The changing face of Vend websites
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re in the market for a new ecommerce platform.
Vend, a revolutionary concept, was launched in August 2010 in New Zealand. A powerful POS (point of sale) system, Vend has stayed on top of current trends and is one of the most user-friendly retail POS systems on the market. Vend is reportedly one of the biggest point of sale providers in the world. Thousands and thousands of stores across 140 different countries are using Vend POS systems, including Disney, Etsy, the World Wildlife Fund, and NASA.
Being movers and groovers, it therefore came as no surprise in 2015 to see Vend announce its own e-commerce solution – Vend Ecommerce. This ecommerce tool allowed small businesses to sell in-store, online and on the go. Retailers could add an online storefront quickly to reach a wider audience and combine their POS and e-commerce solutions with a synchronized inventory.
In 2018, however, Vend announced that Vend E-commerce would no longer be available as part of their package.
Looking for a website shift?
If your current website is Vend Ecommerce, we suggest you consider migrating to one of Vend’s recommended integrations: Shopify, BigCommerce, or WooCommerce. Existing customers can of course continue to use their e-commerce solution, but for how long?
Where do I move my Vend website to?
Vend Ecommerce provided customers a platform for online sales. Now, Vend no longer has an in-house eCommerce platform, but integrates with platforms such as Shopify or WooCommerce and suggests using them for online sales.
We can help Vend clients migrate from Vend Ecommerce.
We are not suggesting you move away from Vend for your POS or inventory management. You can still use Vend in your shop and on your new online platform. Connecting your point of sale to your online store brings everything together to improve operations and save precious time. You can continue to manage sales, customers, inventory, and reports and keep everything up to date across digital and physical stores.
We are here to help you with your website. We can successfully move your Vend E-commerce site and set everything up for you, beautifully. Vend and WooCommerce work together so you can centrally manage your day-to-day business in Vend, while online sales roll in with WooCommerce. There’s an instant two-way sync of sales, products, inventory, and customers between both platforms.
Not sure which e-commerce platform to move to?
Not a problem. We’re pretty good at such things. Contact our team and we can walk you through the pros and cons of the various offerings. As far as eCommerce sites go, Shopify and WooCommerce are the two most popular platforms available on the market. Each one has multiple strengths, and we can work with you to see which eCommerce platform will fit your business needs best.
As web designers, we believe looks and usability are equally important when it comes to creating enjoyable eCommerce experiences for customers and website owners. We can take you through the differences between WooCommerce and Shopify and talk you through which one will showcase your product most effectively, and most importantly, most affordably.
We can work with you to investigate, plan and implement your website shift. Go with a WooCommerce site and you can pick from one of our beautiful and highly customisable themes.
If you’d like to learn more about shifting your website from Vend E-commerce to WooCommerce, WordPress or Shopify, or to get a no obligation website proposal, call 0800 686 237 or email us via the contact page.
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