Are you looking for a low cost and easy to manage point of sale system for your start up retail business? If the answer is yes, then MeMedia has a solution that will simplify your operations, and make life easier for you...
Are you looking for a low cost point of sale system which integrates easily with your online shopping cart for your start up retail business? If the answer is yes, then MeMedia offer some advice on how to get started use Vend and Shopify, and make life easier for you. You do not have to be a computer whizz or overly tech savvy, and all you need is a computer, the internet and something to sell, it’s that simple.
MeMedia are now an authorized Vend reseller Gold Coast and customer support agent, which means we can provide cost effective point of sale solutions for startup retailers and small businesses. Better still; add-ons such as Shopify give you your own online storefront to sell your products, allowing you more time to focus on building your business and less time worrying about the technical stuff.
So what is Vend?
Vend is a point of sale and retail management system that is easy to use and can be operated from any device or platform with a web browser.
How does it work and what are the requirements?
Vend is a ‘cloud’ application, in layman’s terms, Internet based. Everything is accessed through a web browser via a computer connected to the Internet. There is no need to install software, no need to worry about servers or backups, and it can be operated by any computer system; Mac, Windows, iPad, tablet, or smartphones such as Android or iPhone.
What are the advantages of using Vend for my startup business?
The biggest draw card for using Vend is that it is cost effective, and easy to manage. And with eCommerce being an important part of every retailer’s success, Vend helps get you up and running fast with a plug and play Shopify link.
Clean, uncluttered design and vertical navigation bar makes the application easy and intuitive to navigate. Adding, removing and editing products is also easy, as with tracking and responding to orders. Integration with Shopify syncs stock levels with your online store; and any product or pricing changes made in Vend automatically update to Shopify.
Even if your Internet is down, Vend keeps on working as it also works offline.
If you have a problem, question, or just need a little pointer on how to use the software, local support is only a phone call or email away.
What is Shopify and how does it work?
Shopify is a web based e-commerce platform which allows businesses to create an online store and sell their goods. It is a great system for startup and small businesses as it integrates with Vend.
Why is Shopify good for startups?
As with Vend, Shopify is low cost, quick to implement and admin user friendly. It is great for people who want an easy to use shopping cart and customers alike will also find it easy to use and navigate.
Shopify presents a clean and contemporary design, simplicity is key, especially for customers. Themes, settings, and banners can be easily managed as with a customized storefront.
Shopify is a hosted solution, so you do not need to setup website hosting separately. You will use your own domain name, which will point to your Shopify store.
Shopify vs customised ecommerce solutions
While Shopify is a good platform for start up retailers and small businesses, it does not replace the need for clients to customize; a tailored ecommerce solution is more appropriate for larger businesses and multiple retail stores.
MeMedia provides customised business solutions for retailers who have multiple stores and growing business needs. Customised ecommerce solutions provide more features, allows for modifications and specific solutions for your growing business requirements. If your business is flourishing, then the ability to expand and modify features in line with your growth is fundamental to the success of your online store. A custom approach is therefore the way to go.
What do I need to start using Shopify?
All you need is a domain name and products to sell; once your store is set up you are ready to go.
How do I get started?
Call 1300 MEMEDIA. We’re more than happy to chat to you about your business needs and help you establish if Vend is the right solution for your enterprise.