The only thing I appreciate about LS ecom is the somewhat easy navigation.
Lightspeed goes public and doesn't have gift cards. Except you can get gift cards with some terrible work around that goes to another website for payment(only $600 and $20/mo.). Paywall after paywall. You want a sign up form on your site? Paywall subscription app. Lightspeed has built an amateur skeleton platform where if you want anything basic you have to sign up for a subscription service. This structure makes it so they sell you on the 60/mo. you spend months getting everything going(digging your own grave) then you'll have to spend 5-10 times just to get the most basic features. The joke is on you if you choose to use lightspeed ecom, ever. Disgusting and manipulative tactics to gain profit while pushing a sub par product. Worst company ever.
Don't do it. Its just not capable of handling any serious business's need to grow. Every time you want to add features for your customers/users its either impossible or its behind yet another paywall subscription. I can say that this platform has cost me financially and negatively affected my career.
LS Ecom does not have:
Gift Cards - without using some shady workaround that takes customer to another url for payment($600 setup and $20/mo. subscription)
Forms - without $20/ mo. subscription service
Affiliate marketing - without $79/mo service
Email marketing - without $40/mo. service
Loyalty program - without $80/mo. service
and on and on and on.
Unable to modify sitemap for the simplest of SEO.
SEO is terrible. I'm an SEO professional.