Shopify POS Lite
Included with all Shopify plans
- Shopify POS app
- Order and product management
- Customer profiles
Shopify POS Pro
Your Shopify plan plus $89 USD per month per location
All Shopify POS features plus:
Shopify POS Pro is included with Shopify Plus plans.
Compare Shopify POS Lite and Shopify POS Pro
Frequently asked questions
Your point of sale should be the hub of your retail business, where you can quickly make sales and manage inventory, staff, orders, and more. Shopify keeps every element of your store at your fingertips so you can work faster and always have a clear view of your business.
The key features of Shopify POS include:
- An intuitive and fast checkout
- Fully integrated payments
- Mobile POS hardware
- Inventory management that syncs in-store and online
- Complete customer profiles with order history
- Custom staff permissions
Using a point of sale to run your retail store unlocks invaluable efficiencies for daily tasks, greater accuracy in your reporting, and new ways to grow your business. Shopify’s point of sale delivers on all of these benefits with a unified system that brings together in-store and online sales.
A POS system is a crucial part of your inventory management strategy. Your point of sale should automatically update inventory levels for all of your products as items are sold, returned, exchanged, or transferred.
Shopify POS gives you even more control over inventory than a traditional POS system because inventory is synced across all locations where you have inventory—this could be multiple retail stores, warehouses, or even temporary pop-ups. No matter where you sell or store your products, you’ll always be in control of your inventory.
In addition to the features for selling in person with Shopify POS, every Shopify plan includes, ecommerce, payments processing, marketing, analytics, shipping tools, and more. When you choose Shopify, you get more than just a point of sale. You get everything you need to run your business and grow the way you want.
There are many pricing models for POS systems. For Shopify POS, your recurring costs will consist of your Shopify plan, transaction fees, and POS Pro subscription (if you choose to upgrade).
Your Shopify plan includes your retail POS, ecommerce, payments processing, marketing, analytics, shipping tools, and more and is available on a monthly or yearly basis. Transaction fees are automatically debited from each sale, so you can manage cash flow and have an accurate view of payouts.
For scaling retail businesses that see a lot of foot traffic, have multiple tiers of staff, or a large inventory catalogue, we recommend adding the POS Pro subscription to unlock additional POS features for your business.
In addition to monthly fees, there are typically upfront costs for businesses to get started with a new POS. To get up and running on Shopify POS, you’ll need: a smartphone or tablet to run the POS app and a Shopify card reader to accept payments.
There is no extra cost for additional registers on Shopify, so you can fill out your checkout counter or create satellite checkouts simply with a smartphone or tablet and an additional Shopify card reader.
To create your perfect POS setup, you can build out your checkout with Shopify’s flexible iPad stand and compatible hardware accessories like barcode scanners, cash drawers, receipt printers, and more. Bringing your own hardware accessories? Check if they are supported by Shopify POS.
Shopify POS Lite and Shopify POS Pro are two versions of Shopify’s POS app. Shopify POS Lite comes free with every Shopify plan and gives businesses of any size the ability to sell in-person from a retail store or on the go. On Shopify POS Lite, you can manage products, accept payments, and build customer relationships.
You can enhance the functionality of POS Lite by upgrading to POS Pro. The Pro subscription adds:
- Faster workflows for exchanges, discounts, local pickup, stock transfers, and more
- More control over staff permissions with unlimited POS PINs and custom roles
- Deeper insights about product performance with in-depth inventory reporting
- A 2-year warranty on hardware
- Access to a dedicated retail support team
If your retail business sees a lot of foot traffic, has multiple levels of staff, or carries an extensive product catalogue, we recommend upgrading to the POS Pro subscription to unlock these essential features for your business.