COVID-19 resources for retailers and restaurants

Get the news and resources you need to stay informed and protect your business.

Last updated on
March 26, 2020 @ 10:15 AM EST

COVID-19 resources for retailers and restaurants

To our customers

At Lightspeed, we firmly believe that as independent businesses, you are vital hubs for human connection and interaction. At this unprecedented moment in time, as our capacity to come together in a physical space is temporarily put on pause due to the impact of COVID-19, we want to assure you that we will get through this exceptionally challenging period, together.

From resources to help keep your business going to tips for using your downtime to catch up on operational tasks, we've gathered the information you need to help keep you safe, informed and productive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re also offering tools and access to new revenue streams to help you navigate and adapt to the necessary changes in consumer behavior that we are witnessing on a daily basis. Please reach out for details on how we can help your business.

What we’re doing for our merchants

Lightspeed is offering tools and access to new revenue streams to help you adapt during this difficult time.

For our retailers

3 free months of Lightspeed eCom

For our restaurateurs

3 free months of Lightspeed delivery integration

Strategies for weathering the storm.

Strategies for weathering the storm.

Tips and resources to help you access financial aid, cut costs and maximize profitability to keep your retail or hospitality business going.

Look to ecommerce to keep serving customers.

Now more than ever, customers will be looking online for their needs. Be there for them through ecommerce.

Look to ecommerce to keep serving customers.
Pivot to delivery to serve your diners.

Pivot to delivery to serve your diners.

Get through slow periods and closures with a strong delivery model.

Get ready to welcome customers and diners back.

Prepare for the end of social isolation now so you’re ready get back to business right away.

Get ready to welcome customers and diners back.
Our partners are ready to help.

Our partners are ready to help.

Keep your business going with offers designed to help businesses adapt to this economic shift.

  • Give your retail customers the option to use omnichannel gift cards with AdVision with no fees for 3 months and 66% off setup costs
  • Streamline your ecommerce order fulfilment workflow with 50% off OrderCup subscriptions for 2 months
  • Manage the delivery process from order to prep to courier with UEAT with 50% off installation, 24-hour express onboarding and 1 month free
  • Take advantage of MarketMan’s cloud-based restaurant inventory management system with 2 months of free service and no setup fees

Let us know how we can help

Stay tuned for updates, and please reach out with suggestions, questions or stories of how your business is managing—we're in this together.

Updates and resources in your region

United States | Canada | Australia

United States of America

World Health Organization (WHO)

The latest international updates on COVID-19 research, responses and recommendations from the WHO.
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National Retail Federation

News and resources for managing COVID-19 for American retailers.
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National Restaurant Association

News about COVID-19 that impacts American restaurateurs.
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US government response

An overview of the US government's response to COVID-19, including news, travel advisories and financial advice.
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US Chamber of Commerce

News and resources for businesses to navigate operating optimally while protecting your workforce's health.
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US Small Business Administration local support

A map of financial support available to businesses by state.
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Small Business Administration disaster loans (US)

Financial support for businesses experiencing disasters, including the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Canada

World Health Organization (WHO)

The latest international updates on COVID-19 research, responses and recommendations from the WHO.
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Retail Council of Canada

News and resources for managing COVID-19 for Canadian retailers.
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Restaurants Canada

News and resources for managing COVID-19 for Canadian restaurateurs.
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Canadian government response

Updates on the COVID-19 pandemic within Canada, including prevention, travel and health advice.
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Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Financial support for Canadian individuals, families and businesses, including grants, subsidies and tax credits.
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BDC support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19

Financial support information for Canadian businesses impacted by COVID-19.
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Australia

World Health Organization (WHO)

The latest international updates on COVID-19 research, responses and recommendations from the WHO.
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Australian Retailers Association

News and resources for managing COVID-19 for Australian retailers.
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Restaurant & Catering Australia

News and resources for managing COVID-19 for Australian restaurateurs.
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Australian government response

Health advice and news about COVID-19 for Australians.
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Australian Taxation Office

Financial advice and emergency support for Australian businesses impacted by COVID-19.
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