About Vendo

What is Vendo?

Vendo is an marketplace for local and independent retailers, to showcase, promote and sell their products.

Vendo helps kiwis shop online by browsing and searching for products from from the over 10,000 small and independent retailers from around New Zealand.

Vendo connects online stores with 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.

Vendo is 100% New Zealand owned and operated. Our focus is on local, independent, and kiwi owned businesses who sell online in 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 in Auckland, New Zealand.

How do I list my products on Vendo?

Create a storefront and set your website as the import URL. You can create a storefront 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?

Get started by listing up to 50 products on the basic plan, 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.