Location management

A location is a physical place or an app where you do any or all the following activities: sell products, ship or fulfill orders, or stock inventory. A location might be a retail store, warehouse, popup, or dropshipper. With multiple locations, you have better visibility into your inventory across your business.

Most location management is handled from your Shopify admin. From there, you can add, delete, edit, and activate/deactivate your locations as needed. You can also manage your POS subscriptions from your Shopify admin.

Select Shopify POS device location

You can manage your device locations directly in the Shopify POS app. You can also restrict access to the locations settings on the iPad by activating limited staff permissions.

Whenever you install the Shopify POS app on a device, make sure that you select your location so that the correct tax rates are applied.


  1. From the Shopify POS app, tap > Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the Location section, and then tap the name of the current POS location.
  3. Tap the name of the location you want to switch, and then tap Switch or tap Cancel to go back.

Manage the POS subscription plan for each location

The POS Lite subscription plan includes Shopify POS's basic features and can be used with every Shopify plan at no extra cost. For an additional monthly cost per location, the Shopify POS Pro subscription plan has extra retail features for sales transactions, inventory management, sales reports, and staff management. For each of your locations, you choose the POS subscription plan that is appropriate. You can change the POS subscription plan for a location at any time.

If you have subscribed to POS Pro and you want to uninstall the POS sales channel, then you need to change all of your POS Pro locations to POS Lite before you uninstall the channel.


  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings > Apps and sales channels.
  2. From the Apps and sales channels page, click Point of sale.
  3. Click Open sales channel.

  4. Click Locations.

  5. Click Manage subscriptions.

  6. In the Review POS subscriptions for each location section, select a subscription plan for each location.

  7. Select whether you want to be billed annually or monthly.

  1. Click Next.
  2. Click Approve subscription.

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