If this is your first time setting up Hike with the iPad, we’d first like to say congrats! The iPad POS is a relatively new, yet rapidly growing application that aims to transform how retailers conduct their businesses.
Hike’s iPad POS takes all the functionality of your point-of-sale use on a PC or Mac and streamlines it for the tablet. And with our plug-n-play hardware compatibility, your system will be counter ready in just minutes. It’s fast, portable, and best of all it’s easy to use which is why we’re sure you’re going to love using it!
On this page, we’ll cover the necessary steps you’ll need to take to get your Hike store up and running on the iPad so that you make your first sale.
- System Requirements
- Download Hike from the App Store
- Getting Started with Hike on iPad
- Setting up your Printer with an iPad
- Setting up Card Payment Processors with an iPad
- Conducting a Sale on an iPad
To get the most out of your iPad POS with Hike, we recommend that you have:
- Either an iPad 4th Generation, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, iPad Pro (2017)
- iOS 9.0 or above
Download Hike from the App Store
Next you will need, to download the Hike Register app from the App Store.
To do this, simply search for Hike POS Register, and install the following app.
Getting Started with Hike on iPad
Once you have launched the application, you will need to sign in with your Hike store web address (storename.hikeup.com), and your email and password.
Alternatively, you can sign up for Hike using the iPad by clicking on the Register button.
After entering in your details, click Login. If you are an existing user of Hike, the screen will then prompt you to select the register that you would like to use.
If this is your first time using Hike, you will be asked to enter in further details about yourself and your store. Click Save once done.
Hike will then take a moment or two to load up your store details – including product information – before launching straight to your Enter Sale screen.
Recommends: Hike recommends that your inventory list is setup on a PC or Mac computer instead of an iPad. This is because performing such a task on your iPad will be a time-consuming exercise, and one of the few things that the device is not conducive for.
Setting up your Printer with an iPad
Next, you will need to set up your printer so that you’re able to print out receipts for your customers.
The following guides will help you set-up your Thermal Receipt Printer or Star Micronics mPOP with your iPad.
- Configuring your Star TSP143III Bluetooth Printer on iPad
- Configuring your Star TSP100 & TSP143 LAN Printer for iPad
- Configuring your Star Micronics mPOP Printer for iPad
Setting up Card Payment Processors with an iPad
To streamline your sales even further with an iPad, you can set up card payment processors to enable easy tap & go payments.
These guides will help you set-up your Card Payment Processors with your iPad.
- Configure with PayPal Here (AU, USA, UK only)
- Configure with Mint mPOS (AU, Asia-Pacific only)
- Configure with iZettle (UK only)
- Configure with Tyro (AU only)
Conducting a Sale on an iPad
Once you have completed setting up your printer and payment processor, you will then be free to complete a sale.
To complete a sale, begin by opening up your Hike menu and selecting the Enter Sale page.
This will open the Enter Sale page, where you’ll able to select the product/s that will be in the transaction.
Once you have entered all the items that need to be placed in the basket, tap on PAY.
You will then be taken to the transactions screen, where you will have the option to choose which payment type you will be completing the sale with.
Select the payment method that the customer will be using (here we will be paying by cash), and enter the amount tendered.
The next screen will display the change amount, if any, and will prompt you to either Print or Email a receipt to the customer.
Once done, you can click on Add New Sale to conduct your next sale.