Lightspeed Launches All-New Retail 3.0 POS App

Photo: Lightspeed

Photo: Lightspeed

By Jessica Finch

Lightspeed, a leading provider of omnichannel point-of-sale software, solutions, and support systems for over 51,000 independent retail and restaurant locations, have announced the launch of Lightspeed Retail 3.0, available now. Designed for iPads, this innovative navigational model for includes three new tabs – Profile, Sales History, and Retail Manager. Additionally it is designed to ease sales associate workflows and allows managers to perform non-POS operations.

Whether it’s sales, payments, refunds, historical information, or device management, this simplified interface allows Lightspeed users to focus on the task at hand. Managers will have the ability to quickly and efficiently shift to operational settings, such as generating live reports etc. In addition, independent retailers will now be able to perform sales quicker than ever before, increasing productivity for SMBs.

“Lightspeed Retail 3.0 was developed to make processing sales as easy as possible through a completely new user experience that focuses on the needs of retailers and their customers,” says Dax Dasilva, Founder and CEO of Lightspeed. “This past Summer we made significant updates to our inventory management capabilities, and this all-new app will provide increased efficiency for our SMB customers worldwide. Together, these innovations showcase our commitment to the continued success of independent retailers.”

Some key features seen with the introduction of Lightspeed Retail 3.0:

  • Sleek Design: Created for beautiful stores to further elevate their point-of-sale.

  • Navigation Settings: Improved and simplified to make movement between POS functions increasingly easier.

  • In-Progress Sales: Park sales for a consistent process that doesn’t interrupt the sales workflow.

  • Mobile Friendly: Ensures consumers an improved shopping experience.  

Photos: Lightspeed Instagram

Photos: Lightspeed Instagram

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Lightspeed Retail 3.0 is focused on speed and efficiency by providing employees with extensive product information, the ability to link retailed items together for larger transactions, and access to stock quantities both local and otherwise, this updated version of the app promises to add ease to an already powerful sales tool.

While the new navigation model emphasizes point-of-sale workflows, Lightspeed Retail also continues to give small and medium-sized retailers access to other core Lightspeed technologies such as Lightspeed Payments, Lightspeed Loyalty, and Lightspeed Analytics for a full suite of services. With latest release, Lightspeed Retail continues to transform the in-store experience. More announcements are planned in the near future that will further strengthen the relationship between retail locations and their customers.

photo: Lightspeed

photo: Lightspeed

Lightspeed is a cloud-based commerce platform, powering small and medium-sized businesses in approximately 100 countries around the world. It is an all-in-one solution, helping restaurants and retailers sell across multi channels, manage operations, engage with consumers, accept payments, and grow their business, all via a smart, scalable, and dependable point of sale system. Headquartered in Montréal, Lightspeed is trusted by many popular local businesses, where the community goes to shop and dine. Today Lightspeed has over 800 employees, with offices in Canada, USA, Europe, and Australia.

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Jessica Finch is a writer and editor based in Toronto. She holds a BA in English and Psychology and is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Publishing program. She has extensive managerial experience in the food service industry, and is interested in exploring innovations within this sector and other retail environments. Email: 

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