.

Is Vend compatible with my existing hardware?

It’s very likely that Vend will play nice with the printers, scanners, credit card readers, and 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 Vend’s Hardware Guide as well as our Recommended Hardware Page for detailed specs on the hardware, peripherals, and computers compatible with Vend.

Can’t find your existing hardware on our list of recommendations? Contact our Retail Solutions Specialists at sales@vendhq.com or sign up for a free account and see how Vend works with your store’s existing hardware.

I’m happy with my current POS system, is Vend really a better option?

Most people who switch to Vend never look back. Merchants love the 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 the POS.

However, we understand that each business is unique and not all tools may be a good fit for you. That's why we offer our 14 day trial and Free plan 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 sales@vendhq.com.

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