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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Lightspeed Retail

Lightspeed is well suited for many applications and has the power to accommodate a small business or a large business with lots of items. I am not sure where it would be less appropriate to use it because it works well in my application here at the liquor store. It gives great flexibility to many types of businesses.
Bret Birdsong | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

It works great for a small business where all the data entry and reporting and changes can be done in-house. Payroll is a piece of cake for a smaller business with Touch Bistro. It might not work as well for a larger business or a business that needs things done faster.
Robin Lilly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Lightspeed Retail

  • Inventory management: it's not great but it's the best in class. Think "the least bad option."
  • Sales: it works well here, but don't use their payments system. It's overpriced and doesn't offer chip/pin.
  • Reporting: if you buy the advanced reporting package, it can work well, but is still limited, as all canned reports are.
Jeremy Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

  • Easy to learn being iOS-based
  • Being cloud-based, your product mix, as well as your detailed modifier list, is available immediately
  • Able to access reports, sales, hours, etc. from mobile app
Jayelynn Willman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Lightspeed Retail

  • I feel it needs the ability to charge a "restocking fee"
  • I would also like to be notified ahead of time before updates are made
  • The work flow when using the "pin before each sale" feature could be a little cleaner
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

  • There needs to be a way to stop TouchBistro from printing a customer copy every credit card transaction. Nobody wants this copy and I’m using double the amount of thermal paper
David Ayers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Lightspeed Retail

Lightspeed Retail 6.7
Based on 3 answers
I gave the rating of a 9 because ninety percent of the time when I talk to their support they're very helpful.One of the only real issues I have is there are times where the queue will be 7-9 people deep. When you have an error you don't know how to fix, sometimes this is very troubling.But overall their support is usually quick and friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

TouchBistro 9.1
Based on 1 answer
First of all, I hardly ever need support for Touch Bistro, that’s how well it works. In the very instances over the years where I did need to call, customer support was easily accessible and fast and accurate with their responses
Robin Lilly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Lightspeed Retail

I searched through a few other POS systems however, lightspeed is the first and only that I have used. Because I can customize attributes for custom art projects they were my only option and for that reason we chose them.
Damon Gabriel | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

We have not used other products, but when researching other products, the TouchBistro interface seemed much more user-friendly and that is why we selected TouchBistro.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Lightspeed Retail

  • It has had a very positive impact on business. There have been fewer mistakes by clerks and therefore less money lost.
  • We have not had any instances of outage of the server. This was not the case with the last system we used.
Bret Birdsong | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

  • Planning from previous dates.
  • On the go reporting in order to cut staff when slow.
  • Negative to rely on internet connection.
  • Negative to have to rely on updates from Apple.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Lightspeed Retail

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TouchBistro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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