Shows mark first industry demonstrations of LightSpeed for iPad, retail's first truly interactive customer-experience platform
MONTREAL, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - With last month's launch of LightSpeed
for iPad, LightSpeed now offers retailers a comprehensive suite of retail tools for the
iGeneration, a large and powerful consumer force that grew up with the
intuitive and simple user interfaces of iPods, iTunes, iPhones and
iPads and whose members are attracted to shopping encounters that
deliver the same experience. The iGeneration is also an entrepreneurial
group, one that is active in new retail ventures and keen to bring the
same elegance and ease of use to the tools they use to manage their
businesses and to offer exceptional and interactive customer
Effective immediately, iGeneration retailers across the globe can deploy
LightSpeed, with the availability of LightSpeed for iPad and LightSpeed
Mobile expanded from seven countries to over 120 through iTunes. Now
the world can deploy the latest in retail technology.
LightSpeed will be showcasing its robust, fully integrated set of retail
tools for the iGeneration at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, next week's National Retail Federation's Retail's BIG Show in New York and Macworld/iWorld at the end of the month in San Francisco.
"CES, NRF and Macworld/iWorld mark the industry unveiling of LightSpeed
for iPad, our most interactive and elegant retail tool yet," said Dax Dasilva, LightSpeed CEO and founder. "We've had thousands of downloads of our iPad app since launching it
just three weeks ago, which shows that retailers are excited to get
their hands on new tools that help them better engage with their
customers and deliver an exceptional shopping experience."
LightSpeed is a comprehensive and award-winning retail system that moves
seamlessly from the front counter, to online, to wherever customers are
- using Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. LightSpeed products are
multi-user, multi-store and extensible through a developer API so that
software never limits retail aspirations.
LightSpeed's tools include extensive quoting, ordering and invoicing
capabilities, label and barcode printing, reporting, inventory
management, customer profiling and tracking, credit-card processing and
gift cards in addition to multi-store functionality. The core platform
can be extended by deploying LightSpeed eCommerce, LightSpeed Mobile,
or LightSpeed for iPad.
LightSpeed for iPad is retail's first truly interactive customer-experience platform.
Robust enough for serious, inventory-centric retailers, it offers a
brand new personalized selling experience combined with inventory
scanning, wireless payments and the powerful retail workflows of
LightSpeed, all on the world's most popular tablet. More than just POS,
LightSpeed for iPad is an interactive sales tool that elevates the
shopping experience with the novel and captivating Show & Tell feature.
This feature allows sales reps to use the iPad to share expanded
product details and up to five zoomed images on a stylish curtained
backdrop. The iPad's vivid high-resolution display lets customers and
salespeople alike view detailed images of store inventory that is not
close at hand, whether it's apparel, hard goods or large items where
the increased size of the image provides important detail. Transactions
can be completed with a few taps and a credit card swipe, all right on
LightSpeed eCommerce is a connector that uploads products and images to the online store of
choice - whether LightSpeed Web Store or Magento eCommerce - and
downloads orders back into LightSpeed, offering a solution that is
fully integrated with the existing LightSpeed invoicing and fulfillment
LightSpeed Mobile transforms the way retailers sell to their customers using the same
mobile hardware employed by Apple in its highly-acclaimed retail
To see LightSpeed at CES, visit Booth 3836 today, Wednesday or Thursday
from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
LightSpeed will also be at next week's Retail's BIG Show, put on by the
National Retail Federation (NRF), at the Jacob K. Javits Convention
Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, in booth 1735. The show is open
on Monday, January 16, from 9 am to 6:30 pm and on Tuesday, January 17,
from 9 am to 5 pm.
Macworld/iWorld takes place January 26 through 28 in the West Hall at
the Moscone Center in San Francisco. LightSpeed will be exhibiting with
LightSpeed Expert Resellers Create More in booth 946. Exhibit hours are: Thursday, January 26 from 10:00 am to
5:00 pm, Friday, January 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday,
January 28 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
To learn more about LightSpeed's participation in these events, visit www.lightspeedretail.com/events.
LightSpeed is a robust, fully integrated, inventory-centric retail
system that moves seamlessly from the front counter, to online, to
wherever customers are - using Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
LightSpeed products are multi-user, multi-store and extensible through
a developer API so that software never limits retail aspirations. Its
retail tools are intended to help individual retailers and retail
chains grow and manage their businesses more effectively and provide
them with affordable technology that rivals the functionality that
major retailers are paying millions for in custom application
development. LightSpeed makes managing a retail business as easy as
click, drag and drop, and features a powerful front-counter point of
sale platform that features extensive quoting, ordering and invoicing
capabilities, label and barcode printing, reporting, inventory
management, customer profiling and tracking, credit-card processing,
gift cards and multi-store functionality. The core platform can be
extended by deploying LightSpeed eCommerce, a connector that works with LightSpeed Web Store or Magento eCommerce;
LightSpeed Mobile, which offers retailers the ability to eliminate impersonal cash
register line-ups and instead complete transactions on the retail floor
using the same hardware as Apple does in its own retail stores; and LightSpeed for iPad, retail's first truly interactive customer-experience platform with a
Show & Tell feature that turns purchases from transactions into an
intimate and interactive customer experience. For more information on
LightSpeed, please visit www.lightspeedretail.com.
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