Brooklyn-based athleisure apparel retailer Solfire launched their brand a few years ago with the aim of creating a unique experience for the fitness community and connecting with like-minded, active individuals. The fitness retailer had the apparel part of it down, thanks to an obsession with quality products and a fierce dedication to working only with manufacturers who met their strict standards. In their brick and mortar store, they installed a juice and smoothie bar and a “fitness oasis” — a space for clubs to meet and classes to exercise. But to really create that community they were after, Solfire needed
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
Boutique wine and spirits shop Grain & Vine calls trendy Brooklyn neighborhood East Williamsburg home and thrives on introducing its customers to new products they might otherwise never try. Owner Michael Nagdimunov is a big fan of Vend, and he’s equally excited about our new integration with Square. We chatted with him to find out a bit more about Grain & Vine and how Vend and Square are helping his business thrive. Read our interview with Michael below! Tell us a bit about how you got started. What’s Grain & Vine all about? Grain & Vine is a true community project,
We’ve entered an interesting time for fashion retailers. Fast-fashion giants like Zara and H&M have earned enormous followings (and mega bucks) with chic clothing, high-profile marketing campaigns featuring well-known models, and, of course, impossibly low prices. So how can small retailers compete? How can they get shoppers to turn away from the ease and convenience of fast fashion? The answer lies in the experience. Entice customers with irresistible in-store design and ambience, and provide them with a sensory experience that colossal retailers like H&M simply can’t offer. But in an age of both information and product overload, it can be
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