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What’s New in Vend – April

Tax by outlet, QuickBooks Online beta, Deputy app integration, Vend U, and much much more.

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Vend is having a Block Party in Melbourne (with pop-ups and ping pong)!

The Vend family in Melbourne has recently brought on five new fresh faces, so we think now is as good a time as any to introduce you to everyone – by throwing the snazziest block party in the history of block parties!

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Arranging Your Store: 5 Questions Every Retailer Must Ask When Creating an Effective Store Layout

Planning the layout of your store is both an art and a science–it requires creativity, psychological insights, and testing. In this post, we’ll explore common tactics that you can implement when planning the arrangement of your store, as well as the questions you need to ask in order to make the right decisions.   What [...]

Read More.

What’s New in Vend – April

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Tax by outlet, QuickBooks Online beta, Deputy app integration, Vend U, and much much more.

Vend is having a Block Party in Melbourne (with pop-ups and ping pong)!

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The Vend family in Melbourne has recently brought on five new fresh faces, so we think now is as good a time as any to introduce you to everyone – by throwing the snazziest block party in the history of block parties!

Arranging Your Store: 5 Questions Every Retailer Must Ask When Creating an Effective Store Layout

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Planning the layout of your store is both an art and a science–it requires creativity, psychological insights, and testing. In this post, we’ll explore common tactics that you can implement when planning the arrangement of your store, as well as the questions you need to ask in order to make the right decisions.   What [...]

What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

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You may have seen in the media and online news about a bug called “Heartbleed”, which is affecting a large number of websites and cloud services around the world. The bug has presented itself in a core component websites use to secure traffic called OpenSSL. Here’s some more (and easy to digest) information about Heartbleed.  Once the [...]

This Week in Retail: Using surprises to delight customers, Easter tips for retailers and more

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Hey Venders, welcome to another installment of This Week in Retail. Today’s issue is packed with useful retail-centric stories including real-life examples of beacons in action, how to wow customers with the element of surprise, what to do for Easter 2014, and more. Check ‘em out below: 1. Five examples of how marketers are using iBeacons [...]

Vender of the Week: NAS Trends

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Located in Cairo, Egypt – NAS sells to its fan-base all over the world through an online store, making it the definition of a brick and click success.

Introducing the shiny new Partner Dashboard

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We love our Vend Partners and the great work we do together to give retailers tools for business success. This is why we’re stoked to launch the new Partner Dashboard!

7 Retail Blogging Tips to Turn Readers into Customers

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When done right, blogging can be a great way to connect with potential and existing customers. It gives you an avenue to  demonstrate your expertise, engage with users, and more importantly, convert them into paying customers. If you’re planning to start a blog for your store or if  you already have one but are looking to [...]

This Week in Retail: Mobile wallet insights, advice from shoppers to merchants and 3 other must-reads

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We’re tackling some hot topics and tips in today’s issue of This Week in Retail. You’ll learn about the impact of digital wallets, social media, and mobile on your business. Plus, if you ever wanted to get inside your customers’ heads, check out 101 must-read prepared foods shopper insights where consumers give straight advice on [...]

Vender of the Week: Poloworld

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We talk to Managing Director, Liam Du Preez Paterson, about what brought Poloworld and Vend together.