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Lightspeed Payments (beta)

Lightspeed Payments allows you to accept all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, Diners Club International, China UnionPay, and more. Lightspeed Payments also supports Apple Pay and Google Pay, so customers can checkout with one tap in your store. 

Lightspeed Payments has the lowest fees compared to other payment methods — 2.6% + $.30 per online transaction. All payments processed through Lightspeed Payments, your balance and payouts are always at your fingertips — on the Finance page in your Ecwid admin.

Lightspeed Payments is available in the US only.

Lightspeed Payments is currently on beta-testing, and it is enabled in several Ecwid stores. If you would like to try Lightspeed Payments in your store and send us feedback—contact our support.

Requirements to use Lightspeed Payments

Before setting up Lightspeed Payments, make sure your store meets the following requirements.

  1. Your Ecwid store has legal pages, including:
    • Privacy Policy
    • Shipping, refund and return policy
    • Terms and conditions
    • Payment methods
    • Contact information
  2. You set up your product and shipping settings in your Ecwid store, including:
    • Adding images to all your products
    • Ensuring your homepage and product content is authentic, without placeholder text
    • Adding shipping methods that match your shipping policy

Setting up Lightspeed Payments

Setting up Lightspeed Payments requires no technical skills. All you have to do is apply for the payment method from your Ecwid admin. Once your store is approved, you can start accepting online payments straight away.

Regulated or illegal products or services, any kind of unfair, predatory, or deceptive practices, CBD products, fireworks, vape, and adult toys are restricted from using Lightspeed Payments.

To set up Lightspeed Payments in your Ecwid store:

  1. From your Ecwid admin, go to the Payment page.
  2. Next to Lightspeed Payments, click Apply to Enable:


  3. Click Start now and fill in all required information about your business.
  4. Once you finish, click Submit.

The Lightspeed Payments team will start reviewing your application. This process may take several business days. Once your application is accepted, Lightspeed Payments will be activated, and you will be notified about it in your Ecwid admin. Please note that in some cases, Lightspeed may require additional documents. In that case, you will get a notification on your company email.

Before you start accepting Lightspeed Payments, place a test order to make sure everything works as expected.

Payments made with Lightspeed Payments will be automatically deposited into your bank account within 2 business days. Processing fees are deducted before the deposit is made.

You can check out your balance, payments, and payouts from the Finance page in the Ecwid Admin. Learn more →

Accepting payments with Lightspeed Payments

After you enable Lightspeed Payments in your Ecwid store, your customers will be able to choose this payment option at the checkout.

As soon as they choose Lightspeed Payments as the payment option, they will have to fill in their credit or debit card information and specify their billing address. The Billing address section will be prefilled with a customer’s shipping address:


Billing address specifying is a requirement of Lightspeed Payment to prevent fraud and chargeback. With a billing address, a payment gateway can verify whether it matches the data from the card-issuing bank. In case there is a 100% fraud transaction, Lightspeed Payments will prevent a fraudster from buying in your store.

If a customer wants to make a refund, contact our support team to help you proceed with refunding.

Related articles

Getting paid with Lightspeed Payments
Lightspeed Payments reports
Connecting Ecwid with Lightspeed Retail POS X-Series (ex-Vend)
Issuing refunds with Lightspeed Payments

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