Monthly Archives: February 2014

Feature Spotlight: Race Day Registration

At Lapio we understand that race day is hectic. You have 100 things going on at once and the last thing you have is extra time. On race morning you prepare for a rush of race day registrations. While it can be stressful, as race organizers, you know you it’s all part of the job.

Lapio software makes race day registration easy. Race organizers can prepare bibs with assigned timing chip data in advance. On race day, all you need to do is assign the bib to the participant and choose the appropriate category. And voila! Your participant is headed to the starting line.

Check out this video to see how Lapio software makes race day registration easy!

RACE DAY REGISTRATION VIDEO:

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To learn more about Lapio software visit: www.lapio.com

Feature Spotlight: Timing Hardware Flexibility

At Lapio we want race organizers to have control over their races. When it comes to race timing hardware, there are plenty of choices. Not all races are the same and neither is timing hardware. We understand that choosing the right hardware for your races is important.

When we developed our software, it was important to us that race organizers were not tied down to a specific hardware platform. Our software provides efficient, accurate timing and is compatible with multiple hardware platforms.  With Lapio software you can post instant LIVE results online and via SMS text, email and Facebook. Our goal is to give race organizers innovative technology with the flexibility to choose the hardware that works best for your business.

ALREADY OWN HARDWARE

If you already own hardware, simply connect Lapio software to your timing hardware and begin providing results in minutes. To get started, check out our blog post Lapio Connect – LIVE Timing Instructions to see how streaming LIVE results is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

COMPATIBLE HARDWARE:

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Lapio continues to add to our list of compatible software. To view our most updated list visit: www.lapio.com/hardware.

PURCHASING HARDWARE FOR THE FIRST TIME

If you are purchasing hardware for the first time, Lapio will work with you to find the best hardware for your timing needs. Our team is made up of experienced race directors and timers who will support you from hardware purchase to timing your first races. Feel confident knowing that Lapio is here to help.

Whether you already own timing hardware or purchasing hardware for the first time, Lapio takes the difficulty out of timing. By combining hardware flexibility with Lapio’s easy-to-use software; race timing has never been easier.

To learn more about Lapio software visit: www.lapio.com

Lapio Attending Running USA Industry Conference

Countdown to the Running USA Industry Conference. In just 5 days, race organizers from all over the US will come together in San Diego for the Running USA Conference. Attendees will be participating in morning runs, attending expert panel discussions, networking, and talking about what’s new in the world of racing.

Lapio is proud to be attending and sharing technology that is changing how race organizers manage and time their races.

Lapio is an all-in-one race management and timing software providing online registration, payment, LIVE timing, social media integration, photo sharing and more! Innovation is at the heart of our solution with every feature backed by powerful, easy to use technology for races organizers.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

ONE INTEGRATED SOLUTION
Instead of race organizers having to use a different vendor for each of their race needs, Lapio has combined all the features you want in one, easy to use, integrated solution.

CLOUD TECHNOLOGY
Lapio’s cloud-based software gives you all the innovative features you want, data accuracy you need, with access from anywhere. Your lapio account gives you a complete overview of your race management tools, registration information, and timing data so that you stay in control of your races.

TIMING MADE EASY
We’ve made race timing easy. With our patent pending automated hardware timing synchronization, anyone can time a race. Race organizers can now easily provide accurate, live results while saving big by handling in-house.

TIMING HARDWARE FLEXIBILITY
Lapio software is compatible with multiple hardware platforms. If you already own hardware, simply connect Lapio software to your timing hardware and begin providing results in minutes. If you are purchasing hardware for the first time, Lapio will work with you to find the best solution for your timing needs.

MERCHANT ACCOUNT INTEGRATION:
Lapio software gives race organizers control over your race revenue. With our merchant account integration, registration payments are deposited directly into your bank account. Giving you access to your money, when you need it.

At Lapio our mission is simple: we want all races, from large to small, to enjoy the benefits of efficient, accurate timing combined with innovative features; all at an affordable cost.

Technology is rapidly changing the endurance racing industry and we’re excited to attend the Running USA Conference to be a part of the energy; a part of the solution.

Hope to see you there!

For more information about Lapio visit: www.lapio.com

Feature Spotlight: Merchant Account Integration

Picture this…you are organizing a race and registration is handled online. You create your customized registration page, add the event information, your registration page goes live and you start accepting registration payments. You then have to wait until your money (collected by your registration company) is deposited into your bank account 2 weeks – 1 month later. This deposit schedule continues until your race is over. Sound familiar?

Lapio software gives you back control over your race revenue. With our merchant account integration, registration payments are deposited directly into your bank account. Giving you access to your money, when you need it.

How do we do this? Lapio has teamed up with Stripe to ensure secure, fast and reliable transactions.

Let’s walk through this step-by-step.

STEP 1: SETUP YOUR ONLINE REGISTRATION PAGE WITH LAPIO



STEP 2: CREATE AN ACCOUNT WITH STRIPE

To setup your account visit: www.stripe.com

Once you’ve created an account, Stripe will provide you with a set of API Keys.

STEP 3: PROVIDE LAPIO WITH YOUR STRIPE API KEYS

Remember, Stripe is safe and secure. Lapio will never see your bank account information and we like it that way.

STEP 4: LAPIO WILL ACTIVATE YOUR MERCHANT ACCOUNT

Lapio will integrate your Stripe API Keys into your Lapio account. Once this integration is complete, you will see your Merchant Account information when you login.

And Viola! Within minutes you’ll be able to start accepting registration payments directly into your bank account.

At Lapio we want to give you control over your races, your revenue and your business.

For more information about Lapio visit: www.lapio.com.