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Overview

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Lightspeed Retail is a complete point of sale (POS) & inventory management tool that simplifies time-consuming tasks like...

Salonist software provides rich features that are surely compatible with customer needs. These features are Appointment booking,...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

79

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

29

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

537

136

48

32

65

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
87%
would recommend this app

4.8

5

4

3

2

1

9

2

0

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

Pros

Customer service is amazing. Have not had to call them in years over an issue, yet they do reach out to me to ask for any suggestions on improving their system.

gb

greg b.

I love that as my business expands Lightspeed has made it seamless. Everyone at Lightspeed has been wonderful in helping me with all and any questions that my team or myself might have.

TW

Todd W.

Lightspeed is very user friendly and easy to teach employees how to use it. The reporting is top-notch and they even can help you create custom reports which was very important to us.

MG

Michael G.

Pros

It has a lot of important features that will help a salon ease out their operations. The most likable is that it eliminates the overlapping of appointments or double booking error.

NM

Nikita M.

The superb integration Hairscouts needs and the user interface functionality.

HS

Hari S.

Easy to use And more over after sales service was really impressive.

VR

Vishal R.

Cons

This POS system is terrible for retail shops doing anything more than a standard sale. It's unintuitive, confusing, easy to make errors and very frustrating.

JN

Jenny N.

Limited options for payment processing, having to go with a non integrated payment was frustrating, and we were also limited with payment processing options for our eCommerce site.

AL

Annie L.

It’s extremely frustrating and not user friendly at all. In fact, I think the whole system is deeply flawed and unworkable.

JN

Jenny N.

Cons

It's hard to come up with cons because the Salonist software is constantly being upgraded and updated.

SR

Starr R.

Actually really i have no points as your cons.

VR

Vishal R.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review14 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 months ago

Key features

  • Total features103
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Indicator
  • Availability Management
  • Bar POS
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Before & After Pictures
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking Management
  • Booth Rental Management
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Channel Management
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Database
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Profiles
  • Clock In / Out
  • Commission Management
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Consignments
  • Contact Database
  • Content Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Mobile App
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • For Bakeries
  • For Salons and Spas
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Item Management
  • Kitting
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Marketing Automation
  • Merchandise Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Grooming
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Booking
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Ordering Automation
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll & Commissions
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Practice Management
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Identification
  • Product Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Records Management
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reorder Management
  • Repair Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reservations Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • SEO Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • SMS Marketing
  • SMS Messaging
  • SOAP notes
  • SSL Security
  • Sales History
  • Sales Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Service Catalog
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Tagging
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Touch Screen
  • Transaction History
  • Treatment Packages
  • Vendor Management
  • Wait List Management
  • Website Integration
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features85
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Indicator
  • Availability Management
  • Bar POS
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Before & After Pictures
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking Management
  • Booth Rental Management
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Channel Management
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Database
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Profiles
  • Clock In / Out
  • Commission Management
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Consignments
  • Contact Database
  • Content Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Mobile App
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • For Bakeries
  • For Salons and Spas
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Item Management
  • Kitting
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Marketing Automation
  • Merchandise Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Grooming
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Booking
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Ordering Automation
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll & Commissions
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Practice Management
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Identification
  • Product Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Records Management
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reorder Management
  • Repair Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reservations Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • SEO Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • SMS Marketing
  • SMS Messaging
  • SOAP notes
  • SSL Security
  • Sales History
  • Sales Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Service Catalog
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Tagging
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Touch Screen
  • Transaction History
  • Treatment Packages
  • Vendor Management
  • Wait List Management
  • Website Integration
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations95
  • Authorize.net
  • Braintree
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Maps
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • Podium
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Shopify
  • Stripe
  • Toast POS
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Worldpay
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations8
  • Authorize.net
  • Braintree
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Maps
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • Podium
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Shopify
  • Stripe
  • Toast POS
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Worldpay
  • Xero
  • Zapier