Shopify POS - Bandwith Hungry?

Shopify Partner
14 0 1

We have recently introduced 3 Shopify POS stations in our store and now every hour in the daytime we get huge traffic spikes maxing our bandwidth. 

My question is... 

Does Shopify POS run any download/upload on an hourly schedule? It seems to be happening just after the hour?

Thanks to anyone who can help.

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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
63 0 9

Hey there!

Trevor the Guru here!

I reached out to a POS specialist with your question and while we don't have exact numbers for how much bandwidth POS uses they did mention that you could take a number of sales per hour then divide it by the amount of bandwidth used to come up with a ballpark amount of what your device is using. 

POS should have a low impact on your bandwidth, so you'll want to double check to see if there's anything else on your network that could be running that would also contribute to the usage. This would also include anything running in the background of your device. Mobile devices have a tendency to run apps in the background without you knowing, so this could also be a possibility.  

If you have any other questions feel free to reach out to our 24/7 support via phones or chats! 

All the best, 

Trevor M

Shopify Guru

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Shopify Partner
14 0 1

Hello Trevor, thanks for coming back to me on this issue. 

We are running 3 POS stations in our store and have 30,000 sku's, does POS constantly download images or anything like that which may cause the huge amount of bandwidth we are seeing used? 

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