Shopify POS Review

#3 in Point of Sale Services

Started in 2005, Shopify specializes in eCommerce solutions that allows people a simpler way of conducting business online. Features of Shopify’s eCommerce offer include the ability to create your online store, manage your inventory, process payments, customer management and sales reporting. The service is located on Shopify servers and could be accessed from any mobile device. Aside from its online features it also support a variety of POS equipment such as printers and barcode scanners for physical store locations.  

 

Features

 

Store Management

Refunds – refund past orders to store credit, gift cards, or using the original payment method

Order history – view all past orders both online and in-store

Cash float – monitor cash register adjustments

Daily totals – totals for every payment type

Staff accounts – create multiple staff accounts each with a secure pin code

Fulfillment centers – Amazon, Webgistix and Shipwire

Order fulfillment – order management with a few clicks

Drop shipping – Ordoro, Inventory Source and eCommHub

 

Accounting integration

Bookkeeping with QuickBooks, Xero and more

 

Customer Management

  • Create customer profiles – shopping habits, contact info, order history
  • Synchronize online and retail customers
  • Email marketing
  • Bring the register to your customer
  • Order notes – special requests

 

Payment Options (Point of Sale Features)

Secure shopping cart

70 payment gateways

Credit and debit cards

Accept orders while offline

Split tenders – accept two or more payment types in a single transaction

Gift cards

Discount codes

Store credit

Custom payment types – checks, IOUs, gold coins and payments with an external device

Barcode support

 

Equipment

  • Works with iPad – turn your iPad into a POS terminal
  • Point of sale kits – choose from a selection of point of sale hardware, pop-up kits
  • Receipt printer – wireless Star Micronics printer, print custom receipts
  • Compatible with Apple-certified barcode scanners
  • Thermal barcode printer

 

Industries

Online and store-based retail services

 

Bottom Line

Shopify does an excellent job in helping people leverage online opportunities. This is especially useful for businesses hoping to expand their services online or people who just want to take advantage of the many advantages of online stores. However, it still lacks some of the features we would like to see in a POS system for those who would like set this up on their physical shop.

 

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Amanda Albright
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Shopify POS review
9/27/2016
We use Shopify at my job and it's seriously one of the greatest things in the world. It can look up old customer orders so if they don't have a receipt with them, we can still find it. The POS system also allows us to do refunds, apply store credit, gift cards etc. This is seriously a godsend when it comes to being able to to do totals for the day and being able to plan our forecast for the week, month or even comparing to last year.