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Vend Breakfast Workshop Series: Highlighting Omnichannel Retail

  Retailers today are engaging with their shoppers in almost every environment possible. Social, pop-ups, ecommerce, mobile stores, tradeshows. Whew, it’s exhausting streamlining your brand, messaging, and inventory across multiple channels. Understanding what omnichannel retailing means right now and how this translates to your store (both physical and online) was a focus for the first [...]

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Top 25 Retail Industry Websites You Need to Read

Welcome to Vend’s top 25 list of retail websites! We’ve hand-picked the best retail-centric blogs, publications, and sources that every retailer should check out, and put them in one handy list. Whether you’re looking for tips and tricks on running a better store or you want to stay abreast with current events in the retail [...]

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Kukri Sports & Vend: Big days at the Hong Kong Sevens

Every year, UK sports brand Kukri Sports uses Vend Point of Sale on 40 registers to sell to tens of thousands of die hard rugby fans at the Hong Kong Sevens. We talk to Kukri’s Michael Scott about how the team uses Vend across multiple locations, with tonnes of tills, to achieve retail success at major sporting events.

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This Week in Retail: How to charm customers the old fashioned way, how to drive in-store traffic and more

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Who are the most powerful women in retail? How can you instill more passion in your staff? What are the most effective ways to drive in-store traffic? Our latest retail roundup aims to answer all the above questions, plus a bit more. Dig into the content below for posts on customer service, retail girl power, [...]

3 Ways to Improve Your Customer Experience Strategy

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This is a guest post by Sarah Chambers of Kayako. Follow her for more customer experience tips on Twitter @sarahleeyoga.  Customer expectations have changed rapidly for retailers, and the pressure to provide great shopping and checkout experiences is more critical than ever. In the last 5 years, it’s become clearer that you’re not just competing with the [...]

Vend Breakfast Workshop Series: Highlighting Omnichannel Retail

Vend Breakfast Workshop Series

  Retailers today are engaging with their shoppers in almost every environment possible. Social, pop-ups, ecommerce, mobile stores, tradeshows. Whew, it’s exhausting streamlining your brand, messaging, and inventory across multiple channels. Understanding what omnichannel retailing means right now and how this translates to your store (both physical and online) was a focus for the first [...]

Business in the clouds: NZ tech companies aim high in the UK

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The technology industry is continuing to grow at record pace here in New Zealand. It’s now our fastest growing export sector and IT exports are expected to hit $15bn by 2025. There’s a huge opportunity for innovative tech companies to make their mark outside of NZ. Last week, we were excited to be a part [...]

Top 25 Retail Industry Websites You Need to Read

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Welcome to Vend’s top 25 list of retail websites! We’ve hand-picked the best retail-centric blogs, publications, and sources that every retailer should check out, and put them in one handy list. Whether you’re looking for tips and tricks on running a better store or you want to stay abreast with current events in the retail [...]

Catch Vend at the Small Business Expo, Seattle, July 16.

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  Vend have been supporting SMB retailers right from the get-go, which is just one of the reasons we’re so excited to be exhibiting and speaking at the Small Business Expo series. Hosted in ten of America’s bustling business communities, the expo is now the nation’s largest business tradeshow, conference and networking event focussed on helping small businesses [...]

Melbourne Retailers Meet-up: Omnichannel and Beyond! Wednesday 15th July.

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  Let’s start by saying that brick-and-mortar retailing isn’t dead – it’s evolving. Recognising and accommodating the way the modern consumer shops is becoming more important to maximise sales. To help you cut through the jargon and embrace the future of retailing, join our next Retailers Meet-up and learn how to streamline your online solution, [...]

Kukri Sports & Vend: Big days at the Hong Kong Sevens

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Every year, UK sports brand Kukri Sports uses Vend Point of Sale on 40 registers to sell to tens of thousands of die hard rugby fans at the Hong Kong Sevens. We talk to Kukri’s Michael Scott about how the team uses Vend across multiple locations, with tonnes of tills, to achieve retail success at major sporting events.

This Week in Retail: Future-proofing your online store, avoiding POS implementation mistakes, and more

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Hello, Venders and welcome to another issue of This Week in Retail! Our latest retail roundup has articles on future-proofing your online store, implementing your POS correctly, adapting to change, and so much more. Read away! 1. The challenges and changes shaping the etailing environment – While ecommerce sales are projected to go up over the [...]

Wellington Retailers Meet-Up: Five Top Tips for Omnichannel Success, Thursday 9th July

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We’re on our way, Wellington! The Vend team will be hosting our first Retailers Meet-Up in the capital this July. If you’re a retailer looking to maximise your omnichannel presence and take away actionable tips to drive traffic and increase sales we’d love to see you! Let’s start by saying that brick-and-mortar shopping isn’t dead, [...]