Who Uses Lightspeed Retail?

Lightspeed's functionalities are aligned with retailers' and priorities. It simplifies day-to-day tasks so you're free to focus on what matters: business growth and customer experience.

What Is Lightspeed Retail?

Future-proof your retail business with Lightspeed Retail POS and its features like contactless payment, omnichannel loyalty & advanced eCommerce solution. Manage your inventory, customers, employees, and sales from your laptop, iPad, or mobile phone! Accept all payment methods and cut down your check-out time in-store & online. Save time by using integrated purchasing catalogs. Make data-driven decisions to grow your business by tracking costs, old inventory and automating low stock alerts.

Lightspeed Retail Details

Lightspeed

http://www.lightspeedhq.com

Founded 2005

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Lightspeed Retail pricing overview

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Lightspeed Retail does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Lightspeed Retail paid version starts at £79.00/month.


Starting Price

£79.00/month See pricing details

Pricing Details

Billed annually. Prices may vary depending on choice of bundle

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Lightspeed Retail deployment and support

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Deployment

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Mobile - iOS Native

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Lightspeed Retail Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Catalogue Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Materials Management
  • Order Management
  • Product Management
  • Production Management
  • Purchasing
  • Returns Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse Management

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  • Channel Management
  • Customer Accounts
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  • Loyalty Program
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  • Order Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Promotions Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • Shopping Cart

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Cost Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Reorder Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Supplier Management

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  • Commission Management
  • Consignments
  • Customer Purchase History
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  • Pricing Management
  • Repair Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Wholesaler Management

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  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Commerce

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  • Customer Account Profiles
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  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • eCommerce Integration

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Lightspeed Retail Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.2/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.3
Customer Service 4.2
Features 4.1
Value for Money 4.1

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Steve J.
Owner
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/01/2021

"A great all-inclusive system"

Comments: Our industry was using a server-based software which was cumbersome and VERY outdated. Switching to Lightspeed has allowed me to more easily fulfil online orders, process transactions remotely, and communicate with our customer base more effectively.

Pros: Integration across POS, eCommerce, Accounting, Data Analytics is excellent. We have been able to increase both sales and efficiency with this system. The accounting feature and its daily export to QuickBooks allows me to spend only a few minutes each day keeping books up to date. It certainly makes year-end a breeze. Lightspeed Analytics is an invaluable resource for forecasting and identifying areas of opportunity. Customer support is available 24/7 and if they aren't able to answer my question immediately, I have received a timely follow-up within a day or two.

Cons: There are some work-arounds that I have implemented. It would be nice to have the option for recurring billing and serial number tracking (not just adding a serial number to an item) as well as a better protocol for backordered items on Purchase Orders.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/01/2021
Verified Reviewer
Freelancer
Telecommunications, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/01/2021

"The Point of Sale solution"

Comments: Overall, the software does a great job in helping Accountants, managers and front liners in the Retail industry. What's great is that it integrates with ECommerce to be more efficient in selling your products out there, not just from the brick and mortar setup, but in the online as well.

Pros: I tinkered with this software and got ot know this from the inside and out. I like the functionalities as it allows you to break free from the spreadsheet and manual entry. Gone are the days of tallying and doing adjustments on a piece of paper. It has filter functions for reporting, it auto calculates taxes by assigning it in the initial setup, browser printing integration, you can conveniently import inventory from a csv file to your POS system and export those reports in a csv format. The hardware associated to it works seamlessly like the tablets, scanners, and printers. Although , it endorses Apple products, it works perfectly fine with Windows operating systems. It also has a companion product which is called Lightspeed Accounting that is comparable to Quickbooks

Cons: A few bugs are slowly being fixed as each maintenance and update is released, just like any other software. Although workarounds can be done to remedy it, but you'd have to seek assistance from Tech Support.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/01/2021
Verified Reviewer
Founder
E-Learning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    1 /5
  • Ease of Use
    1 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    1 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 10/01/2019

"Worst Business Decision"

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.

Vendor Response

by Lightspeed POS on 14/01/2019

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 10/01/2019
Donna A.
Consultant
Hospitality, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/10/2020

"Easy to build, train and implement"

Comments: I worked with other POS systems in the past and find Lightspeed much more user friendly than the others. You can build your menu in literally a few hours and the flexibility is amazing! I have not come across a single scenario in the build that isn't already addressed within the system. And the video tutorials are well done, explaining processes step by step,
The technical support team are quick to respond and follow through issues to resolution. I recommended Lightspeed to two colleagues already and will continue to share my positive experiences with others.

Pros: *Ability to build system at any location
*Ease of use
*Well produced self help videos
*Ability to delete mistakes
*Helpful technical support team
*Integration with Cloudbeds

Cons: The end of day closing process is not as clear as it could be

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/10/2020
Andrew D.
Manging Partner
Apparel & Fashion, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/12/2020

"Packs some punch among the punchless"

Comments: We are a 40 year Brick and Mortar AND E-commerce company that carries 1000s of unique skus. Needing a software that is heavier than just the POS is essential. Inventory management and the ability to integrate with E-commerce was a non-negotiable for my next POS.
Lightspeed does have some frequent, mostly minor bugs, it is nice that they constantly update and enhance their program. There often seems to be a disconnect between software designers and the retail experience, but this program bridges the data management needed to go with the point of sale functionality.
Product management has been efficient. Customer service has been very helpful via telephone or chat and are always available which is nice. Even better, the amounts of time to need to contact customer service is minimal. After one year of use, I can say I use this program with confidence and I believe it packs the punch needed to handle scale.

Pros: Customer Support is included and accessible
Intuitive
Useful for heavy amounts of inventory
Cloud Based
Accessible via multiple operating systems
Integrated with Cayan for seamless transition from my previous POS
Has extensions that enable enhanced reporting, loyalty and ecommerce integration
Updates are included

Cons: Frequently Buggy
UX issues at times
E-commerce integration is through third party
Advanced Reporting is an additional cost and is still poorly designed and buggy
Long waits for Customer Support
Widespread Outages do Occur

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/12/2020