Android Pop Up Shop Package Setup Guide

This portable POS package is suitable for mobile environments including food trucks, rail networks, pop up shops, event bars and also for table side ordering in cafés, restaurants and anywhere a personal POS can aid your processes and help you to serve your customers better.

The Android Pop Sup Shop Package includes:

  • Star SM230i Mobile Bluetooth Receipt Printer

The first thing to do is to insert the battery in the printer, charge it and pair the printer with your tablet. To do this press and hold the POWER button and FEED buttons on the front of the printer simultaneously for approximately 5 seconds. This enables you to change the printer mode setting. The red error lamp LED will flash 5 times and if successful the printer will emit a double beep and then print its settings. If the printout reads "PORT = Bluetooth (iAP)", repeat the process. The printout should now read  "PORT = Bluetooth" as shown below.

Tap the Settings icon on your device and then select Bluetooth. Tap the Scan/Refresh button on the top right of your screen. The tablet will start scanning for all nearby Bluetooth devices. 

  • When you see your printer listed tap on it to pair your device with it.
  • If prompted for a PIN when pairing the default PIN is 1234 and the default device name is ‘Star Micronics’. For a table of Bluetooth settings please visit pages 11, 12 and 13 at the following link.

Star SM230i Mobile Bluetooth Receipt Printer Manual

  • Having paired the printer the next step is to configure it within AirPOS. Open the AirPOS application and go into settings by pressing the grey cogwheel icon at the top right of your screen.
  • From the left navigation panel select peripherals. A screen will appear listing any configured printers you have. In this new screen press the ‘Add Printer’ button. A new popup appears. Select Bluetooth and you'll see 'Star Micronics' in a blue box. Tap on that and press 'Next' as shown below.
  • A new window appears prompting you to select printer type. Select ‘Star Mobile 2 inch (SM-S230i)’ from the list and then press the ‘Use this printer’ button. Run a test print to be sure everything is working OK.

Now that your printer is connected the next step is to setup your PayPal Here ‘Chip & PIN’ card reader (if applicable).

PayPal Here Setup

Your card reader may have been shipped to you without having had the latest firmware update installed. It is essential that the firmware is up to date for optimal performance from your new card reader.

Updating the Firmware for your PayPal Card reader

Hardware Manufacturers use embedded software to control the functions of various devices, known as 'Firmware'. Periodically this firmware will be updated to fix bugs, roll out new features and improve security. 

When an update for the card reader is available the LED screen on the card reader will inform you of this.

Also in the AirPOS app you'll see the following popup message.

Just tap on the 'Start Upgrade' button and your card reader will start to update. This will take a few minutes and the screen on your tablet or iPad will display the progress.

Follow the onscreen instructions. Once the update is almost complete the card reader will restart and the display will change.

Close the AirPOS application and if open the PayPal Here app. Relaunch AirPOS and that's the update complete.

We assume that you have already set up an account with PayPal Here if you are using PayPal with an Android tablet. You will need a business account and have it enabled by PayPal to accept PayPal Here payments. If you do not already have a PayPal business account you can sign up for one at the following link.

https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/credit-card-reader

To accept in-store payments by PayPal you'll need to authorise AirPOS to manage your PayPal location. This is done in the backoffice by clicking on 'POS' in the left navigation panel and then tap on PayPal. The screen will change and you'll see two options; the first is to sign up to PayPal and create a business account if you don't already have one, the other is to enable your device. 

Enabling your device will mean that all card payments taken with your Paypal Here card reader will be processed within the AirPOS application without switching into the Paypal Here app for processing, saving you and your customer time and inconvenience (refunds are also performed within AirPOS). Tap on the 'Setup My PayPal Device Now' button and you'll see the following screen.

Just enter your PayPal credentials and after a few moments PayPal will verify your account and bring you back to the backoffice. This step will enable the full integration with PayPal Here and all PayPal payments can be taken within the AirPOS application.

Before you can take payments with PayPal Here you will need to pair the card reader with your android tablet.

Pairing the Classic Card Reader.

 Press the PayPal Here card reader ON button once then wait for the Bluetooth light to slowly blink. Hold the SYNC button until the Bluetooth light blinks rapidly.

Pair the card reader with your Android tablet. Go to the settings on your tablet and turn on Bluetooth. Select your PayPal Here card reader from the list of available devices to pair it to your device. The cardreader will be listed as ‘PayPal’ plus the last 3 digits of the serial number (S/N) printed at the top of the device.

Pairing the M10 Card Reader

In order to pair your PayPal Here device with the Tablet, you will need to switch on the PayPal device. For the PayPal M10 device (black device with a large black PayPal logo at the top) press and hold the blue power button which you will find on the top right of the card reader (see the diagram below). When you turn on the card reader it's screen will display a starting up message followed by the instruction to open the PayPal Here application on your tablet. You don't need to open the PayPal Here application and you can ignore this instruction.

Press the 'Bluetooth Connectivity' button near the top right of the reader until it starts to blink. Go to the settings on your tablet and turn on Bluetooth. Select your PayPal Here card reader from the list of available devices to pair it to your device. The cardreader will be listed as ‘PayPal’ plus the last 3 digits of the serial number (S/N) printed at the top of the device.Having set up your account and paired your payment device with your tablet the next step is to set up payments on your device.Having set up your account and paired your payment device with your tablet the next step is to set up payments on your device.

Now log in to AirPOS. To set up payments on your Android tablet click the settings button on the top right of your screen. Next select payments from the left panel.                                    
On the resultant screen set the ‘Do You have PayPal Here?’ to ‘Yes’. Go back to your AirPOS POS,

Select an item to sell (mark it down to £1.00. You can refund it later when you’ve completed the transaction).

Tap the ‘Tender’ button.

Then from the available options select ‘PayPal’ then ‘Tender’. You will see the following screen.

The display on the card reader and the popup on the POS will prompt your customer to insert or swipe his card or if contactless to tap it on the card reader.

The screen will change to inform you the transaction is processing.

And after a few moments it will inform you that the transaction is completing.

Upon completion you'll be prompted to send a receipt. Tap on the 'No Receipt' link and you'll be back to the AirPOS final tender screen where you can enter your customers email address to send a receipt and where you can print another receipt.

Congratulations you’ve made your first transaction using PayPal Here.

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