shopify have long set out to make all aspects of starting, growing, and running a business simpler. the new card reader design takes the user experience of taking payment online via shopify and implements it into the real word—as if spending money needed to be easier. the chip and swipe card reader is designed to connect with a seller’s shopify store, meaning taking payments can be done with just one simple system.
the minimalist device connects with your shopify store
designed for selling at festivals, pop-ups and markets, shopify’s reader is completely wireless and lasts a whole week on a single charge. unlike other card readers that must plug into a headphone jack, the standalone device can be used almost anywhere, and the reader cleverly detaches from its base to allow customers to swipe at any angle. the card reader is made to grow with individual business owners, as they move from market stalls to pop-up shops, to eventually finding a permanent place.
the card reader is designed for both pin and swipe modes
the shopify card reader launched at unite—shopify’s annual partner and developer conference—and is compatible with europlay, mastercard and visa (EMV). the minimalist device wants to allow small businesses to be run from a single place, preventing sellers from having to spend hours upon hours updating in-person sales into records from their online store. EMV chip acceptance decreases the risk of financial losses for business owners, all whilst protecting customers’ data.
the reader detaches from the dock for portable payment
going to all lengths to encourage independent businesses to blossom, the chip and swipe reader will be offered at no charge for both new merchants and existing shopify sellers who don’t have a point-of-sale solution already.
a single battery charge lasts for one whole week
the card reader has no need for a headphone jack and works completely wirelessly
the reader connects with a sellers online shopify account, bringing online commerce into the real world