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This Week in Retail: What modern consumers want, how SMBs can build a killer brand, and more

Hey there, and thanks for checking out our latest issue of This Week in Retail! Today, we have an article on small biz survival, a slideshow on the expectations of modern (and future) consumers, an infographic that maps out the shopping journey, and more. Dig in! 1. Research: Consumers want more, expect more – Did you know [...]

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Be the #1 retailer: Join our Vend Retail Expert book launch, December 2nd, San Francisco.

Getting on the fast track to #retailsuccess is as important to us as it is for you. We’re pretty excited that Vend Retail Expert and Author, Francesca Nicasio will be launching her first e-book this month. About the book. Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future-Proof Your Retail Store is a practical guide [...]

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4 Friction Points Every Retailer Should (and Can) Eliminate from the Shopping Experience

We don’t need a crystal ball to see that the future of retail involves frictionless shopping experiences. Today’s consumers (and those in the near future) want not only to shop across multiple channels (i.e. online, mobile, brick-and-mortar), but to do so quickly and seamlessly. That’s why retailers who want to keep up with the times should [...]

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This Week in Retail: What modern consumers want, how SMBs can build a killer brand, and more

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Hey there, and thanks for checking out our latest issue of This Week in Retail! Today, we have an article on small biz survival, a slideshow on the expectations of modern (and future) consumers, an infographic that maps out the shopping journey, and more. Dig in! 1. Research: Consumers want more, expect more – Did you know [...]

Partner of the Month: EISOL

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Who: EISOL Where: Singapore Why we love EISOL?  Coming on as an Expert Partner in September 2012, Kelvin Low has wasted no time in getting the word out about Vend. After falling in love with the concept in its early days, he’s now introduced over 80 local businesses to the wonders of doing business in the Cloud. He tells us where [...]

Be the #1 retailer: Join our Vend Retail Expert book launch, December 2nd, San Francisco.

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Getting on the fast track to #retailsuccess is as important to us as it is for you. We’re pretty excited that Vend Retail Expert and Author, Francesca Nicasio will be launching her first e-book this month. About the book. Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future-Proof Your Retail Store is a practical guide [...]

What’s New in Vend – November

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After a huge month for updates and feature adds in October, this month we’ve been working on improvements and bugfixes to help you continue to do awesome retail, including fixing issues with taxes, opened and parked sales, register closures, the Admin Dashboard and improvements for the new Vend Register iPad app.

Vender of the Week: Ubertechs

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Who: Ubertechs Where: Lancaster, England Why we love Ubertechs:  With over 45 years of computer experience amongst the Ubertechs team, it’s not hard to understand where their name came from. Little or big, there really isn’t an IT problem they can’t fix. Whether your hard drive accidentally went for a swim, or you’re setting up [...]

Partner Success: Top 6 tips for consulting with small businesses

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As an accountant, bookkeeper, VAR or any other service provider, your business thrives when your clients’ businesses grow – but what that looks like for small businesses can be very different than for the big guys. Small business owners are looking to work with accountants and other business service providers who truly understand their needs [...]

4 Friction Points Every Retailer Should (and Can) Eliminate from the Shopping Experience

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We don’t need a crystal ball to see that the future of retail involves frictionless shopping experiences. Today’s consumers (and those in the near future) want not only to shop across multiple channels (i.e. online, mobile, brick-and-mortar), but to do so quickly and seamlessly. That’s why retailers who want to keep up with the times should [...]

This Week in Retail: How to market this holiday season, how to boost loyalty with tech, and more

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Hey Venders! Welcome to another issue of This Week in Retail. Today’s post covers two main topics: the holidays and technology. We’ve got articles on marketing for the season, using technology to boost the customer experience, and more. Dig in! 1. The holiday mobile-marketing strategy that retailers really need –In this post, Puneet Mehta shares six [...]

Hi, I’m Lorilynn, the new Community Manager!

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Hello and what’s up Venders! My name is Lorilynn and I’m super stoked to announce that I’ve just joined the Vend team as the new Community Manager!

After only a few short weeks here I have already learned SO much. Coming to the wonderful world of tech startups from the music industry, I knew I would be in for a bit of a change, but my passion has always revolved around building and strengthening real, authentic relationships, and I can already tell Vend’s community of awesome retailers, partners and friends and I are going to get along great.

Vender of the Week: Podarok

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Who: Podarok Where: Cambridge and Oxford, England Why we fell in love with Podarok:  It’s safe to say that Andrey Pronin has been an entrepreneur from the get-go. While starting his own tourism business during his university years, he quickly discovered the endless opportunities available within the beautiful mix of technology and business. Having now moved into the [...]