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Lightspeed Payments resources for Retail (R-Series) and Restaurant (L-Series)

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This article will help you find the information you need for Lightspeed Payments in Lightspeed Retail (R-Series) and Lightspeed Restaurant (L-Series).

Setup and reporting

Lightspeed Retail (R-Series)

  • Need help setting up your Lightspeed Payments account in Retail (R-Series)? Our detailed guides can assist you.

  • Learn about payment terminals compatible with Retail (R-Series) from our comprehensive hardware guides. Ensure you've identified your device correctly using the included images.

  • Simplify your transaction processing with Lightspeed Payments in Retail (R-Series) with our comprehensive guides.

  • Get insights on Lightspeed Payments reports in Retail (R-Series) from our in-depth articles.

  • Refunds and exchanges are an essential part of retail operations. Understand how to handle them in Retail (R-Series) with our comprehensive guides.

  • Navigate chargeback management effectively with our comprehensive guides.

Lightspeed Restaurant (L-Series)

  • Set up your Lightspeed Payments account in Restaurant (L-Series) effortlessly using our step-by-step guides.

  • Explore payment terminals compatible with Restaurant (L-Series) in our dedicated hardware guides. Identify your device using the included images.

  • Deepen your understanding of transaction processing with Lightspeed Payments in Restaurant (L-Series) through our comprehensive guides.

  • For a complete overview of Lightspeed Payments reports in Restaurant (L-Series), refer to our reporting articles.

  • Occasionally, you may need to refund products in the Restaurant (L-Series) setup. Find out how with our detailed article.

  • Learn effective strategies for processing chargebacks with our detailed guides.

Quick tips and best practices

  • The settlement amount equals the transaction amount, minus any fees and refunds. We follow a 'transaction plus two days' schedule for settlements:

    • Monday sales -- Wednesday payout
    • Tuesday sales -- Thursday payout
    • Wednesday sales -- Friday payout
    • Thursday sales -- Monday payout
    • Friday and weekend sales -- Tuesday payout


  • An iPad can only pair with one device at a time. Proper pairing ensures smooth functioning of your iOS payment terminals.

  • While operating a beverage cart, note that only the v400M payment terminal offers standalone mode. To use this feature, ensure our Restaurant (L-Series) support team has prepared your account, you have an iPad with cellular capabilities, and manually enter sales into Lightspeed Restaurant (L-Series) after processing through the v400M payment terminal.

Contacting support

  • Our dedicated support teams for Retail (R-Series) and Restaurant (L-Series) are always prepared to assist. Please consider exploring our in-depth resources and help center guides prior to reaching out. If your queries remain unresolved, don't hesitate to contact our teams for further assistance.

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