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This Week in Retail: iBeacon stats, smart ways to spend $1000, plus three more must-reads

Want to find out how far $1000 can go in your business? Searching for some retail role models? Wondering if iBeacons are worth the hype? Our latest This Week in Retail roundup has answers to all those questions and more. Dig in! 1. 6 smart ways to spend $1000 (or less) to attract more retail customers [...]

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Welcome to New Zanada

Celebrating another office opening (by smashing a cash register)

Last week was a busy one for the Vend crew in Toronto. We threw a party, smashed a cash register, pretended we were Customs Agents.. oh and proved to anyone that timezones don’t matter – you can still play a round of international flip-cup with Venders across all our offices (that’s Auckland, Melbourne and San [...]

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Vend featured on Australia’s The Block Glasshouse

We’re pretty starstruck right now. Last night Vend was centre stage on top rating Australian TV Show, The Block Glasshouse. Vend is the point-of-sale powering the Retail Challenge. Working with our partner Xero, we were able to get everyone up and running in only 2 weeks. This really shows the power of the cloud in action. [...]

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How Steph Hinds from Growthwise leverages Vend to improve her retail consulting

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  As a cloud-based retail platform with real-time reporting, Vend offers up insights into a retailer’s operations that would otherwise be readily overlooked. For a data-driven accounting and consultancy firm like Growthwise, Vend’s real-time data becomes a powerful asset for consulting with retail clients. We recently caught up with the amazing Steph Hinds to find [...]

Catch Vend at Vartech, 18-20 Sept, New Orleans

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  This is a technology solutions show like no other (and did we mention it’s held right in the heart of ultra cool, New Orleans). Over 120 of the channel’s top hardware, software and service vendors will be showcasing their latest features over the three days. This show is a must for those wanting to [...]

Vend named a hot emerging company by TIN

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Vend was proud to be named a top ten hot emerging company, by TIN, the Technology Investment Network, the New Zealand group that tracks local technology company growth. We had a great time meeting with other companies doing cool things on the international stage, all looking to continue the massive growth we’re seeing. Hot!

This Week in Retail: iBeacon stats, smart ways to spend $1000, plus three more must-reads

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Want to find out how far $1000 can go in your business? Searching for some retail role models? Wondering if iBeacons are worth the hype? Our latest This Week in Retail roundup has answers to all those questions and more. Dig in! 1. 6 smart ways to spend $1000 (or less) to attract more retail customers [...]

Celebrating another office opening (by smashing a cash register)

Welcome to New Zanada

Last week was a busy one for the Vend crew in Toronto. We threw a party, smashed a cash register, pretended we were Customs Agents.. oh and proved to anyone that timezones don’t matter – you can still play a round of international flip-cup with Venders across all our offices (that’s Auckland, Melbourne and San [...]

Vender of the Week: Saul’s Beauty Shop

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Who: Saul’s Beauty Shop Where: Toronto, Canada Why we fell in love with them: Saul’s Beauty Shop is a salon like no other. Devoutly gender neutral as well as petrochemical and SLS free, they’re breaking down the outdated ‘norms’ of the beauty world one treatment at a time. At Saul’s you can find unique services range from ‘Emergency Zit [...]

Get cloud-solution savvy with Codas and friends in Tasmania, 2-3 September

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The team at Codas Computers, located in Tasmania, Australia are hosting a series of events dedicated to business owners looking for a point of difference. Joined by representatives from Apple, Xero, Crowe Horwarth and (of course) Vend, the two informal seminars will cover a range of strategies and tips about how using the cloud can [...]

Vend featured on Australia’s The Block Glasshouse

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We’re pretty starstruck right now. Last night Vend was centre stage on top rating Australian TV Show, The Block Glasshouse. Vend is the point-of-sale powering the Retail Challenge. Working with our partner Xero, we were able to get everyone up and running in only 2 weeks. This really shows the power of the cloud in action. [...]

Xerocon 2014: Roundup

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What happens at Xerocon does not stay at Xerocon.   Unlike a typical groupie that remains loyal to the band, we’re the type that like to spread the word on how great this year’s Xerocon was, so here are some of our top highlights from this year’s event. A bigger venue means bigger numbers and [...]

Stepping Away from Your Business: How to Make Sure Your Store Runs Smoothly Without You

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There comes a time in every business owner’s life when stepping away (at least temporarily) from the company is necessary. Perhaps you’ll need to attend to an emergency, take an unexpected leave of absence, or simply go on vacation. Whatever the case may be, preparing your business for your absence should be done sooner rather [...]