💸 How to Set Up Your Own Solana Pay Point-of-Sale (PoS) App

💸 How to Set Up Your Own Solana Pay Point-of-Sale (PoS) App

  1. Prerequisites to have installed on your device

    • Node.js v14.17.0 or above installed (a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine)
    • Yarn (a package manager) installed
    • Two wallets on Phantom, one for receiving funds and one for paying for goods or services. Follow the guide to set up these on Phantom, you will be using these wallets to test the app!
  2. Clone the repository by using either Git or Github CLI and the corresponding commands in your terminal:

    Git ⬇️

     git clone https://github.com/solana-labs/solana-pay.git

    Github CLI ⬇️

    gh repo clone solana-labs/solana-pay

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  3. Change directories into point-of-sale using the following command in your terminal. You can use the terminal from step 1 in steps 2-4, I’ve just illustrated what the commands will look like in separate windows.

     cd solana-pay/point-of-sale

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  4. Install dependencies using Yarn

     yarn install

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    🔄 Installation in progress

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    ✅ Installation complete

  5. Start the local development server

     yarn start

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    🎉 Your PoS server is running at localhost:1234

  6. Open up the following link in your web browser. You will need to replace MERCHANT_ADDRESS with your receiving wallet’s address and STORE+NAME with your desired store name.


    • One of the neat features of Solana Pay is that you will not need to log in with a wallet to run the PoS, so are able to use Safari (or your browser of choice without Phantom installed) to test the PoS out. For example, I’ve used an iPad and navigated to the local server on my network at:
  7. Your screen will show a Point of Sale (PoS) user interface that looks like the image below:

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  8. Enter an amount to charge in SOL scrot 2022-02-02 at 12.24.15 AM.png

  9. Select Generate Payment Code and you will be taken to a QR code that shows the amount in SOL

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  10. Scan the code with your compatible Solana Pay wallet

  11. Verify the transaction in your wallet and select Send

  12. In a few seconds, your transaction will be confirmed on both the PoS and in your Phantom wallet! You’ve successfully sent your first transaction using Solana Pay!


  13. Stay tuned for updates on how to customize and deploy your Solana Pay PoS app!