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The super slick Shopify POS application runs on your iPad and allows you to sell your Shopify store's products in a physical, retail setting.
It's so quick and easy: Browse your store's catalog, pick a customer's products for them, swipe their credit card, and print their receipt or send it through email, so easy.
Sync products and orders automatically
When using Shopify POS to sell in your retail location, all your products, customers and orders are synced with your online store. WOW! Forget about keeping track of multiple and duplicate inventories, product catalogs, and payment systems. Shopify basically integrates all aspects of your retail business in one easy-to-use platform.
You only have ONE dashboard to manage your retail and online stores
Use Shopify's dashboard to track customer’s sales made both online and in your retail location using Shopify POS. You will also have access to detailed reporting and analytics help you make the best choices to grow your business and how to target market your customers.
Shopify works with your payment provider
Shopify POS works with your existing credit card reader to accept VISA, MasterCard and AMEX cards, and you can also setup custom payment options like debit, process partial payments, split tenders and lots more.
Shopify POS hardware
Upgrade your old point of sale system with hardware compatible with Shopify POS.
POS’99 has been authorised by Shopify to sell hardware bundles compatible with Shopify POS, these bundles in clued a cash drawer, receipt printer and paper, with optional scanners and other accessories
“Shopify POS has fundamentally improved our retail experience. It's easy to use, automatically syncs customers, products and orders with our webstore, and it looks absolutely great at our checkout”
“It helps me focus on the important thing: my clients. With the Shopify POS iPad app, I have all my stock at my fingertips, and I can take orders from anywhere. This is what retail looks like in the 21st century.”
Shopify and the shifting marketplace:
Shopify started trading more than eight years ago as an online store for three friends to sell snowboards. But soon the company’s growth exploded, and now it is a giant of commerce, both on and off the internet. Though it began selling snowboards, it now runs more than 90,000 stores, mostly on behalf of small businesses.
Harley Finkelstein, Shopify’s chief platform officer, said the company now sees it’s future in offering customers offline solutions as well as online solutions.
The idea is that whether the cash register is a phone, a website or a tablet, inventory and other store management issues can be handled seamlessly across platforms.
The push to operate on multiple channels at once began as a need for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, who scrambled to get online to avoid losing customers to websites like Amazon. More recently, the tide began to flow in the other direction, as online retailers opened physical stores of their own. Piperlime, for example, has a store in Manhattan’s SoHo, which was designed to seem consistent with the language, fonts and color scheme of its website.
Interestingly, while online shopping has shown strong growth in recent years, the research firm ShopperTrak estimates that over 90 percent of commerce still takes place in actual physical stores, which makes that segment an important target for any company that hopes to serve retailers.