Lightspeed works with 3 different e-commerce packages, the cheapest of which starts at €49 per month. With this, Lightspeed has positioned itself somewhat more expensively in the market than other webshop builders. For all ecommerce packages, you can add extra Lightspeed retail for €79 per month.
- Lightspeed lets you try the software for free for 14 days.
That is useful to see if the software is something for you. Although it may seem that you first need to contact an account manager, it is not, and you are in a test environment within 2 minutes.
Lightspeed Essential €49
With the simplest package from Lightspeed you can start a webshop with 250 product variants that you can sell nationally.
- 250 product variants
- 1 employee account
- Only national Additional sales channels (including social media)
- E-mail support
- SEO optimization
- Reporting tool
- Import & export tool
- Training session (available with annual payment)
Lightspeed Advanced €89
This package is interesting for entrepreneurs who have a webshop that already generates some turnover. An important reason to choose ‘Advanced' right away is because you can also sell internationally immediately. In addition, it is also nice to have access to telephone support when building the webshop.
In our opinion, two other important reasons for choosing this package are html/css adjustments and the possibility of extensive blogging. A blog is an excellent way to get visitors to your online store in a competitive market by posting interesting articles that target long-tail search traffic.
Lightspeed advanced offers the following extras compared to the Essential subscription:
- Add a total of 5000 product variants
- Two more user accounts
- International selling is possible in this package
- Phone support
- Extensive blogging options
- Product filters (also good for SEO)
- A/B split testing
- Returns Management
- Access to API
- HTML/CSS customizaton
The main reason for choosing professional will probably be the amount of products. This goes from 5,000 to 15,000. An extra interesting addition is that you can create discount rules and add product bundles in this package.
With discount rules you can create rules for automatic discounts on products, features and situation selected by you. For example, you can provide returning customers with a discount on their next purchase, or you can give a discount for a minimum order value. In this way you can create 9 different types of rules.
Compared to Lightspeed Advanced, the professional package offers the following advantages:
- Add 15,000 product variants
- 10 user accounts in total
- Discount Rules
- Wholesale options
- Product bundles
For a large number of transactions, it is possible to contact Lightspeed to make separate agreements about the credit card and iDeal rates.
If you are going to work with lightspeed, it is useful to know that there are quite a few monthly fees for the templates that often form the basis for the design of the webshop. That can go up to €22.50 per month.
Although Lightspeed's templates are very nice, this is a considerable extra expense for those who are starting a new shop and still have little income.
Also some apps require an extra monthly payment.