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Here’s How Shopify’s POS App SDK Can Help In In-Person Sale

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Large retailers, small business owners, e-commerce companies, and brick and mortar sellers can all benefit from a modern, efficient, intelligent, and reliable POS system. Shopify has a suite of basic features that can be used for multiple sales formats, including in-person, online, on the go, etc. at different venues simultaneously. It allows sellers to reach buyers at any location and at any time. The POS enables shopping cart customization for each shopper and allows them to pay using different payment methods.

The Shopify POS App SDK helps app developers to create valuable and convenient tools that can be embedded in the POS user experience. The platform also helps you integrate all aspects of on-line and in-person sales through the medium of its platform, read more

Know More About Shopify POS

Shopify is an e-commerce platform that provides you with nearly everything you need to run an online store. It comprises an all-inclusive suite that allows you to manage all aspects of your business, including processing orders, shipping, taxes, and managing inventory. If any of the features you need are not available in the form of a built-in tool, you can install it via an app.

Using The Shopify POS For Retail

If you’re on the standard Shopify plan or a higher one, make use of certain additional hardware features to provide your customers with a full retail store experience.

The majority of these features work only with Shopify POS for iPad, but you can get the full benefit by using a higher plan. This plan supports both iPhone and Android so that you can use a Swipe card-reader, third-party supported payment gateways, physical gift cards, etc.

What Is SDK?

An SDK or software development kit comprises a set of software development tools, available in a single installable package. SDKs are particularly useful in creating apps with higher functionality like advertisements, push notifications, or for platform-specific apps. The kit may include sample software, technical notes, documentation, tutorials, instructional videos, etc. to help make usage easy.

In-Person Selling With Shopify

Along with convenient multi-location sales, you can also customize your shopping carts and provide different payment methods for your customers. The Shopify POS works in tandem with Shopify to track orders across multiple locations, including your online and physical stores. Besides, it can also track them across any active sales channels you may have in your business model. You can also view and manage orders through the app.

You can run reports, add customers, make sales, import products, and set variations, according to the changing needs of your business. If you want to add new hardware to the system, you will need a higher plan.

This is a typical Shopify Control Panel or Dashboard Screen

Steps To Follow

  • Download your free Shopify partner account

  • Activate it

  • Create an API key to start developing the app you want

  • Determine which part of your UX you want to locate your app in.

  • Initialize the SDK: this helps you to communicate with the POS device in use

  • Program the app functions

The benefits of using this POS:

  • High-quality service at a reasonable price

  • User-friendly software design

  • Excellent customer support

  • The app is constantly updated to tackle potential issues

  • The software syncs immediately with your online store

  • The flexible character has five POS tiers that will suit your needs, preferences, and budget

  • Offers free hardware like cash drawer, bar-code scanner, receipt printer

  • More than one payment method available for customers, even during a single transaction

  • Offline processing available

  • Customized payment methods

  • Discounts

  • Access to more than 2400 apps

  • Daily outputs

Business owners can download the POS app on to their iOS or Android device. This app allows you to process transactions in person in your brick and mortar or pop-up stalls.

The customer can use any payment methods such as swiping credit cards in Canada and US, credit/debit cards in the UK, US, and Ireland, and contactless payments via EMV-compliant tap, chip, and swipe card readers. With Android devices, you can also accept cash and swipe credit cards. Shopify POS can also be used outside the US, by using the Shopify card reader to process credit card payments. You can pay from anywhere around the world, provided you have an Internet connection.

Changes Made To Shopify SDK

Apps embedded in Shopify POS are not available on devices that use iOS 9 or earlier from April 2019, which means merchants have to update to iOS 10 or later.

A new client-side library has been released called Shopify App Bridge, on to which all new features will be added. Thus,  you need to upgrade your app to use it.

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