Bike Index launches free Lightspeed and Ascend <b>POS</b> integrations and crests over $7 million in ... | RetailTechPodcast

Bike Index launches free Lightspeed and Ascend POS integrations and crests over $7 million in ...

With almost 150,000 users, over 600 partner organizations, a quarter of a million bicycles registered, and over $7 million in stolen bikes recovered, we're the most widely used bicycle registration service in the U.S. Advertisement. Bike Index started in 2013 when two cyclists passionate about registering bicycles and recovering stolen bicycles merged their services. We've recovered over $7 million in stolen bicycles through the Bike Index platform and we are thrilled to recover even more though deeper work with independent bicycle retailers in 2019. "For the last 2 or 3 years, when we sell a new bike we take the time to start a new Bike Index account at the register for our customer," said Henry Abel of Pine Mountain Sports, a bike shop and Ascend retailer in Bend, OR. "We're working to run bike thieves out of our town, and the best way to do it is to not make it easy for them." "Bicycle registration is the first step in reducing bike theft and the best place to do that is at the point of sale, before bikes even leave the door," said Bike Index Executive Director, Craig Dalton. In addition to our work with bicycle retailers, Bike Index provides services to cities, law enforcement, and universities looking to manage bicycles on their streets and in their communities. Bike Index is rapidly growing its partner base with the aim of becoming the standard in bicycle registration across the U.S. and the globe. Read more