POS features

POS features for wherever you sell

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How Shopify POS powers your business

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A single back office

Manage products, payments, and customers across all the places you sell, in store and online.

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A powerful POS app

Customize Shopify’s POS app to serve customers efficiently on the sales floor or on-the-go.

Shopify's card reader.

Fully integrated hardware

Connect Shopify’s card readers to accept popular payments with low rates and quick payouts.

Features

Offer a smooth shopping experience for your customers, in store, online, and everywhere in between.

Local deliveryPro

Manage and fulfill local delivery orders placed online directly from your Shopify POS.

Click and collectPro

Manage and fulfill local pickup orders placed online directly from your Shopify POS.

Buy in store, ship to customerPro

Make sales in store and ship directly to customers from where you have available inventory. Taxes and shipping rates are automatically calculated at checkout.

Product QR codes

Attach QR codes to products so customers can use their smartphone to learn more and purchase online.

Send cart to buy online

Send customers an email with items they were interested in but didn’t purchase in store.

Reduce errors and increase profit from a single place using smart recommendations from Stocky app by Shopify.

Purchase ordersPro

Create purchase orders for vendors and suppliers.

Demand forecastingPro

Get purchase order suggestions based on recent product performance or seasonality.

TransfersPro

Request transfers from your other locations and keep track of what’s been received and what’s leaving.

Low stock reportsPro

Receive warnings of low stock based on current rate of sales and lead time for each vendor.

Sale item suggestionsPro

Using the sale suggestion page, know which products aren’t selling so you can release cash and inventory.

Inventory analysisPro

Decide which products are worth reordering and which are taking up valuable storage and cash based with the stock performance grading system.

Stock adjustmentsPro

Keep track of small changes made to your stock levels.

Inventory countsPro

Use a barcode scanner to match your store inventory to your records.

Inventory receivingPro

Perform accurate inventory counts for incoming orders with a barcode scanner.

Detailed inventory reportsPro

Identify trends and confidently plan for the future reports about your locations and inventory.

Track inventory

Stay on top of your inventory and assign products to different sales channels and locations. Your count will automatically update when an order is fulfilled from that source.

Control permissions and track staff performance from one place.

Manager approvalsPro

Specify when your staff would need manager approval for actions like applying discounts or editing taxes.

Unlimited POS staffPro

Add and manage staff who have POS access but not admin access.

POS staff roles and permissionsPro

Assign custom roles to store staff ensuring they have the correct permissions.

Attribute sales to staffPro

Attribute sales to staff members for commissions or kudos.

Staff POS PINs

Give staff members unique pins to log into POS.

Complete each sale with a seamless experience for customers and staff.

ExchangesPro

Exchange past purchases from any online or retail location and your inventory is updated automatically.

Save and retrieve cartPro

Easily manage, save, and retrieve shopping carts to keep checkout moving quickly.

Custom printed receiptsPro

Customize printed receipts with your website URL, store hours, promotions, or policies.

Checkout anywhere

Take your smartphone or tablet to your customer, and check out on the spot.

Customizable smart grid

Speed up checkout with the customizable smart grid that adapts based on cart actions to create cues for staff.

Discount codes

Apply discount or promo codes for your online and retail business.

Taxes

Taxes are automatically calculated based on your store’s set location. You can disable taxes or set custom taxes for a specific product or order.

Custom email or SMS receipts

Send custom email or SMS receipts and build your customer contact list for re-engagment.

Custom discounts

Apply dollar or percentage discounts to entire carts or individual items.

Order notes

Track special requests and details by attaching notes to orders.

Custom sale

Use custom line items to bundle items on the spot and set a price.

Camera barcode scanner

Scan product barcode labels with the camera on your iOS device.

Offline cash transactions

Accept cash payments to complete transactions when you're offline.

Returns

Return past purchases from any online or retail location and see inventory updated automatically.

Stay organized and spend less time on admin chores.

Unlimited products

Add an unlimited amount of products and variants on your POS.

Product collections

Categorize products by type, season, promotions, and more. Use smart collections to automatically sort products based on vendor, price, and inventory level.

Product variants

Add multiple variations to products such as size, color, or materials and assign their own price, SKU, weight, and inventory.

Inventory status

Use inventory states to track and share the status of your inventory as products are received, transferred, or an order is fulfilled.

Multi-location inventory

Create and allocate inventory to your various online sales channels, warehouses, retail stores, or wherever else you store stock.

Barcode labels

Assign existing barcodes to products or create new ones to keep track of inventory and speed up checkout.

Turn one-time shoppers into life-long fans.

Create customer profiles

Customer profiles are created with every in-store or online purchase during checkout.

Rich customer profiles

Keep track of contact information, purchase history, lifetime spend, customer notes, tags, shipping address, taxes, and marketing preferences.

Order history

When customers shop online or in store, their order information is automatically synced.

Contact customers

Reach out to customers from your POS using email, SMS, or by phone.

