Partnership to drive value for CSGA members as global commerce leader pioneers revolutionary direct integration of small and medium-sized businesses with industry-leading suppliers

Lightspeed (NYSE: LSPD) (TSX: LSPD), a leading provider of cloud-based, omnichannel commerce platforms, has entered into partnership with the Canadian Sporting Goods Association [CSGA]. The alliance will provide CSGA members discounted access to the Lightspeed platform, including the recently-launched Supplier Network. The fully-integrated stock ordering solution transforms supply chain management for SMBs, democratizing access to the strategic inventory visibility once reserved predominantly for enterprise retail and eCommerce giants as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to place pressure on supply chains in 2021. 

The direct integration between businesses and brands provides merchants with an automatically updating supplier catalog system, easy order management tools and automated shipment handling directly within Lightspeed’s cloud-based platform. Lightspeed’s Supplier Network enables SMBs to more easily adopt a demand-focused inventory model to remain nimble, placing independent businesses on equal footing with large chains while providing suppliers access to ready-to-buy customer base and real-time sell-through data. 

“Lightspeed is thrilled to partner with the CSGA as we launch our revolutionary Supplier Network. Enabling sporting goods industry businesses to take control of their supply chain,  discover new products and more easily sell online is key to our mission to level the playing field for SMBs,” says Peter Dougherty, Vice President of Partnerships for Lightspeed.  

“Partnering with Lightspeed, a leading and global provider of advanced omnichannel commerce platforms for high-performing businesses, will drive incredible value to our industry,” says Julian Savory, President and CEO of the CSGA. “The Lightspeed Supplier Network is a game-changer for the sporting goods industry and we are proud to help bring this service to our members.” 

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About Lightspeed

Lightspeed (NYSE and TSX: LSPD) powers complex small and medium-sized businesses with its cloud-based, omnichannel commerce platforms in over 100 countries. With smart, scalable and dependable point of sale systems, Lightspeed provides all-in-one solutions that drive innovation and digital transformation within the retail, hospitality and golf industries. Its product suite enables SMBs to sell across channels, manage operations, engage with consumers, accept payments and ultimately grow their business.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Lightspeed is trusted by favorite local businesses worldwide, where communities go to shop and dine. Lightspeed has staff located in Canada, USA, Europe, and Australia.

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About Canadian Sporting Goods Association [CSGA]

The CSGA is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation to represent the over 9,800 businesses involved in Canada’s 15B sporting goods industry to its stakeholders locally and internationally.

For more information visit: Canada’s Sporting Goods Industry Hub

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