Step 2: On-the-go Payments
In the previous Smooth Operations post about the 3 steps to accepting payments and boosting your business, step 1 focused on your in-house POS/terminal. Step 2 is on-the-go payments. Being able to accept payments away from the counter can be very advantageous for your business because it can help keep lines short and keep customers moving quickly. It can also offer increased customer interaction, which studies have found is an important element of the checkout experience according to most patrons.* Whether a retail store or restaurant, your business can benefit from accepting payments away from the counter and on-the-go.
When your business is faced with busyness, it can sometimes seems like the checkout counter(s) aren’t enough to get the job done. Customers lined up waiting can be overwhelming to employees and annoying to customers. Now, imagine if you could take the checkout to the customer…eliminating the chaos and annoyance.
At-the-table checkout is not just a huge convenience for customers, but it also prevents the risk associated with servers having to carry around customers’ cards to and from the point-of-sale system or terminal.
So, how do you start accepting on-the-go payments at your business? Allow us to introduce the Clover Flex. It might be small in size, but it packs a mighty punch. It allows you to accept all forms of payments wherever you are: cash, gift cards, credit, debit, EMV, ApplePay, Android Pay, and NFC payments. It also accepts signatures and prints the receipt on the spot, so there is no need to go back and forth to the counter at any point during the transaction.
Clover Flex even tracks sales in real time and manages your inventory and communicates with your other Clover family products. Flex can be the tool to take your business to the next level. No matter your business, being able to accept payments away from the checkout counter is your step 2 for payment acceptance.