Selling in person with Shopify
You can pair the Shopify POS app with retail hardware to sell in person and accept different payment types. Shopify POS syncs with your Shopify admin to keep track of orders and inventory across retail locations, your online store, and other active sales channels.
All Shopify plans include access to the Shopify POS app (iOS and Android). If you want to use retail hardware, open and close register shifts, or create POS staff PINs, then you need to use Shopify POS for iPad and add the retail package to your Shopify plan for an additional monthly fee. You can add hardware piece-by-piece, or buy the complete hardware kit for a full in-store setup.
Need help deciding what retail hardware to buy? Refer to the Hardware guide.
The Shopify POS apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android have different features. Use the following device comparison to help decide which device has the features you need:
|Card swiper||Yes||Yes||Yes (Swipe (audio-jack) card reader only)|
|Product details capability||Yes||No||No|
|Create new customer before checkout||Yes||No||Yes|
|Add customer to an order||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Add line-item discount||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Add cart discount||Yes||Yes||No|
|Add discount code||No||No||Yes|
|Toggle taxes||Yes||Yes||Yes (cart tax rates only)|
|Sell and accept gift cards (requires the Shopify plan or higher)||Yes||No||No|
|Custom payment methods||Yes||Yes||No|
|Fits in your pocket||Some||Yes||Yes|
|Mark order as fulfilled||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Add shipping address||Yes||No (can be added as an order note and included as a shipping address later from the Shopify admin)||No (can be added as an order note and included as a shipping address later from the Shopify admin)|
|Add shipping cost||Yes||Yes (must be added as a quick sale item)||Yes (must be added as a quick sale item)|
Read about the Shopify POS retail package to find out about the additional retail features available to each app.