Vend partners with Commonwealth Bank, giving Australian stores the tools to compete in retail today

Today is an exciting day! We’re launching our new partnership with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, which means that from today its purpose-built payments tablet Albert will feature Vend’s Register app. This gives Australian retailers a world-class mobile payments option linked directly to their point-of-sale. 

At a time when customer experience and mobile is more important than ever, we’re so pleased to be able to provide more choice for retailers in how they can sell, connect with customers, and run their business. 

Retailers will be able to connect Commonwealth Bank’s Albert with Vend on their iPad, Mac or PC to accept payments and make sales on-the-go, and automatically sync their payment data to eliminate manual errors.

Alex Fala, CEO of Vend: “We’re big supporters of technology that moves payments innovation forward. Retailers should have access to the best tools to run a modern, competitive business, no matter what their size. That’s why we’re so excited to be working with Commonwealth Bank and Albert. More businesses will now be able to use leading-edge POS and payments connected together, and do it from anywhere.”

“This partnership with Commonwealth Bank demonstrates the strength of our platform and the difference it’s making to retailers across Australia, and that’s something we’re very proud of.”

With Vend on Albert, retailers can:

  • Offer faster, more secure transactions to provide a better customer experience
  • Eliminate double entry and manual end-of-day reconciliations, with payments flowing directly from Commonwealth Bank’s Albert to Vend
  • Make more informed business decisions more quickly with access to sales, product and performance data analytics in Vend
  • More easily track and manage stock across multiple stores and sales channels through Vend’s advanced inventory management tool
  • Scale easily by adding products, staff, customers, registers and stores in just a few clicks.

Claire Roberts, CommBank’s Executive General Manager of SME Business Banking: “Commonwealth Bank endeavours to provide the best experience for all customers and provide them with access to leading edge technology. Our partnership with Vend is another great example of the innovation we bring to clients to help them succeed. Vend provides all the benefits of mobile payments combined with a point of sale that significantly improves the customer experience and how a retailer manages their business.”

To find out how you can use Vend and Albert together click here.

 

About Kate Webby

Kate is the guardian of communications at Vend. Her love of retail began with ice cream (selling it at music festivals), jewellery (selling it in department stores), and badly made coffee (serving it in cafes). Having lived and worked for technology companies across the oceans, Kate loves sharing Vend's story and the success of its amazing customers around the world.