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Today we’re happy to announce the launch of the Shopify card reader in Canada.

The Shopify card reader is a free device that allows merchants to accept credit card payments on-the-go using the Shopify Mobile iPhone app, or in-store using Shopify POS, our iPad-based point of sale system.

Merchants can accept all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express all at one simple rate based on your Shopify plan:

Accept Credit Cards with Your Phone 

Canadians can now accept credit card payments using the Shopify Mobile iPhone app. You can sell your existing products or even create custom sales on the spot. This is great news for retailers who sell on weekends at places like farmer's markets, trade shows or pop-up stores.

If you’re in Canada or the U.S., you can order your free Shopify mobile card reader by logging into the app, navigating to the ‘Accept Payments’ screen and confirming your mailing address.

Shopify Mobile is free for all existing Shopify merchants, and can be downloaded in the Apple App Store.

Accept Payments at Your Physical Retail Location

Shopify POS is a fully integrated point of sale system that bridges the gap between offline and online retail. Canadian merchants can now use the Shopify card reader to accept credit card payments with Shopify POS.

We have also opened our Canadian hardware store which means you can order Shopify POS hardware kits and other optional accessories like receipt printers and barcode scanners. From April 1st to April 4th you can come to our Toronto pop-up store to get a free mobile card reader or buy Shopify POS hardware kits in person.