About Lightspeed POS

Crafted specifically for the hospitality industry and perfect for cafes, restaurants, bars, and any other hospitality business imaginable. Lightspeed Kounta POS is the point of sale that is easy to use, simple to manage and powerfully efficient. New staff can familiarise themselves with Lightspeed's layout in minutes, whilst the savviest of operators can charge ahead with detailed reports, powerful service features, and seamless inventory management. Access detailed reports from anywhere that help you understand how your business is performing with actionable insights on the menu and staff performance, peak periods and much more so you can spot opportunities to boost efficiencies and grow your business. Lightspeed Kounta POS also integrates with tools you use every day, letting you connect your accounting, employee scheduling, loyalty and more to one platform. Backed by a 24/7 Support team who are always available, in addition to industry experts who can help you tackle the problems that matter the most to your business.
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Lightspeed POS pricing

Lightspeed POS has a free version and offers a free trial. Lightspeed POS paid version starts at US$60.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$60.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Lightspeed POS Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.3
Functionality
4.2
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.5
5 reviews of 122 View all reviews
Richard
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 13/1/2018

Great Product

Pros

Being a Hospitality professional for 20 years I have dealt with numerous POS systems. Kounta is relatively straight forward and has the functionality and flexibility to run your business with ease.

The support offered by Kounta day and night has been at an exceptional standard. The understanding and support during setup, implementation and to now has been a suprise in this all to modern world. This holistic approach will keep Kounta ahead of the pack for quite some time.

Cons

Some of the language with respect to Hospitality is not not necessarily how we refer to how things are done in my experience however it is only a minor issue.

Peter
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 7/5/2021

Fantastic POS

Pros

Lightspeed is very reliable, easy to program good functionality. In 3 years our POS has not crashed or stalled. Customer support is remarkable. The team is knowledgeable and professional. My questions are answered the same day.

Cons

Most of the reporting is very good. I would like more one page style reports, for example all servers that worked yesterday lists total sales, category sales, average check. I can get this information but each server is listed separately so analysis is time consuming.

Alternatives Considered

TouchBistro

Reasons for Choosing Lightspeed POS

Lightspeed would be simpler and had great customer support.

Reasons for Switching to Lightspeed POS

During the demo I felt Lightspeed had more features that would be beneficial to our restaurant.
Donna
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 6/9/2022

Best Supported POS System

Very easy to use, easy to get help specific to your problem

Pros

How easy it is to get support, how knowledgeable the support staff is with the software & shortcuts to use it. Also, it tracks inventory across multiple platforms so you don't sell inventory you don't have.

Cons

It's fairly expensive in comparison to what we were using in the past (quick books POS - doesn't track inventory across multiple platforms but cheaper)

Alternatives Considered

Hike

Reasons for Choosing Lightspeed POS

doesn't track inventory across multiple platforms

Reasons for Switching to Lightspeed POS

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Sean
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
1
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
1

3
Reviewed on 6/9/2022

Not The Same Company They Used To Be

The first two years we used Lightspeed was awesome. Year three the software was failing weekly.
We went two weeks without the inventory purchase order system, because Lightspeed told us it was a probelm on our end. The deny they had problems. We went a long time without being able to process payments because a clitch in their system. I personally beleive they were growing too fast. It was clear that they accepted that they would loose customers through out the process.

Pros

When we started with Lightspeed it was awesome. There was a time I couldn't say enough about how much we liked Lightspeed.

Cons

As they grew and added features and modules the program always had serious deabilitating gliches.
Their customers support went from A+ to F in three years.

Ronald
  • Industry: Maritime
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 30/6/2022

Lightspeed POS very helpful

I am very happy with this product

Pros

Being able to search a part, and track the sales of a part, is very helpful

Cons

Custom pricebooks need to be in correct format to load

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