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This Week in Retail: Resolving conflicts with associates, winning at modern customer service and more

Thank you for checking out our latest This Week in Retail roundup! Today we have articles on retail technology, millennial habits, winning at modern customer service (and retail in general) and more. Read away! 1. Getting back to customer service basics in a digitally connected era – With modern consumers interacting with brands across multiple channels throughout their [...]

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5 Ways to Free up Cash Flow in Your Retail Business

There’s a reason why cash flow is called the lifeblood a business. It’s the very thing that keeps your company going. It keeps the lights on, enables you to pay your staff, and gives you the means to do awesome things for your customers.  And for obvious reasons, you need to have enough cash flowing through your business [...]

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Partner of the Month: ZenKeep

Who: ZenKeep Where: McKinney, Texas Just north of Dallas is the fastest-growing city in America, McKinney, Texas. McKinney is also home to a cutting-edge SMB consultancy, ZenKeep, started by brothers Jonathan and Dave Willson, and their father Donald. Jonathan and Dave are former bankers who left the rat race to start their own company that helps [...]

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This Week in Retail: Resolving conflicts with associates, winning at modern customer service and more

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Thank you for checking out our latest This Week in Retail roundup! Today we have articles on retail technology, millennial habits, winning at modern customer service (and retail in general) and more. Read away! 1. Getting back to customer service basics in a digitally connected era – With modern consumers interacting with brands across multiple channels throughout their [...]

5 Ways to Free up Cash Flow in Your Retail Business

Financial business plan

There’s a reason why cash flow is called the lifeblood a business. It’s the very thing that keeps your company going. It keeps the lights on, enables you to pay your staff, and gives you the means to do awesome things for your customers.  And for obvious reasons, you need to have enough cash flowing through your business [...]

This Week in Retail: Learn about e-commerce copywriting, stress management, social selling, and more

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Hey there and thanks for stopping by our latest This Week in Retail roundup! We’ve got a variety of hand-picked posts for you today, including articles on retail copywriting, stress management, customer loyalty, and more. Enjoy! 1. 5 major retailers that nail copywriting (and how to be just like them) – Struggling with increasing your ecommerce [...]

Partner of the Month: ZenKeep

ZenKeep's Jonathan Willson

Who: ZenKeep Where: McKinney, Texas Just north of Dallas is the fastest-growing city in America, McKinney, Texas. McKinney is also home to a cutting-edge SMB consultancy, ZenKeep, started by brothers Jonathan and Dave Willson, and their father Donald. Jonathan and Dave are former bankers who left the rat race to start their own company that helps [...]

What’s New in Vend: February

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Happy February Venders! This month we’ve got some important updates to Vend Register, a few bugfixes, and an update on what we’re working on thanks to all of your feedback.

Dreams do come true at the Ora Dreams Night, 25 February

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Where would you take your business if you received a $50,000 business grant? Our friends at Ora are making this a reality for New Zealand businesses this February 25, at the second Ora Dreams night. Hosted by Brooke Howard-Smith, the evening promises to be pretty inspiring with talks from Revert.io CEO Rich Chetwynd , and Ora CEO [...]

Vender of the Week: Seven Points

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Who: Seven Points Where: Downtown LA, USA Why we love Seven Points: Having worked in downtown LA since the early 2000s, the five-person team behind Seven Points has witnessed the revitalization of LA’s downtown first-hand. The Seven Points store itself, which opened in 2013, exemplifies this. We spoke to Adam, one of the co-founders, to learn more about how [...]

Come and see Vend in action at the Swan Street Chamber of Commerce, February – August in Melbourne

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Powering up the coolest pop-up precinct in Melbourne If you hadn’t noticed, we’re quite keen on pop-ups! We think they’re incredible for a whole range of reasons; the most important being that they are a low-cost and are a easy way to test the waters before you launch a new business, product, or simply set-up [...]

Don’t Get Left Behind: 6 Ways Retailers Can Adapt and Evolve along with Customers

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Change. Whether you’re someone who welcomes it with open arms, or you’re the type who tries to maintain the status quo as long as possible, change is inescapable. As the cliché goes, change the only constant thing in the world. And in retail, this statement couldn’t be more true, especially in the last few years! [...]

This Week in Retail: Optimizing your store layout, increasing profits, generating media buzz, and more

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Howdy and thanks for swinging by Vend’s latest retail roundup! As usual, this week’s compilation is packed with super insightful—not to mention actionable—posts that’ll help retailers do more awesome. Dig in! 1. A guide to store layouts that can increase sales – “Your store’s physical environment affects the ways in which shoppers interact with your merchandise, [...]