Hi I am using a trial right now. Testing the pos out before I make my decision. We are currently not interested in ecommerce, only pos. However we have many customers that are charge accounts (net 30) and I dont see that feature anywhere even the app store had nothing. That is the only thing stopping me from moving my business over. Please advise.
Nick here from Shopify.
Would you be able to define and elaborate exactly what you mean by charge accounts, please? I have an idea of what you mean but want to be 100% sure we are thinking about the same thing.
The closest thing I'm thinking there would be in the Shopify App store would be the partial payments apps. You can see some of the top partial payment apps from the app store below:
Another app I came across which could be a potential solution or workaround is the Customer Account Page + More app. The reason I think this might be helpful is that they mention in the app description about having credit accounts for customers/members.
Hopefully one of the apps above is useful and points you in the right direction for the next step.
All the best, Nick
so i would want to be using the ipad shopify pos app. if you see the screenshot i want that button to show up on that payment menu "charge account" so i can see what my credit accounts owe me than send them a monthly statement at the end of the month... like if you check the pos VENDHQ,, they have that feature.. please inform
Our business has three different "account" types:
In the case of the first account type, the Shopify POS operator can just handle partial payments. The case of the second and third account types, the Store Credit payment type can be used. Since Shopify POS doesn't really check the back-end balance. Meaning a customer can pay with Store Credit even if they don't have any positive balance. This would be the equivalent of an in-house charge.
We have to utilize the Shopify POS API in order to report out these balances, a positive balance meaning the customer has a deposit or money held, and a negative balance meaning the customer owes us in-house charges.
If you test out the Store Credit payment type, I believe you will find that it is allowed even if the customer doesn't have a positive balance. Say I'm a new customer who has never transacted before. I don't have any balance for partial payment, refunded items, etc. But I can purchase something and the Shopify POS operator can select Store Credit as the payment type to pay for an item in full. If the item costs $500 then I essentially have an in-house charge balance of $500 that I owe the retailer.
We never found an area in Shopify POS that actually accumulates these balances or reports out on them. So I created some routines using the Shopify POS API that capture daily activity, and this daily activity is piped out to supplementary SQL Server database tables I have locally. That is my report source that plugs this significant gap in Shopify POS that we discovered.
Yes, and I specified exactly how I did it. Use Store Credit for all three transaction types, exporting the results to my own supplementary database tables using the Shopify POS API. If you don't have the resources to dig into the API then perhaps see if there are Shopify POS apps that provide similar functionality.
You can show a payment for a customer with store credit/ gift card via POS by following the steps below:
From Shopify POS, tap Store > Payment types.
Tap Gift Card.
Tap the toggle buttons to activate one or both of the following options:
Shopify has a guide for this going through the details step by step which you can read here.
I am trying to use the same feature. I am trying to follow your workaround but I do not see that option at checkout. The store credit option.
@asjsimmons In the shop settings you just create this as a new custom manual payment method --> https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/payments/manual-payments. In our case of testing out Shopify POS, I filter daily activity of this payment type that appear in my API export. I infer a sale against this payment type as a custom in-store credit account purchase. And I infer a refund to this payment type as "money held" that a customer can use for future purchases.
You can enable it in Shopify POS as well. Refer to this for details --> https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/sell-in-person/pos-classic/payment-methods.
It doesnt make sense to use shopify POS for your retail if you have no interest in ecommerce.
Agreed. We are testing out Shopify POS, since we already use the Shopify e-com platform, and have API access to our back-end ERP system for managing inventory and customers. If we didn't use the Shopify e-com platform I don't think we'd be as serious about the POS piece.
Without ecomm, using a free POS service makes more sense. Square comes to mind
In our case I export out all of the details through API, port them to a local SQL database, and then report off of them that way. I didn't find any out-of-the-box app plug-in to install that would meet our requirements. So it's all in-house development, homegrown out of necessity.
We are trying to put all of our stores on Shopify ASAP, but we do offer in-house charge accounts. There is a company called Invoiced that needs an API with Shopify in order for the charge account to function properly. Is there someone who could build this integration for us quickly. We need something to happen very quickly. Shopify just needs to check invoices to make sure the customer has room to charge so they are not over their credit limit. Thanks, Will
Hey there! This charge on account need was an important feature for merchants, especially those that want to use POS so we built an app to solve for this. We just launched an app on the app store to handle this functionality. The app gives merchants the ability to allow customers to purchase products on account and pay later within POS. It lets you have customers with an account so you can charge items to it and allow them to pay later. It also integrates with Quickbooks!
Complete guide/walkthrough: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B2s6c3vDMzQDbFOQTO6J-fHJAfXOrx2WuoUFMYWpCrw/edit
Hello! We are transferring from Intuit POS to Shopify POS and the lack of being able to use in-house accounts was concerning so thank you for creating an app! Does it integrate with both Quickbooks Desktop and Quickbooks Online?
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