Shopify for retail
On the Shopify plan or higher, 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, gift receipts, and paper gift cards for your customers.
The Shopify plan or higher also gives you 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 to the Shopify plan or higher to use a Swipe card reader with a supported third-party gateway and physical gift cards.
In Shopify POS for iPad, the Shopify plan or higher gives you the following additional features:
|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.|
|Physical gift cards (Shopify plan and higher)||Sell and redeem physical gift cards.|
|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 members with PIN entry.|
|Staff permissions||Enable limited permissions for staff members 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: