Meet Vend at RetailNOW, August 3 – 6


We’re pretty excited to be returning to RetailNOW this year, in Orlando, Florida. It’s definitely not one to be missed. As the seminal event for the Retailer Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), RetailNOW showcases awesome emerging retail technologies, provides resources and sessions around reseller and consultant best business practices, and highlights the latest and greatest industry […]

See you at Gather (Vend’s favorite Unconference) this Saturday!


There’s something special about the Gather unconference in Auckland, so special that we’re incredibly proud to sponsor it. This year, our Founder and CEO, Vaughan Rowsell, is also the keynote speaker at the event. He’ll be sharing the Vend story, his experiences working at multiple startups, and how he’s grown a company from just one man to more than 130 dedicated people who love retail.

We’re joining Australia’s only boutique trade show, Life Instyle, 31 July – 3 August


Join Vend and SMB Consultants at Life Instyle, the premier boutique trade show in Australia – showcasing emerging trends, brands and products. SMB will be here to talk to you about our latest features and answering any questions you may have about Vend.

5 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Mobile Store Locator and Increase Foot Traffic


Picture this: A customer—let’s call her Amanda—is browsing the mobile site of an apparel retailer and finds a dress she likes. She’s almost made up her mind to buy it, but wants to try it on, just to be sure. Amanda searches for the site’s “store locator” page so she can find the branch closest […]

This Week in Retail: The strength of independent retail, connecting with millennials, and creating effective retail signage.

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This week, we celebrate the strength of independent retailers and what they’re doing to continue growth, look at how millennials approach shopping and what store owners need to do to accommodate them, and also a few succinct tips for producing welcoming and eye-catching signage.

Free Webinar: The 10 Habits of Successful Retailers


In this short 30-minute online presentation, which is free and exclusive to Vend retailers, Nicole will show you how to take advantage of social media to grow your business, use sales and customer data to make smart decisions about your store, and keep your passion for retail alight!

3 Important Lessons Brick-and-Mortar Merchants Can Pick Up from Ecommerce


Some brick-and-mortar merchants consider online retailers as rivals that are grabbing market share and taking customers away from offline stores. The way we see it though, it’s much healthier to learn from your online counterparts rather than to get too caught up in the rivalry. Instead of seeing e-tailers as your nemesis, figure out what […]

This Week in Retail: The value of going cloud, Connecting through window displays, Taking your vintage store to the next level.

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What’s the real value from moving your business to the cloud? How can your storefront display help attract customers? What are the do’s and don’ts for working with influencers? We’ve found the answers to these questions from some of our favourite blogs and places on the internet.

Vender of the Week: Le Fashion Truck

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Le Fashion Truck is a mobile boutique – a store on wheels. Setting up shop in various locations throughout Los Angeles since January 2011. We talk to the duo behind the mobile fashion brand about their unique store and how they achieve retail success.

Vend at Scaling New Heights – Roundup!


We had such an amazing time at Scaling New Height last week, and we’re pretty sure everyone else did, too. We made lots of friends, drank a few too many margaritas, and even got to see the Alamo!   Vend went live on Vend integrates with QuickBooks Online seamlessly, in the cloud, automatically pushing […]