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Lightspeed POS Acquires Leading Online Retail Software Company SEOshop, Launches New eCommerce Platform

November 19, 2015

Lightspeed eCom brings advanced online commerce platform to merchants, building the future of omnichannel retail MONTREAL, Nov. 19, 2015 — Lightspeed POS, the most powerful point-of-sale (POS) platform for retailers and restaurateurs, today announced the acquisition of Amsterdam-based eCommerce software company SEOshop. As part of the acquisition, Lightspeed is launching Lightspeed eCom, its new eCommerce […]

Lightspeed Sets Sights on UK Disruption with Leading Cloud POS for Independent Retailers

October 27, 2015

Lightspeed Retail to launch in UK, as company targets 40 per cent of revenue in Europe and expands London office. LONDON, October 27, 2015. Today, Lightspeed POS, the commerce platform for serious retailers and restaurateurs, announced the UK launch of Lightspeed Retail, the world’s most powerful cloud POS system for independent retailers. Lightspeed POS is […]

Lightspeed partners with iZettle to take restaurant payments mobile

October 5, 2015

Partnership allows thousands more cafes and restaurants to accept card payments and Apple Pay.  LONDON, 5th October, 2015: Cloud-based POS platform Lightspeed, and mobile payment service, iZettle, announced today a partnership to equip thousands of restaurants across the UK and Europe with a quick and easy technology to take mobile payments on-the-go. Lightspeed Restaurant is […]

Lightspeed Raises US$61 Million to Drive International Growth, eCommerce Expansion

September 16, 2015

55,000 registers in over 100 countries, processing over $10 billion annually MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2015.  Today, Lightspeed, the most powerful cloud POS platform for retailers and restaurants, announced US$61 million in funding co-led by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Investissement Québec (IQ), alongside existing investors Accel Partners and iNovia Capital. This […]

Lightspeed POS Announces Record Fiscal Year As Retailers and Restaurateurs Get Increasingly Tech-Savvy

June 15, 2015

Company Reaches $10B in Annual Transaction Volume; Moves Headquarters to Historic Montreal Landmark MONTREAL, June 15, 2015 – Lightspeed POS, the commerce platform for serious retailers and restaurateurs, today announced its customers are now processing $10 billion in annual transactions through the Lightspeed platform, outpacing industry competitors. Lightspeed also expanded its customer base to 24,000 […]

Independent Retailers Bet Big on Big Data In 2015, Says Lightspeed’s Annual Independent Retail Technology Adoption Report

May 20, 2015

Forty-five percent of Independent Retailers Poised to Fall Behind on Payment Regulation Deadlines, Slow to Adopt Mobile Payment Offerings MONTREAL, May 20, 2015 – Independent retailers are investing in big data and personalized marketing this year, but dragging their feet on updating point-of-sale (POS) systems to accept mobile-based and chip-and-PIN card payments, according to a […]

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