Reward loyalty online and in store

Build lasting relationships and reward your loyal customers with exclusive events, discounts, or content.

Marketing preferences

Collect emails and phone numbers at checkout to notify your customers of upcoming sales or new products.

Customer tags

Assign customers with tags, then search and filter based on the needs of your outreach.

Get actionable reports so you can make informed business decisions.

Daily sales reportsPro

Make informed decisions with detailed insights into sales, products, and staff performance compiled in a daily report generated from your POS.

Dashboard overview

Get an overview of your entire business online and in-store at a glance.

Retail sales reports*

View, analyze, and export sales by staff members, location, time period, or customers.

Cash tracking

Improved tool for accurately tracking the expected balance in your cash drawer for end of day deposits from your POS.

Cash flow reports*

Understand how much you’ll be paid and when you’ll receive your money from in-person and online sales.

Product reports*

Get insights into which products are and are not selling.

Discount reports*

Track the performance of your promotions so you can evolve your approach over time.

Inventory reports

View a month-end snapshot of your inventory and track the quantity and percentage of inventory sold each day.

Finances reports

Generate reports to review your finances including sales, returns, taxes, payments, and more.

*Reports included with Shopify and above plans

Build a complete point of sale with Shopify’s plug-and-play hardware.

Shopify POS hardware

Customize your checkout counter with the hardware you need for your store. Integrate Shopify’s card readers with your existing setup or visit the Shopify Hardware Store to build your full kit.

Shopify Hardware warranty

Shopify’s first-party hardware includes a 1-year warranty (2 years on POS Pro). If you experience issues with your hardware while under warranty, we’ll ship a replacement right away.

Connectivity screens

Integrate compatible hardware with Shopify POS to track connectivity from within the app and troubleshoot quickly.

30-day returns

Try Shopify's point-of-sale hardware risk free with 30-day returns.

Compatible hardware accessories

Build out your POS with compatible hardware available through the Shopify Hardware store. Pair accessories like barcode scanners, receipt printers, cash drawers, and more.

Take advantage of seamless payment features, included in all Shopify plans.

Accept popular payment methods

Using integrated Shopify hardware, accept popular payment methods like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

Low in-person rates for all cards

Pay one low rate for all credit cards with fees based on your Shopify plan. Advanced: 1.7% + $0.00 NZD, Shopify: 1.85% + $0.00 NZD, Basic: 2% + $0.00 NZD

Transparent pricing

Get no additional monthly fees, hidden fees, or setup fees. Just pay low transaction fees to process card transactions.

Cash-flow management

Know how much you’ll be paid since transaction fees are automatically deducted from each sale.

Auto-reconciliation

Track orders and their payouts with seamless auto-reconciliation.

Chargebacks

Manage chargebacks simply since all info is directly linked to the original order in your admin.

Keep track of your money

Access reports that show you how much you’ll get paid and when you’ll receive money from online and in-store sales.

Accept popular payment methods so you never miss a sale.

Sell and accept gift cards

Sell physical and digital gift cards that can be redeemed in store or online.

Email gift cards

Email digital gift cards that recipients can redeem in store or online.

Add digital gift card to Apple Wallet

Allow customers to add digital gift cards to their iOS devices, check balances, and redeem from their Apple Wallet.

Custom payment types

Create custom payment options such as external terminals, cheques, IOUs, or gold coins.

Split payments/tenders

Accept two or more payment types in a single transaction.

Partial payments

Accept as much or as little payment as you want in the form of deposits or layaways.

Keep your brand top of mind with marketing tools that bring customers online and to your retail stores.

Product reviews

Encourage customers to leave product reviews that can be used in your online store and Google search results to encourage sales.

Email marketing

Capture customer emails at checkout and stay in touch with marketing emails and promotions.

Social media integration

Create campaigns to connect with your local customers that drive store visits and sales.

Google Merchant Center

Promote your store and automatically sync products and information with Google Merchant Center.

Frequently asked questions

  • Your point of sale should be the hub of your retail business, where you can quickly make sales and manage inventory, staff, orders, and more. Shopify keeps every element of your store at your fingertips so you can work faster and always have a clear view of your business.

    The key features of Shopify POS include:

    • An intuitive and fast checkout
    • Fully integrated payments
    • Mobile POS hardware
    • Inventory management that syncs in-store and online
    • Complete customer profiles with order history
    • Custom staff permissions

  • A POS system is a crucial part of your inventory management strategy. Your point of sale should automatically update inventory levels for all of your products as items are sold, returned, exchanged, or transferred.

    Shopify POS gives you even more control over inventory than a traditional POS system because inventory is synced across all locations where you have inventory—this could be multiple retail stores, warehouses, or even temporary pop-ups. No matter where you sell or store your products, you’ll always be in control of your inventory.

  • In addition to the features for selling in person with Shopify POS, every Shopify plan includes, ecommerce, payments processing, marketing, analytics, shipping tools, and more. When you choose Shopify, you get more than just a point of sale. You get everything you need to run your business and grow the way you want.