Top 7 Add-Ons For Lightspeed Restaurant POS
Welcome to another round of the POS integration Hunger Games! Previously, we witnessed the battle of many POS systems’ add-ons: Revel, Shopify, Vend, Breadcrumb, ShopKeep, and NCR Silver. This week, Lightspeed POS (Restaurant edition) will join these hallowed ranks.
Founded in Montreal, Lightspeed is an established POS provider that offers two distinct systems: Lightspeed Retail (which we will cover next week) and Lightspeed Restaurant (the focus of this article). If a parent company is big enough to create and manage two very different POS systems, that’s saying something. Lightspeed processes over $15 billion in transactions annually and power over 40,000 businesses in 100 countries.
If you have chosen Lightspeed POS, you have sided with a tried-and-true system. Congrats! Now it is time for you to take advantage of the many integrations and add-ons at your disposal. So without further ado, let’s dive in and take a look at the highest-rated Lightspeed POS integrations:
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Bizfi has truly earned its rank as the highest-rated financing integration for Lightspeed Restaurant; this company helps small businesses get competitive offers from leading alternative lending companies.
Services include assistance with:
- Short-term financing
- Medium-term financing
- SBA loans
- Equipment financing
- Invoice financing
- Franchise financing
- Medical financing
- Line of credit
Bizfi tries to make the funding process as quick and painless as possible by telling you – in less than 30 seconds – if you qualify for financing before you fill out a whole application form. The app checks your approval amounts, term, and repayment options. Then, all you have to do is upload your documents. In as little as 24 hours, you can have funds deposited directly into your bank account. If you are really on the hunt for funds, you can even shop multiple offers at once to guarantee you get the money you need when you need it.
The Takeaway: Bizfi provides fast and effective financing assistance that is revolutionizing the way small businesses can access funding.
Gourmetmiles has created an easy-to-use and useful loyalty platform for restaurateurs.
Gourmetmiles generates a means for restaurant owners to receive feedback from their customers. All customers have to do is download the Gourmetmiles loyalty app. If they have made any purchases at your restaurant, they can use the app to scan the QR code on their receipt; then they can reap literal rewards based on how much they spent.
The key to any loyalty app worth its salt is analytics. Gourmetmiles’ analytics feature allows you to view reviews and ratings so you can know how your restaurant is rated overall, who your loyal supporters are, and what customers are saying about you. You can access all of this data from any computer through your Gourmetmiles Restaurant Portal, though if you feel more comfortable with the simplicity of Microsoft Excel, you can export your data into Excel and file, arrange, or filter data in whatever way you please.
Gourmetmiles ensures that the feedback you receive is accurate by accepting comments from paying customers only (you won’t be plagued by internet trolls who have never stepped foot in your restaurant).
The Takeaway: Gourmetmiles helps inspire loyalty in your customers and provides you with actionable data, loyalty, and much-needed feedback.
Mobile/Online Ordering: EasyOrder
EasyOrder is the best mobile/online ordering option that Lightspeed Restaurant POS offers.
This app allows you to establish a webshop and set up your restaurant on all mobile platforms (iOS, Android, and Windows devices). Any orders you receive through the app are automatically forwarded directly to your POS system – you can even link your label printer with the app so orders received via the app or website can be printed automatically.
All of the platforms are linked to your dashboard so any changes you make – customizing products, altering prices, adding photos, or inserting information about allergens – are automatically put into action on both the app and website. Other features include customer management, sales statistics, and continuous updates.
The Takeaway: EasyOrder offers an ordering system that levels the playing field against big-name franchises.
Inventory Management: MarketMan
MarketMan is a simple but effective solution for managing restaurant food costs.
This integration helps restaurateurs plan and budget menu items, preparations, and ingredients; it also provides information about which items make you more or less money. MarketMan allows you to quantify your inventory and calculate its value in real time). You can even access inventory accounts on a mobile device.
By keeping an accurate count, you can track waste and theft. MarketMan sends you alerts when your inventory is low and develops reports on actual vs. theoretical food cost – all accessible and up to date on the dashboard. The MarketMan app can also be used to form an order guide/order sheet so you can speed up the ordering process (while also tracking substitutions or shortages).
The Takeaway: MarketMan makes inventory management a painless process.
Payment Processing: Cayan
Cayan allows merchants to accept payment online, via traditional processing terminals, cloud-based POS systems, or on mobile devices. This integration processes all payment types, including credit, debit, chip cards, gift cards, and mobile payments. With Cayan, customers can swipe anytime to speed up transaction times, tip and sign digitally, and receive cash back.
Healthcare spending accounts are also accepted and SIGIS eligible purchase validation is supported. If customers seem to be on a roll in terms of spending, you can set up splash screen ads that target their spending. To learn more about Cayan’s features, take a look at our review.
The Takeaway: Cayan offers easily navigable solutions for payment processing that keep things running smoothly on both ends of the transactions.
Implementation Services: Boomtown
Boomtown is the only implementation services integration offered by Lightspeed Restaurant POS (and honestly the first one I’ve ever heard of). If you don’t know what implementation services are off the top of your head, you’re not alone; to put it simply, though, implementation services are basically tech support.
Boomtown’s catch phrase is “Help is just 1 minute away, 24 hours a day.” You get to choose how to contact a technology expert (via text message, chat, or live video chat). The company is available 24/7/365 and can even send out a local tech expert to help you out in emergencies. If you are opening a new location and want your technology to be installed properly, they are ready and willing to standardize and install whatever you need.
The Takeaway: Boomtown offers a unique and innovative service that is much needed in technology-reliant times like these.
Delivery Management: Orderlord
***ONLY IN EUROPE***
Orderlord, the sole integration in its category, supervises the delivery of orders to your customers.
This add-on aims to reduce late deliveries. Orders that come in from your website, over the phone, or by other ordering platforms flood into a single dashboard. The app helps you plan deliveries by location and time frame. It also displays a real-time overview and sends automatic messages to keep your customers up to speed on the status of their order.
You can use the analytics feature of the app to identify improvements that could be made in the delivery or team performance process. Via Orderlord, drivers are guided to the fastest routes, can message customers if they are running late, and receive instant information on every order they deliver.
The Takeaway: Orderlord dominates the delivery playing field and enables you to give your customers exemplary and timely delivery services.
So what are your thoughts? Have any suggestions or questions? Give us a holler!