Category: New Zealand

Vender of the Week: HealthPost

Since its humble 1998 beginnings in founder Linley Butler’s basement, New Zealand retailer HealthPost has become Aotearoa’s largest online retailer of natural health and beauty products. The sustainability-focused business opened its ecommerce store in 2002 and expanded into brick and mortar retail with its first physical location in 2014. In the time after opening that first shop and switching to Vend, HealthPost has seen a major improvement in their customer experience and business success, experiencing a 75% year over year (YOY) increase in their Auckland retail store. We spoke with HealthPost Retail Manager Lilani Rogers to learn more about the

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Key Xero partner BDO NZ reaches signficant milestone

Xero recently hit an incredible milestone when it was announced we’d signed on more than 1,000,000 subscribers to our global small business platform.
So soon after hitting that magic number, I’m excited to be able to share some excellent news about our close accounting partner, BDO New Zealand.

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Vender of the Week: The Bread and Butter Letter

Located along Auckland’s busy Karangahape Road (called “K Road” by the locals), the Bread and Butter Letter is a charming boutique selling a curated selection of New Zealand-made goods, including vintage clothing and tea. We talked to co-owner Rose Hope about the shop’s vibrant local community, her passion for locally made and ethically sourced wares, and how Vend helped the Bread and Butter Letter have its “most successful year yet.” Read more below! Tell us a bit about how you got started. What are you all about? Sarah lived above a sunny heritage retail spot and asked me to come

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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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6 things small business owners need to know in tech this week

The proliferation of mobile, tablets and ubiquitous internet have all helped small businesses improve efficiency by designing products which enable you to run your operations from anywhere, at any time. 
Here’s what small business owners can learn from the big tech news this week.

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