About Vendo

  1. What is Vendo?
  2. Who is Vendo?
  3. Why is Vendo?
  4. What technology do we use?
  5. How do I delete my account?

What is Vendo?

Vendo is shopping search and online marketplace for independent retailers. There are no transaction fees or commissions, sellers only pay if they want to list products.

Sellers can list directly on Vendo, import products from their existing online store and allow customers to click through to their website to purchase, or create a store using the Vendo store builder.

Who is Vendo?

Vendorama was created in 2003 by Jason Morehouse (programming, Canada) and Sean Naden (design, Auckland).

Jason Morehouse is the Co-founder and CEO of Checkfront, a powerful cloud online booking & e-commerce platform used by thousands of businesses in over 128 countries.

Sean Naden is a web designer in Auckland, New Zealand.

In 2010 Vendorama was rebranded as "Vendo" and from 2010 to 2020 Sean extended Vendo to include a search engine and centralised shopping platform.

Sean continues to develop the Vendo platform while designing online stores for small businesses and independent retailers.

Why is Vendo?

Vendo makes it easier to buy online, by helping you find the exact product you're looking for, through trusted sellers, and from the most convenient location.

If you are a seller we want to help you find more customers. Just enter your website's URL and we'll do our best to send some customers your way. If you don't have a transactional website you can set one up using Vendo's Store Builder.

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. Some translations powered by Yandex.Translate

Our search engine Vendobot visits your website every now and then to scan your available products, this is usually done overnight between 1am and 5am, and we try to keep the "hits" to a minimum. You can also set up a data feed in XML or CSV. If you're unsure about how to set up a direct feed you can contact Sean by phone or email and he will help you get set up.

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.

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