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 3,671 live stores running on the Lightspeed platform.

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

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
62
2017 Q2
70
2017 Q3
42
2017 Q4
25
2018 Q1
55
2018 Q2
522
2018 Q3
250
2018 Q4
168
2019 Q1
254
2019 Q2
168
2019 Q3
188
2019 Q4
173
2020 Q1
253
2020 Q2
472
2020 Q3
598
2020 Q4 (to date)
162
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
Discount Games Inc
9,887
2016/12/30
Shoes for the Soul
10,025
2020/08/28
Camera Concepts
10,444
2016/12/30
Tableware from Japan
13,038
2016/12/30
Quest Outdoors
13,463
2018/09/14

New Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Precision Fly & Tackle
802,667
2020/10/23
Three Wings Boutique
2,546,354
2020/10/23
shop.eod.studio
3,315,448
2020/10/23
STAR LASHES WORLD
3,323,741
2020/10/23
GearHub Sports
30,502
2020/10/16

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has taken 41 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
26
5

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
www.woodfordreservemintjulep.com
99,874
WooCommerce
2020/08/08
League of Rebels
131,649
Shopify
2020/09/13
Brew & Grow
138,246
Magento
2020/08/07
Omafiets
139,855
Shopify
2020/10/11
op Bookstore
145,797
WooCommerce
2020/08/04

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, Lightspeed has lost 19 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
17

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Eskell
123,567
Shopify
2020/10/04
wino(t)
291,288
Shopify
2020/10/06
La Jolla Swim and Sport
386,101
Shopify
2020/10/19
The Running Company Lilydale
480,236
Shopify
2020/10/19
Morgan Claire
521,667
Shopify
2020/09/13

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
915
None
301
24
6

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
2,967
80%
Facebook
2,867
78%
Instagram
2,611
71%
Email
976
26%
Twitter
525
14%
YouTube
491
13%
Pinterest
434
11%
LinkedIn
44
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 40 different technologies that have 3,883 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
2,948
.ca
387
.com.au
72
.net
62
.org
56
.shop
20
.co
16
.edu
12
.us
11
.store
8

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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