About Vendo

  1. What is Vendo?
  2. Who is behind Vendo?
  3. What technology do we use?
  4. Software upgrades
  5. Accessibility and Usability
  6. Browser support
  7. How do I delete my account?
  1. What is Vendo?

    Vendo is a web-based "shopping cart" application for selling online.

    Vendo provides retailers and small businesses a simple and affordable solution for setting up their website as an online store.

    Unlike third party platforms like Ebay, Vendo allows you to have your own standalone website with your own design and website address.

    Vendo is constantly being improved—similar to the way your operating system works on your PC, Vendo has a core code-base that is continually upgraded and improved. That ensures your web-site doesn't become out of date, with extended functionality added that you can switch on when you need it.

    For the web designer:

    Vendo gives the professional web designer complete control over the layout using internationally recognised web-standards compliant HTML and CSS, with the ability to extend built-in functionality by adding your own Javascript and PHP.

    For the retailer or small business owner:

    Vendo's simple to operate interface means you are in total control of what's displayed on your website, giving you the power to update your website when you need to.

    Vendo is Google-friendly built-in. You don't have to learn any code or create separate meta tags; Vendo generates the perfectly formatted code for you, on-the-fly.

    Anyone can use Vendo with minimal training. That means your website is updated more often, and easier for your customers to buy from.

  2. Who is behind Vendo?

    Vendo was created in June 2003 by Jason Morehouse (programming, Canada) and Sean Naden (design, Auckland) based on software developed at Netconcepts. Since 2003 several developers, business partners and users have contributed to the development of the Vendo platform.

  3. What technology do we use?

    Vendo is written in PHP, using MySQL and SQLite databases, hosted by Sitehost in Auckland, on Apache web servers running a Debian distribution of the Linux operating system.

  4. Software upgrades

    Vendo runs on a single core application so new features and bug fixes are updated instantly to all stores. When we add new features to the core software you get them instantly and at no additional cost.

  5. Accessibility and Usability

    We try to make sure Vendo is as accessible to as wide a range of people as possible, from both a seller and buyer perspective. We try to make forms, error messages and the way each page relates to another easy to use and understandable. We try to comply as much as possible with the standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3).

  6. Browser support

    Vendo stores work best with the latest versions of these browsers:

    We have not tested much in older non-standards-compliant browsers. If possible please use the latest browser — it is easier for you to upgrade than for us to programme our software to include outdated technology.

    Upgrading your browser has a snowball effect - not only will browsing be faster and more secure for you but you will also be speeding up the evolution of the internet itself because the latest technologies can be used. And when you upgrade, your friends may do the same and it becomes a better web for everyone.

    Very little Javascript is used in our base implementation (although individual stores may have added their own javascript). Javascript will need to be enabled for sellers though buyers will still be able to purchase with Javascript disabled.

  7. How do I delete my account?

    1. Log in at www.vendo.co.nz/login/
    2. Go to www.vendo.co.nz/account/ where you will see a link on the left to "Delete account"
    3. Click Delete account.

    This will delete your account completely including any orders placed on any Vendo store. This cannot be undone.