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Top 20 Retail Apps to Make the Most of Your iPad

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Top 20 Retail Apps to Make the Most of Your iPad

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One of the great things about conducting business in this techie and mobile-centric age is that there are apps and tools for just about everything. Whether you’re looking to increase productivity, streamline certain business functions, or make your customers’ lives easier, there’s a good chance that there are iPads apps to help you.

But with so many apps available, how do you know which ones are worth the download?

Here is our list of 20 (+ bonus!) apps for retailers.

One of the great things about conducting business in this techie and mobile-centric age is that there are apps and tools for just about everything. Whether you’re looking to increase productivity, streamline certain business functions, or make your customers’ lives easier, there’s a good chance that there are iPads apps to help you.

But with so many apps available, how do you know which ones are worth the download?

Here is our list of 20 (+ bonus!) apps for retailers.

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Top 20 Retail Apps to Make the Most of Your iPad

  1. TOP 20 RETAIL APPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR IPAD brought to you by
  2. OPEN One of the great things about conducting business ! in this techie and mobile-centric age is that there ! are apps and tools for just about everything. ! ! Whether you’re looking to increase productivity, ! streamline certain business functions, or make ! your customers’ lives easier, there’s a good chance ! that there are iPads apps to help you.
  3. OPEN But with so many apps available, how do you know ! which ones are worth the download?! ! Here is our list of 20 (+ bonus!) apps for retailers.! ! You’ll find detailed descriptions as well as information ! on how they can improve your retail business.! ! You’re sure to find something right for you!
  4. OPEN Vend POS1 FREE
  5. OPEN Vend POS1 Vend turns your iPad into a point-of-sale system and allows you ! to conduct business from just about anywhere. It works with ! different receipt printers, cash drawers, and barcode scanners: ! just download the app, get your store set up, and start selling!! ! Vend is so much more than a POS system; the app comes with ! features such as inventory management, reporting ! and analytics, customer loyalty tools, sales ! insights, and more, so you can improve your ! business and serve your customers better. FREE
  6. OPEN Vend POS1 Why retailers love it: ! Vend’s simple and intuitive interface makes it a joy to use. ! The app’s ability to work offline is also a big boon for retailers ! because it enables them to conduct business even when they’re ! not connected to the web. Additionally, the software integrates ! with other programs such as Xero, Shopify, Timely, and ! Stitchlabs, allowing users to do more with it. FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  7. OPEN Xero2 FREE
  8. OPEN Xero2 Need to stay on top of your company’s finances even when ! you’re on the go? Look no further. Aside from allowing you to ! create, approve, and send invoices using your mobile device, ! Xero lets you upload receipts and track expenses so you always ! know how much money is coming in and out of your business.! ! Xero also has a bank reconciliation feature that ! automatically imports your bank, credit card and ! PayPal transactions, so you can keep track of all ! your financials from one dashboard. FREE
  9. OPEN Xero2 Why retailers love it: ! No business owner wakes up every day looking forward to ! reconciling their accounts and tracking expenses, but thanks ! to Xero those tasks become much easier. The bank reconciliation ! tool can automatically import and categorize your transactions, ! so you can spend less time crunching the numbers and devote ! more energy to your products and customers.! ! Alternatives: ! QuickBooks Online (Free), FinancialForce (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  10. OPEN Paypal Here™3 FREE
  11. OPEN Paypal Here™3 The PayPal Here™ app lets you accept cash, credit cards, and ! PayPal payments using just your mobile device and the PayPal ! dongle. In addition to its payment features, PayPal Here™ gives ! you the ability to send receipts via text or email, and it lets you ! view and manage your sales history right from the app.! ! FREE
  12. OPEN Paypal Here™3 Why retailers love it: ! The ability to accept various forms of payments anywhere is ! just the beginning. Since the app lets people check-in to a store ! with their PayPal account, merchants are able to access more ! details about each shopper (such as their purchase history, profile, ! etc.) enabling them to personalize their interactions, recommend ! products, and process payments more quickly.! ! Alternatives: ! Square (Free), Intuit GoPayment (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  13. OPEN Collect4 FREE
  14. OPEN Collect4 Looking to turn casual buyers into repeat shoppers? Want to ! show your loyal customers just how much you value them? ! Be sure to check out Collect. Loved by users and businesses ! alike, its a mobile app that uses rewards to encourage people to ! shop and tell their friends about your business. Since customers ! earn points with continuous purchases and social ! shares, they’ll be more enticed to shop at your ! store and spread the word. FREE
