Setting up Shopify Payments for POS

Shopify Payments is the simplest way to accept payments. It eliminates the hassle of setting up a third-party payment provider or merchant account and having to enter the credentials into Shopify. With Shopify Payments you're automatically set up to accept all major payment methods as soon as you create your Shopify store.

After you set up Shopify Payments, your customers can make credit card payments on your store. You can activate Shopify Payments from the Payment providers page in the Shopify settings. When you set up Shopify Payments, you need the following information:

  • your Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • your banking information
  • the average price of your orders
  • the average shipping time of your orders

Activate Shopify Payments in the POS app

If Shopify Payments has been set up for your store, then you can accept credit card payments in person. After you set up Shopify Payments you need to activate it in the Shopify POS app.


  1. From Shopify POS, tap > Settings > Payment types.
  2. In the Default payment types section, verify that the Credit/Debit option displays Accepted.

Accept card payments without a signature

You can accept card payments without a customer's signature if you meet the following requirements:

  • Your store is located in the United States.
  • You're using Shopify Payments.
  • You're using an EMV card reader.

This option is turned off by default, but you can activate it from the Shopify POS Payment types screen.


  1. From Shopify POS, tap > Settings > Payment types.
  2. In the Default payment types section, tap Credit/Debit.
  3. Tap the toggle to activate or deactivate Skip customer signatures when possible.

Supported countries and regions

Only countries where Shopify Payments supports both online and in-person processing are available. Use the following list to find out if Shopify Payments is available to use with the Shopify POS app in the country where your business operates:

Bank account requirements for Shopify Payments

Bank account requirements depend on the country where your store is based. Refer to requirements for each supported country.

Edit bank account information

If you change banks or if your bank account details change, then you can update the information in your Shopify Payments settings.

You can't use prepaid bank cards as bank account credentials to receive payouts from Shopify Payments.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Payment providers.
  2. In the Shopify Payments section, click Manage.
  3. Under Payout bank account in the Payout details section, click Change bank account.
  4. Enter your bank account information, then click Save.

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