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The State of Lightspeed in 2022

Updated Sep 16 2022

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

In this report, we'll cover the following essential statistics on Lightspeed usage.

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Lightspeed Growth

At present, there are 5,583 live stores running on the Lightspeed platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Lightspeed.

  • Lightspeed stores increased 5.1% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q2.
  • Lightspeed stores increased 23% year-over-year in 2022 Q2.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
62
2017 Q2
64
2017 Q3
36
2017 Q4
23
2018 Q1
46
2018 Q2
523
2018 Q3
217
2018 Q4
142
2019 Q1
238
2019 Q2
137
2019 Q3
146
2019 Q4
142
2020 Q1
212
2020 Q2
378
2020 Q3
432
2020 Q4
363
2021 Q1
428
2021 Q2
307
2021 Q3
257
2021 Q4
244
2022 Q1
219
2022 Q2
249
2022 Q3 (to date)
452
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.

Social Media Usage On Lightspeed Stores

Ecommerce brands use social media sites to engage with millions of consumers. Instagram and Facebook are the dominant social media sites for ecommerce stores, by far, with Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube also having notable usage.

  • Facebook is used by 72.3% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Instagram is used by 69.2% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Twitter is used by 19.5% of Lightspeed stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
4,039
Instagram
3,863
Twitter
1,088
YouTube
749
Pinterest
456
LinkedIn
107
Tiktok
24
Facebook Group
22
Yelp
20
Snapchat
1

Contact Information On Lightspeed Stores

Email remains an extremely popular communication channel for merchants. Many merchants also provide a phone number so that their customers can reach them instantly.

  • 64% of Lightspeed stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 21% of Lightspeed stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
3,568
Email
1,149

Top Categories For Lightspeed Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on Lightspeed.

  • 18.6% of Lightspeed stores sell Apparel products.
  • 14.1% of Lightspeed stores sell Sports products.
  • 7.0% of Lightspeed stores sell Home & Garden products.

Top Countries For Lightspeed Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Lightspeed.

  • 48.7% of Lightspeed stores are in United States
  • 23.6% of Lightspeed stores are in Canada
  • 2.1% of Lightspeed stores are in Australia
  • 0.7% of Lightspeed stores are in Spain
Country
Stores
1,318
120
37
11

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

Number Of Employees For Lightspeed Stores

Here is the breakdown of Lightspeed stores by the number of employees.

  • 1.1% of Lightspeed stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.3% of Lightspeed stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.1% of Lightspeed stores have 1000 - 4999 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
64
10 - 24
15
25 - 49
4
50 - 99
2
100 - 249
1
250 - 999
4
1000 - 4999
4
5000+
1

Number Of Products Sold For Lightspeed Stores

Here is the breakdown of Lightspeed stores by the number of products that they sell.

  • 27.5% of Lightspeed stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 18.9% of Lightspeed stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 8.8% of Lightspeed stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
386
10 - 24
172
25 - 49
321
50 - 99
147
100 - 249
1,057
250 - 999
1,533
1000 - 4999
493
5000 - 9999
61
100000 - 249999
139
250000+
47

Top Technologies on Lightspeed Stores

We're tracking 93 different technologies that have 9,241 collective installs on Lightspeed stores.

  • Google Tag Manager is used by 40.9% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Google Analytics is used by 35.6% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Facebook Pixel is used by 22.3% of Lightspeed stores.

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

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Lightspeed Stores

  • USPS is used by 2.2% of Lightspeed stores.
  • UPS is used by 1.4% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Canada Post is used by 0.8% of Lightspeed stores.

Here are the top 7 shipping carriers across all Lightspeed stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
USPS
121
UPS
80
Canada Post
45
Fedex
29
Purolator
10
Australia Post
5
TNT
1

Lightspeed Store Top-level Domain Distribution

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

That said, you'll find stark regional differences in certain countries. In Australia, .com.au is the most common top-level domain with .com a close second. This is the exception however as .com domains dominate in virtually all other countries.

  • 79.7% of Lightspeed stores have a .com domain.
  • 11.1% of Lightspeed stores have a .ca domain.
  • 1.9% of Lightspeed stores have a .com.au domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
4,450
.ca
622
.com.au
104
.org
87
.net
75
.shop
41
.edu
24
.co
21
.store
18
.us
14

Top Lightspeed Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Early to Bed
15,732
2016/12/30
Tricolore Sports Montréal
20,917
2016/12/30
Wool and Company
21,089
2016/12/30
Normans Rare Guitars
25,480
2016/12/30
Dromgoole's Fine Writing Instruments
28,057
2018/06/15

New Lightspeed Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked stores added most recently.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Fitworks
8,540,643
2022/09/16
castle-royale-spirits-llc-dba-wandering-spirits.shoplightspeed.com
9,011,458
2022/09/16
Rustic Kitchen
9,239,961
2022/09/16
Smoosh Inc
9,580,779
2022/09/16
The Bleu Daisy
9,601,915
2022/09/16

Stores Switching to Lightspeed From Other Platforms

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

Here are the top stores that have switched to Lightspeed from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Dark Garden Corsetry
146,680
Squarespace
2022/07/26
Robin Richman
211,496
Shopify
2022/08/19
Baxter Moerman Fine Jewelry
277,070
Shopify
2022/08/20
The Blue House
284,730
Squarespace
2022/07/19
Polly's Jewelry
340,634
Custom Cart
2022/07/19

Stores Switching from Lightspeed To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has lost 53 merchants to competitive platforms.

Here are the top Lightspeed stores that have recently changed to a competitive platform.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Nantahala Outdoor Center Store
186,113
Shopify
2022/07/19
Perch
218,083
Shopify
2022/07/11
Uva Wines & Spirits
219,067
Custom Cart
2022/08/29
SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar
282,441
Square Online
2022/07/10
Fair Hill Saddlery
397,909
Shopify
2022/08/08

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