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About Vend

Vend provides retail POS software, e-commerce and customer loyalty, and inventory management for iPad, Mac, and PC.

Vend is built on the latest web standards and has a modern and easy-to-use interface. It's responsive, fast, and designed to work with either keyboard and mouse, or touch-based input, on a wide variety of devices. Vend provides a mobile-friendly interface, thus allowing your customers to check your store on their mobile devices and complete transactions using their PayPal account.

With Vend, you can customize your sell screen using Quick Keys, by adding colors, pages and tabs, create point-of-sale buttons to access your most popular products easily, and set up templates for use by one or many stores.

Additionally, you can use your store logo to customize your receipts, website, language, and print to a standard receipt printer, or email a copy to your customers.

  • 82

    Score

    12 Critic Reviews

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    Web based
    Windows
    Mac OSX
    Linux
  • Mobile
    iOS
    Android
  • API
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    Subscription Plans
    Free Plan

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Features & Specifications

Key Features

  • Simple set up & free 30 day trial
  • Operates from any device with a web browser
  • Works with equipment you already own
  • iPad POS - free app from the App Store
  • Works offline

Specifications

Supported languages
English
Serviceable Area
Australia,  Canada,  United Kingdom,  United States
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android
API availability
API is available. Protocol / Formats : JSON, REST .
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Integrations
Vend integrates with Xero and more than 9 other solutions. View details
Support Options
  • FAQs
  • Knowledge Base
  • Online Support
  • Phone Support
  • Video Tutorials

Ratings Summary

Metric Score Rank
cloudswave Score
82
#7
Domain Authority 58
#7
Alexa Rank 23106
#5
Integration 50
#8
Support options 100
#1
Platforms 90
#2
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Plans & Pricing

Free

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Features

  • Single outlet
  • 10 Active products
  • 1000 Customers
  • 1 User
  • Community Support

Starter

$69
for 1 Month / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Single outlet
  • 500 Active products
  • Unlimited customers
  • Unlimited users
  • 24/7 Email support

Advanced

$99
for 1 Month / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Single outlet
  • Unlimited products
  • Unlimited customers
  • Unlimited users
  • 24/7 email support
  • Vend Ecommerce

Multi Outlet

$199
for 1 Month / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Multiple outlet
  • Unlimited products
  • Unlimited customers
  • Unlimited users
  • 24/7 email support
  • Vend Ecommerce

Starter

$708
for 1 Year / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Single outlet
  • 500 Active products
  • Unlimited customers
  • Unlimited users
  • 24/7 Email support

Advanced

$1020
for 1 Year / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Single outlet
  • Unlimited products
  • Unlimited customers
  • Unlimited users
  • 24/7 email support
  • Vend Ecommerce

Multi Outlet

$2028
for 1 Year / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Multiple outlet
  • Unlimited products
  • Unlimited customers
  • Unlimited users
  • 24/7 email support
  • Vend Ecommerce

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Vend Integrations

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Xero

Accounting & Finance

Vend integrates with Xero. Xero is an online accounting platform that is designed for small businesses and their advisors. W...
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Shopify

Shopping Cart

Vend integrates with Shopify. Shopify provides a commerce platform that allows you to sell at a retail location, online, and ev...
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orderhive

Inventory Management

Vend integrates with orderhive. Orderhive is a robust app which allows you to manage major business operations. Manage inv...
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Stitch Labs

Inventory Management

Vend integrates with Stitch Labs. Stitch offers a centralized online order and inventory management system that brings all sales ch...
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Critic Reviews

  • 82

    Cloudswave Score for Vend

    Rating based on 12 Critic Reviews

    11 Favorable reviews
    92 %
    0 Mixed reviews
    0 %
    1 unfavorable reviews
    8 %
  • We've been using Vend for well over a year and the system is ok if you just have a bricks and mortar shop. Unfortunately if you do anything else, Vend are very unhelpful. We are a multichannel retailer and link Vend to our website with Shopify, and then both link to Xero for finance. Because Vend won't accommodate even the simplest request (even with a year's notice) we have to manually close down the online register every night at midnight 365 days a year. Any other system would have automated this, but not Vend. And when you speak to support they just say it's up the product dept (who you can't communicate with). We are left with no option, but to move to another system. Shame really as if they just listened to their customers and modified the system to fit the demands of modern day businesses, it could be a great system.

  • Vend rates as a quality cloud-based POS system for merchants of most sizes and types. The service has received praise for its ease of use, affordability, and software integration capabilities, but some merchants have expressed a desire for fuller features and a more reliable, versatile system overall.

  • Vend has a lot going for it, and it's definitely in the top two or three of POS systems I've tested as far as ease of use is concerned. Vend has a much lower cost of entry while satisfying a great many of a retailer's needs.

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User Reviews


  • 1 In total

    5
    1
  • User review from

    Sean Caruana

    Vend is a full-fledged point of sale system, which is completely cloud-based. This means that the service can be accessed from any device with a web browser.andnbsp; One may immediately suggest that the biggest disadvantage to this, is that shops would be rendered inoperable if connection issues occur. This would be the case with other cloud-based solutions. However, Vend has an interesting trick up its sleeve, in the form of offline capabilities, which allow transactions to be processed, and most features within the point of sale software, to function as usual.andnbsp; Once a connection is restored, the changes which would have occurred are then synchronised. This is one of the most useful features of Vend.

    Vend can be used in environments where there are multiple retail outlets and warehouses, and can streamline the process of coordinating between different outlets through powerful inventory management tools.andnbsp; In fact, online and in-store sales access the same database, so there is no need to maintain multiple separate inventories, essentially unifying and streamlining sales. Vend also supports widespread integration with many barcode scanners, cash registers and printers (including network printers).andnbsp; This, therefore, enables users to set up makeshift and temporary checkout areas through the iPad apps, which can even turn a tablet into a cash register (besides acting as a complete point of sale system), and print receipts by connecting to a wireless printer

    Besides the in-store point of sale features, Vend can also be used to create an eCommerce presence, similar to what Shopify offers, albeit with less features. Multiple merchants and payment gateways are available including Stripe and PayPal, as well as multi-currency support.andnbsp; It must be noted, however, that eCommerce features are only available in more expensive plans, so not all users can make use of this functionality. Furthermore, while Vend's eCommerce capabilities are relatively straightforward to set up, Shopify's setup experience is easier and more fluid.


    Pros :

    • Cloud-based POS solution which can be accessed from anywhere.
    • Offline storage capabilities which can be used when a connection is not available.
    • eCommerce capabilities.
    • Detailed inventory management tools.
    • Supports numerous peripherals.
    • Many merchants are available for credit card processing.
    • Supports multiple currencies, both in-store and online.
    • iPad apps available to use an iPad as a whole POS system, or as a cash register.
    • Supports multiple retail outlets.

    Cons :

    • E-commerce features are only included in more expensive plans.
    • Shopify provides an easier experience in terms of setup.

    • March 29, 2016
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