Lightspeed Revolutionizes Supply Chain of Independent Retailers with Launch of Supplier Network

Global commerce leader pioneers direct integration of small and medium-sized businesses with industry-leading suppliers Lightspeed, a leading provider of cloud-based, omnichannel commerce platforms, announced the initial availability of the Lightspeed Supplier Network for North American retailers. The launch of the fully integrated stock ordering solution transforms supply chain management for SMBs, democratizing access to the strategic inventory visibility once reserved predominantly for enterprise retail and eCommerce…

Lightspeed Announces Acquisition of Upserve

Lightspeed POS Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based, omnichannel commerce platforms, announced it has acquired Upserve Inc., a leading restaurant management cloud-software company based in Rhode Island and a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company. The acquisition strengthens Lightspeed's position as an industry leader with high-performing restaurateurs across the United States as those restaurants refine the digital dining experience. Marketing Technology News: Seismic Acquires Grapevine6 to Enable Digital Sales…

Lightspeed Announces Closing of Acquisition of ShopKeep

Landmark deal cements Lightspeed as a category leader for complex SMBs in the United States as economy undergoes unprecedented digital acceleration Lightspeed POS Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based, omnichannel commerce platforms, announced the closing of the previously-reported acquisition of ShopKeep Inc. (ShopKeep), a leading cloud commerce platform provider based in New York City. Lightspeed finalized the acquisition for consideration of $145.2 million in cash and the issuance of 7,437,397 subordinate voting shares…

Lightspeed Appoints Manon Brouillette to its Board of Directors

Accomplished CEO joins the global commerce company as it continues to propel SMBs through the next era of digital transformation Lightspeed POS Inc., a global commerce leader, announced the appointment of distinguished technology CEO Manon Brouillette to its board of directors. Brouillette brings valuable insights and a fresh perspective as Lightspeed actively rolls out new innovations in cloud-based technology for SMBs in the retail, hospitality, and golf industries. As one of Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women, she will…

Lightspeed to Acquire ShopKeep to Accelerate Digital Transformation of SMBs Across the United States

Landmark deal by global, cloud commerce leader grows Lightspeed's U.S. footprint by more than 20,000 customer locations following listing on the New York Stock Exchange Lightspeed POS Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based, omnichannel commerce platforms, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ShopKeep Inc. (ShopKeep), a leading cloud commerce platform provider based in New York City. This acquisition reinforces Lightspeed's status as a clear category leader for complex retailers and restaurateurs…

Hubilo Raises $4.5 Million From Lightspeed to Build the World’s First Intelligent Hub for Virtual Events

Hubilo, a global virtual events platform, is excited to announce a $4.5 million seed round, led by Lightspeed and backed by marquee tech angels, Girish Mathrubootham (Founder, Freshworks), Nishant Rao (ex-CEO LinkedIn India), Jonathan Boutelle (Co-founder, Slideshare), and Abinash Tripathy (CEO Helpshift). Starting its journey amidst the Covid crisis in April, Hubilo has grown over 32x organically and is projected to comfortably exceed $10 million in bookings run rate and host over 1 million attendees in the next few months.…

Lightspeed Further Innovates Contactless Experience for Restaurants with the Launch of Order Ahead in North America

Lightspeed announces the availability of Order Ahead, a cost-efficient online ordering management system designed to facilitate takeout, enabling North American restaurants to provide customers with a completely contactless dining experience. As COVID-19 drives growth in the restaurant-to-consumer delivery market worldwide, hospitality businesses are turning to technology to reduce friction and high fees in the takeout and delivery experience. Order Ahead integrates fully with Lightspeed eCom for Restaurant, creating a…

Lightspeed Appoints Merline Saintil to its Board of Directors

Lightspeed a global commerce leader, announced the appointment of internationally recognized technology and engineering leader Merline Saintil to its board of directors. As Lightspeed helps SMBs future-proof their businesses with innovative financial services and omnichannel solutions during a pivotal moment of growth, Saintil brings to the board years of experience developing award-winning products for Fortune 500 technology companies, including Intuit, Yahoo, and PayPal. Marketing Technology News: Bidalgo Transforms Ad…

Lightspeed Capital Launches for U.S. Retail Customers

Global cloud commerce leader introduces a flexible financing product that will help SMBs scale-up in partnership with Stripe As the retail industry continues to adopt innovative solutions amidst the global pandemic, Lightspeed announces the initial availability of Lightspeed Capital, powered by Stripe. Through financing offers, this new product will help U.S.-based merchants with overall business growth, more specifically to buy inventory, invest in marketing, or manage cash flows. It is available for retailers using …

Lightspeed Launches New Features to Drive Digital Transformation of Retail SMBs

Global commerce company announces roll-out of Mobile Tap, Digital Wallet and Analytics Core as merchants rapidly adapt to new digital economy As SMBs navigate a new retail landscape permanently altered by COVID-19, technology adoption is pivotal to business success. Lightspeed announces new features to help its customers with the continued digital transformation of their businesses. The new tools offer increased mobility when processing transactions, more options for viewing business insights, and will better support SMBs…

