Lightspeed vs. Vend:
The complete POS comparison

Here's a detailed list of the key features you need in a point of sale. Check out a side-by-side analysis of all contenders to see why Lightspeed remains the #1 choice among serious retailers.

Main Features

Complete inventory system

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Sell serialized inventory, create assemblies out of your products and easily organize items with multiple variations using matrices. Run your inventory with one centralized database for your store and online shop.

Item import tool

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Built-in item importing tool is included with the system, allowing you to import and update up to 10,000 items in bulk.

Complete omnichannel solution on one platform

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Manage your eCom and physical stores from the same system for increased efficiency and customer experience consistency.

Custom reorder points

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Never run out of stock. Set your desired reorder points for all your products and see when it's time to restock.

Purchase order management

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Order from any vendor and centralize purchasing for multi-store operations. Consolidate your purchase orders and special orders in one master order.

Complete multi-store management

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Reporting, gift cards, customer profiles and inventory management across all locations, from a single cloud-based platform.

Special orders and layaways

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Place special orders from the sales screen for products you don't have in stock or set items aside as a layaway order for your customers. Both features included in the POS for free.

Customer relationship management

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Track relevant information about your customers to personalize your service.

Integrated Loyalty program

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Integrate with a loyalty platform with built-in email marketing, a rewards program and a customer insight dashboard.

Complete built-in interactive reporting

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Build, customize and run comprehensive reports to track your sales, employees and overall performance over the last week, month, year or more.

Cloud-based across all devices

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Run your retail operation from your mobile device and access all your sales and customer data remotely.

Track service and work orders

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Create work orders, track repair status, accept deposits and create quotes for customers.

Extensive network of integrations

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Build the perfect POS solution for your business with a huge selection of plug-and-play integrations built in-house or by our trusted partners.

1:1 onboarding and 24/7 support

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24/7 phone, email and chat support included with every purchase.

Local multi-lingual support teams around the world

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The POS has been used and trusted by retailers globally for over 10 years, and is backed by experienced local retail experts who understand your reality.

Free trial accounts

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Take the POS for a free spin before you commit.
Shopify POS
Square POS
Vend
Springboard
Shopkeep
Main Features
Complete inventory system
Item import tool
Complete omnichannel solution on one platform
Custom reorder points
Purchase order management
Complete multi-store management
Special orders and layaways
Customer relationship management
Integrated Loyalty program
Complete built-in interactive reporting
Cloud-based across all devices
Track service and work orders
Extensive network of integrations
1:1 onboarding and 24/7 support
Local multi-lingual support teams around the world
Free trial accounts
Shopify POS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Square POS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vend
 
 
 
 
 
 
Springboard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shopkeep
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why ex-Vend customers made the switch to Lightspeed

We give you full control of your inventory

Unlike Vend, Lightspeed offers a complete inventory system. Sell serialized items, create bundles and organize products with multiple variations.

Our integrated eCom actually does it all

Don't let your business fall short with Vend's limited eCom. Our built in-house solution runs your entire store from a centralized interface - the way it should be.

You get our full support, all the time

We don't believe anyone should pay for support. Get free personalized training and 24/7 phone, email and chat support included with any purchase.

Track service and work orders with Lightspeed

Forget managing these through Vend. Lightspeed lets you track work orders and manage repairs with a free built-in service module.

Scale faster and sell more with Lightspeed

Your ability to grow with Vend is limited. Lightspeed lets you easily add locations, transfer inventory across multiple stores and centralize purchasing.

Process special orders / layaways for free

Vend forces you to purchase add-ons to do this. Lightspeed lets you order products that aren't in stock, and put them on hold for customers, all for free.

Try Lightspeed for free

Start your 14-day free trial today. Have access to every feature, no credit card required.