The cloud POS system
that lets you run your business from anywhere

At home, on the road or on the floor, Lightspeed's cloud POS software empowers you to manage your entire retail or restaurant business from anywhere.

The cloud POS system<br>that lets you run your business from anywhere

Lightspeed has cloud-based POS systems for retail stores and restaurants.
Which solution are you looking for?

Retail | Restaurant

Get connected to your business with Lightspeed's online POS system.

Get connected to your business with Lightspeed's online POS system.

Need to manage your purchase orders? Lightspeed Retail's cloud POS lets you do that from anywhere. Last-minute menu changes? With Lightspeed Restaurant's cloud software, you don't need to be on-site to make it happen. Desktop or iPad, your business follows you wherever you go.

Our cloud-based POS has robust security for your peace of mind.

At Lightspeed, protecting our users and their customers is top priority, which is why our security components are deeply embedded in every solution we develop.

  • Data confidentiality is maintained through end-to-end encrypted communications
  • Access to data is heavily restricted and protected via cloud partners
  • Critical system backups are securely managed and stored separate from primary cloud services
Our cloud-based POS has robust security for your peace of mind.

An all-in-one cloud-based POS system for retail

Retail management from your online POS system for maximum efficiency.

Retail management from your online POS system for maximum efficiency.

Say goodbye to clunky servers that tie you down. Lightspeed Retail's cloud POS software keeps you in control of everything wherever you go. Whether you have one location or one hundred, it's all on the cloud.

  • Check on purchase orders, transfers and inventory levels from anywhere to restock on the go
  • Ring up sales on any device—iOS, Android or desktop
  • Pull reports on sales and revenue at any time and access real-time data from all locations
Retail POS hardware designed for the cloud.

Retail POS hardware designed for the cloud.

Get transactional fast with sleek retail POS system hardware options. Enhance your wireless experience with iPad-compatible printers, cash drawers and bluetooth scanners that work together seamlessly.

Retailers powered by Lightspeed's cloud POS system

Cloud-based retail inventory management tools from Lightspeed's POS software help Exclucity optimize their stock across their multiple locations.

Because Lightspeed is cloud-based, Jungle Bob's can open new locations in a snap—no need to transfer data between localized servers.

As CBD Plus USA grows, Lightspeed's cloud POS system ensures they can monitor and manage multiple stores at once.

Camilla can access their customer database across all their locations in seconds thanks to centralized management tools from Lightspeed.

A cloud-based restaurant POS system that understands your business

The cloud-based restaurant point of sale system that puts you in charge anywhere.

The cloud-based restaurant point of sale system that puts you in charge anywhere.

With Lightspeed, the only servers in your restaurant are your waitstaff. Say goodbye to clunky hardware and move to a cloud-based system to keep access to your entire business no matter where you go.

  • Make menu edits in seconds and add new modifiers, combos and items
  • Check on your sales and performance from your mobile POS with real-time cloud-based data
  • Manage multiple locations from one system with Lightspeed's centralized cloud database
iPad POS hardware designed for the cloud.

iPad POS hardware designed for the cloud.

Our restaurant iPad hardware options are designed to handle the hustle and bustle of busy shifts. And with the LiteServer, you can stay connected to your cloud-based data, even if the wifi goes down.

Restaurants powered by Lightspeed's cloud POS system

Pastel's owner can make changes to the restaurant's unique menu from anywhere thanks to Lightspeed's cloud POS system.

Absurd Bird's management team can check on table volume in multiple locations and manage their food truck at the same time with Lightspeed.

Maison Cloakroom can run their sales reports from anywhere and make data-driven decisions while on the go.

Gauge's locations work with an interconnected workflow facilitated by Lightspeed's easy multi-location management features.

Frequently asked questions about Lightspeed online POS

Is my data safe on the cloud?

Cloud-based POS hosting relies on a range of security components to ensure that your data is encrypted and safely stored. Through Lightspeed, your retail store or restaurant benefits from that protection and the data processed through it is guarded by measures like authentication, advanced firewalls, intrusion detection, event logging, internal firewalls, access control and encryption.


Both Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform’s data centers are built with the highest standards for privacy and data security. These cloud service providers powering Lightspeed supplement these protections with physical security measures such as video surveillance, security guards, fencing, security feeds and intrusion detection technology, making their data centers far more secure than almost all on-site data centers.

Can I operate a cloud POS system without a reliable internet connection?

Retailers who are interested in using Lightspeed Retail's cloud POS system without a reliable internet connection can use a network service provider like Pronto Networks. Pronto ensures your store stays connected to the cloud by supplementing WiFi connections with 4G and wired networking.


Restaurants using Lightspeed Restaurant can add the LiteServer to their hardware as a backup if the internet goes down. The LiteServer creates a localized backup of your data from when you have wifi. Then, if the internet goes down, the LiteServer uses that backup to enable you to continue to perform essential business functions. When connection is restored, the LiteServer will automatically connect to Lightspeed's cloud servers to sync any data processed during your outage.

Do I need to back up my data?

Lightspeed POS software leverages the cloud to provide a streamlined and seamless user experience for our users. Much of this consists of securely storing data and ensuring backup strategies are in place to recover from any scenario.


However, to fully protect yourself and your data in any possible situation that may arise, it is crucial you have a good risk-based approach against data loss in place.


Our recommended strategy is the 3-2-1 approach. You should have three copies of your data—this includes the original data and at least two backups. We cover the original data and remote backup, and you should take care of the third local backup.

Can I access everything remotely?

Yes! Because Lightspeed's POS software is cloud-based, you can access your backend manager from anywhere, on any device with a web browser whether on desktop, iOS or android.


For Lightspeed Retail, this includes being able to manage inventory, run reports, track customer information, oversee work orders and adjust the settings of your store. The Retail POS can be used on any device—through a web browser on desktop, iOS or Android, or through the Lightspeed Retail iPad app.


For Lightspeed Restaurant, this includes viewing reports, managing menus, entering orders, adjusting floor settings, customizing business settings and much more. To manage the point of sale's front end, you will need the Lightspeed Restaurant iPad app, however, the back end can be managed on both desktop and iPad.

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