External card readers


Most of Shopify's supported card readers accept payment only from credit cards. If you want to accept payments by debit card as well, you must use the Moneris IPP320 (available only in Canada with Shopify POS for iPad), or enable external payments and use an external payment terminal.

Apart from the Moneris IPP320, you can use our supported card readers only if you meet the following requirements:

  • your store is based in the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom
  • you're using either Shopify Payments or a supported third-party gateway.

If you're using another payment gateway to process your transactions, then you need to buy or rent an external credit card terminal from a payment processor.

Some popular payment processors are:

Country Payment Terminals
United States


Shopify has no relationship with these payment providers, so we can't provide support for these devices. We encourage you to shop around to make the best choice for your business.

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