What Makes Clover Such a Powerful POS System?

What Makes Clover Such a Powerful POS System?

The ability to accept payments is one of the most important functions for any business to generate revenue.  No matter the type of business you run, you need a reliable point-of-sale (POS) system that can process multiple types of payments safely and securely.  A powerful POS system is not only beneficial for your business because it helps ensure efficient payment processing, but also for your customers as they can use multiple forms of payment to conveniently pay for your products or services.  One of the most powerful POS systems available that can benefit many types of businesses is the Clover® POS system.

The Clover® POS system is a cloud-based, all-in-one payment processing system that can be customized to suit the needs of any business.  With this system, you can easily manage a wide range of tasks from accepting payments to running customer loyalty programs and managing payroll.  Clover® POS is flexible and versatile with mobile capabilities and features built-in fraud protection to ensure safe and secure payment processing.

How Does Clover® POS Work?

The Clover® POS system consists of hardware including monitors and card readers, software, and apps that can be used within the system.  Every feature is completely customizable as you can add as many devices as you need and use the software and apps that best suit your purposes. 

You start by choosing the software that best fits your business needs, including payment processing, inventory management, and employee scheduling.  Then you choose from their hardware products that include countertop monitors, portable devices, and accessories such as receipt printers, cash drawers, barcode scanners, and scales.  You can then add apps from their app market to help with various tasks.

The Clover® POS system has the following capabilities:

  • Customizable: You can customize the system to fit your specific needs, including the software, apps, and hardware and devices.
  • Process payments anywhere: The cloud-based system allows you to process payments and track sales, refunds, and deposits from anywhere. You can also use a smartphone, tablet, or computer to process payments and refunds through the Clover Virtual Terminal.
  • Real time reporting: You can track sales data and inventory in real time.
  • Accept payments: You can process multiple forms of payment, including credit and debit cards, gift cards, and contactless payments.
  • Fraud protection: The Clover® POS system is PCI compliant with built-in fraud protection.
  • Manage staff: Set up and track timesheets and manage payroll with any connected devices.
  • Ecommerce: Clover® POS can process online payments for ecommerce businesses.
  • Customer loyalty program: You can implement a customer loyalty program that includes gift cards and special deals to keep your customers coming back.
Run your business smarter, faster, easier with Clover POS.

Clover® POS can be used by the following types of businesses:

  • Restaurants: Foodservice businesses can use Clover® POS to process counter and tableside transactions and manage the menu and tables.
  • Retail: Retail stores can accept multiple forms of payment and quickly provide refunds, returns, and exchanges.  This system can also be used to track inventory and sales.
  • Service Businesses: Businesses that provide services can set up invoices and recurring payments and process mobile payments from anywhere.

Secure Payment Processing with Clover® POS

Clover® POS provides safe and convenient payment processing for all types of payment methods including credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, and contactless payment.  There is hardware available that can swipe cards and read EMV chips, and you can set up mobile payment to process contactless NFC payments.  With the Clover Virtual Terminal, you can even process payments from anywhere with a smartphone or tablet, and without a POS device.  It is also possible to monitor and download sales data or integrate accounting apps like QuickBooks with Clover® POS.

Clover® POS makes processing payments fast and convenient with the software and apps available to accept any type of payment.  You can also protect customer data and prevent fraud with this PCI compliant system.  The ability to track sales data in real time allows you to see your highest selling products and manage pricing.

The following are the main benefits of payment processing with Clover® POS:

  • Fast processing for credit card transactions
  • Tax rates are automatically applied after setup
  • Full encryption and fraud protection up to $100,000
  • Deposits will appear in your bank account the next day
  • Process payments online and offline
  • Manage all types of transactions including online orders, delivery orders, combined orders, open tabs, and split bills

Customer Engagement with Clover® POS

It is important for businesses to build relationships with their customers to keep them coming back.  The Clover® POS system includes customer relationship management (CRM) software to help your business strengthen your relationship with your customers.

With this system, you can automatically create customer profiles from credit card sales and keep a record of their transactions to track their purchases.  You can add contact information for each customer in the profiles you create so you can reach out to them through text, email, or social media.  Establishing a loyalty program to offer rewards and special promotions will help keep your regular customers coming back and spreading the word about your business.

The CRM software from Clover allows you to do the following:

  • Know your customers: Create customer profiles automatically to identify your loyal customers and get to know them by tracking their purchases and gathering contact information.
  • Make repeat customers: Communicate directly with your customers to inform them of special promotions so they become repeat customers.
  • Loyalty program: Create a loyalty program that offers special rewards and promotions for your repeat customers.
  • Ask for feedback: Clover includes a feedback tool that allows you to engage with your customers for direct feedback.

Clover® POS System from First MCS

The Clover® POS system is a powerful all-in-one system that allows businesses to conveniently manage payment processing, sales data, loyalty programs, and online and virtual payments.  The hardware, software, and apps available make this system highly customizable to tailor to the specific needs of your business.  If you want to implement the Clover® POS system to take your business to the next level, our professionals at First MCS can help.

First MCS is a merchant service provider that can help businesses customize and implement the Clover® POS system.  We will work with you to determine your payment processing needs and help customize the Clover® system to best suit your needs for safe and efficient payment processing. 

Call First MCS at (866) 673-3099 for more about how the Clover® POS system can help you grow your business.

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