by Seth Herr
Here at Bike Index, providing fast, simple, and free bike registration is the core of what we do because we know it's a huge part of keeping bikes safe. We work closely with bike shops to provide their customers with registration that's free, simple, and effective because we know most bicycle owners don't bother to register their bikes on their own.
This is why we’re proud to announce Lightspeed Retail now recommends our integration. The Bike Index is one of Lightspeed's Great tools for bicycle retailers on their add-on page. When integrated with Lightspeed Retail, our tool allows shops to automatically register the bikes they sell.
To learn more about Lightspeed Retail and the services they offer bike stores, check out their bike shop page.
We're committed to partnering with as many bike shops as we can and making bike registration as easy as possible. Activating integration between Lightspeed Retail and Bike Index is simple and takes just a few clicks of the mouse.
You can watch a video of the process and get step-by-step instructions by visiting our information page for retailers.
I started the Bike Index because I wanted to register bikes for my customers at the shop where I worked — with this integration, we're finally able to give shops a way to register bikes without any hassle.
If you're interested in technical details behind this integration—we've provided automatic registration integration with Lightspeed since May, but prior to now, this integration was difficult to set up and wasn't easy for shops (or us) to use. We worked with Lightspeed as they updated core aspects of how external services connect with them. We now use their new OAuth interface for authentication and we revamped the process for bike shops to make it much easier to sign up.