Recommended Hardware and Computer Specs for Vend

Hardware-recom2.png

Below is a list of Vend's recommended hardware, here you can find a selection of printers, scanners, cash drawers and label printers that work with Vend.

If you would like to set up this hardware yourself, you can follow along with step-by-step instructions by clicking on the relevant links below.

If you are a bigger store with more complex requirements or need additional help, our Vend Experts are here to help. They can completely remove the hassle of sourcing and setting up hardware in your store. Get in touch with a Vend Expert to arrange a session now.

Computers and Tablets

Devices-recommended2.png

Vend is designed to run in the browser and this means that it can be run on most computers. The Vend Register app also allows retailers to use Vend on iPad — to ensure you get the most out of Vend, we recommend the following specifications.

Platform Windows Mac iPad
Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Microsoft Surface Pro. Mac OSX Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra.

iOS 12 or above.

For more information about using Vend on an iPad, click here.

Browser

Google Chrome 81+

Edge 80+

Firefox 72+

Google Chrome 81+ & Safari 10.1

Edge 80+

Firefox 72+

Vend Register iPad app, Mobile Safari 10.3
Printing Star TSP100 (143) LAN or Epson TM-T88V LAN. You can also use the USB model of the Star TSP100 (143) if you prefer. Star TSP100 (143) LAN or Epson TM-T88V LAN. You can also use the USB model of the Star TSP100 (143) if you prefer. LAN: Star TSP100 (143) or Epson TM-T88V.
Bluetooth: Star 650II BTI or the Star mPOP.
USB: TSP100IIIU (with Lightning cable)
Receipt Printers

Receipt_Printer-recom.png

  Supported Printers

Windows

Star TSP100 (143) LAN
Star TSP100 USB
Star TSP100III (Wireless)
Star TSP100III (USB)
Star TSP100III (Bluetooth)
Star EMEA TSP 143IIIU (USB)

Epson TM-T82II (Ethernet)
Epson TM-T82II (USB)
Epson TM-T82IIIL (LAN)
Epson TM-T88V (Ethernet)
Epson TM-T88VI (Ethernet)
Epson TM-m30 (Ethernet)

Mac

Star TSP 100 (143) LAN
Star TSP 100 USB
Star TSP100III (Wireless)
Star TSP100III (USB)
Star 650II BTI (Bluetooth)
Star EMEA TSP 143IIIU (USB)
Star mC-Print 2 (3)

Epson TM-T82II (Ethernet)
Epson TM-T82II (USB)
Epson TM-T82IIIL (LAN)
Epson TM-m30 (Ethernet)
Epson TM-m30 (USB)
Epson TM-T88V (Ethernet)
Epson TM-T88VI (Ethernet)

iPad

Star TSP 100 (143) LAN
Star TSP100III (Wireless)
Star TSP100III (USB)
Star TSP100III (Bluetooth)
Star 650II BTI (Bluetooth)
Star mC Print 2 (3)
Star SM-S230i (Bluetooth)
Star mPOP (Bluetooth)**

Epson TM-T82II (Ethernet)
Epson TM-m30 (Ethernet)
Epson TM-m30 (Bluetooth)
Epson TM-T88V (Ethernet)
Epson TM-T88VI (Ethernet)

**The Star mPOP is a receipt printer and cash drawer in one device

  Additional information

If you are planning to use a cash drawer, ensure your printer has an RJ12 port. Plugging an RJ12 cable from your cash drawer to your receipt printer will allow the cash drawer to open automatically after printing a receipt. For more information on this scroll down to the Cash Drawer section below

Printers for Windows and Mac will need the latest drivers to run. To download and install these drivers, select and follow the specific instructions for your supported printer here.

Vend DOES NOT support serial/parallel adapted to USB printers.

Cash Drawers

Cashdraw-recom.png

  Recommended Cash Drawers

Windows, Mac
and iPad*

Star SMD2-1317
Star SMD2-1617
Star CD3-1313
Star CD3-1616
Star CD4-1416
Star CD4-1616

iPad

Star mPOP (Bluetooth)**

*These cash drawers need be connected to a supported receipt printer via a RJ12 cable

**The Star mPOP is a receipt printer and cash drawer in one device

Vend also supports any cash drawer that is able to connect to a compatible receipt printer via RJ12 cable.

To confirm if your cash drawer is RJ12 compatible, look for the port shown below.cashdrawer.pngTo learn more about Cash Drawers and how to set them up with your receipt printer, click here.
Label Printers

Label-recom.png

Vend has a built-in barcode generator to convert your SKUs into barcodes and print them to label sheets or a dedicated label printer.

For barcode printing, we recommend and support the Dymo 450 Turbo.

The Dymo 450 Turbo is available for both Windows and Mac, and connects to your computer via USB. For a step by step guide on how to set up your Dymo for Mac or PC, refer to the guide here.

While Dymo supports a range of different label sizes we recommend either the 11352, 30336 or 1738541 Dymo labels for use with Vend.

  Important

Labels printed from Vend are in the Code 128 barcode format and are readable by most 2D scanners.

Labels smaller than 21mm are not supported in Vend

  Tip

For a quick overview of all hardware and payments providers that currently work with Vend on iPad, Mac or PC check out the Vend Hardware Guide on our website.

Did this answer your question?
Have more questions? Contact us so that we can help you out.