There are a variety of credit card processing solutions available for merchants to utilize, letting them accept card payments, including credit, debit, EBT and contactless, from their customers. Each possesses its own unique attributes. While some are tailored to meet the needs of specific business types, others are viable options regardless of industry.
The Clover Station is offered by leading credit card processing platform First Data, as well as the merchant services companies it’s partnered with. However, the Clover Station is not just a payment solution; it’s a management system designed to help merchants overcome daily challenges they face.
Here’s what you need to know about the Clover Station:
There are a wide range of features Clover offers that improve productivity and security within a business.
Some are directly related to completing transactions. Others increase a merchant’s capabilities, letting him or her monitor additional aspects of the company, from customer behavior to inventory. These features, such as keeping track of inventory, delivering invoices and running reports, can be managed from anywhere—thanks to Clover’s cloud-based operating system.
They include, but are not limited to:
- Built-in, EMV-enabled card reader with encryption
- Inventory & employee activity tracker
- Transaction reporting
- Updated software with apps
- Fingerprint reader (for employees)
As noted in the aforementioned list, Clover enables merchants to access more features with various applications, many of which are free.
Available for download via the Clover App Market, some of these apps are industry-specific, while others are universally beneficial.
For example, the “Returns” app is great for retail stores. It places returned or exchanged items back into the inventory database, which ensures your inventory count is always accurate. The “Waitlist Me” app is also helpful, but for restaurants only. It manages reservations, alerting customers via text or phone call that their table is ready.
However, apps like “Nutshell” and “Automatic Reports” can be advantageous for businesses in different industries. The former lets merchants oversee key operational data, such as revenue and average customer spend. Used effectively, such information could increase a business’ productivity. The latter automatically takes the data saved in Clover and creates daily reports.
Further, the Clover App Market is constantly updated by developers, making Clover an exciting, dynamic platform that is evolving with technology and business needs.
The Clover Station is also user-friendly and intuitive.
Because everything is pretty straightforward, training new employees to use the software is easy.
The software can function even when the internet is down, as well, so businesses will always be able to complete transactions and make sales no matter what unexpected technological mishaps occur.
The POS system's modern design offers both style and functionality.
Although its many features are vast, the Clover Station has a sleek, minimalist design. It won’t take up a lot of space or be an eyesore, as a result. Plus, its functional components, including the pivoting touchscreen display, will create a better checkout experience for both employees and customers.
And since there isn’t heavy machinery, it will make the installation process much quicker.
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