Press Release Summary:
With LightSpeed Mobile, retail sales staff can connect to LightSpeed database and process sales from anywhere in store using iPod Touch and Linea Pro sled, which adds ability to scan bar codes and swipe credit cards. Staff can engage customer utilizing WiFi, 3G, or VPN connection to create new invoices, perform inventory lookups, scan products, and process credit card payments. Once payment is approved, customer signs screen and receives receipt instantly via email.
Original Press Release:
Xsilva Systems Puts Sales in the Palm of Your Hand with LightSpeed Mobile
New POS platform allows retailers to engage with customers from anywhere in the store
MONTREAL, - Xsilva Systems Inc., (www.xsilva.com), maker of a comprehensive suite of easy-to-use tools for retailers, has introduced a dynamic and personal new way for retailers to engage with their customers and make the sales process more efficient with the release of LightSpeed Mobile, for use with the now available LightSpeed 3.2.
LightSpeed Mobile is a mobile retail extension of LightSpeed, Xsilva's elegant Point of Sale platform for Mac that blends innovative functionality with a stylish and intuitive look and feel. LightSpeed Mobile transforms the way retailers sell to their customers, providing a sharp competitive advantage over traditional retail systems and long line-ups at the register.
Retail sales staff can use LightSpeed Mobile to connect to a LightSpeed database and process sales from anywhere in the store with an iPod Touch and a Linea Pro "sled" - the same mobile hardware employed by Apple in its retail stores - which adds the ability to scan bar codes and swipe credit cards. This provides customers with an efficient, personalized shopping experience. Once the payment is approved, customers simply sign on-screen and receive their receipt instantly by email.
"Before LightSpeed Mobile, integration between mobile retail and the POS and inventory systems was limited to big-box players with high-priced custom systems," said Dax Dasilva, founder and CEO of Xsilva Systems. "LightSpeed Mobile brings personal retailing to all retailers at a price that's affordable. Store staff can capture the moment when interest in the purchase is at its peak with one-to-one service that builds customer rapport and loyalty."
To see LightSpeed Mobile in action, please visit www.xsilva.com/mobile or www.youtube.com/user/xsilvasystems to view two video ads that show how a boutique's retail staff engage with their customers and experience the benefits of LightSpeed Mobile.
The LightSpeed Mobile app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store. Please visit www.xsilva.com/mobile for more information.
A Comprehensive Solution
LightSpeed Mobile is an extension of LightSpeed 3.2, the new version of Xsilva's flagship retail platform now available that features significant speed improvements in its POS and multi-store processes. LightSpeed combines Mac innovation with powerful business logic to offer comprehensive and easy-to-use tools for retail stores, such as a touch-screen POS for fast front-counter sales and a tightly integrated Web Store for selling online. It also features a back-office browser that simplifies purchasing and inventory management to save time and money. Tens of thousands of licensed users at retail operations around the world rely on LightSpeed to drive their businesses.
Details and features
The LightSpeed Mobile app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for only $19.99 USD and requires a LightSpeed Server, which can be purchased separately from www.xsilva.com. However, to take advantage of Mobile's full capabilities, retailers must also purchase the LightSpeed Mobile Hardware Kit for $549. Compatible with the iPod Touch 2G and 3G, the kit includes the Linea Pro sled and charging cable.
With this comprehensive package, retail staff can engage with customers anywhere in the store over a wi-fi, 3G or VPN connection to:
- Create new invoices;
- Perform inventory lookups;
- Select a customer or enter a walk in;
- Scan products with Linea Pro hardware;
- Process credit card payments;
- Accept signatures on-screen; and
- Email receipts.
LightSpeed Mobile with Linea Pro works with iPod Touch 2G and 3G models only and requires iOS 4.0.2 or higher. While LightSpeed Mobile can be used on the iPod Touch 4G and iPhone 3G/3GS/4G, the Mobile Hardware Kit is not yet compatible. Demonstrations of LightSpeed Mobile will also be taking place at select LightSpeed resellers and Apple Stores. For dates and locations, please visit www.xsilva.com.
To learn more about LightSpeed 3.2 and LightSpeed Mobile, please visit www.xsilva.com.
About Xsilva Systems
Xsilva Systems makes a comprehensive suite of retail tools under the LightSpeed brand that are tailored to the Mac platform and intended to help individual retailers and small retail chains grow and manage their businesses more effectively. LightSpeed makes managing a retail business as easy as click, drag and drop, and features a powerful front-counter point of sale solution. It also 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. Add-on module LightSpeed Web Store allows retailers to generate and maintain a fully customizable PHP- and CSS-based e-commerce site from their LightSpeed database.
For more information on Xsilva Systems, please visit www.xsilva.com.
"LightSpeed" is a trademark of Xsilva Systems Inc. The names of other companies or products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.