Shopify for retail

If your store is on the Shopify plan or higher, then you can use additional hardware with Shopify POS to create a full retail store experience. You might use a barcode printer to print barcodes for your products, and then add products to the cart by scanning their barcode with a barcode scanner. You could also use a receipt printer to print receipts and gift receipts.

The Shopify plan or higher also gives your store features to help you manage your store, like register shifts, cash tracking, staff PINs, and saved carts.

Shopify POS plans

The retail features provided by the Shopify plan or higher are intended to help you create a full retail store experience, so the majority of the features work only with Shopify POS for iPad. If you use Shopify POS for iPhone or Android, then you can upgrade your store to the Shopify plan or higher to use a Swipe card reader with a supported third-party gateway.

In Shopify POS for iPad, the Shopify plan or higher gives you the following additional features:

Shopify POS plan features
Feature Definition
Hardware Connect with additional retail hardware such as a receipt printer, cash drawer, or barcode scanner. You can re-use your own retail hardware if it's supported by Shopify.
Moneris card reader If your store's based in Canada, then you can use the Moneris card reader to accept credit and debit payments, including Interac.
Print receipts Print customized receipts at checkout.
Gift receipts Provide your customers with a gift receipt.
POS-supported payment providers Use the Swipe card readers with a POS-supported payment provider.
Register shifts Use register shifts to balance your cash drawer on a regular basis and hold staff accountable for the money they've handled.
Cash tracking Track your cash float and summarize daily register totals.
Staff PINs Add unlimited staff with PIN entry.
Staff permissions Enable limited permissions for staff who have a POS PIN.
Saved carts Save a cart during checkout, and retrieve it later.

The Shopify plan or higher provides in-app support for the following hardware components:

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