Inside Venzee

We write about data transformation, multi point export and a retail industry without spreadsheets. Learn more at venzee.com.

Venzee release 3.2.23

Venzee release 3.2.23 focused on improvements to the export flow as well as bug fixes including: Improved dynamic width which improves the user experience for larger screens Dynamic pricing created using the math rule was failing during export setup because of special...

Whoa! 3.2.12 is a big release!

Features include a gorgeous new billing layout, the kind of error handling improvements for export that we know you’ve been waiting for, and notifications about updated templates. What’s new and improved at Venzee: A stunning new billing layout Error handling...

Venzee 3.2.8 means easier product imports and edits!

Venzee release 3.2.8 makes it easier to both import and edit products. Users who need to make changes to their products can now do so from within Venzee itself! What’s new and improved at Venzee: Users can now edit individual products from the Products page itself....

New At Venzee: Import Images via URL and Export via FTP!

When the customers speak Venzee listens! Two popular customer requests are now Venzee features! Image import from URL Venzee users can now automatically import images from URLs contained in their system import or spreadsheet! When you include a URL instead of a...

New & Improved Venzee Product Imports and Updates!

Venzee just keeps getting better! We just released a major improvement to the way product imports and updates are handled and we’re pretty sure it’s going to make your day. Prior to this improvement your entire import would be rejected if it contained even one error....

Say hello to Venzee release 3.2.4!

Importing your products just got easier! Our latest release,Venzee 3.2.4, includes new and improved product importation. Products that have errors no longer stop the entire import. Instead, users are now provided with the total number of products imported and specific...

Recent updates to Venzee!

We're always working night and day to bring you a new and improved Venzee! Recent improvements have been made to the Venzee Inbox, the Connectivity page, and the export feature. We have also resolved a few issues. What’s new and improved at Venzee: Product Export:...

Send to Venzee: The Cure for the Merchant Inbox

We're thrilled to announce the release of Send to Venzee which assigns a dedicated email address to all company accounts registered on venzee.com. If you're already signed up to Venzee, you'll see your freshly baked Send to Venzee email address on the top right of...

Use Case: Send to Venzee

We work with twenty four different vendors that ship orders on our behalf to our customers. Twenty two of these vendors send us spreadsheets via email and two have us download spreadsheets from an FTP server which is okay except it’s often unavailable. We have two...

Venzee’s Weekly Release is Live

This week’s release, Venzee 2.8.0, includes improvements to the Templates Library and the soon to be launched integration with Jet.com, as well as minor bug fixes. The highlight of this release is the upcoming launch of our integration with Jet as it will...

Version 2.6.2 – Venzee now available in Chinese!

Version 2.6.2 saw the release of simplified Chinese to support the first of our Chinese manufacturers that joined our platform in January. Switch to Chinese by choosing the language icon in the top right of the header. We've also welcomed a new team member, Nichol, to...

Release 2.5.36 (Minor)

2.5.36 is a minor release that includes improvements to our billing and image import feature plus some non critical bug fixes. Enjoy! Improvements Export ready records are now referred to as dynamic records and data Improved cancellation and downgrade...

Venzee adds five more ecommerce platforms this week!

In our effort to continue to support as many ecommerce platforms as possible, we have added five more platforms to our transformation engine. 1) HotCakes Hotcakes ecommerce is an online commerce solution that believes it should be easier for everyone. If you’re...

Add images to Venzee via URL

In this weeks release, the Venzee dev team delivered image import from URL's. This is in addition to uploading from your hard drive and importing from popular solutions including Dropbox and Google Drive. You can attach up to ten images to each record in Venzee which...

Transform your product information with 82 retail ready templates

Over the past few weeks since we’ve launched our data transformation feature, we’ve been adding new templates for retailers on a daily basis. Data transformation is one of our most powerful features. Manufacturers provide retailers with spreadsheets containing product...

Adding improvements for images throughout the app

We have recently released an update to the Venzee app, and our focus was on the use of images. Being able to visually identify the product you’re looking for is the easiest way to find what you’re looking for. There are four places where we have enhanced the use of...

