Lightspeed Reviews

Learn about Lightspeed point of sale software for small to medium-sized businesses. Includes info on Lightspeed, free trials, pricing, and customer reviews.

Updated on July 16th, 2019

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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.

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Used by more than 2 million businesses.

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Pricing:

Plan Name

Monthly Pricing

E-commerce

$59.00

Restaurant

$69.00

Retail

$99.00

Lightspeed
Review:

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.

Key Information:

Founder

Dax Dasilva

Founded

2005

Headquarters

Montreal, Quebec

Number of Employees

501–1,000

Number of Customers

50,000

CEO

Dax Dasilva

Address

700 St-Antoine Est, Suite 300, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2Y1A6

Phone

1 (866) 932-1801

Website

www.lightspeedhq.com

News or Activity:

Date

News or Activity

December 14, 2018

Lightspeed Acquires Reup, Rebrands it to Lightspeed Loyalty

December 13, 2018

Lightspeed Launches Merchant Loyalty Program

November 13, 2018

Lightspeed Welcomes Four New Board Members

November 11, 2018

Former Google, OpenText CFOs Join Lightspeed's Board

October 17, 2018

Lightspeed Unveils Retail Success Index Tool

October 16, 2018

Lightspeed Unveils Revolutionary ‘Retail Success Index’ Educational Tool

Reviews:

Source

Review

eljanitor - macrumors.com

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.

jwilky - macrumors.com

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.

mattcne - macrumors.com

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.

XtalMe - reddit.com

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.

XtalMe - reddit.com

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.

FAQs:

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.

Read more about Lightspeed.

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.