  15. OPEN Collect4 Why retailers love it: ! Aside from increasing foot traffic, sales, and repeat purchases, ! Collect helps you build stronger relationships with customers. ! It allows you to create personalized rewards based on each ! person’s shopping history and you can also send push ! notifications so you can connect with users wherever they ! are. All these things make shoppers love you even ! more, and they’ll be more likely to return.! ! Alternatives: ! Perka (Free), Punchcard (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  16. OPEN Deputy5 FREE
  17. OPEN Deputy5 Deputy takes the pain out of coordinating staff schedules. ! Say goodbye to messy time sheets and confusing charts; with ! this app, you can create, update, cancel, and set shifts using ! just your mobile device. Messages are sent via text, email, or ! the web, so employees can get scheduling updates and ! notifications wherever they are. FREE
  18. OPEN Deputy5 Why retailers love it: ! Deputy saves retailers time and money. With its easy-to-use ! interface and mobile capabilities, you can spend less time ! worrying about schedules, and instead go back to growing your ! business and delighting your customers. The app is also loved ! by staff members. It makes it easier for them to pick up shifts, ! switch schedules, and request time off: happier, ! more productive employees!! ! Alternatives:! TimeStation (Free), When I Work Employee Scheduling (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  19. OPEN RetailNext6 FREE
  20. OPEN RetailNext6 RetailNext is an in-store analytics solution that collects and ! analyzes massive amounts of retail data to give you actionable ! insights about your customers. RetailNext taps into a variety of! sources including video cameras, WiFi, POS systems, staffing ! systems, promotional calendars, payment cards and weather.! ! That’s a lot of information, but the great thing ! about the app is that it organizes and presents ! data into easy-to-understand graphs and reports. FREE
  21. OPEN RetailNext6 Why retailers love it: ! RetailNext enables you to know more, so you can do more. ! It can give invaluable insights about your shoppers and your ! store so you can drive more traffic, increase loyalty, and ! improve staff performance. What’s not to love?! ! Alternatives: ! Analytics HD ($6.99), AnalyticsPro ($5.99) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  22. OPEN Invoice2go for iPad7 $14.99
  23. OPEN Invoice2go for iPad7 Invoice2go has been the leading mobile invoicing app for the ! past two years, and for good reason: it gives businesses a fast ! and easy way to create invoices, estimates, credit memos, ! purchase orders, and more.! ! Each document can be customized to fit your needs, and you ! can send them to customers and suppliers instantly ! from the app. Invoice2go also comes with over ! 10 reports and charts allowing you to easily make ! sense of your business’ finances. $14.99
  24. OPEN Invoice2go for iPad7 $14.99 Why retailers love it: ! Invoice2go comes with built-in styles so you can tailor your ! documents to the look and feel of your company. It calculates ! totals and taxes automatically, links directly to your iPad contacts ! and creates clickable PayPal buttons onto your invoices so ! customers can pay with just a few clicks. Need hard copies?! Print straight from your iPad to your air printer.! ! Alternatives: ! Quick Sale ($9.99), GetPaid! ($4.99) DOWNLOAD THE APP
  25. OPEN Calendar8 FREE
  26. OPEN Calendar8 Need to schedule appointments or events? Want to keep ! track of important dates, such as customer or staff birthdays? ! The native Calendar app of your iPad can do all that and more. ! It even integrates with Facebook so you can check out what ! your friends are up to.! FREE
  27. OPEN Calendar8 Why retailers love it: ! The iPad’s Calendar app gives you a quick, no-frills ways to ! manage your schedule. Viewing events by day, week, month, ! or year can be done with just a few taps or swipes, and if you ! want a wider view of your schedule you can just switch to ! landscape mode. The app’s ease of use and intuitiveness ! saves you time and effort so you can devote more ! energy to your business.! ! Alternatives: ! Fantastical ($9.99) or Sunrise (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  28. OPEN Mail9 FREE
  29. OPEN Mail9 Mail lets you manage all your email accounts from one ! convenient app, which makes sending, receiving, and replying ! across mailboxes fast and seamless. Its interface also makes ! it easy to see and track messages by thread, and if you want ! to change your view, you can just switch from portrait to ! landscape mode. FREE
  30. OPEN Mail9 Why retailers love it: ! With the Mail app, reading and responding to messages from ! customers, vendors, and fans can be quick and efficient. Plus ! with the iPad’s Retina display, messages and attachments ! always look clear and sharp.! ! Alternatives: ! Mailbox (Free) or Molto from Incredimail (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  31. OPEN Reminders10 FREE
  32. OPEN Reminders10 The Reminders app enables you to add location- or time-based ! alerts for things that you need to do. You can also set recurring ! reminders for tasks that need to be completed on a regular ! basis. Moreover, the app syncs on all your iDevices so even ! if you create a reminder using your iPad, you can still receive ! your alerts on your iPhone. FREE
