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The State of Lightspeed in 2023

Updated Jan 27 2023

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 14,125 live stores running on the Lightspeed platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Lightspeed.

  • Lightspeed stores increased 12.4% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q4.
  • Lightspeed stores increased 32% year-over-year in 2022 Q4.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
130
2017 Q2
124
2017 Q3
93
2017 Q4
80
2018 Q1
125
2018 Q2
1,710
2018 Q3
496
2018 Q4
477
2019 Q1
704
2019 Q2
330
2019 Q3
576
2019 Q4
407
2020 Q1
577
2020 Q2
644
2020 Q3
524
2020 Q4
664
2021 Q1
784
2021 Q2
558
2021 Q3
489
2021 Q4
463
2022 Q1
498
2022 Q2
583
2022 Q3
771
2022 Q4
1,539
2023 Q1 (to date)
145
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 66.7% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Instagram is used by 61.2% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Twitter is used by 14.8% of Lightspeed stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
9,417
Instagram
8,645
Twitter
2,090
YouTube
2,064
Pinterest
913
LinkedIn
567
Tiktok
101
Facebook Group
41
Yelp
21
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.

  • 62% of Lightspeed stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 23% of Lightspeed stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
8,721
Email
3,280
WhatsApp
153

Top Categories For Lightspeed Stores

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

  • 10.4% of Lightspeed stores sell Apparel products.
  • 6.7% of Lightspeed stores sell Sports products.
  • 5.6% of Lightspeed stores sell Home & Garden products.

Top Countries For Lightspeed Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Lightspeed.

  • 37.9% of Lightspeed stores are in Netherlands
  • 19.0% of Lightspeed stores are in United States
  • 9.4% of Lightspeed stores are in Canada
  • 6.7% of Lightspeed stores are in Belgium
Country
Stores
5,360
1,327
944
507
278
116

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.

  • 1.7% of Lightspeed stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.6% of Lightspeed stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.2% of Lightspeed stores have 25 - 49 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
246
10 - 24
81
25 - 49
22
50 - 99
12
100 - 249
6
250 - 999
9
1000 - 4999
6
5000+
1

Number Of Products Sold For Lightspeed Stores

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

  • 29.6% of Lightspeed stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 22.3% of Lightspeed stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 10.8% of Lightspeed stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
1,238
10 - 24
692
25 - 49
1,207
50 - 99
405
100 - 249
3,148
250 - 999
4,174
1000 - 4999
1,519
5000 - 9999
285
10000 - 24999
178
250000+
513

Top Technologies on Lightspeed Stores

We're tracking 132 different technologies that have 39,708 collective installs on Lightspeed stores.

  • Google Tag Manager is used by 52.4% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Google Adsense is used by 49.6% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Google Analytics is used by 47.2% 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 1.5% of Lightspeed stores.
  • UPS is used by 1.1% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Canada Post is used by 0.3% of Lightspeed stores.

Here are the top 10 shipping carriers across all Lightspeed stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
USPS
209
UPS
155
Canada Post
49
Fedex
45
DPD
19
Purolator
15
DHL
9
Royal Mail
9
Australia Post
6
GLS Parcel
4

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.

  • 43.1% of Lightspeed stores have a .com domain.
  • 31.8% of Lightspeed stores have a .nl domain.
  • 6.9% of Lightspeed stores have a .be domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
6,088
.nl
4,486
.be
968
.ca
629
.de
457
.eu
261
.shop
205
.ch
106
.com.au
104
.net
104

Top Lightspeed Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Fleurty Girl
10,077
2016/12/30
Hub Hobby
12,777
2019/08/02
The Smitten Kitten
13,003
2016/12/30
www.labyrinthdc.com
14,697
2021/05/28
Sarah O. Jewelry
14,729
2018/11/09

New Lightspeed Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Canapé Group bvba
1,502,441
2023/01/27
Growing Supplies for Cannabis
1,697,295
2023/01/27
www.thebikestablewa.com.au
3,938,331
2023/01/27
www.dimora80.store
5,577,059
2023/01/27
to Pet Paradise
5,978,595
2023/01/27

Stores Switching to Lightspeed From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has taken 6,718 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
Bullboxer Shoes
16,122
Custom Cart
2022/11/15
Topkwaliteit planten kopen!
23,043
Custom Cart
2022/11/10
www.otakuninjahero.com
26,164
Custom Cart
2022/11/08
Tunturi Fitness
34,785
Custom Cart
2022/11/11
Simplace.co
36,698
Custom Cart
2022/11/08

Stores Switching from Lightspeed To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has lost 116 merchants to competitive platforms.

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Kent East Hill Nursery
75,822
Shopify
2022/12/12
www.sirratleather.com
79,090
Shopify
2023/01/09
The Rack Shack
97,790
Shopify
2022/11/28
Hamilton Bait and Tackle
104,704
Shopify
2022/11/21
Volero
154,088
Custom Cart
2022/12/12

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