Activating payment methods for the Shopify POS app

You can activate different payment methods in Shopify POS so that your customers have a choice of payment options at checkout.

Activate cash payments for the Shopify POS app

By default, cash transactions are activated. If you no longer want to accept cash, then you can deactivate cash transactions. There are no additional fees or charges to the customer or to the store for cash payments.

Steps:

  1. From Shopify POS, tap > Settings > Payment settings.

  2. Under Other payment types, tap Cash to activate or deactivate it.

Activating payment by gift card for the Shopify POS app

Gift cards are a good way to increase your sales. In addition, gift cards help to promote your store when your customers buy them for their family and friends.

If you want to sell physical gift cards, then you must buy them from the Shopify Hardware Store.

Before you can sell gift cards or accept payments by gift card, you must activate gift cards as a payment method in the Shopify POS app.

Steps:

  1. From Shopify POS, tap > Settings > Payment settings.
  2. Tap Gift Card.
  3. Activate the following options:
    • Accept gift card payments to sell or accept payments from digital gift cards that you can print and email to customers.
    • Accept physical gift cards to sell or accept payments from physical gift cards. You'll need to order a supply of these if you haven't already.

Ordering physical gift cards

You can choose your design and order physical gift cards from the Shopify Hardware Store in supported countries.

Activating custom payments for the Shopify POS app

If you want to accept manual payments that aren't processed by Shopify, such as checks, store credit, or third-party terminals, then you can set up a custom payment method.

Shopify tracks the following order details for custom payment methods:

  • order number
  • associated customer information
  • line items
  • order total, including taxes
  • order date and timestamps
  • custom payment type used

Steps:

  1. From Shopify POS, tap > Settings > Payment settings.

  2. Under Custom Payment Types, tap Add custom payment type.

  3. Type a payment type name into the box, and tap Save.

  4. Tap the toggle to activate or deactivate the custom payment type.

Deactivating custom payments for the Shopify POS app

If a payment method is deactivated, then it doesn't appear as a payment option at checkout.

Steps:

  1. From Shopify POS, tap > Settings > Payment settings.

  2. On the Payment types screen, tap the toggle to activate or deactivate the payment type.

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