Get out from behind the counter and get online. Your customers aren’t only in your store, they are online also. When you have a website in place you are offering an online showroom where you can attract new customers into your store and increase sales with an online store. If you’ve been putting off a […]
We have said it before, and we will say it again, your business NEEDS an online presence. No matter your industry, an online presence is becoming increasingly vital for any business. There are many ways that you can setup a website for your business, but now it’s become a part of your payment processing.
Clover Online is an app that come pre-installed on Clover devices. If you have a Clover device, then you have the ability to utilize Clover Online and the impressive tools it has to offer. So, the same amazing product that you use to accept payments and run your business will now allow you to setup and manage your online presence with incredible ease! It really is that simple.
Three Options to Choose From
With Clover Online, you can choose from three different plans to find the one that best suits the needs for your business. Clover Online Basic, Clover Online Plus, and Clover Online Pro are the three plan options that have been developed for businesses. If you are looking for a simple one page site with contact information and some detail about your business, then Clover Online Basic will provide just what you need. For those looking for more customization and detail, the Plus and Pro options have the features you will need.
The plans include hosting for your website, more than 20 design templates, and the ability to use 100,000+ professional stock images for your site. You can even use your own domain. Each site is mobile-friendly and will automatically render on any device.
What Are You Waiting For?
Restaurants and retailers can have a site that seamlessly syncs with Clover inventory, orders, and customers. E-commerce and social media integration are also available. With that said, what are you waiting for? If you already use a Clover device, then take it a step farther and start your Clover Online web presence today because it is already pre-installed on your Clover Web Dashboard. There’s no downloading or creating an account necessary. Find out the quick steps to get started here.
Ready for Clover
If you still haven’t found out what all the hype is about with Clover, it’s time. Targeted Merchant Solutions is your Clover headquarters. Demo it, live it, and love it. It’s that awesome. Aren’t you ready to kick things up a notch with your business? Find out how we can help you take it to a new level.
Which plan will fit your needs? Here’s a handy chart for review:
Step 3: Online Presence
At this point in the game, your business should be equipped with your checkout counter point-of-sale and a solution like Clover™ Flex. The third step in accepting payments and boosting business is to have an online presence. You can easily set up a simple online store for an added convenience for your customers and to attract new customers from practically anywhere.
While your primary focus may be sales in your brick and mortar store, you can’t deny that having an online presence will allow for new growth that the storefront just can’t attain. When you have a Clover POS in your business, you can seamlessly integrate your current inventory into an online store. Once your store is up and going, payment processing is also a breeze. Your customers will be able to enter their payment information and checkout quickly and simply.
It’s true what they say, “if there’s no online menu, I’m not going there.” Oh, you’ve never heard that? Well, believe it! In July 2015, a whopping 86% of diners said they check out a restaurant’s menu online before choosing to go.* That was two years ago, so those numbers are likely even higher now. Your online presence can mean big business for you, even if it is just a simple website with your current full menu.
Go beyond the menu.
You don’t have to stop at the menu–think bigger and boost your business by offering online reservations and ordering. According to Business Insider**, “Orders placed via smartphone will make up more than 10% of all quick-service restaurant sales by 2020, Business Insider Intelligence projects. At that point, mobile ordering is expected to be a $38 billion industry.”
…mobile ordering is expected to be a $38 billion industry.
Let’s Do This
So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re only at step one, accepting payments at the counter in your business, or you’ve got your countertop POS and on-the-go payment solutions but are without an online presence, you can accept payments and boost your business with ease. Let Targeted Merchant Solutions help you get started today!
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.