Adding brands

For item classification purposes, we recommend adding all your item brands into Lightspeed Retail. By doing so, you can run a Grouped Sales Total report to view sales by brand.

You can add brands:

By importing items into your account and including their brands, the brands are also automatically added to the Inventory Brands section of your account.

When adding a brand, be aware that the following rules apply when entering a name:

  • Brand names must contain a maximum of 255 characters.
  • UTF-8 characters are supported (click here for a list)
  • Retail does a case insensitive search of the name to avoid duplicates (e.g. If Lightspeed already exists, LIGHTSPEED or lightspeed can't be added).
  • Leading and trailing whitespace in a name are removed.

NOTE: If you have an eCom store, see our Managing product brands in eCom article to understand how brands in Retail are pushed to eCom.

Adding a brand from the Brands section

  1. From the main menu, click Inventory > Brand > + New Brand.
  2. Enter the brand name and click Save Changes.

Once you've added your brands, you can click the column headers in Settings Brands to sort them by:

  • name
  • items associated to the brands

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Adding a brand from an item's Brand drop-down

  1. From the main menu, click Inventory > Item Search.
  2. Enter your item's description and click Search.
  3. Locate and click your item.
  4. From the Brand drop-down, enter the brand name.

    NOTE: If the brand name already exists, the brand will appear in the drop-down's search results.

  5. Click the blue + icon to add the brand.
  6. Click Save Changes.

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Adding a brand from an matrix's Brand drop-down

  1. From the main menu, click Inventory > Matrix.
  2. Enter your matrix's description and click Search.

    NOTE: If you are adding a new matrix, click + New Matrix and skip to step 4

  3. Locate and click your matrix.
  4. From the Brand drop-down, enter the brand name.

    NOTE: If the brand name already exists, the brand will appear in the drop-down's search results.

  5. Click the blue + icon to add the brand.
  6. Click Save Changes.

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