Barbara Kerr-Shaw

Barbara Kerr-Shaw

Chief Financial Officer

Barbs looks after the financial aspects of our business, account management, office administration, our fabulous team and the resident 6 felines. She has 17 years experience in the software development industry, with roles ranging from support and account management through to website development project management.

Outside of the online world, she enjoys reading Stephen King, doing arty stuff, hiking on Cape Town’s amazing trails, very short jogs and gardening.

My Experience Joining the LightSpeed Team

LightSpeed’s most recent addition, Jacques, writes about joining the LightSpeed team, and how he’s enjoying the remote working experience.

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LightSpeed Team Retreat 2018

LightSpeed have spent the first part of 2018 working hard on securing new business, and also cementing the excellent relationships that we have with our existing clients. We feel extremely positive about how 2018 has progressed thus far, and have taken on new staff to supplement our excellent team….

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LightSpeed’s Furry Friends

The LightSpeed team are a remote team, which means we all get to enjoy working in an environment with our pets. We’ve compiled a get-to-know the pets of LightSpeed article.

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South African Payment Gateways for WooCommerce: A Summary

A series by LightSpeed about South African Payment Gateways that have extensions available for your WooCommerce powered eCommerce store.

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PayU: WooCommerce Payment Gateway for Small, Medium and Large Companies

PayU’s Woocommerce payment gateway supports recurring billing and supports major banks. They offer payment solutions in the form of 3 separate bundles.

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PayFast – A WooCommerce Payment Gateway

PayFast offers some useful features that other payment gateways lack, as well as great customer service, simple interface and elaborate documentation.

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SnapScan – Simple QR code scanning for WooCommerce

Offering SnapScan as a payment option is almost as easy as using the app to pay in stores and is a great way to increase sales for your eCommerce business.

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Top Bookings website pitfalls and how LightSpeed can help you to avoid them

If you are running an online booking website, or would like to, we’ve compiled this list of pitfalls which we help our clients to avoid when building bookings websites for them.

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LightSpeed’s Services Packages

We’ve forged ahead and set up a range of packages, which we are now marketing directly from our own site. We wanted to find ways to streamline our process and a big part of this was to clearly define what our clients are getting within the various packages.

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Top subscription and membership pitfalls and how Lightspeed can help you avoid them

Subscription and membership websites are definitely not the same thing, however they do share many similar pitfalls and mistakes that can be avoided.

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Top eCommerce pitfalls and how LightSpeed can help you avoid them

Launching your eCommerce website can be a daunting project to take on, there is so much to consider before you even start selling your product or service online.

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2017 In Review

The LightSpeed team enjoyed a relaxing afternoon on the slopes of Table Mountain, taking in the amazing view over the Atlantic Ocean, chilling in hammocks, and reflecting on what has been a very busy and challenging year at LightSpeed.

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CityScapes

Design & Development

FISA

WooCommerce

mLab

Design & Development

Kaepe Solutions

Design & Development

Safari Hotels

Design & Development

Epping Property

Design & Development

Robinson Capital Corp.

Design & Development

Sandor Weyers
Role & Company: Elementz Travel

I approached LightSpeed because they were referred to me by Wetu and I also saw some of the great work…

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Yentl Barros
Role & Company: Media24

I approached LightSpeed Development because they developed a similar site within our group before and we were satisfied with the…

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Tony Bales
Role & Company: CEO | Epping Property

LightSpeed initially facilitated the development of our website 7 years ago. They have also hosted our website since inception. Early…

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Angélique Visser
Role & Company: National Councillor | FISA

LightSpeed has been FISA’s IT partner for the last three years. During this period they did not only host the…

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Eva Sittig
Role & Company: Head of Global Communications | Lufthansa InTouch

LightSpeed is managing the MailChimp account on behalf LH InTouch. The tasks include, RSS campaigns, List segmentation, Integrate WordPress plugin…

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