Small business owners are required to wear many hats in the course of a day. Using cloud based POS systems is a smart way to delegate many of the responsibilities that weigh you down every day, such as taxes, marketing, inventory, and even managing your business website. This allows you set priorities outside of your business so you can recharge and reconnect with friends and family. After all, business owners need these things too.

Owning or managing a successful business in today’s competitive marketplace is no easy task. The challenge is even greater when the business you’re trying to build and grow is in the retail or restaurant industry. Thankfully, there are tools available that will make it easier than ever for you to manage and grow your restaurant or brick and mortar retail store, like cloud based POS (point of sale) systems, like Clover Station.

Clover POS is more than a mere credit card processing system. In a retail or food services environment it can be a lifeline for communication between front of house and back of house, it can track and manage inventory and supplies, it can alert managers when their attention is needed, and even serve as a SmartChip credit cards POS for restaurants and retail stores. This isn’t something every POS system can do and requires you the use of apps, like those listed below, to make it work for you.

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This app allows you to modernize your kitchen and eliminate paper rolls sending messages to various prep stations throughout the kitchen. Never again worry about running out of paper during critical times or orders being sent to the wrong station and getting lost in translation. Instead, the app sends the order to various tablets located in the appropriate food prep stations throughout the kitchen. Every order goes to the
proper station.

One thing that sets RetailCP Restaurant Orders Display apart from similar apps is that it provides action buttons for each line item as well as the overall button so that you know when orders are done and when the entire order has been completed. You can even designate the order to appropriate table numbers, as to go orders, or orders assigned to a specific server.


Just as the name implies the Tables apps is all about managing groups of people, or tables, within your restaurant. The Tables app is created by Clover and works flawlessly with Clover POS systems. Whether you’re managing orders for a single person or a group of people, the Tables app is a great way to manage ordering, billing, and payment processing. You can even create a bar tab with the Tables app by swiping a credit card and adding the orders to the tab. The Tables app is available on Clover Mini, Clove Station, and Clover Mobile making it easy for most restaurants to take advantage of the benefits this app offers.

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Shifts is another app by Clover that is a smart POS app for restaurants to consider. It helps with the process of clocking employees in and out, declaring cash tips, reconciling server banks, and printing reports of sales, tips, and hours worked for individual employees. It simplifies the process for all parties and helps make record keeping easy for businesses and allows employees to accurately track their hours worked. The Shifts app is available for use with the Clover Station, Clover Mini, Clover Mobile, and
the Web.

Springboard Retail

This Cloud POS program is one that is made by retailers for retailers and offers a complete retail management platform for full-service retail operations. It is a mobile POS system you can access via tablet, laptop, and the web to manage inventory, create custom reports, and so much more. The fact that this is a cloud based POS system means that you can access the information at any time and from any location – all you need is an Internet connection.

Trezoro Loyalty

Loyalty programs are a cinch to manage when you use the Trezoro Loyalty App. The app is available for the Clover Station, Clover Mini, and Clover Mobile and allows you to create a fully automated, fully digital, loyalty program to help build your brand and boost customer loyalty for your retail locations.

Orca Inventory Ordering

This fully integrated inventory software allows you to completely automate the inventor ordering process for your business. This will help you save money and help to ensure that you have the supplies and inventory you need on hand to meet consistent customer demand. It is fully compatible with the Clover POS system and provides you with budgeting tools, QuickBooks integration, inventory tracking and control, vendor integration, invoicing and receiving, and unlimited customer support as you learn the many ways to incorporate this useful app to grow
your business.

Using a cloud based POS system can make all the difference in the world for your business. The Clover POS system offers infinite possibilities for customizing your point of sales experience to meet the needs of your business with apps that have been designed to meet many of the needs that are common to your business whether it is in retail sales, food services, fine dining, mechanic shops, medical practices, and more. Any one of these, or countless other apps available for Clover POS can help you grow your business while automating some of the more cumbersome aspects of business management and ownership.

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