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Vend is a cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) and retail platform

Everything retailers need to manage and grow their business.

Vend enables retailers to accept payments, sell in-store and online, manage their inventory, reward customer loyalty, and report on their business in real time.

Vend works with a wide range of point-of-sale hardware, and is simple to set up — all you need is a web browser. Vend seamlessly integrates with other useful business tools, including Xero for accounting, Deputy for employee scheduling, and Timely for appointment booking, and has partnerships with payment providers including PayPal, Worldpay, Moneris, iZettle, Tyro and Smartpay. Vend is also the only retail-specific POS to be part of Apple’s Mobility Partner Program, working with Apple and other mobile apps to transform retail businesses around the world.

Launched in late 2010, Vend is now used in 20,000 customer locations across 140 countries and is continuing to grow at a rapid pace.

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Peter Thiel

Co-founder, PayPal. Partner, Valar Ventures.

Sam Morgan

Founder, Trade Me.

Paul Bassat


Mr Christoph Janz

Point Nine Capital in Europe.

Mr Craig Winkler

Co-founder, MYOB. Cornerstone investor in Xero.

Rowan Simpson

Co-founder, Southgate Labs.

Lance Wiggs

Co-founder, Punakaiki Fund.


Bronze Stevie 2020

American Business Awards

Vend recognised at premier business awards, receiving the bronze Stevie Award for 'Most Valuable Corporate response 2020
Gold Stevie 2015

American Business Awards

Customer Service Department of the Year at the American Business Awards.
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NZ Hi Tech Awards

Twice named NZ Hi Tech Awards Exporter of the Year.
F Ast 50 2015


Vend recognised as fastest growing tech company in NZ

Vend leadership

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Vaughan Rowsell


Vaughan is a software engineer with more than 15 years experience. He’s a veteran of several start‑ups, including Kiwi auction site Trade Me. Vaughan founded, coded, and then publicly launched Vend in late 2010.

His obsession for cloud-based applications began as a mission to prove that functioning and successful POS can move entirely into the cloud and still meet the strict demands of business owners.

“I was inspired by Xero, taking industries that have outdated software and innovating beyond that. The setup cost to retailers for a traditional POS system can be astronomical, tens of thousands of dollars and weeks of hassle before they’ve even made their first sale. With Vend, retailers can be up and running in minutes, for a low monthly fee. Plus, it’s software they actually love to use,” says Vaughan.

Vaughan is now less hands on with coding the Vend product, and instead focuses on leading the product vision, delivering the retail platform with everything retailers need, today and tomorrow.

Vend POS software is transforming business everywhere

Find out what thousands of Vend customers around the world have to say about our online POS software.
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Media around the world are talking about Vend

“Vend unveiled a partnership with Apple Inc. Vend’s cloud-based point-of-sale tool turns laptops and tablets into portable cash registers that track sales and inventory for small retailers.” WALL STREET JOURNAL

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