About Vendo

What is Vendo?

Vendo is a New Zealand based website for local and independent retailers to showcase, promote and sell their products. Retailers can list their products so customers can click through to their website to purchase, or sell their products directly on Vendo.

Vendo started in 2003 as an online shopping store builder, and has since grown to include a marketplace that helps kiwi shoppers find products from small businesses and retailers from around New Zealand.

Vendo has a search bot called "Vendobot" that scans websites in New Zealand looking for products to list, and provided the criteria are met displays them along with company name and any contact details if available.

Who is Vendo?

Vendo was created in 2003 by Jason Morehouse (programming, Canada) and Sean Naden (design, Auckland) while working at Netconcepts in Auckland New Zealand.

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. Jason lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Sean Naden is the designer working full time on Vendo. Sean has been designing online stores for retailers and wholesalers since 2000. Sean lives on Great Barrier Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

Phone: 0064 021 059 1339  |  Web: sean.vendo.co.nz

How do I list my products on Vendo?

Create a store and set your website as the import URL. Or you can manually add and edit products. You can also create a standalone store with its own url which feeds products directly to vendo.co.nz. You can create a store here.

Is it safe and secure to sell on Vendo?

Yes, transactions are made on a secure server. Payments by credit card are through Stripe, Paypal, Paystation, Windcave or POLi, and Vendo does not store any credit card information. Customers can also delete their account after placing an order, if they don't want their name and address details kept on record by the retailer.

How much does Vendo cost?

Its $29 a month to list up to 50 products on Vendo, then from $49 a month for more. See pricing for more details.

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 12am and 8am, and we try to keep the "hits" to a minimum - the default setting is once a month but you can set that to weekly or daily if you prefer. 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.

How do I remove my store?

Contact Sean and your store listings will be deleted. See /request-removal/ for more details.