Card Reader...Internet connection?

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Hello,

 I'm looking into using the Shopify POS system for some mobile selling. If I am using the card reader with an Ipad, do I need a data/WiFi connection to accept payments?

Also does the emailed receipts feature come standard or does it require more than the basic plan?

 

Thanks.

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Shopify Staff
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Hi Kyle,

Thanks for the questions,

If I am using the card reader with an Ipad, do I need a data/WiFi connection to accept payments?

You will require data/Wifi to process credit cards using our app; this is because we need to authorize the card (ensure it is valid) before we can process it. The only way to do this is with a internet connection. Everything else in the app works fully in offline more. You can accept cash and other payment types.

Also does the emailed receipts feature come standard or does it require more than the basic plan?

Yes, this feature comes standard on all plans.

I hope this helps,

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