Credit card readers - Accept tap and chip payments easily!
Upgrade your point of sale experience with our collection of card readers for Shopify POS. Our card readers come packed with cutting-edge technology that allows you to accept tap and chip payments from customers effortlessly. With features like lightning-fast transaction speeds, multi-device connectivity, and compatibility with all major payment platforms, our card readers make customer transactions a breeze.
Browse our collection today and take your point of sale experience to the next level!
Card Readers for Shopify POS
Shopify POS integrates with supported card readers, allowing you to accept payments directly through the POS system. The transaction details are then automatically recorded in the order's Timeline in Shopify. However, to use a supported card reader, your store must be located in a supported country and use a compatible payment provider.
Following credit card readers are available in Canada :
- WisePad 3 Card Reader
- Shopify POS Go
Card Reader FAQ
What is card reader?
A credit card reader or terminal is a device that enables you to accept credit and debit card payments through various methods such as tapping, inserting, or swiping cards, or by manually entering card information.
Typically, card readers are small devices that can be plugged into your Shopify POS device. On the other hand, an external reader is a separate, standalone piece of hardware that is usually used for the same purpose. Regardless of the type of reader you use, both can be utilized to accept payments on your Shopify store.
What are the accepted payment types?
Shopify's supported card readers are capable of accepting payments from all major types of credit cards, Mastercard and Visa Debit cards, as well as other payment methods such as Amex, Interac, Discover, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.
Can I choose an external card reader with Shopify POS?
Yes, you can use an external card reader with Shopify POS, even if it is not supported by Shopify. You can find an external terminal provider anywhere in the world, and because the payment is processed outside of Shopify, you don't have to set up a specific payment provider in your Shopify admin.
However, there are some disadvantages to using an external terminal. Firstly, you need to have an account with your terminal provider. Additionally, Shopify will only show the payment status of an order, but not any transaction details.