The e-commerce platform Shopify today released a POS system designed to simplify the transition between selling in-store and online.
Shopify POS uses the same online store management system as its e-commerce platform, allowing merchants to manage all aspects of their business from one place, the company said in a news release. Retailers can add a product or update inventory on one side of the system, and it is instantly updated across the board.
"Shopify is well-known as the world's best platform used to create and manage an online store," said Adam McNamara, Shopify VP of Product. "But the future of retail isn't online versus in-store; it's a seamless combination of both. Shopify has transitioned from simply powering online sales to powering all commerce: online, offline, mobile, and everything in between."
Other features of the system include:
- Mobile credit card processing: With a card reader plugged into an iPad, orders can be taken and payment is accepted from anywhere.
- Complete hardware kit: The Shopify Hardware Kit includes a receipt printer, cash drawer and credit card reader.
- Analytics and reporting: Merchants can track information on sales, customers, visitors and more from both sides of their business using their Shopify dashboard.
- Email receipts: Shopify POS lets store owners choose between printing an order receipt, or instantly sending a customized version to customers through email.
"The future of modern retail is all about customer experience," said McNamara. "Consumers want to buy in-store and have the product shipped to them. They want to buy online and pick it up in-store. They want flexibility. Shopify POS gives merchants the tools to easily and inexpensively offer their customers the shopping experience they want."
Check out the video below from Shopify, announcing the system:
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