When it comes to a one-size-fits-all, totally customizable POS experience that transcends industry niches and business models, the Clover Station POS stands out as the go-to recommendation. Not only does it come with everything you need to accept any of today’s electronic payment methods out of the box, it also has an app ecosystem that makes streamlining your administrative tasks easy and accessible, even if you have to get out of the office and onto the sales floor. Before you even look at additional apps, though, the Clover Station 2.0’s preloaded options still provide almost anything you need.
Inventory, Invoicing, and Appointments
One of the best reasons to use a single ecosystem for your business apps? The ability to cross-reference the same pool of data in every app, keeping all of them up to date as your sales day progresses. You can track inventory, write up invoices and estimates, and even accept appointments with the right Clover app, and it all integrates, so you not only know how sales impact inventory, you know which staff member logged the sale and, when appropriate, what additional services or labor went with the sale. It makes streamlining your auto repair invoice software with your POS and inventory tracking easy, because it all happens in one place. The best part is that you don’t have to work from the Clover to update the information in those apps, there is remote web and app-based access through your account as well.
Modular Upgrades and Versatile Payment Options
When you buy the Clover Station 2.0, you’re buying a full POS system and not just a single device. You can integrate additional wireless credit card readers and add screens easily after setting up if your needs expand, and you get the hardware you need to get started right in the box, so you don’t need to count on those upgrades just to get going. Current models include:
- Chip card readers
- Swipe readers
- ACH processing support
- NFC and other no-contact payment methods
- Cash discount program support
Clover’s ecosystem includes a printer and cash drawer system as well, but it’s only usually included in the full-size Clover Station 2.0 bundle, unless there’s a specific special running on a bundle with one of the other Clover devices. Nothing simplifies your cash drawer like a POS that tracks everything for you and processes any payment methods you wish to accept.
Add Devices for New Locations
Clover’s clever app design allows it to work with a variety of hardware setups, including the Clover Mini and Flex, so if you need to add wireless credit card readers with mobile capabilities for off-site sales, you’ve got a variety of ways to do it.
- Combine a Clover Mobile device with a Clover Mini for mobile access
- Look into prices on a Clover Flex for sale to get mobile processing in a single handheld unit
- Add a Clover Go to your smartphone and run your business from the Clover mobile app.
There’s only one full-service Clover Station bundle that’s currently being manufactured, and that’s the Clover 2.0, but you can combine many of the system’s versatile add-ons with a Clover Flex or Clover Mini purchase to create your own custom bundle if you’re looking for a more streamlined experience. It’s all up to you, that’s the beauty of a fully flexible POS.