How to use Shopify POS (Point of Sale)?

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by pietro , in category: Content Marketing , 3 months ago

How to use Shopify POS (Point of Sale)?

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by cameron_walter , 3 months ago

@pietro 

Here are the steps to use Shopify POS (Point of Sale):

  1. Download the Shopify POS app: Firstly, download the Shopify POS app on your smartphone or tablet. It is available for both iOS and Android devices.
  2. Sign in or create a Shopify account: Sign in with your existing Shopify account or create a new one if you don't have an account yet. You will need a subscription to Shopify's Basic, Shopify, or Advanced Shopify plan to use the POS system.
  3. Set up your store: Once you have logged in, you will need to set up your store by providing necessary information such as your store name, address, currency, and payment options.
  4. Add products: After setting up your store, you can start adding products. You can either sync your Shopify online store's catalog or add products manually. Ensure that you add detailed product information, including variants, prices, and inventory levels.
  5. Customize settings: Customize your POS settings to suit your business needs. You can configure tax rates, tipping options, discounts, and POS hardware compatibility if needed.
  6. Connect hardware (optional): If you plan to use hardware with Shopify POS, such as a cash drawer, barcode scanner, or receipt printer, ensure that they are compatible with Shopify. Connect your hardware devices according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
  7. Process sales: With your products added and settings configured, you're ready to start processing sales. Use the POS app to add products to the cart by scanning barcodes or searching by name. Apply any discounts or promotions as needed. You can also accept multiple payment options, including credit cards, cash, and mobile payments like Apple Pay or Google Pay.
  8. Provide receipts: Once the payment is complete, you can provide the customer with a receipt. Shopify POS allows you to email receipts to customers or print them using a connected receipt printer.
  9. Manage orders and inventory: Use the app to manage your orders, process refunds, track inventory levels, and fulfill orders. This will help you keep your online and offline sales synchronized.
  10. Review your sales analytics: Shopify POS provides detailed analytics and reports to help you track your sales performance. Analyze these reports and make informed business decisions based on the insights gained.


By following these steps, you can effectively use Shopify POS to manage your in-person sales and integrate them with your online store.