Shopify POS retail package
All Shopify plans include access to the Shopify POS app (iOS and Android). Both versions of Shopify POS are compatible with the Swipe (audio-jack) card reader. If you want to use more advanced retail hardware, then you need to add the retail package to your Shopify plan for an additional monthly fee.
The retail package lets you build your business in some great ways:
- connect with additional retail hardware such as a receipt printer, cash drawer, or barcode scanner
- track your cash float and summarize daily register totals
- add unlimited staff members with PIN entry
- save shopping carts during checkout, and retrieve them later.
Need help deciding if you need the retail package? Compare its features with basic Shopify POS:
Shopify POS for Android does not support the retail package.
|Features||Basic POS||Retail package (iPad)||Retail package (iPhone)|
|Shopify-supported card reader||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Moneris card reader||No||Yes||No|
|Shopify Payments and external payments||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Syncs with online||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Physical gift cards (Shopify plan and higher)||No||Yes||No|
|Multi-staff login with PIN screen||No||Yes||No|
|POS staff PINs||No||Yes||No|
|In-app PIN screen||No||Yes||No|
|Save cart function||No||Yes||No|
|Third-party payment providers (supported providers only)||No||Yes||Yes|
The Shopify retail package provides in-app support for the following hardware components:
- complete hardware kit
- Apple AirPort Wi-Fi Extender
- barcode printer
- barcode scanner
- cash drawer
- credit card reader
- iPad stand
- physical gift cards
- receipt printer.
Add the retail package to your Shopify plan
You can add the retail package to your Shopify plan from the Point of Sale Setup page in your Shopify admin.
To add the retail package:
From your Shopify admin, click Point of Sale, and then click Setup.
In the Retail package section, click Enable.
A dialog displays showing how the retail package will affect your subscription fee. Click Add Retail Package.
If you ever want to remove the retail package from your Shopify plan, you can do so from the Point of Sale Setup page of your Shopify admin by clicking Remove Retail Package.