Lightspeed is an intuitive point of sale (POS) and e-commerce software created for small to medium-sized retail and restaurant businesses. Lightspeed has created an all-in-one point of sale, table management and analytics solution that allows users to manage their business efficiently.
Pros: User-friendly option with powerful features. Reporting tools are detailed and accurate. Outstanding 24/7 customer service.
Cons: Transfer-inventory feature needs improvement. Can be pricey.
Bottomline: Great option. Easy-to-use software packed with key features. Good 24/7 customer support.
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700 St-Antoine Est, Suite 300, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2Y1A6
1 (866) 932-1801
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The last company I worked for used it. It had some issues that they had to keep working out like any other software, a new release and patches to work out the bugs always. I thought it was pretty good once I learned how to use it.
Our store has been using LightSpeed for over five years. It's not perfect, but I've never encountered a perfect POS system. We track a pretty high-value, serialized inventory and rely on LightSpeed to make sure we have what we need in stock. We recently started using LightSpeed Mobile for inventory lookups in-store and for collecting payment at a customer's location and use web store for repair and order lookups. For the price point, it's a great, mid-level POS. On the Mac-side, nothing can touch it.
We are also very unhappy with Lightspeed. They promise a lot and deliver very little. We signed up for their webstore to integrate with the point of sale and it's TERRIBLE!! When I complained about it the account rep told me to wait until January when the new version comes out. To make things worse we had to prepay 3 years in advance and now they won't refund our subscription. They have a "no refunds" policy. Ridiculous! If their product was any good they would stand behind it. Support is terrible and the product is full of bugs.
I'm really happy with Lightspeed (3 years and counting), but I haven't tested their eCommerce. You can try out their Retail site and eCommerce free for two weeks and you're not forced to enter your credit card.
I have found success with Lightspeed POS. I use their "Cloud" (now called Retail) POS and have the option to use it on a computer or tablet. They have a Restaurant version as well, and you can trial it for two weeks without putting in your credit card information. You have a free trial, so you can test it and see what you think. I really like their Customer Service, and they are constantly updating their software, as it's cloud-based.
How much does Lightspeed cost?
Lightspeed plans range from $59.00 to $99.00 per month.
See Lightspeed's full list of prices.
Is Lightspeed cloud based?
Yes. Lightspeed's point of sale (POS) solution is cloud based.
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What is Lightspeed eCommerce?
Lightspeed has a cloud-based e-commerce solution that allows users to manage in-store and online inventory, view customer information, and analyze multi-channel sales data.
Learn more about Lightspeed.
What is Lightspeed retail?
Lightspeed Retail is Lightspeed's cloud-based point of sale (POS) solution for retailers in clothing, footwear, bike, jewelry, pet, sporting goods, and home decor industries.
What is Lightspeed OnSite?
Lightspeed OnSite is Lightspeed's on-site point of sale (POS) solution.
Is there a Lightspeed free trial?
Yes, Lightspeed offers a 14-day free trial that you can access here.