Small businesses can get more for their investment in the best point-of-sale systems. Some of the leading systems feature affordably priced units with flat rates for processing many payment methods. This guide covers the most cutting-edge features of Clover Networks systems such as the Clover Station POS and portable alternatives. Find out how these systems are changing how small businesses operate and making new approaches to a career in merchant services possible.
All-In-One POS Systems
Retailers should strongly consider using a single system to process payments and manage operational workflows such as scheduling employees and reporting sales. An all-in-one system with built-in software for managing retail sales and other aspects of store operations can facilitate sales and retail marketing efforts with accessible and easy to use employee and customer interfaces.
The best POS systems are also compatible with many third-party applications. Clover Networks systems are particularly useful for replacing multiple systems and minimizing upfront and ongoing expenses such as software subscriptions and hardware rental or upkeep costs. Retail store owners should compare the Clover Flex price to the expense of combining systems to achieve a comparable level of inventory and operational management.
Portable POS Platforms
Flex hardware features a portable card reader with support for EMV chips and magnetic stripe swipes as well as a near-field communication reader, barcode scanner and receipt printer. Clover Networks also offers other portable solutions, such as the Clover Go card reader. This peripheral device connects to a smartphone or tablet to process payments.
The layout of a store may determine the best approach to taking payments on the move. Retailers who want to offer features such as online ordering and curbside checkout may find that a full-featured system like the Flex, which boasts a five-inch HD touchscreen display and can provide up to eight hours of use on a charge.
Full-Featured POS Services
Businesses that have extensive inventory or checkout needs may prefer the accessibility of this information on a Clover Station or another countertop POS system. This hardware is intended to replace a cash register, but also features a built-in camera and customer display options to allow for more uses. The Clover Mini and Flex also feature card and NFC readers, integrated cameras and receipt printers.
No matter which POS system you use, you should look for an option that has next-generation features such as NFC payment support, text or email receipt options and options for building business mailing lists and supporting retail business marketing and promotions. A cloud-based dashboard with up-to-date sales reporting is available for any Clover Networks system, from the Go attachment to the Flex, Mobile, Mini and Station.
A Clover Networks POS system such as the countertop Station or portable Flex can be an affordable solution for a small business owner. Payment processing is a growth industry, as more enterprises look for ways to accept all of the ways customers prefer to pay. It is hard to beat the affordable device and service costs, low transaction fees, built-in operational management features and customization capabilities of these next-generation POS systems.