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Adding customers

Add customers one at a time from the Back Office to track their contact details, addresses, and other personal information. After adding a customer to Lightspeed, assign them to orders in the Restaurant POS app to track their transactions and items ordered.

Customers can also be imported in bulk from the Back Office or added in the Restaurant POS app individually. To learn more, see Importing or exporting customer data and Creating a customer profile.

Adding customers to the Back Office

Add or manage customer details from the Back Office. Remember to always ask for permission before entering a customer’s contact information in Lightspeed Restaurant.

  1. Log in to the Back Office with your Lightspeed Restaurant credentials.
  2. From the navigation menu, go to Customers > Customers.
  3. From the Customers page, click + Add customer.
  4. Enter the contact information and details the customer provided, such as their name and phone number. To learn more about each field, see Customer profile settings.
  5. Click Save to create the customer profile.

Customer profile settings

The following settings are the details available to enter in a customer’s profile, such as their name and email address. Fill in as much or as little information as desired according to the needs of the business.

Setting name


First name (required)

Given name of the customer.

Last name (required)

Surname of the customer.


Customer’s personal email address.


Business the customer represents.

Tax ID

In required regions, the customer’s tax identifier.


Preferred language of communication.

Primary phone number

Main phone number, such as a home or cell number.

Secondary phone number

Alternate phone number, such as a work number.

Contact permissions

When enabled, this customer agrees to receive email communications from the restaurant. When disabled, the customer will not receive emails.


Custom notes or details about the customer, such as an allergy or preferred seating area.

Primary home address

Customer’s main residence and mailing address.

Secondary home address

Customer’s secondary residence or mailing address.


Postal code associated with the customer’s addresses.


City associated with the customer’s addresses.


State or province associated with the customer’s addresses.


What’s next?

If you have existing customer data on file from another POS system, you may choose to bulk add customers by importing a CSV file. For more information, see Importing or Exporting customer data.

To modify a customer profile, see Editing or deleting customers

Now that you have a customer profile on Lightspeed Restaurant, understand customer details by viewing their transaction history. See Viewing customer products and transactions.

Enable customer invoicing to be able to generate invoices for customer orders. See Setting up customer invoicing.

If customer invoicing is enabled, you can view transactions and invoices for each customer and settle open invoices to mark them as paid. See Managing customer invoices in the Back Office to learn how.

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