The Shopify POS hardware you’ll need
There are plenty of great software options out there to help you improve your Shopify inventory management. But everything starts with having the right hardware to keep sales operations running smoothly.
Say your customer is browsing your products at a craft fair and comes across an item of choice. They pick the product up and are ready to pay — but you struggle with processing their payment because you don’t have the equipment you need. For starters, you may want to browse the Shopify POS hardware store for any tools that will help you process physical sales more smoothly. Because without the right hardware, you’re not going to be making the most out of your Shopify POS.
Technically, you only need an iPad or iPhone to use the Shopify POS app. So as long as you have one or the other, you can process offline payments with ease. But there are plenty of other great items in the hardware store, you may want to get your hands on to make your payment process even more smooth. Here are just a few:
- Shopify retail kits
- Card readers
- iPad stands
- Barcode scanners, printers and labels
- Receipt printers and paper
- Cash drawers
- Customizable gift cards
- Shipping printers and labels
You definitely won’t need all of them, but a card reader will probably be the most valuable piece of hardware on that list.
Remember that barcodes can make life a lot easier if you sell products in high volumes. And in the same way, receipt printers are going to make sales much smoother. The main point here is to focus on what you need and build from there.
The advantages of using a Shopify POS system
The whole point of Shopify is to get away from brick-and-mortar selling and take advantage of decreased overheads — but that doesn’t necessarily mean ditching in-person sales entirely.
There’s also no denying that consumers are still looking for that personal touch, and 88% of marketers agree that customers expect a personalized experience when shopping for products. Trade shows, pop-up stores, and craft fairs are all great routes for drawing in local customers. You can put a face to your product and make your customers feel like they are part of the process.
Beyond that, there is also a chance for you to make sales that you might not otherwise have made — from people who don’t shop online and, even more importantly, for those consumers that are tired of buying and looking for experience. You can give them that experience just by the mere fact that you are there today and gone tomorrow.