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Vend to transform retail business with iOS and iPad

Vend to transform retail business with iOS and iPad

Auckland, New Zealand - 4th June 2015 - Vend, the New Zealand-based leading cloud-based retail software company that powers more than 15,000 retailers worldwide, is driving mobile-led business transformation on iOS and iPad.

Designed and optimised for iOS and iPad, Vend’s software helps retailers sell anywhere, create and launch an online store, manage inventory, reward customer loyalty, and analyse business performance - all across multiple store locations. Vend’s platform gives small-to-medium retailers a simple, mobile-friendly, and affordable cloud-based solution that includes all the features and benefits previously only available in expensive enterprise POS offerings.

To revolutionise retail for SMBs across the globe, Vend is expanding its retail platform on iOS and iPad to take advantage of the operating system’s innovative business features, including the market-leading security and productivity features of iOS 8, and leverage the strong ecosystem of business applications on iOS that SMB retailers already use to run their stores.

Vend’s retail platform already integrates with other best-of-breed apps to provide a flexible and scalable business platform for business owners. Apps such as Xero (accounting) and Deputy (employee scheduling) easily integrate with Vend to deliver comprehensive cloud-based business solutions that enhance mobility via iOS devices.

During its Q2 2015 earnings call, Apple announced that it is working with a select group of business app developers to bring innovative mobile solutions for business to iPad users. According to Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO, this focus is a result of growing interest from organisations looking to use iPads to transform how they do business. As such, Vend is working with Apple to deepen its investment in iOS to ensure its mobile POS platform continues to deliver a world-class solution for retail businesses, integrates with a growing number of iOS apps for business, and reaches even more iPad users.

“We’re excited to show a new audience of retailers how mobile can transform their business,” says Vaughan Rowsell, founder and CEO of Vend. “Built on iOS, Vend enables retailers to get out from behind the counter, be truly mobile, and deliver amazing customer experiences. iPad is increasingly becoming an essential business tool for retailers as sales associates grab an iPad and go mobile inside the store - wherever the customer is on the shop floor.”

“When I started my business - a mobile fashion truck - I needed a system that could roll down the road with me. Vend was that system,” says Christina Ruiz, owner of San Francisco fashion store TopShelf Style. “Now that I’ve grown into brick and mortar, Vend on my iPad means I can be anywhere and see how my store, my truck, and my online sales are performing. This is key to efficiently managing TopShelf’s growth.”

Founded in 2010, Vend is the world’s first POS system built entirely in the cloud. Since launch, the company has expanded into more than 140 countries and has raised over $30 million from top-tier investors.


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