ShopKeep by Lightspeed - Top 4 Alternatives (Mar 2022)

ShopKeep POS Review
ITQlick Score: 99/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.3/5)
Pricing: 2.4/10 - low cost
Category: Retail & POS -> ShopKeep by Lightspeed -> ShopKeep by Lightspeed competitors
Ranking:Ranked 1 out of 430 Retail & POS systems
Company: LightSpeed
Pricing: starts at $49 per month
Typical customers: Start up, Small business
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: ShopKeep by Lightspeed review, ShopKeep by Lightspeed alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 09, 2022

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ShopKeep is competing with some POS systems, and the information below highlights how it compares with competitors such as Clover, Square POS, Toast POS, and Vend, and in key aspects:
  • Functionality: When placed shoulder-to-shoulder with its competitors, ShopKeep POS is average rated in terms of its functionalities. ShopKeep POS includes all the features seen in Clover, plus additional features such as Tee Sheet, Hardware Selection, Menu Features, and Sales and Marketing). Also, ShopKeep POS comes with every feature that Square POS has, plus Vendor Tracking and Purchase Orders and Print Barcode Labels capabilities. Also, ShopKeep has local SEO enabled whereas the same functionality is absent in Vend. Vend includes customizable reports whereas ShopKeep does not have it.
  • Customers/Industries: When contrasted with its competitors, ShopKeep POS is average in relation to its target industries. ShopKeep POS targets three industries; retail, restaurant, and golf., but Clover has more customers with more than 7500 customers spread across eighty-five countries. Also, Square POS has more target industries and customers than ShopKeep POS, with about 2500 customers in 68 countries around the globe. Vend targets more industries (retail, food and beverages, professional services, and enterprise) than ShopKeep POS, with big cat eCommerce platforms like Shopify, Woocommerce, and Bigcommerce using it.
  • Cost: ShopKeep most basic package is just $69 per month while Square POS is free to use—there are no setup fees or monthly fees. Vend starts at $99/month, Clover starts at $4.95 per month, and Toast POS starts at $0/month.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: ShopKeep and all of its closest rivals are all cloud-based systems.
  • Popularity: In terms of popularity, most of the closest competitors of ShopKeep are more popular than it, with Vend even being publicly traded. This can be seen in the more than 20,000 customer locations it has compared to ShopKeep.
  • Scalability: ShopKeep is especially suitable for small and medium businesses. Competitors like Vend can cater to the point-of-sale needs of a larger number of users. Compared to its closest competitors, ShopKeep is best for small and medium businesses with POS needs.
  • Customer Support: Like all of its alternatives, ShopKeep has an all-inclusive 24/7 customer support email and phone support. In addition, it also includes a comprehensive FAQ section, a one-on-one onboarding session, and a comprehensive library of webinars, guides, videos, and demos.

ShopKeep by Lightspeed alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to ShopKeep by Lightspeed that are worth checking out: NetSuite for Retail for SMBs, Revel iPad POS for large size business, Rezku POS Software for growing companies, and GiftLogic software for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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ShopKeep...
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$49 per month
Functionality
11
Best for SMBs
NetSuite...
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
7.8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
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20
Best for Enterprise
Revel PO...
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
3.2/10
License pricing
$99 per terminal/month
Functionality
60
Growing
Rezku
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$99 per license
Functionality
16
Review
Free version
GiftLogi...
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$49 per month
Functionality
31

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.