Bizelo Announces Support for Vend!
Are you looking for a web-based Point of Sale (POS) system that simply rocks? Do you wish it had sophisticated inventory management? Oh, and do you want it to be integrated with Shopify, Magento, Etsy, eBay, 3DCart, Cartkeeper, and other stores? Well, look no further – Bizelo’s eRetail Inventory Management app now supports Vend!
What is Vend?
Vend offers “Point-of-sale for clever stores.” Their retail web-based point-of-sale system is an awesome addition for anyone looking to bring their POS into the 21st century.
Among their features is an offline mode — Vend continues to work even while disconnected. The data will automatically synchronise the next time you connect. The app works on Mac, PC, iPad and Android, with hardware you already own including barcode scanner, cash drawer and receipt printers. And it’s easy to add additional locations and registers.
They offer a no-obligation, cancel anytime subscription with a free trial period, so give it a shot!
How does Integration with Bizelo Work?
To add Vend integration, simply go to your Stores tab and click Add Store. Then select Vend as your store type. You will need to enter your credential information so that Bizelo has permission to talk to your store. Once authenticated, you can click on Sync Stores and pull in your inventory items and historical orders.
At that point, your stores will then be synced so if you make any inventory changes in Bizelo, they will be instantly modified in Vend. Furthermore, any inventory changes made to any stores connected to Bizelo and shared with the Vend store will likewise update your Vend inventory. So, you can keep Vend in sync with your other stores!
It is important to note that Vend doesn’t currently support webhooks, so this means that we have to poll the Vend servers to inquire about new orders (they aren’t automatically pushed to us as is the case with other integrations). We poll currently every 15 minutes, so there might be a 15 minute gap between the time an order is placed on the Vend site and it appears in Bizelo. Also, Vend does not notify us when you make inventory quantity changes on the Vend site. So, it would be best to make them in Bizelo as we automatically and instantly make the changes in Vend.
Finally, we’ve seen some problems where people have Vend and Bizelo connected while simultaneously connecting Vend and Shopify. Once Vend and Bizelo are connected, there shouldn’t be any need for a direct connection between Vend and Shopify. The connection might cause problems, so consider Bizelo to be your “hub” and we’ll keep Vend and Shopify in sync for you.
Check it out!
If you haven’t already signed up for the eRetail Inventory Management app yet, then do so now! We offer a 30 day free trial and we’re looking to work with as many Vend customers as possible. So, what are you waiting for? Check it out!