About Vend

Vend is the one POS system for retail success, from 1 store to 100+. It’s used by retailers of all types and sizes to create the ultimate customer experience, and manage sales, inventory, customers and more.

It’s fast, intuitive and works on any device, so you can focus on making your customers happy and not on your technology. Whether you’re on a Mac, PC or iPad, Vend’s responsive sell screen works beautifully and looks great. Vend works offline so you can continue selling even when the internet goes down. Vend automatically resyncs your sales once you’re back up online.

Vend works with a wide range of hardware. Simply plug in a network receipt printer, connect a barcode scanner, and you’re set. It might even work with printers, cash drawers & barcode scanners you already own.

*NEW* Customers can check into your store on their mobile phone and pay using their PayPal account. Reach over 100 million PayPal users and get to know your customers better.

Take a free 30-day trial of Vend today. No credit card required. No commitments.

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Vend

* Create memorable customer experiences and seamless sales in-store, online or on-the-go.
* Open an online store in minutes with Vend Ecommerce. Never oversell with seamless inventory syncing across all of your channels.
* Choose from the world’s leading providers for integrated payments, or stick with what you currently have. However your customers choose to pay, you can easily make the sale with Vend.
* Improve efficiency, automate your hardest jobs and gain visibility into your stock with Vend inventory management.
* Build your customer database and increase your customer loyalty with Vend.
* Take the guesswork out of retail with Vend reporting, and get actionable insights into your key numbers.
* Add-ons for every industry mean you can unlock the power of the cloud with Vend.

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Take the guesswork out of retail with Vend Reporting
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Features

Total features of Vend: 44

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Bar POS
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • CRM
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Forecasting
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Ordering Automation
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Identification
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Supplier Management
  • Touch Screen
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(214)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Daniel P.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

After 2 Years Working with Vend, We are extremely satisfied. It has added value to our...

Reviewed on 5/06/2018

Vend is a POS Platform that has helped us run our business smoothly. We love the ease of...

Vend is a POS Platform that has helped us run our business smoothly. We love the ease of configuration and customization that is available. Looking forward to our growth expansion, we have concluded that we have made a right selection for a POS platform. It is a basically a Plug & Play installation for a new site with minor issues for a start up new store once you have your business running under Vend.

Pros

Pros:
Intuitive interface. Most of our users are able to adapt in a few days.
Reporting Structure is Good.
We can replicate a site basically in few minutes.
Only Online Software that actually complied with Regulatory Fiscal requirements with no additional customization.
Cons:
Which it could have more apps available for integration(Mobile Apps) and hospitality configurations. .
Lack of Business Intelligence Interfaces.

Cons

Lack of application Integration with third parties. Even though I find Vend very functional, I would like to see vend have payments gateways integrated in our region or country (Honduras, Central America).

Response from Vend

Hey Daniel, appreciate you taking the time to leave a review of Vend. Great to hear that you are extremely satisfied with using Vend and that it's added value to your business. That is the type of feedback we love to hear from retailers! If you have any integration suggestions that you'd like to see please reach out to our team and let us know - your feedback is valuable to us. Best, Lucia (Vend's Community Manager)

Verified Reviewer
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  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Great cloud based software. Very friendly for businesses looking to grow.

Reviewed on 12/06/2018

Better overall control of my entire retail business and its 5 locations. Vend should consider...

Better overall control of my entire retail business and its 5 locations. Vend should consider adding time clock functions for users to clock in and out, and to create new sales information from those users like sales per hour, etc.

Pros

Inventory tracking features. Being able to see all outlets inventory at the same time. Inventory transfers are very intuitive and easy to perform, same with stock orders.

Cons

Pricing and sale discount features aren't easy to apply for a membership type of system. Updating Price Books is a hassle as its current layout for each price book is not easy to navigate if one product's price needs to be changed inside of a price book with hundreds of products.

Response from Vend

Hey there, thanks for your review of Vend POS. We agree Vend's the best point of sale for businesses looking to grow! If you're wanting to add extra staff management functionality, check out the Vend + Deputy integration. Deputy is a cloud based all-in-one employee scheduling, time & attendance, tasking and communication platform that you can connect to Vend for greater insight on sales trends and labor metrics. You can also use Deputy to schedule staff based on Vend sales data, report on staff wage vs sales percentage to optimize team performance, and the Deputy iPad kiosk for clock in/out is the perfect companion for Vend iPad app. You can find out more about that here www.vendhq.com/product-add-ons. For running discounts we suggest using Vend's new Promotion features, which will save you time, let you easily customize your offers, and help you move inventory. You can find out more here:www.vendhq.com/whats-new-in-vend/vend-promotions. Best, Lucia (Vend's Community Manager

Shanna B.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

What a P. O. S.!

