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Keeping Your Inventory Fresh: 4 Excellent Product and Supplier Sources Retailers Can Tap Into

Having a fresh and appealing product selection is one of the pillars of retail success. You can’t attract customers with dated or uninspired merchandise, so it’s important to constantly stay abreast of the latest product trends and be on the lookout for merchandise or suppliers that can help you keep up. In this post, we’ll [...]

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This Week in Retail: Looking back at Retail’s BIG Show, using Snapchat to engage customers, and more

Howdy Venders, and welcome to our latest roundup of awesome retail posts. This week, you’ll learn about what went down at Retail’s BIG Show, what rules to follow to keep up with modern shoppers, how to use Snapchat to connect with customers, and more. Dig in! 1. Retail’s BIG Show 2015: Official Recap – Missed Retail’s [...]

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Vend + iZettle: Credit and debit card payments made easy and affordable

We’ve got some exciting news – you now have even more ways to accept payments from your customers, with the addition of iZettle support in Vend.

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Say hello to SMB Consultants at Life In Style in Sydney, 19 – 22 February

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Get inspired by the latest retail trends. Life In Style is Australia’s only retail trade event focussed on boutique designers, so it’s no wonder everything from the stands right through to the presentations have been beautifully thought-out. Spend a day tuning into the conversation series and check out the huge range of designers. Soak up the latest trends, [...]

Keeping Your Inventory Fresh: 4 Excellent Product and Supplier Sources Retailers Can Tap Into

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Having a fresh and appealing product selection is one of the pillars of retail success. You can’t attract customers with dated or uninspired merchandise, so it’s important to constantly stay abreast of the latest product trends and be on the lookout for merchandise or suppliers that can help you keep up. In this post, we’ll [...]

It’s a bird..it’s a plane..it’s Vend at Xerocon London!

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We’re super excited that Xerocon London is back on in February. As the first unofficial “friend” and add-on of Xero we go waaaayyy back at supporting every conference. Even better, now we have a full team in London it’s only a short hop, skip and jump to Battersea Park to catch-up with you all. Here’s [...]

Creating Customer Loyalty With Collect & Vend

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When it comes to encouraging customer loyalty, there’s a few must haves that you just can’t overlook. Of course, you have to start with your product offering. For your customers to keep coming back to shop with you, they must love what you’re offering. And there’s the obvious, a loyalty program to help you reward repeat purchase. But, what about good ol’ customer service?

This Week in Retail: Looking back at Retail’s BIG Show, using Snapchat to engage customers, and more

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Howdy Venders, and welcome to our latest roundup of awesome retail posts. This week, you’ll learn about what went down at Retail’s BIG Show, what rules to follow to keep up with modern shoppers, how to use Snapchat to connect with customers, and more. Dig in! 1. Retail’s BIG Show 2015: Official Recap – Missed Retail’s [...]

What’s New in Vend – January

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Hi Venders and welcome to 2015! I hope December was an extremely successful month for you, and can’t wait to see what #retailsuccess the coming year holds. To kick off 2015, we’ve got some updates to Vend Register, some important bugfixes, and an announcement about our new partnership with iZettle.

Vend + iZettle: Credit and debit card payments made easy and affordable

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We’ve got some exciting news – you now have even more ways to accept payments from your customers, with the addition of iZettle support in Vend.

Vender of the Week: Gregory

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Who: Gregory Where: Auckland, New Zealand (and country-wide) Why we love Gregory: New Zealand born-and-bred fashion brand, Gregory, has been making beautiful things for over 20 years. When Vend first found its feet, they became one of our first partners in crime and we’ve been the best of friends ever since (so this feature is long [...]

How Retailers Can Tap Into Influencers to Drive Word of Mouth and Sales

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When it comes to factors that drive purchase decisions, few things are more powerful than referrals and word of mouth. A nod or endorsement from a friend or influencer carries more weight than traditional advertising, as people are naturally more inclined to act on the recommendations of sources they know, like, and trust. This is [...]

Vend’s Canberra User Group, Tuesday 17 February

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Canberra friends, we’re holding an event just for you. With business booming in Canberra, we thought it was high time that we organized an event for all our special Venders there! One of our incredible partners, Don from Boost Business Centre, will be holding a get casual get-together for retailers to gather and talk shop for 2015. [...]