Category: Partners

3 Ways Payment Technology Can Boost your South African Retail Business

As you may have heard, we’ve recently partnered with Yoco to bring you an integrated payments and point-of-sale system in South Africa. South African small businesses have long battled to get card machines from banks, facing long contracts and rates. Yoco are changing the face of mobile payments so you never miss a sale, offering affordable readers, no contracts and competitive rates. We’ve rounded up the top three ways payment tech can boost your retail business: 1. Faster checkout, happier customers The time a customer spends waiting in line to pay can dramatically impact their experience. A recent study indicates

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Introducing Vend + Shopify: a revamped integration for advanced retailers.

We’re excited to share the latest updates to our integration with Shopify, making Vend + Shopify a deeper, more sophisticated omnichannel solution for advanced and multi-outlet retailers. Firstly, we’ve just released Multi-Outlet Inventory in Shopify. This allows Vend retailers to easily combine and sync inventory from multiple physical outlets and warehouses to sell on their Shopify store. Here’s how Vend retailers can use Multi-Outlet Inventory to sell more in-store and online, seamlessly. 1. Boost sales by ensuring top-selling products in-store are always available to sell online. Retailers can maximize sales across all their channels by selecting popular products from multiple

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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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Vend and Square bring partnership Down Under for growing Australian retailers

From today Australian retailers will have more choice in the way they run their business and sell to customers. Vend and Square’s market-leading POS and payments integration, first launched in the US late last year, is now available in Australia. This collaboration brings together two of the best systems for retail today, and provides more options for advanced retailers, those with multiple locations, and complex operations. Square is one of the world’s leading payments providers, with millions of customers worldwide. Its payment system is popular with Australian small businesses because of the unique payments hardware it provides with options for

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The Fight for the High Street: An Interview with SaveTheHighStreet.org’s Lyndsay King

It’s no secret that smaller retailers face the challenge of their lives against ecommerce giants such as Amazon — and in Britain, this fight has recently been compounded by Brexit and its potential effects on the retail and trade industries. But there’s hope yet. A recently launched organization called SaveTheHighStreet.org aims to give the power back to high street retailers and local shopkeepers by endowing them with the tools, skills, and digital capabilities they need to compete in the modern age. Founded by public relations and marketing consultant Lyndsay King, SaveTheHighStreet.org has garnered major press over the last several months

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Will We Be Seeing You at NRF 2017?

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

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Vend and Square — now bringing seamless payments to sophisticated retailers

We’re thrilled to announce that the Vend and Square integration is now available and ready for US-based retailers to use. Square is a popular payments provider for small business, allowing stores to accept magstripe, chip cards, and NFC payments such as Apple Pay. They can deposit money instantly, and use analytics to view sales trends and boost business performance. The integration will enable retailers with complex operations or multiple locations, who use Vend’s sophisticated inventory and retail management, to process payments seamlessly with Square. Sales flow directly from their POS to the Square Reader, allowing retailers to run their business

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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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