Lightspeed Retail POS Integration
Is your Point Of Sale software communicating with your e-commerce business? If not, you could be losing money.
We can integrate Lightspeed Retail with your online store, allowing your two systems to work as one. Our Integrator enables communication between Lightspeed and your website so that information is updated quickly and easily.
Whether your e-commerce business has been built on a Bigcommerce, Magento, Shopify or WooCommerce platform, we can help. Our integrator is designed to work with many platforms. Simply select your desired platform and purchase your Lightspeed POS integrator.
Benefits of Modern Retail’s Integrator:
Aside from making your life a whole lot easier, following are a few things that our integrator can do:
- Pull product catalog updates from your Lightspeed POS system and send it to your website.
- Send completed order and customer information to your POS system.
- Provide up-to-date pricing and inventory information with no intervention from you.
- Allow editing of information coming from your Lightspeed POS system so you can merchandise products in a way that sells online.
The bottom line is that integrating your Lightspeed POS system saves you time, improves efficiencies and increases your customer satisfaction.
What does the setup fee cover?
Modern Retail will work with you to get our Integrator installed on your server. We’ll also work with Lightspeed to setup the connection between it and your website.
What does the monthly fee cover?
This fee includes ongoing support and updates. If you are experiencing a problem with your integration at any time, submit a Support Request and we are happy to help you out.
How long does the setup and integration take?
It will take us around 2 weeks to do the Lightspeed integration.
Can you integrate my Lightspeed On-Premise POS?
No. We only integrate Lightspeed’s cloud-based Point of Sale.
Do you automatically map the categories from Lightspeed to the e-commerce platform?
No. Instead the products will flow from Lightspeed to the e-commerce platform where you can assign the appropriate website category. This allows you to name and organize the products in Lightspeed differently than from your website, giving you ultimate flexibility.
Can my web developer install the Integrator?
Yes. We can provide instructions on how to install the Integrator on your systems.
I don’t want to install your Integrator. Will you do it for me?
Yes. No problem.
Are coupons, gift certificates and loyalty programs also integrated?
No. Our Integrator keeps the inventory in-sync with Lightspeed, and passes down orders and customer information to Lightspeed, but at this time, it does not integrate coupons, gift certificates or loyalty programs.
What do you update once a product has been added?
Typically only Price, Inventory (QOH) and UPC’s are updated.
Can I override the price and inventory in the e-commerce platform?
No. We definitely have a master-slave approach when it comes to prices and inventory. Lightspeed is the master and your website is the slave. Pricing and Inventory changes are always made in Lightspeed and they flow from the Lightspeed webstore to your website. All other variables can be changed and merchandised in your e-commerce platform.
I do not like how my products are named in Lightspeed. Can they be changed on the website? Can I modify the description?
Yes. You can change the product name and descriptions within your e-commerce platform. Modern Retail likes to say you can “merchandise” your products the way you like to see them online by editing the product details in your e-commerce platform.
Do I upload my images in Lightspeed?
No. You upload images directly within the e-commerce platform.
I have a bunch of products in my site already. Will your Integrator connect the products that are already there to Lightspeed?
No. I’m sorry this is far more complicated than it might seem. When products are added through this integration, a “connection” is made to the products in Lightspeed. If you have already added products to your e-commerce system, then there is nothing to connect them to Lightspeed. Theoretically it might be possible to figure out these connections, but it is not something we could do within the scope of your project. Frankly, you’re probably better off adding all new products using our Integrator than trying to figure out how to connect all of your old products.
Are there restrictions on what data can be integrated commonly?
There is no limit to how much data you can “push” with Modern Retail, although there might be a limit from Lightspeed (these limits are generally set pretty high).
What type of access do you need for Lightspeed and for WooCommerce?
From Lightspeed, we should only need your API key.
Does your integration create new attribute values such as color and size in Magento?
Yes. We will automatically create these new attributes in Magento.
Does your Integrator create Configurable Products in addition to Simple Products?
Yes. Our integration will automatically create the Configurable Products in Magento and assign the Associated Simple Products to it.
You are telling me you will automatically create the Configurable and Simple Products and associate them together?
My data in Lightspeed is a mess, and I have used a zillion different colors. Can I map colors so all these attributes aren’t created in Magento?
Yes. If you have for example 20 different names for the color blue in Lightspeed, they can all be mapped to a single color “Blue” in Magento.
When Simple Products are assigned to Configurable Products, will the status automatically be set to "not visible individually"?
If you need help with your Lightspeed POS Integrator, Modern Retail is here to help. There are a couple of ways to get support. Please try our Help & Resource Center first as you will find a wealth of information available at your fingertips.
Help & Resource Center
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