The Complete iPad POS System for Retailers

iPad POS for
Your Store

Lightspeed OnSite for iPad POS brings the Lightspeed point of sale experience to Apple's acclaimed iPad tablet platform, allowing retailers to showcase their products with Show & Tell and process transactions anywhere. The Lightspeed iPad POS is retail's first interactive point of sale system, combining next-level personalized selling with inventory scanning, wireless payments and the powerful retail workflows of Lightspeed.

Seeing is believing. Try Lightspeed in your store today.

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Show Your Stuff Off on iPad

The Lightspeed iPad POS system features Show & Tell™, allowing sales reps to use an iPad to share expanded product details and up to five zoomed images on a stylish curtained backdrop. Switch between showcasing and selling seamlessly, invoicing any product in Show & Tell with a single tap. Outfit your team with this interactive sales tool and start showing your stuff with our iPad POS.

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Sell Anything, Anywhere.

Have the freedom to create new invoices, enter customer information, process gift cards, and perform inventory lookups at your front counter, on your showroom floor or even beyond your store at a sales event. Process payments anywhere the iPad POS takes you, accept signatures on-screen, and email or wirelessly print receipts.

The Lightspeed iPad POS is compatible with the Socket barcode scanner, iDynamo credit card swipe, and the Ingenico i6580 terminal for wirelessly processing credit and debit transactions.

Cross-Sell Effortlessly

Make cross-selling easier than ever for your sales reps. Find the perfect related purchases with the Related Product list or with Button Mode, which allows reps to search and browse popular items in visual categories.
No extra training required.

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Features

  • Create New Invoices
    Start a new invoice with one tap, with the ability to add products, customers and notes.
  • Perform Inventory Lookups
    Find out what’s in stock, what’s on reserve and what’s on order for any product. Lightspeed OnSite can support hundreds of thousands of product records.
  • Button Mode
    Use Button Mode to search and browse related products within different categories. Double-tap to add an item to the invoice.
  • Related Products
    When previewing a product, see a list of related products that are linked for easy cross-selling.
  • Show & Tell
    Show customers up to five expanded images and specifications for a product.
  • Scan Inventory
    Scan product barcodes and serial numbers with a Socket scanner. Edit descriptions, quantities, prices and discounts.
  • Return Invoices
    You can provide invoice returns and process credit card returns and voids.
  • Select or Create a Customer
    Select an existing Customer, or create a new one, right
    on your iPad.
  • Process Payments and Accept Signatures
    Enter or swipe credit cards with an iDynamo or external Ingenico payment terminal, and process with the credit card partner of your choice. Once a payment is processed, customers can sign on-screen with a finger or stylus.
  • Gift Cards
    Sell, activate, redeem and recharge gift cards.
  • Print or Email Receipts
    Receipts can be printed wirelessly or emailed instantly.

Lightspeed OnSite for iPad is a free download from the App Store and requires an available user license on your Lightspeed Server.

Lightspeed Server installs on a Mac at each of your store locations, allowing your business to run securely and at top speed, no matter how many locations you open. Mix and match Lightspeed OnSite clients running on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and design the perfect retail experience to delight customers and improve your bottom line.

Saturdays Surf NYC

To say that Saturdays is a surf shop is a bit like saying New York is a city. True, but that just doesn't cover it. Bringing a cool marine aesthetic to their SoHo boutique, Saturdays sells boards, books, wetsuits, and wax, along with a line of menswear they also design and manufacture. And they bring it all together with Lightspeed OnSite and Lightspeed OnSite for iPad.

Lightspeed OnSite for iPad allows us to show the customer what we have in store, on the spot. In just a few taps they're out the door with everything they love.

Seeing is believing. Try Lightspeed in your store today.

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The Lightspeed POS Family

Select the iPad POS solution that's integrated with Lightspeed OnSite, the complete solution for growing iGeneration retailers. The Lightspeed OnSite family of retail point of sale tools offers powerful inventory and business workflows for Mac, Mobile and eCommerce. And now, Lightspeed OnSite for iPad rewrites the retail playbook by adding the flexibility to showcase and sell anywhere using iPad. Lightspeed solutions are multi-user, multi-store and extensible through our developer API, so your software will never limit your retail aspirations.

