Category: ecommerce

Vender of the Week: Watershed

Jake Patterson and James Wright have long loved the ocean and the outdoors — and in 2012, they turned that passion into their way of life by opening the Watershed concept store in Newquay, Cornwall. With their original location, Jake and James focused on bringing brands and products to their community that hadn’t been available in the UK and then naturally progressed to designing and producing their own clothing and items. Watershed officially became its own brand in 2015, and Jake and James launched their online store in 2016. Now, they use Vend and Xero to operate their ecommerce store

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4 Tips Brick and Mortar Retailers Can Use to Personalize the In-Store Experience

We all know it’s difficult to get customers into your physical store these days. Thanks (or no thanks!) to the ease and convenience associated with online shopping, brick and mortar-only merchants have to work increasingly hard just to maintain steady foot traffic in their shops. But once you attract that traffic (be it through a compelling storefront, a killer omnichannel marketing strategy, or effective word-of-mouth), you should focus on crafting a personalized experience so unbeatable that those customers come back again and again. Here, we discuss four tips to turn your brick and mortar spot (or spots) into a personalized

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Vender of the Week: Hooha

Thirteen years ago, Hooha set up shop in Copenhagen, Denmark as a wholesale t-shirt printing company. The retailer eventually opened a showroom, which later evolved into a full-fledged retail store — and today, Hooha runs two locations and a web store and stocks leading streetwear brands in fashion and footwear. We talked to Hooha CEO Jesper Kjærgaard about the company’s decision to switch from its outdated IT system to a cloud-based point of sale and how Vend has helped take Hooha to new heights. Keep reading for his thoughts. On switching to the cloud: “It was a really big decision for us. We needed

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Vender of the Week: Sam’s Barbers

Who: Sam’s Barbers What: A family-run chain of barber shops since 1901 Where: Dublin, Ireland Brothers Sam and James Donnelly, the fourth generation of the Donnelly family, have recently taken over the reins at Sam’s Barbers from their father, Stanley. And they’ve set about modernising the business with technology.  “Before using Vend, we used old fashioned tills, making it impossible to manage our stock of over 70 different men’s hair styling products,” say the brothers. “With the Vend app, we were able to customise the technology to our business – going into granular detail so that everything, whether a service or product,

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By-Walski: “Bricks and mortar is no longer enough”

Shoreditch-based boutique By-Walski shares their story from surf to snow, London to France, and in-store to online – with Vend and Ecommerce.  By-Walski, an ‘urban surf’ and extreme sports shop based in Shoreditch East London, is an innovative independent retailer turning what was an experimental store concept into a unique and thriving business. Inspired by a passion for extreme sports and an interest in promoting artists, creators and unique up and coming surf brands, Owner and Founder Franck Bywalski established the store as a way of bringing these elements to a previously untapped urban audience. Going into its third year

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Vender of the Week: Haus of Flox

Who: Hayley King, Haus of Flox What: Showroom and store for original artwork by Flox Where: Auckland, New Zealand Can you tell us a little bit about how you got started and what you’re all about? I’m a graffiti artist with a fine art degree. I first began with street art murals in inner-­city Auckland, my trademarks being native birds, ferns and flowers which transform grey walls into vibrant depictions of the natural world. I’ve since expanded the Flox brand into prints, canvas, hand cut works, risographs, murals, live painting, workshops, charity work, exhibitions and even book illustration. Over time, the stencils

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