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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 4,352 live stores running on the Lightspeed platform.

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

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
65
2017 Q2
66
2017 Q3
39
2017 Q4
24
2018 Q1
50
2018 Q2
519
2018 Q3
243
2018 Q4
158
2019 Q1
246
2019 Q2
154
2019 Q3
171
2019 Q4
157
2020 Q1
241
2020 Q2
451
2020 Q3
548
2020 Q4
438
2021 Q1
494
2021 Q2 (to date)
71
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
5,605
2018/11/09
Early to Bed
8,183
2016/12/30
Bentgate Mountaineering
12,392
2016/12/30
Quest Outdoors
12,686
2018/09/14
M2GO
17,578
2020/08/28

New Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Board Stiff
694,429
2021/04/16
Cahill's
2,189,093
2021/04/16
Artisans on The Avenue
3,694,723
2021/04/16
Ceiba
3,735,684
2021/04/16
Cary Wellness
4,069,873
2021/04/16

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has taken 68 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
The Bike Zone
26,318
BigCommerce
2021/03/07
Bobby G's Pro Aquarium
84,228
Shopify
2021/02/22
The Smitten Kitten Inc.
98,854
Shopify
2021/04/15
Coast Outdoors
149,364
WooCommerce
2021/04/17
Island Surf Company
153,274
WooCommerce
2021/02/03

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has lost 39 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
29
1
1

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
AREO
119,792
Shopify
2021/04/02
HaileeGrace
127,521
Shopify
2021/04/13
Brookside Toy & Science
154,127
Shopify
2021/03/12
Comox Marine & Woodworking Ltd.
381,054
Square Online
2021/02/17
Going Batty!
394,071
Rain
2021/02/02

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
1,128
None
358
27
6

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
3,333
76%
Phone
3,326
76%
Instagram
3,060
70%
Email
1,183
27%
Twitter
1,043
23%
YouTube
575
13%
LinkedIn
534
12%
Pinterest
461
10%
Facebook Group
15
0%
Tiktok
3
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 55 different technologies that have 4,975 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
3,487
.ca
489
.com.au
71
.org
69
.net
63
.shop
28
.co
15
.edu
13
.us
12
.store
11

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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