Cloud-Powered Point of Sale
The literal definition of cloud, or "cloud computing" is the delivery of computing and storage capacity as a service (wikipedia).
In more human-scale terms, cloud computing offers the power of massively reliable server infrastructure at small fraction of the cost of actually owning and maintaining that infrastructure.
You get all the power of a enterprise-grade data center and IT staff for a tiny fraction of what enterprises spend to have the same power.
Lightspeed Retail uses infrastructure hosted by best-of-breed cloud computing providers and we've layered our infrastructure so even a major outage at one of our providers won't affect our customers.
To get started with your point of sale you simply need to sign-up for an account, answer a few quick questions and start ringing up sales.
Lightspeed Retail works on all the major platforms (Windows, Mac or Linux) with an up-to-date browser (Firefox or Chrome are recommended).
The most compelling argument for a cloud-based point of sale system is the simplicity that comes with it. The time you spend with our browser-hosted system will be drastically reduced compared to time spent on a traditional point of sale system.
We have layers and layers of backups — redundant hardware, redundant servers, redundant data centers, hourly backups and multiple nightly off-site backups.
No more upgrade fees or messing with what version goes where. We take care of all the updates. You just log in and enjoy the latest release of Lightspeed Retail Point of Sale.
Got Internet? Then you have your point of sale wherever you are. Check in on your shop in a snap.
Lightspeed Retail provides customers a free dial-up backup service that so you can use your conventional phone line as a backup if your usual Internet connection goes down. An alternative backup strategy is to use a wireless data connection or smart-phone tethering mobile phone provider as redundant connection.
Have questions? Get in touch to learn about all the different ways we make sure you're always ready for business!