Selling in person with Shopify

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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 (+$40/month) to your Shopify plan. You can add hardware piece-by-piece, or buy the complete hardware kit for a full in-store setup.

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Need help deciding what retail hardware to buy? Refer to the Hardware guide.

Device comparison

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:

Feature iPad iPhone Android
Take payment Yes Yes Yes
Card swiper Yes Yes Yes (Swipe (audio-jack) card reader only)
EMV capability Yes Yes No
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 default taxes/add custom tax Yes Yes Yes (cart tax rates only)
Sell and accept gift cards (requires the Shopify plan or higher) Yes No No
Receipt customization 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)
Refunds Yes No No
Embedded apps Yes No No

Read about the Shopify POS retail package to find out about the additional retail features available to each app.

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