It’s one of the biggest events for fashion retailers in the UK — key trends, hot retail content, inspiring catwalk shows, social events are all in-store at MODA 2018. Vend will be there, and we’ll be joining our partner, The British Independent Retailers Association for a panel discussion on how independents can use online tools to support your bricks and mortar business. If you’re heading along, we’d love to see you! When: 6 August 2018 11.45 – 12.15 Where: NEC Birmingham, Catwalk Theatre, Hall 19 Join our Customer Success Manager, Luke Glackin, and a panel of retail experts to learn
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Are you an independent retailer in the UK? If so, you won’t want to miss the bira National Conference and Awards. When: Thursday 10th May Where: Jurys Inn, Watling St, Burbage, Hinckley LE10 3JA It’s hands-down one of our favourite events for independents in the UK, and this year is shaping up to be their best one yet! At the 2018 conference, you will learn all about the current retailing trends driven by today’s consumer behaviour, and how you, as an independent business, should evolve. You’ll walk away with practical retail insights and have clear idea of how to implement
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We’ll be at NRF 2018 debuting something pretty special – The Amazing Retail Machine — and we’re giving away an iPhone X to celebrate!
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This is a guest post written for Vend by Museum Hack. Brand-activation events (sometimes called experiential marketing) have been used by large brands and scrappy startups to attract users and to get attention on social networks. While still a relatively new marketing channel, events can be extremely effective at delivering both in-store traffic and online accolades. Activation events allow brands to create the experiences necessary to win the right audience, bring traffic in-store, and introduce new merchandise. These events draw customers out of their homes and therefore cannot be replicated online. The resulting in-store traffic is amplified by participants sharing
Whew! NRF Retail’s BIG Show 2017 may have ended earlier this week, but we here at Vend are still hyped up over all the insights and innovations we saw at the event. Need a recap of the event? You’ve come to the right place. To help retailers digest what happened at NRF 2017, we’ve compiled some of our top takeaways from the show. The points outlined below are the things we think will make the biggest impact on retail in the near future. So while robots, virtual reality, and 3d printing are all fascinating, in this post, we’re focusing on
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2016: what a year! Over the past 12 months, we’ve released a range of exciting features including a shiny new navigation, a revamped Xero integration, advanced user permissions, store credit, cash rounding, and a smoother stock control experience. We’ve also started working with more amazing partners, like Square in the USA, and we have over 19,000 stores (and counting) using Vend. We have plenty more changes in the pipeline for 2017, and we can’t wait to share them with you at NRF in New York from January 15 to 17! NRF is the godfather of all retail trade shows, attracting