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FAQs

  • Lightspeed OnSite for iPad FAQ

    What is Lightspeed OnSite for iPad?

    Lightspeed OnSite for iPad brings the Lightspeed Point of Sale experience to Apple's acclaimed tablet platform, allowing retailers to showcase their products with Show & Tell and process transactions anywhere. Lightspeed OnSite for iPad is retail's first interactive point of sale system, combining next-level personalized selling with inventory scanning, wireless payments and the powerful retail workflows of Lightspeed. Invoices are saved in Lightspeed, which includes backend retail management features like purchasing and reporting in a comprehensive and easy-to-use Mac desktop app.

    What are the main features?

      Lightspeed OnSite for iPad offers the ability to:
    • Create New Invoices
    • Perform Inventory Lookups
    • Show & Tell
    • Scan Inventory
    • Return Invoices
    • Select or Create a Customer
    • Process Payments and Accept Signatures
    • Sell and Redeem Gift Cards
    • Print or Email Receipts
    • Button Mode
    • Related Products / Cross Selling
    • Hardware Integration 7ci

    What does it cost?

    Lightspeed OnSite for iPad is a free download on the App Store. A Lightspeed Server with 1 available user license per Lightspeed OnSite for iPad client is required. Lightspeed Server licenses start at $749 USD for a single user. Please view our Lightspeed OnSite for iPad bundle packages on our pricing page.

    Can you use it without owning Lightspeed OnSite?

    Lightspeed OnSite for iPad requires you to log into a licensed Lightspeed Server running on a Mac. However, you can test drive Lightspeed OnSite for iPad with the 30 Day Demo of Lightspeed.

    Do I need a Mac?

    Yes. Lightspeed Server requires a Mac to run on. The Lightspeed OnSite for Mac desktop app is also required to do your setup and configuration as well as backend administration functions such as inventory management and reporting. Lightspeed OnSite for iPad 1.0 also requires the Lightspeed for Mac desktop app for completing returns and exchanges. This functionality has been included in Lightspeed OnSite for iPad 1.2. If you own a 1 user license of Lightspeed, you can log out of Lightspeed OnSite for iPad to run the Lightspeed for Mac desktop app to perform backend administration functions or returns/exchanges.

  • Configuration + Licensing

    What version of Lightspeed OnSite is required?

    Lightspeed OnSite 3.6 is required for Lightspeed OnSite for iPad.

    How does Lightspeed OnSite for iPad connect to a Lightspeed OnSite database?

    Lightspeed OnSite for iPad can connect to a Lightspeed database over Wi-fi, 3G or over a VPN.

    Does Lightspeed OnSite for iPad count as a user license when logged into the Lightspeed OnSite database?

    Yes. You need a Lightspeed Server with 1 available user license per Lightspeed OnSite for iPad client. For example: A 5-User Lightspeed Server can allow concurrent logins from up to 5 Mac, iPad or Mobile clients at one time. It is recommended that you upgrade your Lightspeed installation to accommodate any additional Lightspeed OnSite for iPad clients.

    How do I keep my Lightspeed OnSite for iPad app up-to-date?

    Periodically, Lightspeed OnSite for iPad updates through the App Store will become available for download. Unless otherwise stated, you would not need to update your Lightspeed installation for Mac.

  • Hardware

    What hardware is available for Lightspeed OnSite for iPad?

    Lightspeed OnSite for iPad is compatible with the 7xi/7ci Socket barcode scanner, iDynamo credit card swipe and the Ingenico i6580 terminal for wirelessly processing credit and debit transactions.

    Where can I buy it?

    The Socket barcode scanner can be purchased from your local Lightspeed Reseller, from Lightspeed Sales or on our online store. The iDynamo is available through credit card processing partner Merchant Warehouse. The Ingenico i6580 is available through several of our credit card processing partners. Contact your provider for more info.

    Which Apple products does the Lightspeed OnSite for iPad work with?

    Lightspeed OnSite for iPad works with iPad and iPad 2. iOS 5 or higher is required.

    Can I use Lightspeed OnSite for iPad without any external hardware?

