Shopify POS is available in two different plans (Shopify POS Lite and Shopify POS Pro) that cater to different business needs. In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know to get you started with Shopify POS.
When looking for a point-of-sale system, it is important to keep in mind that it should take care of more than just handling payments. It must be able to answers all your business needs such as storing sales and customer data, managing inventory, giving you insights on the best performing products, and handle all sorts of sales transactions. Shopify POS unlocks a large variety of features for brick-and-mortar businesses. Here’s a quick overview of its main features.
How much does Shopify POS charge?
Shopify offers two plans: Shopify POS Lite, which is free if you already have a Shopify Plan, and Shopify POS Pro which costs $89 USD/month per location. However, if you are already on a Shopify Plus plan, Shopify POS Pro will be free of charge.
How to get started with Shopify POS?
1. Get your device and download the Shopify POS app
The only essentials you will need to get started with Shopify POS are the Shopify POS app, a Shopify store, a product to sell, and an electronic device to install the app. You will need to download the Shopify POS app on any iOS or Android device.
You will not need any additional POS hardware other than your iOS or Android device to start selling, as payments are received using a supported card reader. You can, however, purchase additional hardware elements such as a cash drawer, receipt printer, and barcode scanner to elevate your sales process. It’s good to know that Shopify offers a custom kit that includes everything you need in order to accept cash and credit payments and print receipts. Shopify POS hardware can also be purchased via Shopify’s partners.
2. Add your products & configure your taxes
Now that you have the app and all the hardware, you need to add products to sell in your store from your Shopify admin account or from your Shopify POS app. Then, you will need to configure your sales tax depending on where your store is located.
3. Set up a payment provider
To make sure that customers can pay you, you need to set up a payment provider that lets you securely accept payments. Shopify supports a variety of third-party payment providers and also offers its own payment provider (Shopify Payments) for faster checkout.
4. Place some test orders
Now that you’ve configured your Shopify POS and set up your hardware, you need to test a few transactions to make sure that everything works properly. It’s also a good way to get familiar with the process of taking payments from your customers. Some transactions to test can be refunding an order, updating an order, or taking a partial payment.
5. Start selling in store!
Now that everything is in place, it’s time to tell your customers about your new store!
Choosing a POS for your business can have a big impact on your daily operations and the growth of your business in the future. From managing inventory, processing transactions, managing employees, and keeping track of customers’ preferences, Shopify POS is a turnkey solution with everything a retail business needs to run its operations. As Shopify experts, we can help you decide if Shopify POS is the right solution for you. We can also help you set up your store and POS system without hassle so that you can focus on your business while we focus on the tech. Feel free to contact us!
For more information on Shopify POS, you can watch this video and visit Shopify’s website.