Shopify is one of the first POS systems people think of for online sales, but Shopify is more versatile than that. Shopify POS works well as an Android point of sale for your smartphone or tablet, whether you’re also selling at a farmer’s market or a physical store. You’ll have to pay for your own hardware, including card readers, but the devices are relatively affordable. Shopify Payments lets you complete sales transactions without having to connect your own third-party payment processor, but the rates can be steep.
- Basic plan
- Online: 2.9% plus $0.30
- In person: 2.7%
- Shopify plan
- Online: 2.6% plus $0.30
- In person: 2.5%
- Advanced package
- Online: 2.4% plus $0.30
- In person: 2.4%
If you sell high tickets and volume, even the discount you get with the Advanced plan can be expensive compared to having your own merchant account. Additionally, the plans are a bit pricey upfront: $29 to $299 per month. It should be noted that if you choose to use a third-party payment processor, you must pay Shopify 0.5% to 2% per transaction anyway. So, it may still be cheaper to stick with Shopify Payments if you’re sold on its Android POS system.
The good news is that Shopify’s POS system comes with so many features on every plan, so you might not mind paying for it. You will get a website with an online store where you can list unlimited products. Inventory management is excellent and syncs your sales between online and offline, so you don’t oversell.
Upgrading your Shopify POS plan may be necessary as your business grows, as you may need more advanced reporting, additional logins for staff, and more inventory locations. The higher your subscription, the greater the discounts you get on handling and shipping rates.
Who should use it:
Shopify is a great Android POS system for growing businesses planning to expand their staff or locations. The Advanced Plan is a must if you plan to sell internationally, as you may collect import duties and taxes at checkout.