Shopify POS in the UK?
We currently have a Shopify online store and use Shopify payments, we are opening 'bricks and morter' store and would like to use Shopify POS and accept cradit and debit card payments in store.
Can we use a card reader to accept payments in store (debit and credit) directly through Shopify payments or would we need to use a 3rd party card ready such as 'PayPal Here'?
If we need to use a 3rd party provider, is this situation likely to change in the next couple of months and if so will the reader be contactless and Apple Pay compatable?
My name is Anne, on the Guru team. Thanks so much for getting in touch with us today, and for your great question!
Right now we don't have an available Shopify payments card reader for the U.K, though hopefully it'll be along soon! Right now we don't have an estimated timeline for this feature.
You are welcome to use another payment gateway to process your transactions, and you'd have to buy or rent an external credit card terminal from a payment processor.
Some popular ones we have linked on our docs are:
You are welcome to google for more, and use any that you prefer!
These payments would then simply be marked as External Credit or Debit in your admin, for your own records, to help you track them.
Once this feature is released, we'll let you know for sure!
I hope this helps!
Hi again :)
With an external card reader, you would simply mark the payment as external credit on the POS and then process the payment separately to the POS.
Here is an example of the what you would see on the POS below.
You'd probably need to check with any provider you are considering to see what steps to carry out to take the card payment, and see if they are easy to use!
I hope this helps!
If you are in the UK and bank with Santander you can get a card reader through Elavon, that is connected via an android App.
It's a one off payment, with transaction fees, so you are not paying a monthly rental for a reader to sit on your counter, a ush better option if you don't do that many card transactions.
Also being a Santander customer the payment is in your bank account the next working day, great if you are starting out and need the cash flow.