POS In Australia

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Tourist
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Hi, Is anyone actually using Shopify POS in Australia? I would like to but the hardware brands seem to only be available in Stateside? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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They exist, but you'll need to use an external reader for accepting credits cards.
http://docs.shopify.com/pos/about-pos/overview/shopify-payment-alternatives

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Tourist
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Hi Jason, I read that page and others however when I searched for the brands of cash drawer and printer recommended I could only find them in the States not with any suppliers in Aus. I already have an eftpos terminal through Commbank, would I be able to use that for an external reader? Cheers.

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An existing eftpos terminal from com bank should be fine - you just have to manually mark it as paid in Shopify POS once you see the payment go through. Slightly annoying having to have punch in the value to the com bank terminal each time but it's better than nothing.

The hardware is a question I am not sure on - since I've got myob controlling an ancient wired cash drawer I've never need to go hunting for an alternate. Might want to give Shopify a direct nudge over this to save importing a possible incompatible product.

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Tourist
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Yeah I am not sure of the best option. We have a bricks and mortar shop and are building two shopify shops atm so are looking t=for the best option to control inventory etc.

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There another doc on supported hardware should it be of any use:
http://docs.shopify.com/pos/about-pos/hardware/supported-hardware

Do wish I had some access to those bits of hardware so I could do some testing myself. The topic of using comes up in every third or so client meeting I have so clearly you're not alone.

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Tourist
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I just found the Australian supplier for the printer, their website is www.starmicronics.com.au and they seem to be looking for resellers which might suit you? Now I just have to chase up the cash drawer and barcode scanner. 

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Hi Guys, wow David well done with the printer, I really would love to use this as a POS in Australia but couldn't find anything re cashdraw, printer or scanner. If I find anything I will let you know also. 

Does anyone know how to combine my old web site with my new so that my customers type in my old web address and it takes them straight to the new one.

Cheers Deb

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@Debra - you should probably make a new thread for the domain issue so as not to sidetrack things here. That said, start here.

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We are currently working on building a list of approved hardware partners in Australia and the UK that will help make finding and purchasing Shopify POS compatible hardware easier. Jason is correct in that you will need an external payment solution in Australia, as Shopify Payments is not currently available there. In the US, we offer Shopify POS hardware kits that provide everything you need in one box. We hope to eventually offer a similar service to customers overseas.

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