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Introducing Lightspeed

Thrive now offers eCommerce stores that are integrated with Lightspeed.

Lightspeed – Where Retail & eCommerce Merge

As any competitive retailer knows, having a bricks and mortar store is no longer enough – you have to be online too. But how do you ensure your inventory is accurate and up to date?

Thrive now offers Lightspeed e-commerce, here on the Gold Coast. Previously called Vend, Lightspeed actively helps retail businesses launch their products into new markets while allowing them to manage their online and instore.


What is Lightspeed?

Lightspeed is a POS system or Point of Sale system that allows retailers to process transactions and keep inventory synchronised across both eCommerce and physical stores.

What are the benefits of integrating Lightspeed ecommerce gold coast for your physical and eCommerce stores?

  • Consumers are more closely connected with your business if there are more options available.
  • It can also help reduce the hassle of shipping. Ecommerce websites give you the flexibility to be open 24 hours a day, where consumers can buy online and later collect their products from your physical store.
  • Centralised stock maintenance is a huge advantage! If a product gets sold online, you can separate that product from your physical store stock and later process the shipment.
  • Inventory management and planning will be another strong advantage, as both online and offline orders reduce the same inventory.


Advantages of Lightspeed eCommerce integration

One of the main advantages is that Lightspeed integration eliminates the need for double data entry! Web orders are downloaded to the Lightspeed POS system and work entirely through an automatic scheduler. The whole process of automated synchronisation significantly reduces the labour cost and data entry errors. With Omnichannel Commerce Lightspeed integration with eCommerce, stock levels are always accurate across all channels, whether that is in an online shopping cart or marketplaces.

This integration is useful if you run a physical store and an online store from one location. Regardless of the way your customers are shopping, whether in your physical store, mobile devices, or desktops you can offer the same consistent high quality service.

The automated synchronisation enables you to enter the product information, stock levels and prices from Lightspeed Retail POS to your eCommerce stores and automatically sends web sales and customer data into your Lightspeed Point of Sales (POS) System.


Are you based on the Gold Coast and want to know if Lightspeed eCommerce is right for you? Send us a message, we’d love to hear from you.
Dean Oakley

Written by Dean Oakley

Dean founded Thrive Digital in 2006 and has worked in the design and development space ever since. He received 1st Class Honours in a Bachelor of IT and oversees all technical aspects of our projects.