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Overall customer rating: Customer rating:



Recommended by: Recommended by:

66% of users

68% of users

Operating Systems: Operating Systems:



Mobile compatibility: Mobile compatibility:

Deployment: Deployment:

Target customer size: Target customer size:

Price: Price:



How it's priced: How it's priced:

Lightspeed is available as a cloud-based or on-premise solution. You pay a monthly subscription fee per terminal.

Shopify is a cloud-based solution. You pay a monthly subscription fee.

Contract term: Contract term:

Lightspeed requires a year-long contract for cloud-based deployment; renewed annually on a per-store basis.

Shopify requires a monthly contract for cloud-based deployment.

Upfront costs: Upfront costs:

Upfront costs include hardware purchases.

Upfront costs include hardware purchases (barcode scanner, cash drawer, receipt printer etc.)

Recurring costs: Recurring costs:

Fees apply for add-ons and usage upgrades.

Shopify may charge a credit card rate and/or transaction fees depending on the pricing plan you choose.

What does it cost?: What does it cost?:


Point-of-sale: Point-of-sale:

Inventory management: Inventory management:

Customer management: Customer management:

Retail accounting: Retail accounting:

e-Commerce: e-Commerce:

Warehouse management system: Warehouse management system:


Phone support: Phone support:

24/7, toll-free support included in subscription fee.

24/7, toll-free support included in subscription fee.

Online case submission: Online case submission:

Online case submission available to all users.

24/7 online case submission included in subscription fee.

Online support options: Online support options:

Help website, knowledge base and live chat included in subscription fee.

Access to a help website, knowledge base and online community are included in subscription fee.

Training: Training:

“Getting started” online catalogue included in subscription fee. Online training includes webinars and videos.

Free training guides for users are available online.

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