Vend is a state of the art and very easy to use POS (Point of Sale) software system which has been serving merchants and retailers since 2010. It has one of the most intuitive and user-friendly front-end interfaces among different POS software systems in the market.
To make it more easier for you, Vend offers a self guided tour of the software which walks you through each and every process from adding products to setting up taxes etc.
Vend’s backend is also feature-rich including almost every feature you would want from a great Point of Sale software system. The software provides both in-store and online capabilities for both single store and multi-outlet businesses. To sweeten the product further, Vend also offers integration with different third-party software solutions such as Shopify, Xero, Quickbooks, Deputy, timely and many more.
Since it is a cloud-based POS, it can be accessed from anywhere around the world via a web browser or an iPad app. All you need is a working internet connection and if you don’t have one don’t worry the software also works offline. Whenever you are back online Vend automatically syncs the offline data with the data stored in the cloud, sweet.
Vend Hardware & OS Requirements
As we have mentioned above Vend is an HTML5 based software and can be run on any computer with an HTML5 compatible browser. There is also an HTML5 app for the iPad available.
Although you can run Vend POS on any compatible hardware, Vend also offers three hardware bundles the software already set up including a compatible printer and cash drawer. The bundles include a PC Bundle, Mac Bundle, an iPad Bundle.
Vend Pricing & Packages
Vend Point of Sale has three pricing schemes Lite, Pro, and Enterprise edition for large retails store with many different outlets. It is a subscription-based software system where the subscription is paid monthly, however, you can also for a whole year upfront to avail a discount. The sad thing, there is no discount on the Lite version. You can check out the pricing options in the pricing table below.
Notable Vend Software Features
Vend offers a vast number of features and I cannot explain each one of them here in this article, however, I will try to mention the most important features briefly here. You can check out the rest of the features in detail on Vend’s official website.
Inventory management is an integral part of any POS system and Vend does it exceptionally well. You can easily add, edit, and delete inventory items. The software also enables you to keep track of the available stock, costs, and prices of the products. You can also create promotional discounts. Another important feature is that you can create barcode labels for products in order to ease the inventory management process.
If you have been using another Point of Sale service before, you can bulk import products from there using a CSV file. You can create multiple product sizes, colors and also bundle various products together.
It offers powerful customer management maintaining a list of all your customers. You can either add names of the customers one by one using the web console or bulk-import using a CSV file. You can add different fields for the customer info like name, email, phone number, address, etc.
Having a tight check on the performance and activities of the employees is necessary for the success of any business. Vend is aware of its important and have amazing employee tracking abilities using which you can track the employees performance, cash management and closure reports.
Large businesses who not only have multiple stores but also sell their merchandise online can benefit from Vend’s powerful eCommerce functionality. Vend offers a website builder and a selection of responsive themes to make your website building process easier. Hosting services are also included in the package.
It offers many more amazing features such as gift cards, a loyalty program for repeat customers, easy transaction options, price books etc. You can read further about the features on the Software’s official website.
Overall, Vend is a pretty powerful POS (Point of Sale) software with amazing features and a state of the art easy-to-use interface. The software has been used by more than 20,000+ stores and I have found most of them pretty happy with how easy it is to use the software.