Today we’re excited to introduce Shopify Mobile: a powerful new way to sell products and manage your store.
With Shopify Mobile we’ve completely overhauled our popular iOS app and baked in some exciting new features that are going to help you increase sales - right from the palm of your hand.
This is an important step forward towards creating a commerce platform that enables our merchants to sell their products anywhere, whether it’s online, in-store or on-the-go.
Accept Payments With Your Phone
The most exciting part about Shopify Mobile is that you can now take your cash register right to your customers.
Merchants using Shopify Payments can use our free card reader to accept cash or credit card payments from directly inside the app. You can sell your existing products or create custom sales on the spot.
This is great news for retailers who sell on weekends at places like farmers markets, trade shows or pop-up stores.
Once payment is accepted you can send custom email receipts to your customers and your inventory will be automatically updated across the entire Shopify platform.
Right now this feature is limited to U.S. merchants, however we’re working to expand availability to more regions soon.
Manage Your Store On-The-Go
Shopify Mobile makes it easy to run your business from wherever you are. For example, you can use your phone to fulfill orders, contact customers and update key areas of your store like product info and prices. Your data is then automatically synced between Shopify Mobile, your online store and your Shopify POS system.
Here are some of the great store management features bundled into the new app:
Get a notification every time a new order comes in. From there it's just a few taps to fulfill the order and keep your business running smoothly.
Once your order has been processed, you can send a shipping notification to your customer right from the app.
Take a product photo, delete an old product, change a price or add inventory — all from your phone.
In other words, now your store is always with you and you have the freedom and flexibility to manage it from anywhere.
Streamline Your In-Store Experience
In addition to allowing you to accept payments from anywhere and manage your day-to-day commerce activities, Shopify Mobile is also a big step forward for our POS customers.
Shopify Mobile works hand-in-hand with Shopify POS so that any on-the-fly changes you make to products, prices and inventory in the mobile app are also automatically updated back at your physical retail location.
And the best part? Shopify Mobile can also work with Shopify POS to act like a second register inside your retail store.
Get Started With Shopify Mobile
Shopify Mobile is free for all existing Shopify merchants.
If you're in the U.S., you can order your free card reader by logging into the app, navigating to the ‘Accept Payments’ screen and confirming your mailing address.
All users outside the U.S. can download the app and start taking advantage of the new and improved store management features.