Lightspeed vs TouchBistro

Last updated: November 02, 2022

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Lightspeed
Lightspeed is the leading provider of cloud-based POS software. Our customers typically see a 20% growth in sales after their first year. Now is the time to join the growing list of independent businesses that choose Lightspeed POS to handle their everyday needs. Lightspeed Restaurant allows you to create your menu in seconds, update your floor plan directly in the system, impress customers with photos of items and allow your staff to focus on creating a unique restaurant experience.
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TouchBistro
iPad POS solution that helps restaurateurs make more money, deliver a great customer experience, and take the guess work out of making business decisions. TouchBistro was designed to make managing your business easier, so you can focus on why you opened your restaurant in the first place.
Lightspeed vs TouchBistro in our news:

2022. TouchBistro bakes CAD$150M into restaurant management tech recipe



TouchBistro, an iPad-based restaurant management platform, has secured CAD$150 million. TouchBistro integrates both marketing and customer relationship management capabilities in its suite of tools. TouchBistro has deployed more than 64,000 of its terminals that provide automated online ordering, menu and delivery management, contactless payments, marketing and customer engagement tools. The company also acquired TableUp in 2020, a move which became the foundation for its guest engagement, loyalty and marketing tools. The company also offered online ordering at no cost to its customers while they couldn’t offer in-person dining.


2021. Lightspeed buys Ecwid for $500M



Lightspeed has picked up two more companies in what is shaping up to be an acquisition spree for the Canadian point-of-sale software provider: e-commerce platform Ecwid for $500 million, and NuOrder, a B2B ordering platform servicing wholesales, brands and retailers, for $425 million. Ecwid itself has been around for years, initially making its name as a key partner of Facebook’s to help small businesses build commerce experiences on the social media platform, and eventually expanding to provide tools for merchants that use services like Square and Wix, as well as other third-party platforms like Instagram and Google — sometimes competing with but also potentially integrating with other e-commerce backends like Shopify.


2020. Lightspeed acquires restaurant software company Upserve for $430M



Lightspeed just announced the acquisition of Upserve, expanding Lightspeed’s presence in the restaurant industry. The company already offers cloud-based point-of-sale software for restaurants and other businesses. Upserve was founded back in 2009 as one of several startups encouraging users to share their purchase information with friends. It shifted its offerings to business tools around payments, marketing and loyalty, eventually rebranding as Upserve as it became increasingly focused on the restaurant market. Combining forces with Upserve is a strategic next-step in Lightspeed’s vision of providing the most advanced commerce platform to high-performing businesses around the world.