Shopify announced the launch of its new credit card reader that will allow Shopify merchants in the U.S. to securely accept chip and pin, tap, and swipe credit and debit cards as well as contactless payment technologies like Apple Pay.
The new card reader is designed for Shopify POS, the company’s iPad and iPhone point of sale system used by merchants in retail and pop up stores. Ordering the new credit card reader will allow merchants to prepare for the credit card industry’s October 1, 2015 EMV liability shift. Shopify is currently accepting pre-orders, with card readers to ship in Q4 2015.
All U.S.-based merchants that pre-order the new card reader will be enrolled in Shopify’s Liability Shift Protection Program. This protection program covers merchants against fraudulent chargebacks made using Shopify’s existing swipe credit card reader until the new card reader is received.
Shopify merchants can pre-order the new card reader today for $99, and accept credit cards with rates as low as 2.2%. For more information, please visit: www.shopify.com/pos/emv
Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and beneﬁts offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and Apple Watch.
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