FAQ

FAQ

Products sold on Shopify's Hardware Store are intended for business use only.

Find answers to common questions asked about purchasing hardware.

Tap & Chip Reader Canada

FAQ

With the introduction of WisePad 3, the following products are discontinued:
  • Shopify Tap & Chip Card Reader
  • Shopify Dock for Tap & Chip Reader
  • Swipe (Audio Jack)
Checkout customers reliably on WisePad 3 with the following features:
  • Accept tap or chip payments
  • Customer-facing display to guide customers through payments flow
  • Integrated tactile PIN pad
  • Compatibility with iOS and Android devices

Buy WisePad 3 here or bundle it with our Shopify Retail Stand and purchase the Retail Bundle here.

Compatibility

Which hardware is compatible with Shopify POS?

  • The Shopify POS app connects seamlessly with Shopify card readers and compatible hardware accessories like barcode scanners, receipt printers, and more. You can buy Shopify-supported hardware from the Shopify Hardware Store.

Can I bring my own hardware?

Ordering

Order times

  • How long does it take for my order to be processed and shipped?
  • Orders will normally be processed within 2-4 business days (excludes weekends and holidays) + Carrier Shipping Time

Backordered stock

  • What if a product is on backorder?
  • Due to COVID-19, backorder notices on our site are estimates. Some may take more or less time than indicated to be shipped. We appreciate your understanding.
  • I got a backorder email. What are my options?
  • Wait for inventory to be received by the warehouse
  • Cancel the order

Payment options

  • Which payment types do you accept?
  • VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, ShopPay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Interac

Sales Tax

  • What if I'm exempt from sales tax?
  • Contact Shopify Support with the proper Tax Documentation and we’ll adjust your account to reflect your exemption.

Active Orders

Emails about your order

  • Order confirmation: This email contains the details of your hardware order. 
  • Shipment confirmation: This email confirms that the items you’ve ordered have shipped. 
  • Backorder notice: You’ll receive an email notification if an item you ordered is temporarily out of stock. You can wait for the item to be back in stock or cancel the order. 
  • Spam folders: If you’re not receiving emails from the Shopify Hardware store, please check your spam or junk folder.

Order status

  • How can I check my order status?
  • Click “View your order” from your order confirmation email to see your order’s status at any time.

Changes to Your Order

  • Can I cancel my order?
    • If you need to cancel an order, please reach out to support, or reply to your order confirmation email.
    • You have one hour from placing your order to request changes to your order. There are no guarantees that the changes can be implemented.
  • Can I change my address?
    • You have 1 hour from placing your order to request changes to your order. There are no guarantees that the changes can be implemented.
  • My order is taking a long time. Can I pay for expedited shipping?
    • If your order has been picked and packed by the warehouse, then no further changes can be made. Be sure to select your desired shipping speed when you place your order.
  • Can I switch a product on my order?
    • We are not able to swith products on your order. If you need to cancel an order, please reach out to support, or reply to your order confirmation email.
    • You have one hour from placing your order to request changes to your order. There are no guarantees that the changes can be implemented.

Shipping

Can I order hardware to another country?

  • No. Orders placed on a specific region’s site can only be shipped to that location. Be sure to shop from your region’s site (US, Canada, UK, or Ireland) to ensure hardware is available and compatible with your POS.

My order was returned to the sender, can you reship my order?

  • No, your order will be refunded and we will generate an invoice for repurchasing.

Where can I track my order?

  • You can check on the status of your order by clicking the “View your order” button in your order confirmation email.

What does my order status mean?

  • Pre-shipment
    • Please allow 2-4 business days for your shipment to start its travel. This means the package has been processed and labeled and is waiting to be scanned/picked up by the courier.
  • Pending delivery
    • This means that there might be an issue with delivery of your order. If there is no scheduled delivery, contact our support team or respond to your order confirmation email with the requested shipping address for a redelivery.
  • No tracking found
    • Please allow 2-4 business days for your shipment to start its travel, this means the package has been shipped and waiting to be picked up by the courier. If not resolved contact our support team or respond to your order confirmation email

Delivery

  • Which couriers do you use for hardware orders? (For gift cards, view below)
    • Canada Post, FedEx
  • What are the expected shipping times for my order?
    • Orders are shipped with Ground Shipping (2-5 Business Days).
    • Keep in mind that very rural or metropolitan areas might experience further delays, especially during peak seasons.
    • Our warehouse uses Canada Post or FedEx to ship the order.
    • Orders may be shipped with Next Day Shipping (1-2 Business Days)
    • Our warehouse uses Purolator to ship the order.
  • My order is marked as delivered, but never arrived. Can you investigate?
    • If you believe your parcel is missing, please reach out to support as soon as possible.
    • There are no guarantees we can investigate missing parcels after 30 days.

Returns and Warranties

What is your return policy?

  • You must request a return within 30 days of the product being shipped to you. Returns must be shipped back to our warehouse within 7 days of receiving your return label.
  • Please see our complete Canada Return Policy.

I have an issue with my order. Who should I notify?

  • If items in your order are missing, damaged, or defective please reach out to support, or reply to your order confirmation email.

Does Shopify’s hardware come with a warranty?

  • Shopify’s first-party products include a standard 1-year warranty. Businesses with the POS Pro Subscription get an extended 2-year warranty.
  • Please review our complete warranty policies here.

Gift Cards

Order Processing

  • Once you have placed your order, you will receive a proof via email from CARDSource within 3 business days
    • Please be sure to check your spam or junk folder if you're having trouble retrieving the email.
  • Proofs may be delayed if additional artwork and/or customizations are needed.
  • Once you have approved your proof by email, your order will go into production with your chosen timeframe. After printed, they will then be shipped.
    • Failure to approve your proof may result in your order being delayed or cancelled.

Print Discrepancies

  • Gift cards printed can have up to a 1/8" margin of error regarding how images are centred due to the card cutting process. This is industry-standard, which can occasionally result in up to a 3mm off-centre image in any direction for the artwork, and would not be eligible for return or replacement.

Please see our Help Center on Gift Cards, here.

  • If you need assistance with your gift card order, please reach out to support, or reply to your order confirmation email.