Shopify POS is an iOS-based point of sales app that lets you manage your small business from anywhere. It leverages Shopify's e-commerce suite to create a unified platform that combines your physical and online stores into a single entity. While Shopify POS isn't a dedicated marketing program, it does provide merchants with an opportunity to track sales and growth. Having all data collected in a single place makes finding out what products are selling the most, which is quite convenient.
You don't need much technical expertise to configure it. Since Shopify POS lets you handle all of your inventory processes in the cloud, you won't have to worry about backing up transactions either.
You can use the POS software in any number of locations. It functions as an online POS system that will sync all of your sales with a central database. Support for multi-channel marketing strategies give you the freedom to sell through a branded online store, online marketplaces, and social media accounts.
Online transactions are stored in the same ledger as physical ones. All updates are done automatically, so you won't have to prompt the app to handle routine inventory and accounting tasks. Shopify POS even keeps your inventory sheets accurate across all of your channels and retail locations.
An advanced checkout screen allows you to give customers discounts and distribute promo codes. This screen can also be used to offer different shipping options to your customers when they check out online. You'll always be able to accept most major credit cards, gift cards, and several online payment methods.
If you don't already have something to deploy Shopify on, then the developer offers plug-and-play hardware designed to work with the app. It comes preloaded with an advanced security suite designed to protect small business who plan to use Shopify as part of a retail POS. Integrations are also offered for a number of other popular inventory and accounting programs.
Interested parties can subscribe to one of three different monthly plans. The highest level features support for up to 15 different physical points of sale. All plans come with a free card reader and the ability to accept payments both online and in person. This makes it particularly attractive for those who mostly sell online but occasionally visit trade shows or craft fairs.