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.

thisweekinretail 2

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.

thisweekinretail 2

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

le fashion truck

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 Apps.com. Vend integrates with QuickBooks Online seamlessly, in the cloud, automatically pushing […]

Vend wins Gold at the ‘Oscars of the business world’.

The story of Vend: The point of sale system retailers love to use

Our homepage video was awarded best in category at the American Business Awards – a Gold Stevie®! It’s a great honor, as we made the video to show the different ways that Vend goes the extra mile for our customers -showcasing our staff, the people we work with and what Vend does to make retailers’ lives easier.

Beyond Offers: 6 Types of Emails Customers Love Getting


Last week, we talked about how retailers can get started with email marketing. We discussed the best ways to collect email addresses and what you can do to stay relevant and keep your subscribers happy. This time, we’re taking you deeper into the email marketing rabbit hole and tackle the different types of messages you […]

This Week in Retail: Popup stores are here to stay, Retailers and net neutrality, and Encouraging your shoppers on Instagram

thisweekinretail 2

This week in retail, we take a look at why popup stores are defying fads and are here to stay, how fashion retailers are embracing technology to enhance their brick-and-mortar stores, tips for engaging shoppers on Instagram, and much more. So what are you waiting for? Click away!