About Lightspeed Retail

Manage all locations from a unified POS and payments platform that evolves with your business. Streamline operations and accelerate growth with industry-leading tools, payment technology and integrations that enable you to keep up in today's fast-moving and competitive retail landscape.

Get real-time insights into your sales, product and team with customisable reports available anywhere, anytime. Experience unified commerce with a truly unified platform by connecting all your stores and channels to provide seamless customer experiences at every touchpoint. Depend on dedicated 24/7 support from retail specialists who know your business.

Pricing starting from:

A$129.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Lightspeed Retail

Lightspeed powers businesses in over 100 countries. From Apparel to Home & Gardening, Lightspeed Retail supports entrepreneurs to improve efficiency and increase visibility across different areas such as inventory and sales in their store, or chain of stores.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand and 1 others

Supported Languages

Dutch, English, French, German

Pricing starting from:

A$129.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Lightspeed Retail: 110

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Channel Management
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Clock In/Out
  • Consignments
  • Content Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • For Bakeries
  • For Jewelry Stores
  • For Liquor Stores
  • For Retail
  • For Small Businesses
  • For iPad Devices
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Kitting
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Marketing Automation
  • Merchandise Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Ordering Automation
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price/Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Identification
  • Product Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reorder Management
  • Repair Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • SEO Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • SSL Security
  • Sales History
  • Sales Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shopping Cart
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Tagging
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time Clock
  • Touch Screen
  • Transaction History
  • Vendor Management
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5
(969)
Value for Money
3.9/5
Features
4.0/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.0/5

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Sean
Sean
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

After Two Years - Lightspeed Remains The Best In All Categories

Reviewed on 29/05/2019

Lightspeed has literally saved us 20-30 hours per week. It connects and communicates well with all...

Lightspeed has literally saved us 20-30 hours per week. It connects and communicates well with all of our other systems; including accounting and loyalty platforms.
Their customer and technical support have been extraordinary and have exceeded our expectations. In fact, I think their technical support is the best not just in the point of sale industry but any industry. I find myself wishing other vendors I work with had the same level of support and professionalism.
Lightspeed also listens to their customers; this is evident by requests made in their support area. They actually respond to every request.
As a small business owner, we worry about many things. Lightspeed is not one of them!

Pros

After two other point of sale systems; and after two years using Lightspeed, it is by far the best in all categories.
We had two previous POS systems that fell short in comparison to Lightspeed. Part of our success with Lightspeed is that after two previous point of sale systems; we knew what we really needed and the right questions to ask during the sales process. We submitted specific questions in writing. All of our questions we answered in detail in less than 24-Hours. The sales team knows their products and knew my industry. In fact, most of our distributors catalogs are already pre-loaded into their system.
The transition from our other popular POS was relatively easy, especially in comparison to our previous transition. The Lightspeed team was always there to help and even anticipated needs before I knew them. The inventory system and purchase order system work well.

Cons

The only limitation we have with Lightspeed in related to the fact that we sell a lot of items by weight. This does not create a significant problem for us; but having bulk items accounted for in inventory would be a nice to have. We would love an integrated scale capability. The Lightspeed team was more than willing to help us set up our system to sell bulk items; it works better than another other POS we looked at.

LEANNA
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Product with Great Customer Service

Reviewed on 19/01/2021

Lightspeed is very responsive, not just in sales but in the IT service. They are quick to respond...

Lightspeed is very responsive, not just in sales but in the IT service. They are quick to respond and have always worked patiently with us to resolve any problems, which usually are down to user error. I believe the cost/benefit ratio is optimal and have no plans to seek another POS/ECommerce at this time.

Pros

I really appreciate the seamless integration between the POS and the eCommerce. I also really like that this is all web-based, so that a computer can be used for the interface rather than a cash register that will only serve one function. When there is a problem, Lightspeed is usually ahead of me in giving notice that there is one and gives the approximate timing for the fix. Also, if you have both components and the payment processor is down (like at Christmas), you can easily set up the purchase online and your customer can process their goods and walk out of the shop a happy customer.

Cons

It feels like the frameworks for the eCommerce should be a little easier to use, but I've had much less robust platforms. Also, I'm still trying to find a better solution for shipping for the kind of shop that I have, but don't actually blame Lightspeed. It would be great if there were a more integrated and less expensive phone app add-on for shopping.

Reasons for Choosing Lightspeed Retail

I didn't like the platform. It wasn't made for a business like mine.

Switched From

Shopify

Reasons for Switching to Lightspeed Retail

I needed a robust POS that made it easy to retail the handmade products that we craft in our shop. We often have multiple versions of the same product in regard to scent and quantity. Also, the ability to monitor the inventory for both the brick-and-mortar and the eCommerce portions of our business is invaluable. I have stayed with them, because they didn't stop with their superior customer service after the contracts were signed. It also seems like a system that will grow with us. I chose them, when I was taking my business from a kitchen "cottage" style business to a full time shop with eCommerce. I don't regret it.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Worst Business Decision

Reviewed on 10/01/2019

Pros

I have no pros. I would like to take this opportunity to preface my review with the fact that I am not a negative review writer. As a business owner myself, I generally live by the golden rule of doing business and give the benefit of the doubt in most cases.
I took the time to write this today because I simply want to save you from the hardship of the lessons learned by so many business owners here.

