The card terminal weighs 118 grams and measures 103 mm (H) x 71 mm (W) x 18 mm (D), so it is quite small and lightweight. It does not have a receipt printer built in, but features a physical PIN pad.
The card reader can be purchased with a holder to stick onto a countertop. The POS system is also compatible with till drawers, receipt printers and a barcode scanner (all available from the Shopify hardware store).
Equipment sold in Shopify’s hardware store gets a 1-year warranty on the free POS Lite plan, and 2 years on POS Pro.
It is possible to use an external card machine from another payment provider than Shopify, but then the terminal isn’t integrated with the POS software. Instead, you manually have to confirm in the Shopify POS app when the card payment has gone through the external credit card processor.