What is an EPOS system?
Traditionally a system for processing sales, today’s EPOS system does so much more. Although transactions are processed on an EPOS system, restaurants and retail stores now use EPOS systems as business management tools. An EPOS can provide the data you need to make better business decisions, help you improve the customer experience, automate repetitive tasks and streamline daily processes. Opening your first location? Switching from another system? An EPOS system is the tool that can help your business grow.
EPOS systems today offer many features, but Lightspeed’s systems offer something truly unique. Cloud-based and mobile, our EPOS systems help retailers and restaurateurs bring their customer experience to the next level.
Retail EPOS system
For retailers, our EPOS offers many elements not found in other systems. We offer the opportunity to sell online and in a brick-and-mortar from one system. Whereas other EPOS systems may have reporting tools, our system offers deep analytics that provide actionable data that’ll help retailers better manage and grow their business. Our progressive inventory management tools such as integrated catalogs and preset reorder points are sure to streamline business practices for all retailers.
Restaurant EPOS system
Lightspeed stands out from other EPOS systems by simplifying the work of restaurateurs and their staff. Whether you have a cafe, a QSR business, a stand-alone restaurant or a restaurant based in a hotel, our system simplifies the complex and saves you time at the end of a long day. Plus, we offer incredible and useful add-ons such as a kitchen display and kiosk option that’ll make running your business even easier.
A simple and modern-looking iPad EPOS
Nothing like traditional bulky systems, Lightspeed’s point of sale system will add a modern touch to your retail store. Your new staff can master the user-friendly software in no time, saving you much training time and money.
Must-have Retail ePOS system features
Sell online and in-store from one platform, centralizing your customer data, sales data and inventory data. What does that mean for you? One source of information to see exactly how all sales channels are performing and all customers shopping on your sales channels, so you avoid the confusion brought on by using systems that aren’t integrated.
Reporting and analytics
The data retailers have to base their decisions on is critical. Whether you have one or several stores, your data remains centralised in a single platform with Lightspeed. Knowing which inventory is selling, which isn’t, which employees sell the most and at what periods, may change the entire direction your business takes. Although most ePOS systems offer some sort of reports, Lightspeed’s reporting and analytics tools are advanced and offer true insight into the details of your store.
Your inventory is the cornerstone of your business. Managing that inventory properly is a major part of ensuring that your store is successful, and our ePOS can help you do just that. From creating purchase orders directly in the system to tracking serial numbers and unit costs, and establishing stock reorder points to know when you should send a new order to your vendors — you’ll ensure you always have the right items on your shelves.
Must-have Restaurant ePOS system features
Adjustable floor layout
Nothing ever stays the same for long — as the evening progresses, your floor layout may change. Our ePOS system floor layout is easily adjustable (simply tap and drag) so your staff knows exactly where to bring the orders.
Tableside ordering and payments
The experience you give your guests can make or break your business. With Lightspeed’s ePOS, your wait staff take orders at the table and send them directly to the kitchen, bar or salad station, so the preparation can start before the server has even left the customer’s side. Not only does this speed up the time it will take for them to get their order, but you'll eliminate mistakes. When the meal’s over, your staff can take payments wherever patrons happen to be (at the table? at the bar?) and quickly split or combine bills.
Cloud-based responsive system
With a cloud-based system, your data is available to you whether you’re at work, at home, or on the road. Access your end-of-day reports and sales data and employee information and even make menu adjustments in minutes from anywhere you happen to be.
Keep your business running even when WIFI is down...
In the event your internet connection goes down, our restaurant EPOS system offers a local server that saves all your data, so you can keep running your restaurant efficiently and reliably. Once your internet connection comes back, your saved data is pushed to the cloud.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of hardware is offered with Lightspeed ePOS?
With its sleek and simple-to-use iPad hardware, Lightspeed will give you all the necessary tools to run a successful retail business. Lightspeed offers hardware such as label printers, cash drawers, barcode scanners, card swipes, and more.
Why should I switch to Lightspeed ePOS?
Lightspeed Retail is a cloud-based iPad ePOS system that can be accessed anywhere, anytime. With an iPad in hand, your sales associates can conduct sales anywhere in your store and check if certain items are in stock, while still staying with customers. Plus, with its multi-store capability, you can view inventory levels across all locations. If you’re looking into expanding your business online, Lightspeed eCom can make your life easier with a fully integrated web store that can handle your in-store and online inventory from a single platform. Lightspeed powers more than 50,000 businesses in over 100 countries, processing over £12 billion in transactions annually.
How much does Lightspeed cost?
Lightspeed POS offers several convenient pricing packages to fit your retail business needs whether you own a small, medium, or large-sized business.