New Zealand retail management software company, Vend has announced a new partnership with Aussie e-commerce platform BigCommerce. The move will give 1000s of independent retailers across Australia access to more customers and improve day-to-day operations for small business owners hoping to attract global customers through social and online channels.
Vend Country Manager for Australia, Dave Scheine, said the way consumers shop is changing faster than any other time in history. He believes the Vend BigCommerce partnership will allow retailers to keep pace with the change
“The competitive retail landscape is more complex and challenging than ever, but there is a massive opportunity for independent retailers around the globe to tap into technology to run their business more profitably.
“By partnering with the world’s leading cloud e-Commerce solution, BigCommerce, Vend retailers can access sales, staff and inventory for all their stores anytime like never before, while creating additional sales opportunities via Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, eBay, Amazon and Google Shopping.”
Key benefits to retailers of this new partnership include:
- Opening new sales channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and online marketplaces, like Amazon or eBay, while sales and inventory stay in sync.
- Instantly identifying sales trends to compare performance of online and brick-and-mortar stores, track sales, margins and inventory.
- Centralised operations for managing sales, customers and inventory while physical and online stores update in real time.
- Small businesses can access the retail technology and support that much larger enterprise companies pay millions of dollars for.
BigCommerce Chief Development Officer, Russell Klein, said partnering with Vend has allowed them to add a world class POS solution to their ecosystem. He believes retailers choose the BigCommerce platform because it makes it easy for them to reach their customers in all the places that matter most.
“Partnering with Vend enables us to better service the growing community of brick-and-mortar retailers around the world that are looking for a robust SaaS offering that supports both online and offline sales,” Klein said.