  33. OPEN Reminders10 Why retailers love it: ! Keeping track of memos and reminders while managing a busy ! retail store can be a challenge. The Reminders app helps you ! stay on top of things and prevents you from missing important ! tasks, memos, or alerts even on a busy day.! ! Alternatives: ! Wunderlist (Free), Any.Do (Free), Due ($4.99) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  34. OPEN SignUpAnywhere11 FREE
  35. OPEN SignUpAnywhere11 SignUpAnywhere is an HTML5 app that lets you collect email ! addresses from your iPad. Just sign up for an account, run the ! app in your browser, and start growing your email list. ! ! Downloading email address can be done in seconds and it ! syncs with other email marketing programs like ! MailChimp and CampaignMonitor. FREE
  36. OPEN SignUpAnywhere11 Why retailers love it: ! SignUpAnywhere is perfect for collecting emails and generating ! leads while customers are inside your store or during trade ! shows, fairs, and other events. Bid sayonara to the clunky old ! clipboard and impress customers with this sleek app. It works ! without WiFi so you can gather data no matter where you are. ! And since email addresses are downloaded you ! reduce data entry errors and overhead.! ! Alternatives: ! Enlist (Free) or iCapture (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  37. OPEN Dropbox12 FREE
  38. OPEN Dropbox12 Take all your photos, documents, and docs with you, wherever ! you are with Dropbox. This app lets you manage your files right ! from your iPad so you can upload, access, and share them ! even when you’re on the go.! ! Plus, with your information backed up in the! cloud, never worry about lost data again! FREE
  39. OPEN Dropbox12 Why retailers love it: ! Need to share important files with your staff, vendors, or ! customers? You don’t need to be sitting in front of your computer ! to do that. Just use your Dropbox app and you’re good to go. ! Plus with Dropbox’s massive storage features, you don’t have ! to worry about not being able to share large files.! ! Alternatives: ! Google Drive (Free) or Box (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  40. OPEN PollDaddy13 FREE
  41. OPEN PollDaddy13 The PollDaddy iPad app lets you conduct surveys right from ! your mobile device. It works without an Internet connection so ! you can take your polls to the streets (or your tradeshow booth) ! and collect responses with ease. FREE
  42. OPEN PollDaddy13 Why retailers love it: ! Survey feedback—whether it’s from customers, employees, ! or the general public—can be invaluable to your business. ! PollDaddy lets you collect and organize survey responses, so ! you can quickly act on them and improve your store.! ! Alternatives: ! Surveys On The Go (Free) or Formz ($4.99) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  43. OPEN Chimpadeedoo14 FREE
  44. OPEN Chimpadeedoo14 Are you using MailChimp to collect email addresses and ! send out newsletters? Then Chimpadeedoo would be the ! perfect app to complement your email marketing efforts. ! It lets you collect email addresses from your iPad and import ! them into MailChimp. FREE
  45. OPEN Chimpadeedoo14 Why retailers love it: ! Chimpadeedoo works offline, so collecting emails inside your ! store or during conferences and events can be done without a ! hitch. Moreover, the app allows you to show your company’s ! personality through your forms by letting you customize their ! background, fonts, and buttons.! ! Alternatives: ! GetResponse (Free) or Constant Contact (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  46. OPEN Facebook Pages Manager15 FREE
  47. OPEN 15 Facebook Pages Manager for iPad gives you all the tools ! you need to keep in touch with your fans no matter where you ! are. You can post updates, respond to comments, reply to ! private messages and view Page insights. FREEFacebook Pages Manager
  48. OPEN 15 Why retailers love it: ! You don’t have to be in front of your computer to see what’s ! going on with your store’s Facebook Page. With this app, you ! can attend to your Facebook fans and post updates even when ! you’re in your store, on the way to a meeting, or from the ! comfort of your couch.! ! Alternatives: ! Sprout Social (Free) or Pages Manager for Facebook (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP Facebook Pages Manager
  49. OPEN Twitter16 FREE
  50. OPEN Twitter16 Post tweets, view replies, and manage your private messages ! from anywhere with Twitter’s free app. Sharing is even easier ! thanks to its integration with iOS—you don’t have to open up ! Twitter to send links or photos; instead, you can just use the ! share icons in your native apps and tweet away. FREE
  51. OPEN Twitter16 Why retailers love it: ! Thanks to the Twitter app, you can keep track of what’s being ! said about your brand no matter where you are. Not only that, ! but it allows you to impress customers by giving you the means ! to quickly respond to comments or concerns.! ! Alternatives: ! TweetDeck (Free) or HootSuite (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  52. OPEN Rdio17 FREE
  53. OPEN Rdio17 Rdio puts more than 20 million tracks at your fingertips. ! ! Play what you want, when you want and create playlists of ! your favorites. You can also start a station based on a ! particular genre, artist, or track, so you can ! discover new music. FREE