XDD Acquires LightSpeed Legal Expanding Services in Washington, DC Market

Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations, announces the acquisition of LightSpeed Legal, an eDiscovery services company based in Washington, DC. David Moran, XDD President and COO states, “As we continue to expand business operations nationwide, adding LightSpeed Legal to the XDD family further bolsters our physical presence in the DC market.  Having served the DC market for many years, the agile LightSpeed team,…

Lightspeed Unveils New eCommerce Features as SMBs Transform Their Businesses Digitally

Global cloud POS leader introduces new eCommerce features to meet the evolving needs of retailers and restaurants by creating multi-channel shopping touchpoints As commerce shifts toward fast and efficient online shopping and personalized experiences for limited and distanced in-store visits, Lightspeed POS Inc. announced the upcoming release of new Lightspeed eCommerce features that will strengthen its omnichannel experience. In 2016, Lightspeed became an early innovator, introducing SMBs to a powerful eCommerce solution…

Lightspeed Unveils New eCommerce Features

As commerce shifts toward fast and efficient online shopping and personalized experiences for limited and distanced in-store visits, Lightspeed POS Inc. announced the upcoming release of new Lightspeed eCommerce features that will strengthen its omnichannel experience. In 2016, it became an early innovator, introducing SMBs to a powerful eCommerce solution that synced with its existing in-store platform. The company saw a 400% increase in eCommerce volumes processed by its retailers in April 2020, as compared to February,…

Ivanhoé Cambridge Teams up With Lightspeed to Provide Omnichannel Solutions to Small and Medium-Sized Tenants in Its Canadian Shopping…

Tenants of Ivanhoé Cambridge shopping centres in Canada will benefit from one year of free access to Lightspeed Retail or Lightspeed Restaurant Leading cloud-based point-of-sale solution provider Lightspeed POS Inc. announced today a partnership with real estate industry leader Ivanhoé Cambridge (IC) to bring free and fully-integrated cloud services, including Lightspeed Retail and Lightspeed Restaurant, to small and medium-sized tenants and restaurateurs with locations in Ivanhoé Cambridge Canadian shopping centers.…

Lightspeed Collaborates with the CQCD to Make Cloud Commerce More Accessible to Retailers

Lightspeed POS Inc. today announced a collaboration with the Conseil Québécois du Commerce de Détail (CQCD) to provide Québec-based retailers with personalized assistance and point-of-sale solutions, to help businesses adapt to changes in consumer behavior during this disruptive time. Retailers in the City of Montréal, Saint-Jérôme, and other Québec communities will be offered discounted access to Lightspeed's omnichannel solutions. Lightspeed Retail, which works seamlessly with Lightspeed eCommerce, will provide new…

Lightspeed Appoints Marty Reaume to the Role of Chief People Officer

Silicon Valley veteran to play central role in Lightspeed's global expansion, building on track record of creating diverse and inclusive teams Lightspeed POS announces the appointment of Marty Reaume to the newly created role of Chief People Officer. In the position, Reaume will lead Lightspeed's talent development and build on the company's diverse and inclusive hiring practices during a noteworthy period of company growth. Marketing Technology News: TEKLYNX Awarded 2020 Stevie® for Historic Customer Service…

CommentSold And Lightspeed Partner To Offer Brick And Mortar Boutique Retailers Access To A New Selling Channel

CommentSold, social commerce platform, and Lightspeed, cloud-based point-of-sale system, announced a strategic partnership to fuel boutique retailers' growth. This partnership involves integration between the two platforms that provides brick and mortar retailers the opportunity to add social media as a selling channel. Lightspeed users can now take advantage of CommentSold's integrations with Facebook and Instagram, tapping into a huge market. Marketing Technology News: YRC Worldwide Launches New Industry-centric…

Lightspeed Launches Omnichannel Retail Solution in Switzerland

Leading Global POS Software Provider, Lightspeed Brings Integrated Retail Solution to New European Market for Streamlined In-Store and Online Shopping Experience Lightspeed, a leading provider of point of sale software, solutions and support systems to more than 51,000 independent retail and restaurant locations worldwide,  announced the availability of its Omnichannel product in Switzerland. Retailers across this country can now offer their customers a cohesive and efficient shopping experience both in-store and online.…

Lightspeed POS Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Kounta

Lightspeed Bolsters Presence in Asia-Pacific Market as Another World-Class Team Joins the Fold Lightspeed POS Inc., a leading omnichannel point of sale platform for over 51,000 customer locations worldwide, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Australia-based Kounta Holdings Pty Ltd, a rapidly growing, cloud-based POS solutions provider to small and medium-sized businesses operating within the hospitality industry. Combining with Kounta will strengthen Lightspeed's resources to provide even…

Lightspeed Launches All-New Retail 3.0 POS App

Lightspeed Retail 3.0's Innovative New Design Improves Navigational and Managerial POS Functions for SMBs Lightspeed, a leading provider of omnichannel point of sale software, solutions and support systems for over 51,000 independent retail and restaurant locations, announced Lightspeed Retail 3.0, available now. This innovative navigational model for iPads includes three new tabs – Profile, Sales History, and Retail Manager, in addition to easing sales associate workflows and also allowing managers to perform non-POS…