Getting started with Shopify POS

Store manager works on Shopify POS in a retail store.

How Shopify POS comes together

There are three essential parts for getting set up and running your retail business with Shopify POS.

Shopify admin interface.

Shopify admin

Set up your admin and point of sale channel to manage your entire business from one back office.

Launch onboarding 
Interface of the Shopify POS app.

Shopify POS app

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

Download the iOS app 
Shopify POS card reader.

Shopify Hardware

Connect Shopify’s card readers to accept debit and credit cards and integrate payments with POS.

Visit the Shopify Hardware Store 

Lesson 1

Welcome to Shopify POS. Follow the quick start guide in your Point of Sale channel to set yourself up for success in the coming lessons.

Launch the quick start guide 

Step 1

Follow the quick start guide

  • Download the POS app for iOS or Android
  • Assign products to POS
  • Run a test transaction on POS
  • Order POS hardware
  • Explore POS subscriptions
Launch the quick start guide 

Lesson 2

Skip manual reconciling between in-store and online inventory systems. Then keep the right products on your shelves with Pro features from Stocky by Shopify.

Lesson 3

Tour the app and customize Shopify POS to speed up your most common workflows. The Shopify POS app is available for iOS and Android devices.

Lesson 4

Break free from the counter with wireless hardware that integrates fully with your Shopify POS app.

*If you haven’t ordered the Tap & Chip Card Reader yet, place your order on the Shopify Hardware store and return to this lesson when you have received your card reader.

Step 1

Connect your payment hardware*

Want to learn more? Check out the hardware video

*If you haven’t ordered the Tap & Chip Card Reader yet, place your order on the Shopify Hardware store and return to this lesson when you have received your card reader.

Step 2

Order compatible hardware accessories

*If you haven’t ordered the Tap & Chip Card Reader yet, place your order on the Shopify Hardware store and return to this lesson when you have received your card reader.

Lesson 5

Inventory is stocked, the POS app is set up, and hardware is ready to go. Now, level up with omnichannel features that let you offer the flexible shopping options that customers are looking for.

Lesson 6

Empower your staff with the right tools for every task, like daily store duties, building customer relationships, and more.

Lesson 7

In this final lesson, you’ll learn to capture contact information in-store and drive repeat purchases with the tools to personalize and incentivize.

Dig deeper into these POS topics

A store manager works on Shopify POS in their store.

Migration

Learn more about transferring your data and making the switch.

Download the migration kit 

POS pricing

Explore POS subscriptions and find the right fit for your business.

Compare POS subscriptions 

Staff management

Turn Shopify POS into your all-in-one staff management solution.

Read more on the blog 

Advanced inventory

Learn how Shopify’s inventory tools keep up with complex operations.

Go to the Stocky by Shopify video 

Explore more for Shopify POS

Staff training videos

View common workflows in POS in our staff training video series.

Watch videos on YouTube 

Apps for Shopify POS

Extend the features and functionality of your POS with apps.

View apps for POS 

Shopify Help Center

Find step-by-step instructions to your POS questions.

Visit the Shopify Help Center 

24/7 support

We’re here for all the questions. Even the hard ones.

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