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The State of Lightspeed in 2022

Updated May 13 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 5,227 live stores running on the Lightspeed platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Lightspeed.

  • Lightspeed stores increased 4.8% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q1.
  • Lightspeed stores increased 28% year-over-year in 2022 Q1.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
60
2017 Q2
64
2017 Q3
36
2017 Q4
22
2018 Q1
46
2018 Q2
527
2018 Q3
234
2018 Q4
147
2019 Q1
239
2019 Q2
142
2019 Q3
160
2019 Q4
147
2020 Q1
212
2020 Q2
406
2020 Q3
453
2020 Q4
381
2021 Q1
445
2021 Q2
329
2021 Q3
282
2021 Q4
268
2022 Q1
235
2022 Q2 (to date)
141
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 72.7% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Instagram is used by 68.2% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Twitter is used by 20.4% of Lightspeed stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
3,799
Instagram
3,567
Twitter
1,065
YouTube
697
Pinterest
431
LinkedIn
99
Facebook Group
23
Yelp
19
Tiktok
12
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.

  • 67% of Lightspeed stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 22% of Lightspeed stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
3,505
Email
1,166

Top Categories For Lightspeed Stores

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

  • 19.8% of Lightspeed stores sell Apparel products.
  • 14.8% of Lightspeed stores sell Sports products.
  • 7.6% of Lightspeed stores sell Home & Garden products.

Top Countries For Lightspeed Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Lightspeed.

  • 49.9% of Lightspeed stores are in United States
  • 23.7% of Lightspeed stores are in Canada
  • 2.1% of Lightspeed stores are in Australia
  • 0.6% of Lightspeed stores are in Spain
Country
Stores
1,241
109
33
8

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 25 - 49 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
55
10 - 24
15
25 - 49
4
100 - 249
1
5000+
1

Number Of Products Sold For Lightspeed Stores

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

  • 20.3% of Lightspeed stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 10.9% of Lightspeed stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 6.9% of Lightspeed stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
173
10 - 24
80
25 - 49
147
50 - 99
60
100 - 249
569
250 - 999
1,062
1000 - 4999
360
5000 - 9999
46
10000 - 24999
15
25000 - 99999
1

Top Technologies on Lightspeed Stores

We're tracking 89 different technologies that have 8,753 collective installs on Lightspeed stores.

  • Google Tag Manager is used by 40.6% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Google Analytics is used by 38.3% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Facebook Pixel is used by 22.9% 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 0.9% of Lightspeed stores.

Here are the top 8 shipping carriers across all Lightspeed stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
USPS
115
UPS
73
Canada Post
49
Fedex
29
Purolator
8
Australia Post
5
TNT
1
DSV
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.

  • 80.4% of Lightspeed stores have a .com domain.
  • 10.9% of Lightspeed stores have a .ca domain.
  • 1.7% of Lightspeed stores have a .com.au domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
4,202
.ca
568
.com.au
90
.org
79
.net
71
.shop
40
.co
20
.edu
18
.store
17
.us
10

Top Lightspeed Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Early to Bed
15,005
2016/12/30
Normans Rare Guitars
23,144
2016/12/30
Wool and Company
24,532
2016/12/30
Dromgoole's Fine Writing Instruments
25,856
2018/06/15
Maison Etiket Inc.
26,460
2017/01/27

New Lightspeed Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
www.houseofboo.com
3,900,044
2022/05/13
kawartha-lakes-bikes.shoplightspeed.com
5,547,199
2022/05/13
Gemelli Jewelers, LLC
7,294,793
2022/05/13
JB Intuitive Healing
7,347,260
2022/05/13
High Tide Outpost
7,598,121
2022/05/13

Stores Switching to Lightspeed From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has taken 67 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
CITIZEN VINTAGE
298,017
Squarespace
2022/04/07
Great Feathers
369,928
Magento
2022/05/03
Cycle Smithy
379,348
Shopify
2022/05/12
www.maximacenter.com
396,371
Weebly Commerce
2022/04/11
Chelsea's Boutique
459,136
Shopify
2022/03/17

Stores Switching from Lightspeed To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has lost 61 merchants to competitive platforms.

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
The Bike Zone
171,371
SmartEtailing
2022/04/11
Maison Lipari
179,114
Shopify
2022/02/28
WDLT117
330,691
Shopify
2022/03/28
topgearcycles.com
352,600
Shopify
2022/04/25
kiddywampus
374,215
Shopify
2022/03/08

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