We're about 6 weeks away from opening our bricks and mortar store. Given that the store is going to be relatively small, we were considering just having an all-in-one PC at the counter and operating our POS, printing labels, updating our website, emails etc from that.
Is Shopify POS compatible with a PC or must an ipad be used?
I looked into this myself. Search for ...
RoundPOS for Shopify. Chrome POS
Developed by Lifehack Apps
In the Shopify App Store.
It might work for you. In our scenario I decided to use iPads, I found the IOS POS App much more intuitive and faster to use.
I don't remember that being a problem. You control visibility of Products in POS vs your Website via the Shopify Admin, meaning you can display a different set of products in each.
My real issue was time.. It's just much faster in the App.
If you are a very small Team, maybe consder just using the Shopify Admin to enter orders?? It works well but maybe gives users access to too much information.
This won't be a solution if you have multiple Sales staff.