use tap and chip reader before shopify store is open

use tap and chip reader before shopify store is open

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I have a tap and chip reader coming in the mail but we haven't opened or shopify store as yet. We are still using our old web page and are slowly getting our shopify store up and running. will i be able to use the tap and chip reader before opening the new store.

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Hey, @PrairieCNC!

You can certainly use the Tap & Chip card reader with your Shopify Point of Sale (POS) while you're still building your online store. If your account is still on the free trial period, you simply need to select a subscription plan (charges will only begin when your trial ends) to start transacting orders on the POS, or the online store. If it's already on a paid plan, then you're ready to receive orders.

Feel free to follow the steps below and refer to the linked resources if you haven't set up your POS sales channel and your card reader yet.

  1. Add the POS as a sales channel in your Shopify admin
  2. Choose a POS subscription plan
  3. Follow this checklist to download the POS app, organize your products, configure your settings, set ....
    • You can also jump to this page when you set up your card reader to find everything you need to know about the Tap & Chip.

If you need to train staff, a manager, or yourself on the Shopify POS, you can use this handy checklist and the guides on this page to keep track of the things that need to be familiarized.

I hope the online store setup is going well! We have a setup checklist that you may want to utilize to help you get the website up and running soon. It's a great resource to use as you go through configuring all the settings and areas in the Shopify admin. Also, even when you've done most of the steps, it will still help you check that everything has been set up before your launch. You can access the checklist on this page anytime.

Don't hesitate to respond to this post if you have further questions!

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