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LightSpeed Web Store 2.0 from Xsilva Systems gives retailers visually stunning online presence.

E-commerce solution offers elegant design and intuitive interface

MONTREAL, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Xsilva Systems Inc., maker of a comprehensive suite of retail tools tailored for the Mac, today announced the expansion of the e-commerce capabilities of its flagship LightSpeed portfolio with the upcoming release of Web Store 2.0.

LightSpeed Web Store provides retailers with a visually stunning PHP- and CSS-based e-commerce site that engages online shoppers with fully customizable templates. Visitors to a retail site employing Web Store are greeted by rich product visuals and a clean design that delivers an elegant and stylish look and feel inspired by Apple Inc.'s online store.

For Web Store 2.0, Xsilva's development team has rebuilt the application from the ground up with a database-driven system that offers retailers a host of new features with an easy-to-use and intuitive interface. Web Store 2.0 features a SQL database server back end that allows individual customer accounts and secure customer logins. Customers can now create and manage their own accounts and easily track their history.

"With LightSpeed Web Store 2.0, we are offering retailers a host of new features that will enrich the customer shopping experience and increase revenue per customer, such as support for cross-selling of related products," said Dax Dasilva, founder, CEO and vice-president, development at Xsilva Systems. "Web Store 2.0 allows retailers to enhance their online presence with a solution that is easy to implement and maintain with the simple, click-drag-and-drop interface of LightSpeed."

LightSpeed Web Store is an add-on to Xsilva's popular LightSpeed suite of retail tools that is purchased separately. LightSpeed combines a powerful point-of-sale (POS) solution for front-counter retail with back-office functions such as inventory management, order processing and billing. A visual database of customers and products can easily be built by capturing images on the fly with an iSight camera, or by dragging and dropping images from the desktop or the web.

LightSpeed exports to popular accounting software packages from Intuit and MYOB for both Mac and Windows, and integrates seamlessly with Intuit's QuickBooks 2009 for Mac. LightSpeed also features USB hardware support for standard cash drawers, card readers and barcode readers that are operated by LightSpeed as one integrated solution.

Web Store 2.0 extends LightSpeed's capabilities to e-commerce with features that include:
 - An administrative panel built right into the LightSpeed application

 - Search-engine-optimized (SEO) pages

 - Support for cross-selling related products

 - Support for product options and multiple images

 - Real-time credit card processing

 - Real-time shipping calculations for UPS, FedEx and USPS

 - Wish lists

 - Service repair order (SRO) lookups




LightSpeed Web Store 2.0 will be generally available in January 2009 and will be unveiled at the Macworld Conference and Expo taking place January 5 to 9 in San Francisco. Transition details for existing customers will be made available in early December.

About Xsilva Systems

Xsilva Systems makes a comprehensive suite of retail tools under the LightSpeed brand that are tailored to the Mac platform and intended to help individual retailers and small retail chains grow and manage their businesses more effectively. LightSpeed makes managing a retail business as easy as click, drag and drop, and features a powerful front counter point of sale solution. It also features extensive quoting, ordering and invoicing capabilities, label and barcode printing, reporting, inventory management, customer profiling and tracking, credit-card processing, gift cards, multi-store lookups and stock transfers. Add-on module LightSpeed Web Store allows retailers to generate and maintain a fully customizable PHP- and CSS-based e-commerce site from their LightSpeed database.

For more information on LightSpeed and Lightspeed Web Store, please visit http://www.xsilva.com/.
 "LightSpeed" is a trademark of Xsilva Systems Inc. The names of other
 companies or products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their
 respective owners.



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