Assigning a location to your device and enabling local tax rates

If you use Shopify POS at more than one address, then you can assign a location to each POS device. This makes sure that you apply the right taxes to your in-person orders and that you can track the orders placed each physical location.

If you're using Shopify POS for iPad or iPhone, then you can also enable the app to retrieve local tax rates automatically using your device's GPS and wi-fi.

Note

You must add each location in your Shopify admin before it will be available in Shopify POS.

Assign a location to your iPad

To assign a location to your iPad:

  1. Make sure that you've added all your retail locations in your Shopify admin.

  2. From Shopify POS, tap Store, and then tap Locations.

  3. Tap a location to assign it to the iPad.

Automatically retrieve local tax rates

If you enable the Automatically retrieve local tax rates option, then Shopify POS uses your iPad's wi-fi and GPS to apply local tax rates automatically based on your current location. For example, if your store location is in LA but you're selling in San Francisco, Shopify POS will charge state tax only (and not county tax) since your transaction is made outside of LA county.

If this option is turned off, Shopify POS applies only the tax rates for the iPad's assigned location.

To retrieve local tax rates automatically:

  1. From Shopify POS, tap Store, and then tap Settings.

  2. In the Taxes section, enable the Auto-retrieve local tax rates option:
    Assign location button — Shopify POS for iPad

Assign a location to your iPhone

To assign a location to your iPhone:

  1. Make sure that you've added all your retail locations in your Shopify admin.

  2. From Shopify POS, tap Store.

  3. In the Locations section, tap a location to assign it to the iPhone:
    Locations section of the Store screen — Shopify POS for iPad

Automatically retreive local tax rates

If you enable the Automatically retrieve local tax rates option, then Shopify POS uses your iPhone's wi-fi and GPS to apply local tax rates automatically based on your current location. For example, if your store location is in LA but you're selling in San Francisco, Shopify POS will charge state tax only (and not county tax) since your transaction is made outside of LA county.

If this option is turned off, Shopify POS applies only the tax rates for the iPhone's assigned location.

To retrieve local tax rates automatically:

  1. From Shopify POS, tap Store.

  2. In the Taxes section, enable the Auto-retrieve local tax rates option:
    Auto-retrieve local tax rates option — Shopify POS for iPhone

Assign a location to your Android device

To assign a location to your Android device:

  1. Make sure that you've added all your retail locations in your Shopify admin.

  2. On your Android device, go to the Shopify POS Store screen.

  3. In the Locations section, tap a location to assign it to your device:
    Locations section of the Store screen — Shopify POS for Android

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