Shopify is one of the leading hosted ecommerce solutions thanks to its ease of use and great feature set. But Shopify is keen to address users who’re interested in selling at physical locations as well. And for that, it has its very own Shopify POS system, which aims to assist individual sellers as well as full-blown retailers in their store management tasks. Digital marketing agency Logic Inbound recently published a detailed review of this POS system, going into its functionality, costs and value.
What makes Shopify POS such a compelling service is the fact that it integrates seamlessly with any Shopify store. Thanks to this native integration, there’s no need to employ expensive developers to carry out complex integrations with third-party retail software and hardware. Speaking of hardware, Shopify POS doesn’t just consist of software, as Shopify has chosen to sell officially-supported retail hardware as well which can be integrated without much hassles with its POS system.
At its core, Shopify POS is actually a mobile app that anyone can download (available on Android and iOS). Obviously, the user needs to have a Shopify subscription plan in order to make use of this app. The Shopify POS app is synced automatically with the user’s store, so all of their inventory items are available immediately through the app as well. Users on a budget can order a free card reader and use that to take payments from customers at physical locations. This is the most basic use of the Shopify POS system.
For users who want to implement a more elaborate POS system, they first need to purchase what’s called the Shopify Retail Package, which costs $49/month on top of the user’s chosen subscription plan. With the retail package, users can avail retail hardware such as a cash register, barcode scanner and receipt printer. This hardware is available from the official Shopify store, and can be integrated seamlessly with any Shopify store.
The monthly fees for Shopify POS will depend on the chosen Shopify subscription plan as well. There are 3 plans to choose from: Basic Shopify ($29/mo), Shopify ($79/mo) and Advanced Shopify ($299/mo). For users who opt for the Retail Package as well, it will be $49 on top of the monthly fees, which makes it less affordable for users on a budget. Still, for these users the Basic Shopify plan should suffice as it includes a free card reader that can be used to take payments in-person.
Sales that are made using POS hardware are automatically synced with the store’s backend database, and inventory levels and sales numbers are updated accordingly as well. Shopify offers comprehensive customer support as well, as users can get in touch with support personnel via email, live chat or phone.
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