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The State of Lightspeed in 2024

Updated Jul 12 2024

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 22,265 live stores running on the Lightspeed platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Lightspeed.

  • Lightspeed stores increased 14.5% quarter-over-quarter in 2024 Q2.
  • Lightspeed stores increased 109% year-over-year in 2024 Q2.
Quarter
Active Stores
2020 Q3
3,542
2020 Q4
3,894
2021 Q1
4,306
2021 Q2
4,570
2021 Q3
4,777
2021 Q4
5,035
2022 Q1
5,163
2022 Q2
5,257
2022 Q3
5,580
2022 Q4
14,096
2023 Q1
14,016
2023 Q2
14,039
2023 Q3
23,693
2023 Q4
23,265
2024 Q1
22,791
2024 Q2
22,386
2024 Q3 (to date)
22,265
Active Stores by Quarter

Note: the store counts displayed in this section are based on actual historical store counts.

It's hard to know exactly when a Lightspeed store was first created but we use a heuristic that includes historical DNS data which 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 40.7% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Instagram is used by 37.3% of Lightspeed stores.
  • YouTube is used by 11.2% of Lightspeed stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
9,051
Instagram
8,297
YouTube
2,494
Twitter
2,012
Pinterest
844
LinkedIn
749
WhatsApp
449
Tiktok
232
Facebook Group
65
Yelp
30
Snapchat
4

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.

  • 51% of Lightspeed stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 19% of Lightspeed stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
11,403
Email
4,286

Top Categories For Lightspeed Stores

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

  • 5.1% of Lightspeed stores sell Apparel products.
  • 3.4% of Lightspeed stores sell Sports products.
  • 2.9% of Lightspeed stores sell Home & Garden products.

Top Countries For Lightspeed Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Lightspeed.

  • 28.6% of Lightspeed stores are in Netherlands
  • 12.1% of Lightspeed stores are in United States
  • 5.5% of Lightspeed stores are in Canada
  • 3.9% of Lightspeed stores are in Belgium
Country
Stores
6,359
1,230
868
482
399

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.

  • 98.2% of Lightspeed stores have Unknown employees.
  • 1.1% of Lightspeed stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.4% of Lightspeed stores have 10 - 24 employees.
Employees
Stores
Unknown
21,859
1 - 9
247
10 - 24
100
25 - 49
14
50 - 99
16
100 - 249
16
250 - 999
5
1000 - 4999
3
5000+
5

Number Of Products Sold For Lightspeed Stores

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

  • 16.2% of Lightspeed stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 11.6% of Lightspeed stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 7.6% of Lightspeed stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
1,682
10 - 24
579
25 - 49
961
50 - 99
316
100 - 249
2,584
250 - 999
3,596
1000 - 4999
1,347
5000 - 9999
256
10000 - 24999
162
25000 - 99999
39

Top Technologies on Lightspeed Stores

We're tracking 208 different technologies that have 95,860 collective installs on Lightspeed stores.

  • Cloudflare is used by 99.9% of Lightspeed stores.
  • PayPal is used by 77.5% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 37.2% of Lightspeed stores.

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

Technology
Stores
22,246
17,258
2,780
2,160

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Lightspeed Stores

  • USPS is used by 6.3% of Lightspeed stores.
  • UPS is used by 6.3% of Lightspeed stores.
  • Fedex is used by 2.4% of Lightspeed stores.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
USPS
1,408
UPS
1,400
Fedex
543
Canada Post
539
Purolator
122
DPD
84
Royal Mail
59
Australia Post
56
DHL
51
GLS Parcel
26

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.

  • 68.6% of Lightspeed stores have a .com domain.
  • 17.9% of Lightspeed stores have a .nl domain.
  • 3.6% of Lightspeed stores have a .be domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
15,268
.nl
3,994
.be
804
.ca
544
.de
405
.eu
247
.shop
144
.net
92
.org
86
.com.au
83

Top Lightspeed Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Anne Frank Stichting
602
2016/12/30
www.labyrinthdc.com
10,404
2021/06/04
The Toy Store
14,766
2020/06/26
Fleurty Girl
14,793
2016/12/30
The Smitten Kitten
15,681
2016/12/30

New Lightspeed Stores

Here are the 0 highest-ranked stores added most recently.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Erotiek Supermarkt
7,979,494
2024/07/12
National Cathedral School Store
11,880,853
2024/07/12
the-st-pauls-schools-school-bookstore.shoplightspeed.com
12,005,527
2024/07/12
Grafsteenfabriek
12,618,768
2024/07/12
Create A Cig
12,672,900
2024/07/12

Stores Switching to Lightspeed From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has taken 35 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
Apples Kazakhstan
146,665
Custom Cart
2024/05/07
Bongify
382,674
Magento
2024/05/07
The Studio of Duxbury
437,144
Shopify
2024/05/07
Polyesterplantenbakken.nl
540,865
Magento
2024/04/25
Echtstudio
629,811
WooCommerce
2024/06/04

Stores Switching from Lightspeed To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has lost 130 merchants to competitive platforms.

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Columbus Running Company
57,636
Shopify
2024/05/27
E-Carnavalskleding.nl
76,005
Shopify
2024/04/29
Aladdin Glass and Vape
94,590
WooCommerce
2024/06/24
Pint & Pistol
118,028
WooCommerce
2024/04/29
Nina Chicago
142,368
Shopify
2024/06/30

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