  54. OPEN Rdio17 Why retailers love it: ! Rdio lets you control the music inside your store, enabling you ! to set the mood, reinforce your brand’s image, and even ! influence sales. The app also allows you to sync music to your ! device for offline listening, so you can play music in your store ! without an Internet connection.! ! Alternatives: ! Pandora (Free) or Spotify (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  55. OPEN Evernote18 FREE
  56. OPEN Evernote18 Drowning in Post-Its or notepads? Switch to Evernote and keep ! all your notes, links, lists, and miscellaneous content in the cloud. ! ! The app syncs across multiple devices and platforms (desktop, ! web app, mobile app) so you can access and edit your notes ! from anywhere. It even has a search feature that lets you find ! the info you need with just a few taps and swipes. ! ! And unlike Post-It notes, Evernote doesn’t just let ! you create notes in the form of text. You can also ! use it to capture images and sounds. FREE
  57. OPEN Evernote18 Why retailers love it: ! Creating and managing notes has never been this easy and ! flexible. Evernote will save you a lot of time and effort. Not only ! that, but the app lets you send notes to other users, so sharing ! information with your staff, vendors, or customers is a breeze.! ! Alternatives: ! Taker HD ($4.99) or Awesome Note ($4.99) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  58. OPEN Skype19 FREE
  59. OPEN Skype19 Skype can take care of all your online communication needs. ! ! Touch base with people via instant message, voice, or video ! for free (or very low rates) using this nifty app. FREE
  60. OPEN Skype19 Why retailers love it: ! When it comes to communicating complex ideas or information, ! email can only take you so far. Sometimes you need to be ! face-to-face with remote employees, vendors or customers. ! Skype offers an easy and inexpensive way to do just that, so ! you can get your messages across and get stuff done.! ! Alternatives: ! Google Hangouts (Free) or WePhone (Free) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  61. OPEN Retail Calculators20 FREE
  62. OPEN Retail Calculators20 This app puts multiple retail calculators in one program, so you ! can make business computations right from your smartphone. ! ! Retail Calculators gives you seven free calculators: Contribution ! Margin, Loan Payment, Inventory Turnover (Stock Turn), Markup, ! Money Conversion, DCF Valuation, and Shift Hours. ! ! Other calculators are available ! via in-app purchase. FREE
  63. OPEN Retail Calculators20 Why retailers love it: ! With this app, you won’t have to use complicated formulas to ! make business calculations. Simply input the numbers and hit ! the enter button. A huge time-saver, Retail Calculators quickly ! gives you the values and numbers you need to make ! important business decisions.! ! Alternatives: ! PCalc ($9.99) or Digits ($0.99) FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  64. OPEN Hey, how about some ! bonus apps?! ! (What, you think we'd leave you with only 20 apps?)
  65. OPEN Retail Week21 FREE
  66. OPEN Retail Week21 With the Retail Week app, the most trusted source of retail news ! is always just a tap away. The app lets you view the latest industry headlines and stories, and you can store up to 150 news items to ! read even when you’re offline. ! ! Need to find a specific article? ! Search Retail Week’s archives using the app ! and clip stories that you want to read later. FREE
  67. OPEN Retail Week21 Why retailers love it: ! Retail Week can keep you abreast with retail industry news ! and issues no matter where you are. With this app, you’ll always ! have an eye and an ear on the most important headlines, and ! you’ll never walk into a business meeting clueless about what’s ! going on in retail. FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  68. OPEN SelfPay22 FREE
  69. OPEN SelfPay22 SelfPay is an app that lets customers scan and pay for items ! without having to go through the usual check out process. ! Shoppers simply have to scan the item’s barcode and pay with ! their phone. No more falling in line at checkout, with SelfPay, ! customers can just scan, pay, and go. FREE
  70. OPEN SelfPay22 Why retailers love it: ! With SelfPay, you can take the speed and convenience of ! “self checkout” to a whole new level. It’ll impress customers, ! save time, and improve traffic flow inside your store. FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  71. OPEN CoffeeTable23 FREE
  72. OPEN CoffeeTable:! Catalog shopping 23 This app lets users browse numerous retail catalogs using ! their phone. It helps people discover products, find deals, and ! share items with their friends on social media. FREE
  73. OPEN CoffeeTable: ! Catalog shopping 23 Why retailers love it: ! Publish your catalog on CoffeeTable and get your business and ! products in front of a wider audience.! ! The app also provides real-time data so you can ! view the performance of your catalogs and make ! decisions on pricing, inventory, and design. FREE DOWNLOAD THE APP
  74. OPEN Looking for more retail advice? Retail tips, resources, training and a supportive community! to help you achieve business success. Vend U: Be the world’s best retailer! Connect with a community of 10,000+ Vend retailers Check out our full article on ! the best iPad apps for retailers! to run their stores on-the-go

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