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 enabling 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 > All locations.

  2. Tap the name of the POS location.

  3. Tap Switch to confirm the change or Cancel go back.

Manage the POS subscription plan for each location (Shopify admin)

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.

Everyone has access to the free trial of POS Pro, which ends on October 31, 2020.

If you decide not to subscribe to POS Pro, after October 31, 2020, then you lose access to any POS Pro features that you have been using during the free trial.

If you select POS Lite as the subscription plan for a location before October 31, 2020, then effective immediately, you no longer have access to the POS Pro features for that location. To regain access to the free POS Pro features, change the location’s subscription plan to POS Pro.

If you select POS Pro as the subscription plan for a location before October 31, 2020, then you won't be charged the additional monthly subscription fee until your first bill after October 31, 2020.

If you don't choose a subscription plan for each location by the end of the free trial, then the location will default to the POS Lite plan, which is free.


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