Merchant Warehouse & Xsilva to Demo LightSpeed Integration with MerchantWARE at NRF Big Show

Next generation POS system exclusively for the Mac now comes with end-to-end encryption solution for added security

BOSTON, MA — January 11, 2010 — Merchant Warehouse, a premier provider of merchant accounts and credit card processing solutions, and Xsilva Systems Inc., maker of LightSpeed®, a comprehensive suite of easy-to-use tools for retailers, today announced they will be demonstrating LightSpeed’s integration with MerchantWARE® Payment Gateway™ at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show, taking place at New York City’s Javits Convention Center on January 11-12th, 2010.

The partnership with Merchant Warehouse enables Xsilva to offer secure encrypted credit card processing in addition to its ground-breaking, innovative POS system. With the MerchantWARE gateway and encrypted card reader, merchants never actually transmit or store non-encrypted sensitive credit card information, giving merchants and Xsilva added peace of mind.

LightSpeed combines a powerful POS for front-counter retail with back-office functions such as inventory management, purchasing, order processing and reporting and encrypted credit card processing.

“MerchantWARE helps optimize our LightSpeed solution by providing secure credit card processing. Transactions are encrypted and secure using the payment gateway, so our customers can feel safe and secure,” said Ian Haugh, Director of Sales. “MerchantWARE provides additional assurance for us and our customers.”

LightSpeed POS is an ideal solution for single-stores, small-to-medium-sized retail chains and online retailers across a broad spectrum of verticals in the retail sector. MerchantWARE certified payment processing applications are designed to help developers and VARs create certified payment processing POS systems on the market. With LightSpeed and Merchant Warehouse MerchantWARE, Xsilva offers one of the most secure, comprehensive and intuitive retail POS systems available today. Come see a LightSpeed demo at NRF, Booth 2047, Jan. 11-12, 2010.

What: National Retail Federation’s 99th Annual Convention & EXPO

When: January 11-12, 2010

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center,

New York, NY

WHO: Merchant Warehouse enables merchants to process all forms of electronic payments including credit, debit, EBT, rewards and gift cards, and checks using any payment processing device. The MerchantWARE product suite enables independent software vendors (ISVs) and point-of-sale (POS) developers to enhance the value of their offerings by integrating certified, secure and easy-to-use payment processing solutions with POS systems.

Xsilva, maker of LightSpeed, a comprehensive suite of retail tools tailored for the Mac, will be located at Booth No. 2047 and will be demonstrating its LightSpeed POS, now integrated with MerchantWARE.

About Merchant Warehouse

Since 1998, Merchant Warehouse has set the standard for credit card processing by guaranteeing competitive pricing in merchant accounts, software, equipment, and providing dedicated, high quality customer service. Over 80,000 merchants later, the company continues to lead the industry with groundbreaking technology initiatives: MerchantWARE®; BINsmart™; and MerchantWARE Mobile. Merchant Warehouse has been named the ETA 2009 ISO of the Year, Business Solutions’ Best Channel Vendor for 2009 & 2010 and is a two-time recipient of the Boston Business Journal Pacesetter Award. Merchant Warehouse co-CEO, Henry Helgeson, was also named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 for New England. The company is committed to community and charitable involvement. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at

About Xsilva

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 customizable PHP- and CSS-based e-commerce site from their LightSpeed database.


Marianne Rocco, Marketing Director

Merchant Warehouse

800.941.6557 x2051

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