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U.S. Retailers: Here’s Why You Need to Switch to EMV ASAP

Over the past two years or so, retailers and payment processors in the United States have been buzzing about the country’s shift to EMV, a more secure payment standard for credit and debit cards. This new standard will replace the traditional magnetic stripe cards (AKA “swipe-and-sign”) with chip cards, a breed of debit and credit […]

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Retail Success Webinar: How to Set up a Winning Inventory System for Your Retail Store

With retail shrink costing merchants as much as $42 billion*, and with 83% of consumers saying that they’ll likely stop shopping at a store that’s out of stock of their desired items**, it’s clear that stock control should be a major priority for retailers. That’s why for our next webinar, Vend will be tackling the importance of […]

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Vend kicks off showcase events with Apple in the US

Last month we were thrilled to announce that we’d be working with Apple as one of a select group of business app developers, to help SMB retailers use mobile and cloud technology to transform their businesses, and deliver a world-class customer experience. Our announcement was covered in the Wall Street Journal along with one of our inspiring […]

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See what’s trending at Life In Style Melbourne | July 30 – August 2

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Discover some “out of this world” trends. Life In Style is Australia’s only boutique trade event showing emerging trends, brands and products that are on the cooler side of style and design. With a strong commitment to creativity and originality, this event provides a definitive platform and inspiration filled sourcing experience for design-savvy buyers. Spend […]

U.S. Retailers: Here’s Why You Need to Switch to EMV ASAP

EMV US retailers

Over the past two years or so, retailers and payment processors in the United States have been buzzing about the country’s shift to EMV, a more secure payment standard for credit and debit cards. This new standard will replace the traditional magnetic stripe cards (AKA “swipe-and-sign”) with chip cards, a breed of debit and credit […]

Retail Success Webinar: How to Set up a Winning Inventory System for Your Retail Store

Woman in boutique with digital tablet

With retail shrink costing merchants as much as $42 billion*, and with 83% of consumers saying that they’ll likely stop shopping at a store that’s out of stock of their desired items**, it’s clear that stock control should be a major priority for retailers. That’s why for our next webinar, Vend will be tackling the importance of […]

Connect with Vend at Xerocon Melbourne | August 13 – 14

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Come join us for another year at Xerocon…you don’t want to miss it! We’re only weeks away from two full days of brilliant speakers, inspiring breakout sessions, and unbelievable networking at Xerocon Melbourne. Get Inspired. If you’re looking to discover fresh ideas and learn from some of the industry’s top thought-leaders, Xerocon is the place […]

Vend kicks off showcase events with Apple in the US

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Last month we were thrilled to announce that we’d be working with Apple as one of a select group of business app developers, to help SMB retailers use mobile and cloud technology to transform their businesses, and deliver a world-class customer experience. Our announcement was covered in the Wall Street Journal along with one of our inspiring […]

Vend and T-We Tea win second Silver Stevie Award

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We love being able to showcase the amazing stories of our retailers, so we were honored and very excited to win a Silver Stevie Award at this year’s American Business Awards for our customer video with T-We Tea. T-We Tea is a thriving boutique tea store in San Francisco, that uses Vend and PayPal together to power their business. […]

How to Discount in Retail: 5 Tips for Running Sales Without Killing Your Profits

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Discounting is one of the most popular (and arguably among the most effective) ways to drive sales. According to a study by Software Advice, a POS system research site, discounting is the top “pricing strategy for retailers across all sectors, used by 97 percent of survey respondents.” However, as effective as they are, discounts can […]

Vend wins Gold for Customer Service

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We are always looking for ways to genuinely delight our retailers in everything we do – from our software, to how we communicate with them, to our customer support. Our teams work really hard at keeping this laser-like focus on our customers and providing them with a top-class service, so they can look after the more […]

This week in retail: Prime Day’s impact on the industry, innovative retail displays, EMV costs and more

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Hello and welcome to our latest retail roundup! This week we have articles on Amazon’s Prime Day, ecommerce metrics, EMV, and more. Read away! 1. The 5 most important e-commerce success metrics – As a retailer running an online store, you likely have tons of tasks and things craving for your attention, and it can be […]

4 Tips for Training Your Staff on How to Use New Technology

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Whether in a large corporation or a small retail store, implementing a new piece of software can be a daunting task. One of the largest mistakes an organization can make is overlooking the training investment required with new software.SoftwareInsider recently conducted a survey of potential software buyers and asked what the most important buying factor […]