Customer library: If you’re selling to the same customers, you can add their details in Shopify so it’s quicker to associate an invoice or other sales to individuals.
Discounts, taxes and tips: Add discounts and taxes to items at checkout, and even add tips at checkout.
Analytics and reports: All your sales are synced, but not only that: you can see which items are bestsellers, and group transactions by customer, time periods and more. Export sales data to Excel, or if you upgrade to a higher Shopify plan, integrate all sales with an external accounting platform.
The Shopify POS app has the most features on iPad, so using an iPhone or Android device could present some limitations.
Furthermore, the higher Shopify plans enable additional features such as analysing staff sales, giving store credit instead of refunds, and monitoring cash register shifts. The Shopify Lite plan gives the option to add one additional staff account for the payment app and admin account – you can add more on higher plans. Suffice to say: Lite is best for individual merchants. With teams of staff – say, on a shop floor – you probably need more features.
The basic features available for Shopify Lite users are usually enough for casual selling, but we recommend a POS upgrade if you sell a lot face to face. The Lite POS features could, for example, be ideal for merchants going on tradeshows, selling on farmers’ markets or occasionally in pop-up stores.