Vend Review

Vend OUR SCORE 94%
starting price $99
our score 94%
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  1. What is Vend
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is Vend?

Vend is a cloud-based point-of-sale and retail management solution. It is designed for retailers for inventory management. It helps retailers monitor customer loyalty, eCommerce performance, and perform business analytics. Retailers can operate their businesses with the help of Vend while they are in-store, online at home, or on the go. Vend is designed to run on an iPad and has been popular for people whose lifestyle and business have them lead active lives where they have to move around. Vend's flexibility allow them to live like this and its capability to support keyboard, mouse, and touchscreen systems make it a go-to application for businesses. It is known to help its clients optimize its processes like product management, affording them clear views of their customer data, products, and sales using a highly intuitive user interface. Vend can be customized to your liking. The POS screen can be modified to your needs and help you access processes and items faster. Vend is designed to run with your existing business systems, hardware, and equipment. This includes receipt printers, cash drawers, and barcode scanners. Vend also grows with your business and you can add functionalities as you go along with Vend's value-added options.

Product Quality Score

Features
9.6
Ease of use
9.4
Customer support
9.3
Value for money
9.3
9.4
TOTAL SCORE

Vend features

Main features of Vend are:

  • allows and Labels
  • Cash Management
  • Centralized Data
  • Custom Receipts
  • Customer Management
  • Discounts and Notes
  • eCommerce Capability
  • Fast Staff Training
  • Inventory Management
  • Mobile and Contactless Payment
  • Online Store
  • Optimized for Mobile
  • Order Management
  • Payment Processing
  • Returns, Refunds, and Store Credits
  • Variants and Composites
  • Vend Reporting
  • Web-based or iPad POS
  • Work Offline

Vend Benefits

Benefits

The main benefits of Vend are its stable functionalities, mobile support  and ease of use.  Here are the specifics:

Cloud POS

Vend’s powerful POS system can be used on your iPad, on your Mac, and PC. This is because of its cloud-based nature. In this way, you can access your information anywhere and rest assured that your data will stay updated and saved even when you lose your internet connection or your device. In case you lose your connection, Vend will automatically sync once your connection reestablishes.

There are other useful functions within Vend but all are packaged into an easy-to-use and intuitive user interface. Operating the software requires little training. You and your staff can add notes and discounts to inventory items or even your entire inventory in minutes and append them to customers’ receipts as well.

eCommerce

If you operate an online store, Vend makes it easier. If you do not have one yet and wish to put up one, Vend’s easy setup will make it hassle-free. The Vend interface is very intuitive and you can edit your website and online presence in no time. This makes it easier for your customers to purchase from you as they can just do it from their devices. You also do not have to track and encode orders manually. Vend does all these for you. It maintains your stocks and notifies you when you get new orders.

Process Payment 

The eCommerce feature allows your customers to pay using their debit or credit cards. You can create custom buttons yourself to indicate how they can pay. You can let them know the payment types you accept, such as gift cards, checks, and others. Vend also gives you the flexibility to split transactions into different payment types. You can also give your shoppers special deals as you can allow layaway. You can set up a partial payment and deposit scheme easily with Vend.

Manage Inventory

You can add your diverse products to Vend’s inventory management system. You can edit them through a single console and add notes on their materials, sizes, and even colors. You are also provided with tools to bundle your products and create gift baskets when you need to. Barcodes are also supported and you can import them from your system and create new ones and print them with Vend. In addition, you are afforded a central product catalog where you can place products easily and avoid messing up your list.

Customer Management Capabilities

With Vend, you can store your customer data in one platform. It gives you access to their transaction history, enables you to provide discounts, and import a customer list from other systems. You can also use a customer’s profile in all your locations as Vend syncs all information.  You can also design loyalty programs and increase the rate of converting regular consumers into repeat and loyal customers.

Robust Reports

Vend provides you with reliable reports that you can also customize. This allows you to see your product, store, and staff performance. Your reports can also be based on supplier, brand, tags, product, and whatever you like. In this way, you can discover patterns and trends easier and use this information to make your future decisions. Now, you can view important metrics from anywhere.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Customer Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Vend Integrations

The following Vend integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Deputy
  • Etsy
  • MailSync
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks
  • Shopify
  • StitchLabs
  • Timely
  • Unleashed
  • Xero

Video

Customer Support

Phone
Online

Pricing Plans

Vend pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial
LITE
$119/month
PRO
$159/month
ENTERPRISE
Quote-based
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