For those who missed the announcement, Shopify recently launched a new POS (point of sale) app for iPad.

Shopify POS is an iPad application that lets you sell your Shopify store's products in a physical, retail setting.

It's quick and easy: browse your store's catalog, pick a customer's products, swipe their credit card, and print their receipt or send it through email.

For Shopify store owners struggling with alternative POS systems (or lack thereof), this is an excellent opportunity to get your bricks-and-mortar store running smoothly with complete integration with your online storefront.

In New Zealand, we can’t yet use the integrated credit card payment options so the hardware kits are not really applicable here but you can happily use Shopify POS with your own hardware.

Check out Shopify POS.