Vend

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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.


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.


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Vend Software - POS software, inventory management, ecommerce & customer loyalty
Vend Software - Sell in-store & on-the-go with Vend Register for iPad
Vend Software - Take the guesswork out of retail with Vend Reporting
Vend Software - Sell online with Vend Ecommerce
Vend Software - Accept payments easily

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4.2 /5
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Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.0/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Excellent POS system

Reviewed on 1/11/2017

Love it & use it daily.

Love it & use it daily.

Pros

It connects with our calendar and we can take a payment right from there & it populates their information automatically. Its easy to add products and services

Cons

The register has to be manually closed. Wish there was an automated close feature if it's not closed by a certain time of the evening

James
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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So easy to use, even my Grandma could use it.

Reviewed on 29/7/2018

love using Vend. Its simplicity allows for quick training of new employees of all technological...

love using Vend. Its simplicity allows for quick training of new employees of all technological experience. However, the best feature is the ability to use it during an internet outage. We had this happen a few times where the internet went out, yet we were still able to conduct transactions. With our old POS system, an internet outage meant we had to close until the internet was restored. With Vend, there was no wait. We were still able to process sales and didn’t lose money. However, the lack of Priority Phone Support, while we haven’t yet needed it, is a little disconcerting. Adding this to all of the plans would create a near-perfect system.

Pros

absolutely love the ease of use of Vend. While I myself am rather technologically literate, some of my employees are not. However, because of how easy Vend is to use, they picked up on how to use it within an hour. I do also love the cloud services and their ability to keep running even through an internet outage. I did like that I had the ability to try out the product before purchasing. I realized within minutes that I preferred it so much more than my previous POS system. My favorite aspects are the value and price. You seem to get so much product at such a cheaper price than its competitors. I also liked that we could use our existing cash drawer and receipt printer with Vend. The loyalty dollars option is not something we currently use, but it is nice to know that we could always opt-in.

Cons

Even though I use Google Chrome as my daily web browser, I am not fond of the fact that this is the only browser that works with Vend. If an update breaks Chrome, then I am left without a POS system. I’m hoping that they fix this and allow other browsers to work with the system. I also do not like the fact that I have to pay an additional cost for Premium Phone Support. If I am paying for your product, I should have support that is available at the highest level and available when I need it. Sometimes, something is so important that it can’t wait for an email support response. This is something that definitely needs fixing.

Response from Lightspeed

Hey James, we love to hear that retailers love Vend! Thanks for your review of Vend POS − great to hear that training has gone well and that you’ve made good use of our offline mode, it’s really an essential feature for a modern POS. Vend is fully supported on Google Chrome and Safari, we cannot guarantee that Vend will work as it should on other browsers, some features may work and some may not. Sorry if that’s not ideal for your business setup and appreciate your feedback on this. We highly recommend using Google Chrome for the best performance. Best, Lucia (Vend’s Community Manager).

Kristyn
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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TERRIBLE Customer Service

Reviewed on 21/3/2018

I would never use this system if I were to open a business. I would look into other systems. Rain...

I would never use this system if I were to open a business. I would look into other systems. Rain seems like it would be good, but need to do more research. Vend s HORRIBLE.

Pros

It's easy for employees to search something. I Like how you can export the items to an excel sheet to count and then re-import.

Cons

1. It is like pulling teeth to get support. they make you write a novel rather than just simply calling- and then don't answer for days. I have been waiting exactly 7 days for my issue to be resolved.
2. Inventory counts are mysteriously inaccurate on a ridiculous amount of items, even after I update it the day prior.. It has been like this the whole 2 years on and off. There is no way it is employee/customer theft. It is program error.
3. The loyalty deletes every time I update a variant...I have to re-enter it every time which is extremely annoying and a complete waste of time.To make it worse, I can't highlight the loyalty amount that's already in there and re-type the same exact thing.. it makes me click the zero loyalty above and then re-click the loyalty amount and re-enter it. Another annoying waste of time. It's not user friendly on the back-end...you have to pay meticulous attention when updating things because of this. Difficult to do while working with customers.
4. This program is very inconsistent.
5. Sometimes my whole update doesn't save at all and I have to redo it 3 times.

