We've sourced and confirmed hardware in Australia that will work with Shopify POS:
You can order the iPad stand we show on our website directly from Heckler Design. They've told me they will try to find the cheapest shipping rate possible to Australia.
Check out the Shopify barcode printing app that works with the barcode printer listed above.
Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions about finding hardware in Australia.
Jess and I have communicated over email about her cash drawer issue.
We've contacted the supplier above and they have confirmed that they carry the necessary cable for connecting the printer and cash drawer. They've also set up these bundles with everything you need to get started with Shopify POS.
This is the thread I have been looking for!
Thanks for the info on the Australian supplier for the printer and cash drawer. For info, you don't need to buy a Bluetooth barcode scanner if you already have a USB one lying around. Buy an Apple Camera Connection Kit for $39 and you will be able to scan products regardless of the iPad stating it isn't a supported device.
Hopefully the card payment solution is sorted out soon. I am currently using Commonwealth Bank, and have to be honest am sick of them.
I found all the gear at the pos99.com.au site before the info was posted here. All works perfectly.
But here's a major issue with Shopify POS in Australia.
Cash sales do not automatically round to the nearest 5 cents (we don't have 1 and 2 cent coins)...which is a pain to manually adjust at the close of the register shift. Yes, you can get around it by pricing all products to the nearest 5 cents...but that's a massive job in itself...and it's still a problem when some discounts are applied.
I emailed the feature request team a couple of weeks ago but no response (not good enough!). Even our old POS system from the early 90s could deal with this rounding issue! C'mon Shopify, please look after your Australian customers and fix it.
Other than the rounding issue (and not being able to issue and accept gift cards at POS), very happy so far.