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Expert Webinar

Retail Success Webinar: The Top 5 Trends in Social Commerce

Join us on 22 April, as Top 50 Retail Influencer Alicia Fiorletta, Senior Editor at Retail TouchPoints, shares the top 5 emerging trends in social commerce. In this 30 minute online workshop, Alicia will outline some of the latest research on social commerce trends and strategies, and spotlight retailers who are already rocking on social [...]

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Growing at Vend Pace: How to grow a global company from New Zealand

Launched in New Zealand in 2010, Vend now has thousands of customers in over 140 countries and is on the same growth trajectory followed by the world’s most successful first generation cloud companies – like Netsuite, Zendesk, and Salesforce. Which is no small feat. We caught up with JC Tauney-Bucalo, Vend’s Chief Revenue Officer, to [...]

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This Week in Retail: Avoiding markdowns, connecting with omnichannel shoppers, and more

Howdy Venders! We’re back with another issue of This Week in Retail. Our roundup today has articles on digital retail, omnichannel shoppers, mobile devices, and more. Dig in! 1. What the State of Retailing Online Study reveals for digital commerce in 2015 – This post offers some interesting takeaways from the latest State of Retailing Online [...]

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Huddersfield Retailers Meet-up, Wednesday 15 April

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Learn what technologies you should be aware of to help future proof your retail store. Hosted by our partner PWAR Systems, this is the first event of our UK Retailer-Meet-up series’ and will take place in Huddersfield. Our community meet-ups are focussed on bringing local retailers together to discuss topics of relevance delivered by those who are [...]

Retail Success Webinar: The Top 5 Trends in Social Commerce

Expert Webinar

Join us on 22 April, as Top 50 Retail Influencer Alicia Fiorletta, Senior Editor at Retail TouchPoints, shares the top 5 emerging trends in social commerce. In this 30 minute online workshop, Alicia will outline some of the latest research on social commerce trends and strategies, and spotlight retailers who are already rocking on social [...]

Growing at Vend Pace: How to grow a global company from New Zealand

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Launched in New Zealand in 2010, Vend now has thousands of customers in over 140 countries and is on the same growth trajectory followed by the world’s most successful first generation cloud companies – like Netsuite, Zendesk, and Salesforce. Which is no small feat. We caught up with JC Tauney-Bucalo, Vend’s Chief Revenue Officer, to [...]

This Week in Retail: Avoiding markdowns, connecting with omnichannel shoppers, and more

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Howdy Venders! We’re back with another issue of This Week in Retail. Our roundup today has articles on digital retail, omnichannel shoppers, mobile devices, and more. Dig in! 1. What the State of Retailing Online Study reveals for digital commerce in 2015 – This post offers some interesting takeaways from the latest State of Retailing Online [...]

How to Get in Front of Customers Who Are at the Research Stage of the Shopping Journey

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It’s very rare for consumers to make purchase decisions without doing any research. Save for impulse buys, people generally take their time and consult several sources when they’re trying to decide what to buy and who to buy from. As a retailer, it’s important to be aware of this, and invest a lot in interacting [...]

Introducing… Vivre, webinar coordinator and industry liaison

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Here ye! Vivre here, Vend’s resident town crier.  I manage our retail news and information site, The Retail Digest – where you’ll find the top 100 industry experts curating insightful and actionable content, to help retailers thrive. I’ve been here at Vend for a couple of months now, after recently completing a “reverse gap year” [...]

What’s New in Vend – March

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Welcome to March, Venders! Spring is almost upon us, and we couldn’t be happier, or more excited for what’s coming next for Vend. This month, we launched our updated Inventory Counts, gave a little sneak peek at new Vend, squashed some bugs and updated a few features to help you continue to do better retail.

Join Vend Partner DC Strategy at the Franchising Expo in Sydney, 27 – 29 March

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The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo Do you own a franchise, or is it part of your long term business plan? Perhaps it’s something you hadn’t even thought about before, or perhaps it’s your life long ambition. Whatever your feelings towards them, franchises are on the rise and now there’s a dedicated event to help you [...]

Partner of the Month: SMB Consultants

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Who: SMB Consultants  Where: Melbourne & Sydney, Australia When cloud computing became much more of a reality for businesses, Peter and Jeffrey, co-founders of SMB Consultants, quickly saw the potential in delivering streamlined, specialised services for small businesses that needed a hand. Over 350 clients later and they are just as passionate about supporting entrepreneurs improve their [...]

This Week in Retail: Competing with retail giants, boosting curb appeal, improving loyalty and more

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Howdy and thanks for checking out our latest This Week in Retail post! Today we have articles that tackle loyalty, big box stores, IoT, and more. Read away! 1. David vs. Goliath: Why haven’t big box retailers chased all the small guys out of town? – Having big box stores move into town doesn’t necessarily mean that smaller [...]