Vend vs Lightspeed

Here are the top 9 reasons retailers are choosing Vend point of sale.


Vend focuses exclusively on retail

One of the reasons our customers love Vend is that we focus on retail 100%. We’re not distracted with other industries or business types, and our solution is built specifically for retailers. Plus, members of our Customer Success and Support teams come from retail backgrounds, so you’ll be dealing with people who understand what you’re going through.

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Ring up sales faster with Vend.

Retailers agree that it’s easier and faster to search for products and ring up sales in Vend. Adding a product to your open order? Looking for just the right accessory to recommend to a preferred customer? Vend automatically generates search results to help you quickly select the one you want, instead of taking you to a new window which slows you down.

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Import multiple products in minutes.

Need to import products in bulk? Vend lets you import all your products with just a few clicks. We’ll even give you a template so you can get up and running as quickly as possible. Lightspeed, on the other hand, requires you to email a file to their support team to upload to your account.

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Vend is cost-effective to implement and run.

Not only are Vend’s pricing plans cost-effective, you’ll also get more value out of each plan. All of Vend’s plans come with unlimited users so you can get your entire team using the software, without spending more per user. Need to sell online? Our Pro and Enterprise plans let you connect to your chosen ecommerce with no additional add-on fees. What’s more, Vend doesn’t come with any long-term contracts, so you can upgrade, downgrade, or cancel your subscription anytime.

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Robust capabilities for multi-store retailers.

Running several retail locations? Our software’s multi-store capabilities are far more powerful. Move stock between stores or your warehouse with stock transfers, and quickly perform inventory lookups across all your locations and sales channels. And thanks to full and partial inventory counts, you can keep your stock in check at all times.

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Discounting is a breeze.

Vend makes product discounting smooth and efficient by enabling you to discount products for new and existing customers, as you’re ringing up sales. And unlike Lightspeed, there’s no need to jump to a new page to apply the discount. You can do everything in one page, helping you provide a speedier checkout experience for your customers.

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Scale quickly with Vend.

Scaling your business is efficient with Vend. If you’re opening a new store, for instance, you can set up a new location in your Vend account in minutes and run multiple stores in the cloud. No need to call your account or sales rep to create new stores. With Vend, you can get up and running on your own terms. That said, if you need help setting up Vend, our Launch Specialists and Certified Vend Experts are more than happy to assist.

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Partnerships with the world’s best.

Aside from being the only mPOS retail solution to be endorsed by Apple, Vend has partnered with some of the world’s top companies to help retailers run more efficient and powerful stores. Need advanced ecommerce features? Check out our integrations with BigCommerce, WooCommerce, and Shopify. Looking to implement integrated payments? You have multiple processors to choose from, including Square, PayPal, and Worldpay.

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It’s easy to go omnichannel.

Need to sell in-store, online, on mobile, and even on social media? Vend lets you easily connect to the ecommerce stores you love. For example, our BigCommerce integration is great for retailers looking for advanced or multi-store ecommerce capabilities. Vend can seamlessly sync inventory between your channels and stores, and you can import products at the click of a button.

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Amazing resources to ensure your success.

Vend goes above and beyond to educate and empower retailers. Vend’s Retail Resource Library is packed with guides, tools, webinars, and other resources that teach retailers how to run better stores. Plus, Vend's Help Center contains thousands of articles and detailed guides on how to navigate Vend.

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Vend is the retail solution you're sure to love.

Other retailers agree: Vend is superior to Lightspeed.

“It only took one day of trading to show us how much better Vend was in comparison to Lightspeed. Not only did Vend show me in real-time what all my shops were taking, who the best salespeople were and what products were selling best, but it made all sorts of other detailed reports so easy to obtain.”