Shopify Payments and Hardware are Now Available for Retail Businesses in Australia
The last year has changed retail commerce forever in many ways. Entrepreneurs and small businesses have had to adapt, rebuild, and reinvent how they operate and seek out the new tools they need to succeed. Shopify is committed to arming retailers at a global scale with all the tools we have to offer - and we are taking our next step today.
We are excited to share that Shopify Payments is now available for retailers selling in-person in Australia, along with a new fully integrated card reader - the WisePad 3. Retailers will now be able to accept all major payment methods however and wherever they need to, seamlessly integrated with Shopify POS.
Paired with Shopify POS, Australian merchants can now unlock all the benefits that unified commerce with Shopify has to offer.
Sell how and where your customers want to buy - reliably and securely
Making the next sale is always top of mind for retailers and the sound of a transaction successfully going through is like a heartbeat. Always make the sale with the Shopify Payments and the WisePad 3.
- Accept all major credit cards, co-branded eftpos cards, and mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay
- Accept tap and chip transactions
- Accept payments anywhere - countertop, on the floor, curbside, or on the go with the fully mobile POS
A recent Shopify survey showed that 67% of Australian consumers said that contactless (tap) options in store were important to them.
With 99.99% Shopify Payments uptime, never worry about outages or service disruptions again and focus on closing the deal.
Drastically reduce the complexity of your back office
Running a business is no easy feat and complexity can often be the enemy. If you are always busy managing multiple systems in multiple places and sifting through disconnected outputs, you are not spending that valuable time making sales.
Better cash flow management: With Shopify Payments you have a single payment processor for selling online and in-store allowing you to keep track of how much you’ll get paid and when you’ll get your money in one place.
Reduce errors at checkout: Avoid the extra time and effort it takes to enter transaction information on a separate terminal and the human error associated with daily reconciliation. With Shopify Payments, transaction information is automatically synced with your WisePad 3 directly from Shopify POS.
Managing returns and exchanges can also be a headache to manage across multiple systems. A fully integrated payments experience with Shopify POS makes returns and exchanges easy and straightforward, taking only a few moments to complete.
In a recent Shopify survey, 58% of Australian consumers identified that they expected free and easy returns from retailers.
Clear, straightforward, and upfront
Shopify Payments is clear, straightforward, and upfront by design. Here are the facts you need to know:
- Shopify Payments is included in every Shopify Plan
- All credit cards are charged the same rate based on your plan starting at 1.5% in Australia for in-person transactions
- No hardware rental fees
- No hidden fees
- Two day payout times
- No term contracts
- No initiation fees
Managing multiple systems, each with their own set of fees and rates, can get complex and expensive. Reduce your back office complexity and improve your peace of mind by bringing your retail business under the Shopify Payments umbrella.
Get started with integrated hardware and payments with Shopify POS
Shopify Payments and the WisePad 3 card reader are now available in Australia. We couldn’t be more excited for this launch, for those new to our platform and the thousands of businesses down under already using Shopify POS today.
How to get started
If you’re new to Shopify, you can start a free 14 day trial today to experience Shopify POS Pro firsthand.
If you’re an Australian retailer already using POS, purchase your WisePad 3 now.
For anything else, visit shopify.com.au/pos.