Category: mobile

Work from Phone: 5 Ways to Use Your Mobile Device to Run Your Retail Business

Mobile technology has revolutionized the way modern society does business and permanently changed the retail landscape. This innovative tech has made retailers’ lives easier in a myriad different ways. It’s freed them from having to constantly be in the store, allowed them to save time by automating tasks that were once entirely manual, and given them easier access to performance data that enables them to grow faster and increase success. But even though tech and mobile devices are inseparable from our contemporary way of life, it can still be difficult to know how to fully take advantage of everything they

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The Digital Receipt Revolution Is Here With Star Micronics AllReceipts

At Vend we aim to give retailers the tools to provide a truly remarkable customer experience. And as modern shoppers increasingly demand ease of purchase and less friction at checkout, being able to offer mobile receipts is now a big part of creating that exceptional in-store experience. That’s why we work with Star Micronics, a leading provider of sleek and reliable point of sale hardware, such as printers, and proof of transaction technology. And now they are offering their suite of digital receipt and customer engagement tools free to all retailers using Star printers with Vend!  That means you’ll be able

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6 Last-Minute Tips for the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Email Marketing

This year’s Black Friday is expected to be the “biggest day of spending of all time.” To put that in context, let’s look at last year’s numbers. Black Friday 2015 racked up $2.74 billion in online sales, with 25 percent of all transactions originating from email marketing. Cyber Monday 2015 saw online revenue increase by a huge 16.2 percent from 2014, up to a total of $3.07 billion. And of that, 22 percent of orders came from email marketing. Though social media is certainly important when it comes to online sales, email has proven (at least to date) that it’s

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Vend and Square join forces to provide advanced retailers with world-class payments

We’re pleased to announce that Vend will soon integrate with one of the world’s leading payments providers, Square. Square is a popular payments provider for small business as it allows stores to take magstripe, chip cards and NFC payments such as Apple Pay, deposit money instantly, and use analytics to view sales trends and enhance their business performance. The integration will enable US-based advanced retailers or those with multiple locations or more complex operations, who use Vend’s sophisticated inventory and retail management, to process payments with Square. With this integration retailers will be able to run their business more easily

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