Vend is a cloud-based Point of sale solution used by retailers in different types of business to manage their sales, customers inventory and rewards. Vend was created in 2010 by Vaughan Rowsell, whose vision for a better Point of sale software led him to come up with a software that is designed to work with the pos hardware and the equipment that are already in place such as barcode scanners, receipt printers and cash drawers.

Vend’s pos software has an easy to use interface, it can be used on iPads, PC, Windows and Mac. It was designed to work with both keyboard and mouse or touch-based inputs where you can operate it as you would a smartphone. Vend is cloud-based, as such it helps merchants of all types and size of business to accept debit cards, cash, credit cards and even other types of payment at an offline location using only laptop, iPads, or just a desktop computer.

Vend first started their office in Auckland, New Zealand, have grown very fast growth in a short time. They now have offices in Melbourne, San Francisco and Toronto. The company has since partnered with other payment giants like PayPal, Mercury Payment Systems and Element Payment Services.

Vend was build for small business, medium business and large enterprise. It operates in Australia, United States, Europe, Canada and United Kingdom.

5 Reasons Why You Need Vend For Your Business

It's Online POS Software that runs in your browser

It can work with any type of computer you are using

You can use it both online and offline

You save a lot of time using Vend

It can Work With your existing hardware

It also helps you to save money

Vend POS Hardware

Vend has no real pos hardware requirements, it is built to work with your already existing hardware. It works both online and offline, the web-based software works like the free app offered by Vend. It works on iPads, PC, Mac and on your tablet too. You can access all the back office function on Vend app or through the browser regardless of which platform you use.

Vends works on Android and Pc, you can even integrate it with your cash drawers, card swipers and your barcode scanners. When using Vend on your iPad, you can use your iPad camera as a barcode scanner saving you the effort, time and money of looking for a new barcode scanner. One feature that sets Vend apart is the ability to use all type of hardware in various combinations according to the merchant's need.

Vend is designed to run on Google Chrome browser on both Windows and Mac.

The pos hardware supported by Vend for both Windows and Mac Includes:

1. Receipt Printers

 

Windows

Star TSP 100 (143) LAN

Epson TM-T88V

Star TSP 100 USB

Mac

Star TSP 100 (143) LAN

Epson TM-T88V

Star TSP 100 USB

Star 650II BTI (Bluetooth)

Star SM-220i (Bluetooth)

iPad

Star TSP 100 (143) LAN

Epson TM-T88V

Star 650II BTI (Bluetooth)

Star SM-220i (Bluetooth

2. Barcode Scanners

Honeywell 1200G-2USB (Windows)

Honeywell 1200G-2USB (Mac)

Socket Mobile 7Ci or 7Qi (Mac)

Motorola CS3000 (Mac)

Socket Mobile 7Ci or 7Qi ( iPad)

3. Cash Drawers

Vend supports two Cash Drawers, the Star SMD2-1214 and the Star SMD2-1317

4. Barcode Labels

Vend has a built-in barcode generator to convert your SKUs into barcodes and print them to label sheets or to a dedicated label printer

Vend POS system Bundles

There are different types of bundles offered by Vend, which includes

Vend Desktop Bundle - Price: £248.92 ex VAT

Vend Desktop Mac or PC Point of sale Bundle includes a grey TSP143U Thermal Printer With Cutter, a CB-2002 Cash Drawer and 20 Thermal Paper Rolls - 80mm wide

Vend Standard POS System - Price: Starts at $550:00

 

Apple iPad Standard POS Bundle

Apple iPad POS bundle includes: Socket cordless barcode scanner, Star TSP100LAN receipt printer with 6 rolls of receipt paper, cash drawer with mounting kit, iPad retail enclosure, and all required cables

PayPal Standard Bundle (PAYPAL-STANDARD)- Price $550:00

Complete Hardware Bundle. The bundle includes PayPal Card Reader, Star TSP143LAN futurePRNT Thermal Receipt Printer, Heckler C series Apple iPad Stand, APG Vasario Series Cash Drawer, Drawer Mount, Cables, and 6 rolls of Receipt Paper - Apple iPad not included. FREE Ground Shipping to Continental US

PayPal Premium Bundle (PAYPAL-PREMIUM) - Price $678.00

Complete Hardware Bundle. The bundle includes PayPal Card Reader, Star TSP143LAN future PRNT Thermal Receipt Printer, Heckler C series Apple iPad Stand, CradlePoint MBR95 Router, APG Vasario Series Cash Drawer, Drawer Mount, Cables, and 6 rolls of Receipt Paper - Apple iPad not included. FREE Ground Shipping to Continental US

PayPal Basic Bundle (PAYPAL-BASIC) - Price $450

Complete Hardware Bundle. The bundle includes PayPal Card Reader, Star TSP143LAN futurePRNT Thermal Receipt Printer, APG Vasario Series Cash Drawer with till, Drawer Mount, Cables, and 6 rolls of Receipt Paper - Apple iPad not included. FREE Ground Shipping to Continental US.

BCI Square Register Hardware Bundle (SQUARE-REGISTER-HARDWARE-KIT) Price: call vend for pricing

Square Register hardware to turn your Apple iPad into a Cash Register. The bundle includes one TSP143LAN gray printer, one VB320-BL1616 cash drawer and cable from cash drawer to receipt printer suggested by SquareUp. The bundle does not include the Square Register app. You must purchase the Square Register app online in order to run this POS System

Pricing For Using Vend’s POS system

Plans start at USD$69 per month (USD$59 per month if billed annually) and can go up to USD$199 per month (USD$169 per month if billed annually). All plans include one free register, but you can add as many registers as you need. Depending on the plan you select, registers start at USD$39 per register per month (or USD$35 per month if billed annually).