Viewing products and adding them to the Shopify POS cart

From the Shopify POS products screen, you can find products and add them to the cart by browsing your catalog, using the search button, or changing the collection that you're viewing.

If you're using Shopify POS for iPad, then you can also view a product's details from the Shopify POS products screen.

Note

Only products that have their availability for Point of Sale enabled will appear in your POS system. You can set the availability for your products from your Shopify admin.

Browse the products grid

On the Shopify POS products screen, you can browse through your products by swiping your screen left and right.

If a product has variants, you'll see a small icon at the top-right of the product's image:

Variants icon on a product — Shopify POS for iPad

To see a product's details, tap and hold on the product's image.

Search for a product

You can use the search button to enter a product's name and find it quickly:

  1. On the Shopify POS products screen, tap the search icon:

    Shopify POS checkout search icon — Shopify POS for iPad
  2. Enter the product name or SKU to find the product that you're looking for.

  3. If the product that you're looking for appears, then tap its image to add it to the cart. Otherwise, try a new search, or tap Cancel to return to the Shopify POS products screen.

View a different collection

All the collections that you've created in your Shopify admin are available in Shopify POS, except for any you've set to be hidden from the sales channel in your Shopify admin.

The Shopify POS products screen displays the All products collection by default. You can choose a different collection from the drop-down menu:

  1. On the Shopify POS products screen, tap the collection name at the top:

    Name of current available collection at Shopify POS checkout — Shopify POS for iPad
  2. From the collections drop-down menu, tap the collection that you want to view.

Change the order of collections in the drop-down

If you're viewing your Shopify POS products on an iPad, then you can drag and drop collections to move them around the list:

  1. On the Shopify POS products screen, tap the collection name to display the collections drop-down menu.

  2. In the drop-down menu, tap and hold the three horizontal lines next to the collection you want to move:

    Three horizontal lines beside collection — Shopify POS for iPad
  3. Drag and drop the collection into its new position. The All products collection always appears at the top of the list.

See a product's details

To view a product's details, tap and hold the product's image in the products grid:

Product details dialog — Shopify POS for iPad

The product details include the following information:

  • product SKU
  • description
  • product type
  • vendor
  • current inventory levels
  • any upcoming inventory transfers
  • available variants

Browse the products grid

On the Shopify POS products screen, you can browse through your products by swiping your screen up and down.

If a product has variants, then you'll see a small icon at the bottom-right of the product's image:

Variants icon on a product – Shopify POS for iPhone

The icon is red when the product has variants that are out of stock.

Search for a product

You can use the search button to enter a product's name and find it quickly:

  1. On the Shopify POS products screen, tap the search icon:

    Shopify POS checkout search icon — Shopify POS for iPhone
  2. Enter the product name or SKU to find the product that you're looking for.

  3. If the product that you're looking for appears, then tap its image to add it to the cart. Otherwise, try a new search, or tap Cancel to return to the Shopify POS products screen.

View a different collection

All the collections that you've created in your Shopify admin are available in Shopify POS, except for any that you've set to be hidden from your Shopify admin.

The Shopify POS products screen displays the All products collection by default. You can choose a different collection from the drop-down menu:

  1. On the Shopify POS products screen, tap the collection name at the top.

  2. From the collections drop-down menu, tap the collection that you want to view:
    Collections list — Shopify POS for iPhone

Browse the products grid

On the Shopify POS checkout screen, browse through your products by swiping your screen up and down.

If a product has variants, then you'll see a small icon in the corner of the product image:

Variants icon on a product – Shopify POS for Android

The icon is red when the product has variants that are out of stock.

Search for a product

You can use the search button to enter a product's name and find it quickly:

  1. On the Shopify POS checkout screen, tap the search icon:

    Shopify POS checkout search icon — Shopify POS for Android
  2. Enter the product name or SKU to find the product that you're looking for.

  3. If the product that you're looking for appears, then tap its image to add it to the cart. Otherwise, try a new search, or tap the back arrow to return to the Shopify POS products screen.

View a different collection

All the collections that you've created in your Shopify admin are available in Shopify POS, except for any that you've set to be hidden from your Shopify admin.

The Shopify POS checkout screen displays the All products collection by default. You can choose a different collection from the drop-down menu:

  1. On the Shopify POS checkout screen, tap the collection name at the top:

    Name of current available collection at Shopify POS checkout — Shopify POS for Android
  2. From the Collections drop-down menu, tap the collection that you want to view.

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