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Point of Sale Manager

Published 06/24/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Vend is a point of sale system that claims to be the “world’s easiest” of its kind. The application works on any device, including Macs, PCs and iPads. Users can continue utilizing the service even if they find themselves in a venue or location that does not offer internet access. The application’s data will automatically synchronize the next time an internet connection is established. Vend works with credit card and mobile payments. Users can quickly add, remove and edit their stock information. Inventory management tools are included, such as transfers, purchase orders and stock-takes. Customer data is safely stored. Features support integration with Shopify and Xero. Users can sell any type of product or service with Vend.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Vend has a lot to offer anyone selling a service or product. The application has been mentioned on review sites and blogs. Users frequently complement Vend with high star ratings. The interface is easy to use, which makes the service manageable for almost anyone. The ability to still use Vend when internet is not accessible makes the tools even more attractive, especially for those who frequently make sales while on the road or attending events and conventions.

What are the differences to other apps?

Vend offers an exciting collection of tools for any small business owner. The application stands out because it makes it possible to complete a purchase anywhere. Sellers and business owners can take payment and finish transactions from anywhere as long as they have their iPad or other device with the application installed, even when no internet access is available. Users can also manage stock levels, purchase orders and other important data.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Vend provides a tidy interface that uses a number of colors in a subtle way. The application is user friendly and offers quick access to vital tools and data. Simple tabs let the user navigate with ease. Minimal time is needed to learn how to implement the service. Of course any business owner who plans to implement any kind of point of sale system should learn all they can about it before taking it along when selling or promoting products and services. Vend is no different. The good news is that the learning process for this application is generally frustration free, even for those with little tech experience.

How does the registration process work?

New users can give Vend a try by clicking one of the “Try Vend for Free” buttons found on the homepage. The form on the following page requires a store name, private address (which will be part of the VendHQ URL), first and last name, email address and password. Dropdown box are included for the user’s country, currency preference, time zone and number of stores. The user is automatically logged in to their free trial account.

What does it cost to use the application?

New users are given access to a free 30 day trial account. Once the trial period has ended, the user must choose from one of five subscription options. The first is the free plan which includes a single outlet, one register, 10 products, 10 customers, community support and access for one user. The Small plan costs $39 per month and includes 100 products, 100 customers and email support. The Medium plan costs $69 per month and includes up to 1,000 products, 1,000 customers and access for 10 users. The Large plan costs $99 per month and includes multiple outlets, 10,000 products, 10,000 customers and access for 20 users. The Extra Large plan is the biggest at $199 per month. This plan includes up to 50,000 products, 50,000 customers and access for 100 users.

Users can receive a discount when paying annually for any subscription. Additional registers cost $25 per month. Users can also upgrade to premium support for an additional $39 per month.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Vend is an appealing tool for anyone who sells products and services on the fly. The application provides a mobile register that works for businesses and individual professionals. The five subscription plans offer plenty of budget breathing room which starts at free. Users can also customize with register and premium support add-ons. The interface is easy to manage and gives the user access to everything they need to manage their retail business from almost anywhere.

  • Accept payments on Mac, PC and iPad
  • Continues working when no internet connection is available
  • Add, delete and edit product information instantly
  • Manage purchase orders and stock levels
  • View sales snapshots across all locations

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Vend contact details

Telephone: +1 (415) 315-9566
Postal address:
85 Clara Street
Suite 100
San Francisco
CA 94107

Vend pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $35.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $169.00

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