Reviewed on 26/08/2020

Horrible, we have had nothing but trouble. Yes it's better for us in some ways than our prior POS,...

Horrible, we have had nothing but trouble. Yes it's better for us in some ways than our prior POS, but at such a great cost of effort that we would never recommend it to anyone and constantly are on the look out for a better POS!

We are implementing scanners to help fix inventory issues, as it is though I do not trust their inventory correction system and we use spreadsheets and the purchasing/returning system instead of the inventory count system. Often if the product is the same price I will use a sale entry to swap the two, but we have noticed items we knowingly sold (with sku'd tags) that still show up as on hand, so I'm not sure there isn't more wrong with this system. In other words, it can't all be from 3 people making mistakes in one system when we all discuss and get frustrated by it on a daily basis!

Pros

Ecwid integrates seamlessly with vend. I wish we could use Ecwid as our main POS instead of Vend, but it is only a website shopping cart plugin or tablet app, and we need something that runs on a PC. We don't like Apple products, and wanted a PC interface instead of a tablet, due to our volume of products.

Cons

1. The cloud sync isn't accurate. Their database will overwrite changes a users makes if your internet isn't "fast" enough AND you have to clear site settings daily or hourly (depends on volume).
2. The reporting and ordering functionality is limited to your Excel skills. Advanced Excel knowledge is a must: Pivot tables, vlookup formulas, concatenate, lots of files to save and track. You cannot do this through the system easily UNLESS you order the same product from the same vendor every time, lucky you!
3.The product export actually can come in handy when the system goes down on Vend's end, because when it goes offline, the only way to find a product in the sell screen is by SKU (so know your SKUS!)
4. This is one of the only POS's that doesn't have both a UPS and SKU field! Duh guys, this is a POS 101 feature!
5. You can't do a mass upload to change products like they say you can. I've tried it multiple times. It has never worked.
6. When you create a product, it creates a "handle" based on the name you created, so don't make any mistakes when you create a product or it will permanently impact the handle of that product.
7. Their search feature is a 3rd party provided feature, which fails to provide any results unless it is an exact match. For example, a product named TFV16 will not populate when you search V16, or vice versa. It's an exact match (word order, spelling, exact!)
8. My staff can't use the program, our inventory is a mess due to difficult contrast, laging!

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Full of Functionality

Reviewed on 10/02/2021

We use Vend in a guitar retail and repair shop to keep our inventory and repair prices organized.

We use Vend in a guitar retail and repair shop to keep our inventory and repair prices organized.

Pros

Vend has a very versatile and flexible workflow, with lots of features and options to work for most any retail scenario your business may face.

Cons

With all the features and options, many of them are tucked away in submenus, and therefore provides a steep learning curve if you lack someone to tutor you.

Hines K.
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  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

I'm currently operating three locations, and Vend has been helpful so far

Reviewed on 12/06/2018

The simplicity to set up the inventory does save our staff a lot of time. The integration for the...

The simplicity to set up the inventory does save our staff a lot of time. The integration for the receipt printer, payment terminal, and cash drawer is also pretty simple. And if you run into any issues, the customer supports were also quick to respond. If you are an entrepreneur who just opened shop, I'd recommend going with Vend.

Pros

It's simple to setup and if you have any questions, you can usually call customer supports who pick up pretty quickly. This product will help you conduct transactions, manage inventory, and set promotions. I'm sure there are more features, but those were the ones I mostly use, and so far I have not encountered any major issues.

Cons

I wish there were more options on payment services than just Vantiv. Also, since this is cloud base, it will take a while for all your products to sync. For instance, if you're uploading new product and plan to do a count, I'd suggest waiting about 5 minutes for the upload to be completed before setting up the inventory counts to be safe.

Response from Vend

Hey Hines, thanks for your detailed review of Vend POS! Great to hear that you've found Vend simple to set up and run, and that Vend is saving your staff time. In regards to payment services, Vend has a number of integrated payment options depending on your location. For example, in the USA, you can use Vantiv, Square or PayPal. For more information go to www.vendhq.com/tour/accept-payments. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out. Best, Lucia (Vend's Community Manager)

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Vend has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Vend supports the following languages:

English

Vend supports the following devices:

iPad (Mobile)

Vend integrates with the following applications:

Deputy, Quickbooks Online, Timely, Xero

Vend offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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