The State of Lightspeed

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

Quarterly Growth

At present, there are 3,936 live stores running on the Lightspeed platform.

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

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
64
2017 Q2
68
2017 Q3
42
2017 Q4
24
2018 Q1
53
2018 Q2
520
2018 Q3
243
2018 Q4
162
2019 Q1
248
2019 Q2
158
2019 Q3
176
2019 Q4
163
2020 Q1
241
2020 Q2
470
2020 Q3
562
2020 Q4
467
2021 Q1 (to date)
62
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
Early to Bed
9,525
2016/12/30
Luxury Watches at Watchfinder
9,973
2018/06/15
Quest Outdoors
10,184
2018/09/14
Boardgames.ca
11,416
2016/12/30
Bentgate Mountaineering
11,854
2016/12/30

New Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Kira Kira Beauty
1,472,559
2021/01/15
Eagle Edge
1,733,596
2021/01/15
Simply For Life
1,739,627
2021/01/15
www.bcknife.com
2,248,295
2021/01/15
BiG (Brookwood in Georgetown)
2,400,591
2021/01/15

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has taken 49 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Cycles
43,912
Ecwid
2020/12/04
Healthkick Nutrition
140,301
Miva Merchant
2020/12/20
MountainOps
325,511
BigCommerce
2020/12/18
Voto
342,983
Shopify
2020/12/06
Back 40 Mercantile
344,264
Shopify
2020/11/16

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has lost 24 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
18
2

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Charles Department Store
137,062
Shopify
2020/11/05
Hana Hou
138,559
Square Online
2020/11/05
www.growroomcanada.ca
282,583
Shopify
2020/12/19
Stil Boutique + Beauty
550,236
Shopify
2021/01/09
Sage Clothing LLC
551,827
Shopify
2020/12/21

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
1,010
None
323
24
7

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 e-commerce platforms that have much higher usage of social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Type
Stores
Percent
Phone
3,182
80%
Facebook
3,033
77%
Instagram
2,828
71%
Email
1,169
29%
YouTube
519
13%
Pinterest
439
11%
Twitter
214
5%
LinkedIn
43
1%
Snapchat
1
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 43 different technologies that have 4,277 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
3,150
.ca
428
.com.au
68
.org
65
.net
63
.shop
27
.co
15
.edu
13
.us
10
.store
9

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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