So far there is few function is get removed.......
1. Customize Receipts is unable for POS lite, previous classic POS which you able to edit the header and footer of the receipts and also adding logo at the receipts.
2. The out of stock warning msg at cart for Classsic POS which is no longer have at New POS
I'm not sure we moved from Lightspeed to Shopify and were happy with the basic version. Definitely not happy with these changes though, I'm fine with them introducing a pro version, but I simply feel cheated that they stripped some functions from the basic version and now charge us $89 for it.
And if you dare to charge that much at least make sure that everything is working 100%, now we are just paying to beta test this product (especially stocky).
If talk about the Stocky then will be more sad.....function is like half half integrate and not really automation, need to key in mostly manually ...better don't talk about that for now......need to solve out the POS system first.
And better or stable POS system recommend?
Capital, how is ur experience with Lightspeed?
Anyone got experience using Square, bigcommerce or others?
It looks to us like Stocky is going to solve some other issues for us, and maybe even streamline things. So the POS Fee may be worth it.
As far as functionality, the new POS works fine. Once we learned the nuances, and how to work around them, that is. Like any software it's not perfect. It's the only one we have used, so I don't know how well anything else works. I do know that nothing else is free. You are going to pay the devil you know or the devil you don't. Either way you pay.
Oh and the stock of Shopify isn't going to be dropping anytime soon. POS is a super small part of their stores. And after 6 months the fee is just going be completely normal. They just have to ride out the next 4 months with all of us current users.
Lightspeed was ok, more expensive than Shopify POS though and of course you need plugins to get things working properly.
That is why I like Shopify POS it just works directly. And I agree with the poster above, it will only be positive for Shopify's bottomline, because let's be honest they are an e-commerce service provider first. Most POS users have a Shopify website as well, what are you going to move to Magento, Woocommerce? There is a reason Shopify is so successful and we are not on one of the previously mentioned platform.
That too will be the reason all of us will just pay the extra $89/month even though we hate it. And thus before they earned $0 from us and now $1000+/year, doesn't sound too bad for their bottomline.
Shopify can just maintain the Classic POS and New POS will be optional but now is like they sunset the Classic POS and force us move on to the New POS.
If the New POS Lite functions is totally same as Classic POS then is fine......but there is some functions is getting less from Classic POS if compare with New POS Lite.
I agree, nobody would be here complaining if the "lite" version would just be the old version and the pro version adds new features (multiple stores, inventory management, etc...).
But that is not the case, from what I read here, the lite version doesn't even allow "exchanges"? So yes useless even for small one man retail stores.
I love the upgrade and now that we are used to the local pickup option we can’t switch back.
However, I think it’s disgusting and downright greedy of Shopify to now charge $89 for this!! I used to promote Shopify to any new business owners and now I tell them to look elsewhere. They say they support small businesses, especially now, but they just DOUBLED our monthly fees! They should be ashamed.