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The State of Lightspeed

Founded in 2005, Lightspeed is a point-of-sale and ecommerce software provider based in Montreal, Quebec.

Quarterly Growth

At present, there are 4,566 live stores running on the Lightspeed platform.

Here is the quarter-over-quarter growth of stores running Lightspeed.

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
62
2017 Q2
66
2017 Q3
38
2017 Q4
23
2018 Q1
49
2018 Q2
520
2018 Q3
241
2018 Q4
161
2019 Q1
245
2019 Q2
148
2019 Q3
167
2019 Q4
156
2020 Q1
234
2020 Q2
437
2020 Q3
529
2020 Q4
433
2021 Q1
491
2021 Q2 (to date)
342
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

It's hard to know exactly when a Lightspeed store was first created but we use a heuristic combining DNS and WHOIS data that provides a reasonable approximation.

Top Stores

Here are the top stores, powered by Lightspeed, ordered by worldwide store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Sarah O. Jewelry
9,820
2018/11/09
Early to Bed
15,057
2016/12/30
Capitol
17,898
2018/11/23
Bentgate Mountaineering
18,900
2016/12/30
Mjolk
20,114
2016/12/30

New Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked new stores that are running Lightspeed.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Elevate Cycles Bike Shop
1,191,611
2021/06/18
Beam & Barre
1,713,756
2021/06/18
pH Factor
2,191,885
2021/06/18
ARKHAM CAFÉ COOP
2,721,173
2021/06/18
www.godfreystactical.com
4,851,251
2021/06/18

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has taken 125 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Discount Games Inc
40,109
Squarespace
2021/05/01
Glow Worm Electric Bikes
61,232
Shopify
2021/06/06
The Smitten Kitten Inc.
130,236
Shopify
2021/04/15
The Tool Shed
136,827
Squarespace
2021/05/01
Fair Wheel Bikes
147,858
BigCommerce
2021/06/04

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has lost 38 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
growers.co
32,580
Shopify
2021/04/26
AREO
170,774
Shopify
2021/04/02
Green Pineapple Wellness
193,880
Squarespace
2021/05/12
PAIKORO
288,456
Shopify
2021/05/22
Ivory Sheep
319,192
Shopify
2021/04/13

Category Breakdown

Here are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on Lightspeed.

Country Breakdown

Lightspeed is quite popular in the United States.

Country
Stores
1,160
None
632
28
5

With a paid account, stores can also be segmented by region and city.

Social Media and Contact Info

Email and phone are the primary means of contacting merchants running on Lightspeed.

This is in contrast with merchants using other ecommerce platforms that have much higher usage of social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Type
Stores
Percent
Facebook
3,485
76%
Phone
3,366
73%
Instagram
3,163
69%
Email
1,181
25%
Twitter
1,089
23%
YouTube
637
13%
Pinterest
478
10%
LinkedIn
59
1%
Facebook Group
23
0%
Tiktok
4
0%

Third-Party Technologies

Many Lightspeed merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the Lightspeed App Store. We're tracking 62 different technologies that have 5,292 collective installs on Lightspeed stores.

Here are the top 10 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all Lightspeed stores.

Top-level Domain Distribution

Most Lightspeed stores use a .com domain. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only recently been introduced and there is still a certain cachet associated with .com domains.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
3,658
.ca
515
.com.au
78
.org
71
.net
61
.shop
29
.co
16
.edu
14
.us
12
.biz
10

Get more insights on Lightspeed stores

Our search interface is easy to use and helps you find the Lightspeed stores that are relevant to you.

You can segment stores on a variety of dimensions:

  • Social Media accounts
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Country
  • Third-party technologies
  • Creation date
  • Platform
  • Top-level domains
  • Domain status
  • Domain type
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