Response from Lightspeed

Hey Kristyn,

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of Vend POS. I’m very sorry to hear that you feel this way - we want Vend to be as easy as possible for retailers to use so I’m sorry that you’ve found some aspects a little difficult to master. Apologies for any frustration caused by this!

I’m sorry that there was some delay with resolving your issue, sending through all the relevant information (including examples and screenshots) really helps our support team assist you as quickly as possible. The faster we know what’s going on the faster we can help you.

In regards to your issues with inventory, our team have provided you with the steps to fix this and get things working smoothly for you. I hope that that’s all working better now, and if not please don’t hesitate to reach out to us again - we’re here to help!

Best wishes,
Lucia
Vend’s Community Manager

Darrel
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Awesome POS system

Reviewed on 10/10/2018

Far fewer mistakes than previous POS system. Incredibly easy to learn, even for people frightened...

Far fewer mistakes than previous POS system. Incredibly easy to learn, even for people frightened of computers. We also have a sister business that is totally different......but we're able to integrate our loyalty program using VEND, and it's easy for each business to personalize the system.

Pros

I spent several months reviewing POS to replace our existing system---being cloud based and integrating with Shopify were absolute musts. I had narrowed it down to two, Vend being one. Since we are a non-profit they gave us a discount, which clinched the deal, but Vend also had acouple features we liked that the other one didn't. Once it was approved, I spent a month or so converting all of our products (about 3000), customers (over 3000) and vendors (a few hundred) into the new system, using CSV files, as well as changing the way departments and categories worked----much more closely to how we operate than our old system allowed. Five days after we went live, I went on a ten day vacation to Europe. All my employees said it was really easy to learn and navigate (and the few questions they had were quickly answered by their 24/7 help). They're are always making improvements and updates.

Cons

Their e-commerce platform comes as part of our package, but at the time we signed up (two years ago), it was still pretty plain, so we're still paying for a separate Shopify account (it integrates quite well with Shopify, so I haven't been in a hurry to switch over anyway). At some point I'll probably take a closer look and see if switching over makes sense.

Leah
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Tremendous POS

Reviewed on 6/6/2018

1. Easy, simple online storefront integration. This has increased our sales and has allowed us to...

1. Easy, simple online storefront integration. This has increased our sales and has allowed us to make sales to a wider customer base.
2. Inventory movement transparency. Our former software solution was impossible to use in any way that allowed us to view historic inventory movements, as it didn't include any type of purchase order system; inventory had to be updated item by item manually.
3. Inventory valuation. The ability of Vend to average out our costs means that we have a real-time view of the value of our stock at any and all times.

Pros

The software is easy to use and incredibly user friendly, and is consistently being updated with new features and improvements to old ones. It offers a full-scope inventory management experience. It makes it easy for us to take our shop on the go, as we sell at numerous trade shows and conventions.

Cons

There are still some features missing, or which I would term incomplete, but as Vend is relatively new and the team is constantly working on releasing updates, I have every confidence that these are cases where it is just a matter of time. It is somewhat frustrating at times that there are some issues where internet connectivity issues can cause hiccups in the system that then need to be fixed on the back end by support, but these are few and far between.

Response from Lightspeed

Hey Leah, thanks for taking the time to review Vend POS! It's wonderful to hear that you're so delighted with the software. Thank you for also appreciating that our team are working on making Vend even better and creating terrific new features to make running a retail business easy. If you have any specific features you would like to request or feedback for our team please submit a ticket using the follow link https://support.vendhq.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=1375. Thanks again! Best, Lucia (Vend's Community Manager)

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Vend FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Vend.

Vend offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$69.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Free 30-day trial is available with no credit card required. The standard plan is available starting at $119/month for 1 registar and 1 location while the advanced plan is available starting at $199 per month for 1 user and 1 location.

Vend has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

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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