Olympia based Merchant OS has been acquired by Mac POS powerhouse Lightspeed.

I remember  meeting with co-founder Justin years ago when I still had a retail shop and had just opted for Lightspeed as my POS system. That was long before Square existed and as shop owner with previous bookseller experience I wanted a powerful inventory control system that ran natively on the Mac.

We talked several times about the different systems, their advantages and disadvantages and why businesses would choose one over the other. Later Justin helped me with hosting some of my local websites and I took a brief stint working on some social media marketing and blogging for the company.

This acquisition is great news. Congrats to the Merchant OS team, and of course the Lightspeed team as well.