    Yes, but you will not be able to scan product barcodes or swipe credit cards. However you can search for products and process credit cards manually.

    Can I use the Lightspeed OnSite for iPad with other iPad, iPhone or iPod scanners or credit card swipes?

    No, not at this time.

  • Functionality

    Can I connect to a Lightspeed Server with Bonjour?

    Yes, Lightspeed OnSite for iPad will allow you to find and connect to Lightspeed installations and demos on your wireless network over Bonjour.

    Can I search for customers in my Lightspeed OnSite database and attach them to an invoice?

    Yes.

    Can I enter a Walk In customer?

    Yes.

    Can I sell products with serial numbers?

    Yes, serial numbers can be scanned with a Socket scanner or entered manually.

    Can I use gift cards?

    Lightspeed OnSite for iPad can sell, activate, redeem and recharge gift cards.

    Can I change the salesperson or tax code on an invoice?

    Yes.

    Can I apply a discount across all line items on an invoice?

    Yes.

    Can i enter printed and internal notes on an invoice?

    Yes.

    Can I do returns?

    Yes.

    What barcodes can be read by the Socket scanner?

    The Socket scanner can read UPC barcodes printed on product boxes as well as Code 39 (C39) barcodes generated by Lightspeed OnSite's Print Product Labels feature.

    Can I edit line items on an invoice?

    Yes, you can edit quantities, selling prices, discounts and product descriptions.

  • Receipts

    Can I email receipts?

    Lightspeed OnSite for iPad can email receipts to customers if the Mail Server is configured in the Lightspeed OnSite setup panel. Emails are sent via Lightspeed Server.

    Can I print receipts?

    Lightspeed OnSite for iPad can print receipts via Lightspeed Server to select local or networked Star Micronics printers. Simply select a printer in the Setup panel on Lightspeed OnSite for iPad.

  • Payments

    Can customers pay by credit or debit card?

    Yes. You must have a valid payment processing account set up in Lightspeed OnSite to process credit card transactions. PIN-based debit transactions require a supported external payment terminal, such as the Ingenico i6580 payment terminal.

    How do customers sign for their purchase?

    Customers can sign for their purchase on-screen in Lightspeed OnSite for iPad with their finger or by using a stylus, and their receipt is emailed to them at the end of the transaction.

    What payment processors are supported?

    Lightspeed OnSite for iPad processes card payments on the Lightspeed Server, so it supports all processors supported by Lightspeed. These processors include Axia, Merchant Warehouse, Authorize.net and Tyro Payments. At this time, payment processing is only available for U.S. customers and for Australian customers using Tyro Payments. Read the Tyro Payments FAQ for more information on using Lightspeed OnSite for iPad in Australia. Lightspeed is currently exploring processing options for international installations.

    How do i assign a payment terminal to an iPad?

    Simply select a payment terminal set up via Lightspeed Server in the Setup panel on Lightspeed OnSite for iPad. Multiple iPads can be set up to share the same payment terminal.

    Can Lightspeed OnSite for iPad kick a cash drawer?

    Yes, Lightspeed OnSite for iPad can kick cash drawers connected via a Star Micronics receipt printer.

    Can I use Lightspeed OnSite for iPad with the Tills feature in Lightspeed OnSite?

    Yes, Lightspeed OnSite for iPad can join a till and process payments if the Tills feature is enabled in Lightspeed.

Compatibility

  • iPad, iPad 2 or 3rd-generation iPad
  • The Lightspeed OnSite for iPad app
    requires an iPad running iOS 5 or higher
  • Lightspeed OnSite for iPad app
  • Available on the iTunes App Store™
  • Lightspeed Server with 1 available user license
    per Lightspeed OnSite for iPad client
  • Available from Lightspeed Sales
    or a local Lightspeed reseller
  • Point of Sale Hardware
  • Socket Mobile CHS 7Xi or 7Ci Bluetooth cordless scanner
  • iDynamo credit card swipe
    (Available from Merchant Warehouse)
  • Ingenico i6580 payment terminal
    (Available from select credit card processing partners)
  • Magtek iDynamo credit card swiper from Merchant Warehouse

Seeing is believing. Try Lightspeed in your store today.

Attend a Live Walkthrough > Request a Quote >