NEW point of sale system offers Canadians the lowest transaction fees in the market

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Lauren Joyner

GoDaddy is empowering entrepreneurs to truly sell anything, anywhere by launching its point of sale (POS) device 

The new Poynt Smart Terminal with GoDaddy Payments frees small business owners to sell, track and manage sales anywhere.  

Those who sell both online and in-person can use GoDaddy's POS system to process all their transactions. 

Person holding up card that reads lowest processing fees

GoDaddy also unveiled new groundbreaking pricing — the lowest fees per transaction compared to other leading providers.* 

"GoDaddy’s new point of sale offerings supercharge our customers’ ability to sell anywhere and grow," said GoDaddy president of commerce, Osama Bedier.  

"We’re on a mission to enable small businesses with the most powerful yet easy-to-use commerce solutions at an unbeatable value. And we’re just getting started." 

This new entry into the POS space delivers a smooth, secure payment experience — whether customers are paying online, remotely or in-person.  

Business owners using GoDaddy’s Online Store will be pleased to know that the new POS hardware and supporting Payments software seamlessly integrate with their digital stores. 

Those who don't need a physical POS unit can start using Online Pay Links and Virtual Terminal to give their customers more payment options at no extra cost. Simply activate GoDaddy Payments on your site.

A cloud-based point of sale solution 

GoDaddy Payments is designed to help you easily manage and track every sale you make, whether that sale takes place: 

  • Online 
  • In-person 
  • Remotely 
  • A hybrid of the two 

Using GoDaddy’s POS, a retail store can offer online orders with in-store pickup or have customers browse in store and buy online.  

Options like these are sure to satisfy the growing number of Canadians who expect flexibility in how they shop and pay for goods and services. 

GoDaddy Payments dashboard showing total sales
The Payments dashboard makes it easy to see how you’re doing.

The GoDaddy Payments dashboard displays real-time metrics on how your business is performing. The dash includes: 

  • Graphs mapping total sales and orders 
  • The ability to compare the performance of sales across all the places you sell

From this single screen, you can see in-person sales as well as online orders placed on your website or via your linked Amazon and eBay pages.   

Inventory is synced across all sales channels — avoiding headaches for you and frustration for shoppers. 

Because this POS system is cloud-based, you won’t be tethered to a counter. You can sell everywhere, from a brick-and-mortar location to a pop-up, fair . . . or your kitchen table.  

A sleek lightweight POS terminal 

Poynt Smart Terminal is a sleek, all-in-one POS with a unique dual-screen design that speeds in-store transactions. 

With a dedicated screen for the shopper and one for the seller, there's no swiveling or sharing screens, which makes checkout contactless. 

This is timely, as 43% of Canadians say their preference for contactless payments is here to stay.

Overhead view of Poynt Smart Terminal

The Poynt Smart Terminal comes ready to use with everything built-in for a convenient checkout process. It includes:

  • GoDaddy Payments transaction processing software 
  • A paper receipt printer  
  • Barcode scanner to scan product UPC codes and QR codes 

You can configure the Poynt Smart Terminal online before the hardware arrives in the mail, from adding product listings to uploading your logo and customising your receipts.   

Once your device arrives and is connected to Wi-Fi, you’ll be ready to start processing payments right away. 

Accept payments online and remotely

With the GoDaddy Payments software, you can give clients and shoppers even more ways to pay: 

Online Pay Links 

Online Pay Links is the hardware-free way to accept payments — no website or POS device needed. 

 

 

It takes only minutes to create a payment link and customise it with your logo and business colors. Then you simply share it with your customers via social media, text message, email or in-person. 

These links take customers to a secure checkout page to complete their payment.  

For selling in-person without a POS system, you can transform a pay link into a scannable QR code with one click for buyers to quickly scan and pay. 

Virtual Terminal 

Drawing showing how a website can accept credit card payments

Virtual Terminal makes it easy to accept payments remotely when you get an order by phone, fax or mail. 

Just open Virtual Terminal in your web browser on any device and enter the buyer’s payment information. 

Your smartphone, tablet or computer can be transformed into a credit card terminal — no extra hardware is needed.  

Note: GoDaddy follows strict PCI security standards and uses advanced encryption to hide private information — whether you’re using Poynt Smart Terminal, Pay Links or Virtual Terminal. This helps keep your business and your customers safe from hackers. 

Related: 7 ecommerce security tips from the GoDaddy experts 

Keep more of what you earn 

With the lowest payment processing fees in the industry,* GoDaddy Payments with Poynt Smart Terminal lets you keep more of what you make. 

With GoDaddy’s POS system, you'll enjoy the industry’s lowest transaction fees:  

  • Online: 2.7% + 0 cents CAD 
  • In-person: 2.3% + 0 cents CAD 
  • Keyed-in: 3.3% + 0 cents CAD

GoDaddy POS has no hidden fees and does not require a long-term contract or monthly minimum. It processes all major forms of payment including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, as well as contactless Apple Pay and Google Pay.  

Most GoDaddy customers get GoDaddy Payments set up in minutes, getting paid as early as the next business day

Special launch pricing 

As part of the new POS launch, GoDaddy is offering a discount on the Poynt Smart Terminal:  

The Poynt Smart Terminal costs $399 CAD ($599 MSRP)

Poynt Smart Terminal sitting on restaurant table

Don't miss out on this introductory pricing 

The new Poynt Smart Terminal is now available for $399 CAD ($599 MSRP) and comes with: 

  • GoDaddy Payments software  
  • Free three-day shipping 
  • 30-day money-back guarantee 
  • One-year warranty 
  • 24/7 access to GoDaddy’s award-winning customer support

Learn more about GoDaddy's commerce options and how to sell anything, anywhere by visiting godaddy.com/sell-anywhere. 

*Lowest pricing compared to leading providers Square, Stripe and Shopify for Canadian ecommerce, in-person and keyed-in transactions. 

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