Each month, we’re pleased to bring you new ways Clover can help make your job (and your life) a little bit easier. This month, we’re featuring information that can help you sell online, automate your accounting, and provide time clock and scheduling functionality.
Running a business takes hard work, and Clover wants you to make as many aspects of running your business as seamless as possible.
Getting Online Made Easy
In today’s economic climate, you need to have an online presence to be able to both advertise and sell merchandise, but creating a website can be daunting. Getting your store online is not hard with the right tools provided by Clover and Clover partners. You can easily add a store to your current website, or build a new site with one of the many design templates provided. Your products, inventory, and orders are imported from your Clover platform into your store. And, the best part is advertising is just as easy: once your store is active, you can sell your products and services on Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, and more with just a few clicks. You can schedule curbside pickups or offer a variety of shipping options, and it’s easy to offer discount coupons when you need to spark more traffic. You can even sell gift cards for future use.
Clover provides the ability to automate your accounting by transferring all your daily sales as one invoice into QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop or Xero. Additional features include:
Sales by Category: transfer into distinct income accounts based on your categories or labels;
Payment methods: each tender you accept (cash, credit, etc.) is tracked with each sale;
Tax, including single, combined and multiple rates.
You also don’t have to spend hours entering sales from previous months! Whether it’s one month or the entire year, your previous sales are transferred quickly and accurately.
Dedicate More Time to your Passion, not Administration
For businesses staffed by part-timers, employee scheduling is among the boss’ biggest headaches. Part-time staffers often switch shifts with each other, not always notifying the person in charge, and sometimes just failing to show up. Meanwhile, the uneven ebb and flow of customers can make a short-staffed day a nightmare.
Clover provides an online system that gives employees and managers’ visibility into shifts, and the ability to swap shifts freely, will save tremendous amounts of time. Employees can check their schedules on the go, and if the schedule needs to change, they can be alerted with a text message.
The Bottom Line
As a small business entrepreneur, you don’t have to be the expert in every aspect of your business to create an effective business model or run a profitable company. You just have to be open to a mental-model redesign and know where and when to borrow brains.
Recurring operational problems can eat up a tremendous amount of time and effort and feel impossibly tough to solve. But solving many of these issues can take less time than you’d expect. Browse our app marketplace to see if we’ve got an app or solution that'll solve an issue for you.
Some Apps You Might Be Interested In
Here are a few apps to help with some of your business’s pain points:
Set up an online store in a few simple steps, and connect your Clover POS to sync products and orders. Sell on your website, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, and more.
QuickBooks by CommerceSync
Automate your accounting by transferring all your daily sales as one invoice into QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop or Xero.
Leverage this free time tracking, scheduling and HR/hiring resource and mobile app to chat with staff, view sales and labor costs, send shift reminders, and more.
Track employee hours and overtime across all locations, prevent early clock-ins from any Clover device, and easily export to payroll with this free solution.
Contact our Clover Specialists for a more detailed conversation about our point-of-sale solution and our app market.