A Special Message to our Fearless Leader

Today, January 6th, 2016 is our CEO's 29th birthday! We don't know how many she's celebrated, but we know she's wiser than her years. Thank you Kate for being a great leader, boss, and peer. An extra shout out to Melvin for putting the video together. Cheers Kate! The...

11 new templates added to the Venzee transformation library

Our last sprint we released a big feature: transformations. This enables taking your uploaded data and transforming it into a format that is different than the source. A great example of this is if you have a product that sells on build.com, you can upload a list of...

Version 2.0 released.

Commenced on-boarding of manufacturers, granting access to up to 1400 retailers including build.com, Walmart and lamps.com

Venzee at CIX Top 20 in Toronto

This week Venzee had the honor of presenting at CIX Top 20, “A showcase of the hottest Innovative companies across Canada.” It was hosted in Toronto at the Mars Discovery district which is very fitting, as MaRS Innovation specialises in early stage companies for...

5 signs you need help with your product information

1. You have 30 spreadsheets to update each of your retailers When each of your retailers are looking for a specific way to receive product information, and you edit the same information into each excel doc, but modify it a specific way. Break away from the duplicate...

Google Launches Shopping Insights

On Tuesday, October 20th Google launched a new tool for retailers. The tool shows where, when, and how people are searching for products. Their intention is for retailers to further understand consumer behavior and make better decisions around their marketing and...

Venzee chosen as one of the top 20 technology companies in Canada

This morning the Canadian Innovation Exchange (@CIXCommunity) announced the 2015 roster of the 20 most innovative technology companies in Canada. Of the hundreds of companies submitted, the top 20 were chosen on key factors such as product offering, management, market...

Venzee 2.3.09 Release

The 2.3.09 release addresses a number of bugs. Bug Fixes Updated content on the home page, and the multiple company feature Fixed the issue of viewing tooltips on the Safari browser Optimized the application of promo codes on tablets

Venzee 2.3.06 Release

The 2.3.06 release addresses a number of bugs. Bug Fixes Content updates on Product Data, User and Group Management pages Product search bar has been optimized for tablets Search is no longer impacted by punctuation Fixed the iPad issue of removing...

Venzee Release 2.3.02

The 2.3.02 release addresses a number of bugs. Bug Fixes Outgoing emails have improved localization treatment Notifications are sent when a user changes sharing settings for a collection Addressed an issue relating to removing groups Phone number is no longer a...

Venzee 2.2.92 Release

The 2.2.92 release includes fixes to a number of bugs. Bug Fixes Partner invitations are sent successfully once an error has been corrected The User Invitation icon is correctly displayed on the notification page Records will remain selected after the product details...

Venzee’s single sign-on feature

It's common in retail to outsource product information management - particularly spreadsheets - to consultants, contractors and agencies. Spreadsheets are turned into product records and updates while images are resized and compressed. Once ready, they'll be imported...

Dynamic forms make product information management easy

Venzee allows you to create and update collections of data, with thousands of records, via API or spreadsheet upload. For added flexibility, you can add new records directly on Venzee using our dynamic forms. How does that work if you have tons of collections of data,...

The Benefits of Using Venzee as Your Vendor Portal

Enterprise retailers do business with thousands of suppliers. Typically, a small number of these suppliers will represent the majority of the products that the retailer sells and are enterprise companies themselves. In most cases, a system integration will exist...

6 Reasons Spreadsheets Are Eating Your Soul

Of all the technological and digital advances made by the human race in the last 20-30 years, there is one area where we still remain extremely primitive: product information management and data flow. Why? Spreadsheets. Spreadsheets are the bane of the retail world,...

How Venzee Came to Be

I’ve built, operated and sold two online stores during the past ten years and had the pleasure of selling some great products from suppliers and manufacturers across the US and Canada. What wasn’t so great, were the spreadsheets they sent or made available to us when...

90% of vendors share product information using spreadsheets that don’t match the requirements of the apps and sales channels their retailers user. We fix that.