Cons

If you are considering Lightspeed for your business, please STOP HERE and do research. Allow the hundreds of negative reviews that came before mine to be your bright waving red flag. I DEFINITELY wish someone had told me to read some of these before entering an agreement with this company. Also, my lawyer would have STRONGLY advised me against entering this agreement, but unfortunately it was too late for me.

Hopefully, it is NOT too late for you. I'll keep this short:

1.) Lightspeed is overpriced,
2.) Lightspeed's product is mediocre: glitchy and has limitations,
3.) Lightspeed contract terms are extremely binding, consider them unethical.
4.) Lightspeed will do nothing for you as a customer. Your concerns will be deferred from person to person all with their arms up in the air until you get tired of trying to find a reasonable resolution and you land here, at the end of your rope writing a negative review with hope that someone will learn from your mistake and stay away.

I'm pretty certain if the business owner died, Lightspeed will go after their loved ones for a payout.
This is not a company any business owner should do business with.

Response from Lightspeed

Hi,

We would like to sincerely apologize for your recent experience, and we are sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with the product and service received.

We value our customers feedback, and would like to learn more about your specific experience, to have the opportunity to address your needs and concerns.

As we are unable to identify your business, please feel free to contact us at your convenience: 1(866) 932-1801 ext 8000. Our Customer Success team would be more than happy to connect with you.

We look forward to having the chance to speak with you.

Thank you,
Lightspeed Customer Success

Justin
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best decision we ever made

Reviewed on 28/12/2020

The experience has been fantastic. The support staff and sales team have been great. The ease of...

The experience has been fantastic. The support staff and sales team have been great. The ease of use is something very special compared to their competition. It has allowed our business to prosper in these uncertain times.

Pros

Being able to always be connected to our point of sale via my phone or computer, no matter where I am has been crucial. With Lightspeed being cloud based, I can work from anywhere I want. I am able to ring up customers on my phone if needed, create purchase orders from trade shows, and stay connected to customers at all times.

Cons

There aren't any real issues that we have had with Lightspeed. They are continuing to improve the workflow with Lightspeed eCom which will only make the overall package even better.

Alternatives Considered

Square Point of Sale and Shopify

Reasons for Choosing Lightspeed Retail

We needed something easy to use, something cloud based, and the ability to completely integrate with our website. Lightspeed made this possible for us overnight.

Reasons for Switching to Lightspeed Retail

Shopify seems to be build for a website instead of a retail brick and mortar shop with a website. Lightspeed is perfect for a retailer who wants to take their business online and grow.
Carol
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Why I Chose Lightspeed

Reviewed on 15/12/2020

I especially love the 24 hour help desk.

I especially love the 24 hour help desk.

Pros

Customer service is available 24 hours. During the pandemic obviously the wait time for help took longer but most of the time it was efficient and easy to implement. I am a technological dinosaur and the learning curve was an uphill battle but customer service always came through for me.
So happy that the payment options finally were added.

Cons

It has taken me longer than I had expected to integrate my existing business with Lightspeed but that could be because of the pandemic and the wait time involved to get help. I am having difficulties getting my website finished so I can integrate with e-commerce.
I wish the billing and administrative department was open on weekends.

Alternatives Considered

Shopify POS

Reasons for Choosing Lightspeed Retail

I didnt like dealing with all the apps in Shopify

Switched From

Shopify POS

Reasons for Switching to Lightspeed Retail

I felt that Lightspeed was a complete package that looked professional and was relatively easy to use once the basic principles were in place. The move into e-commerce would be smooth.
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Lightspeed Retail FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Lightspeed Retail.

Lightspeed Retail offers the following pricing plans:

Basic: $129/mth (Annual plan) - Designed for essential day-to-day needs for independent retailers. Core: $229/mth (Annual plan) - Ideal for retailers seeking management tools to facilitate business growth. Plus: $329/mth (Annual plan) - Tailored for advanced customisation and ease of scalability in established retail operations.

Lightspeed Retail has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500

Lightspeed Retail supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, German

Lightspeed Retail supports the following devices:

iPad (Mobile)

Lightspeed Retail integrates with the following applications:

7shifts, APPSeCONNECT, Adobe Commerce, Agendrix, Amadeus, Amaka, Ascent360, BevSpot Food and Beverage Management, Birdeye, Bookingplanner, Booxi, Bounce, CXMEngine, Chowly, City Hive, Cloudbeds, CoverManager, Craftable, DataQlick Apps, Flipdish, Formitable, Google Ads, Gourmetmiles, Growzer, Hexa, Homebase, Hostme, Hubtiger Service and Repair Software, Incentivio, Kangaroo, Kimoby, Loyal2, MDWare, Mailchimp, Marketman, Meta for Business, NBC Sports Next, OPERA Cloud, Pepper, Perkville, Planday, QuickBooks Online Advanced, ResNexus, Retail Toolkit, Servmetrics, SevenRooms, Shiftbase, SkuVault Core, Solink, Stitch Labs, SwiftCount, TapMango, Uberall, WooCommerce, Xero, bike.rent Manager, iZettle, nChannel

Lightspeed Retail offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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