Smoke Shop POS
Systems & Credit Card
Smoke shop POS systems need to be able to accept payments quickly and efficiently.
Few industries have grown and changed more in recent years than the smoke shop industry. What used to commonly be a bodega on the corner of your neighborhood that sold cigarettes, cigars and lighters has grown exponentially both in terms of the inventory they stock and the types of services they provide. If you’re a smoke shop owner or manager, you understand just how involved this business is and how much you need to take care of to make sure that your operation is running as smoothly and as efficiently as possible. Of course, the number one priority, is the satisfaction of the customer, and one of the ways to take care of customers is to make it easy for them to pay for their goods.
Software Designed Specifically for Shops Like Yours
One thing we fully understand with regards to smoke shop POS solutions is that no two approaches are ever exactly alike. Every shop has its own unique qualities and preferences in how they run their business. VMS, through the Clover® solution, offers endless benefits and features in this regard.
Some smoke shop customers like paying with credit cards, while others prefer debit cards. If you run this type of shop, you may even need to accept gift cards from time to time. What you don’t want to do is decline any of these types of payments because your smoke shop POS system can’t handle them. VMS provides solutions that will have you accepting whatever mode of payment you want to receive.
Some smoke shops offer customers the ability to add a gratuity to their payment, while other, high-end shops will even pay their associates at least partially on sales commissions. VMS provides these capabilities out of the box so you can track all of it accurately and in real-time.
Smoke shop customers tend to be loyal not only to their brands, but also to their shops. Generally, they’re not going to change what works well for them. That’s why a customer loyalty program makes a lot of sense to a lot of smoke shop owners. VMS can provide a smoke shop POS system that tracks customer spending and offers rewards at certain thresholds.
If you think about being a customer in any type of business, you can probably remember at least one time when a POS system wasn’t working for whatever reason. It was annoying and it prompted you to remember that business negatively. VMS offers robust performance and 24/7 support in case you ever need it so you can keep running along.
Velocity Merchant Services
Has a Solution For All Your
Payment Processing Needs
Clover is a system that offers all of the options above and many more, and what’s best about it is that it can be individually tailored to fit your smoke shop POS payment needs down to the smallest detail.
Clover Station 2.0 Point of Sale System
- This all-in-one POS solution includes everything you need to streamline your business.
- More counter room thanks to a space-saving design: The 14-inch, HD display and screen swivel feature keep customer engagement clean and simple.
- Faster apps and business: Let the 8-core, state-of-the-art Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor and 4GB memory handle the toughest tasks.
- Modern payment technology: Accept mag stripe cards, EMV chips, contactless payments and more.
- A versatile app market: Use Clover's robust apps to give your business endless possibilities.
Clover Pro Point of Sale System
- The all encompassing POS is your central hub with a screen for you and another for your customer.
- Customer Facing Screen: Clover Station Pro comes equipped with a customer facing smart terminal for contactless payments and social distancing.
- Fast: The Clover Station Pro was built with speed as a priority. Fly through orders, inventory, staff management, and reporting.
- Simple Setup: Plug-and-play, out of the box the Clover Station Pro is ready to tackle the most demanding business needs.
Clover Flex Point of Sale System
- Do business wherever you need with Clover® Flex. Manage your point-of-sale payments in line, in the aisle or at the table. Clover® Flex features include:
- NFC (contactless) and mobile payments enabled: Enter the modern age of payment technology.
- EMV ready with PIN pad: Take secure card payments wherever you bring Clover® Flex.
- Smart equipment with app market: Tailor Clover® Flex to you and your customers' needs with powerful apps.
Clover Mini Point of Sale System
- The compact Clover® Mini offers flexibility and power by accepting just about any payment out there. Take advantage of a space-saving design in addition to these features:
- EMV, NFC and mobile payment compatible: Accept the latest methods for point-of-sale payments.
- Smart device with app availability. Add the apps you need to get the most out of Clover® Mini.
The Smoke Shop POS from VMS… we deliver on our promises!
Velocity Merchant Services, provides smoke shop POS solutions for every possible variable and particularity. We offer solutions that provide our clients with, above all else, the peace of mind they deserve in knowing that when their customers are ready to pay their bill, they’re going to be able to do so without hassle or delay and in a way that will actually feel rewarding to them. Below we’re going to delve into what VMS can offer by way of the Clover® solution to deliver smoke shop POS systems that do the job right.
The Clover Smoke Shop POS
Can Be Customized to Meet the Unique Needs of Your Smoke Shop.
As a business owner or manager, you’ll need to manage inventory, schedules for employees, payroll and the like. Clover® has industry-leading app-compatibility capabilities, allowing you to put the power of the best apps on the market to work for you.
Obviously, you need to keep close track of your inventory, both for business and legal/compliance purposes. Clover® can help you handle this aspect of your operation as well, saving you time, money and stress.
Regardless of your industry, whether you’re dealing with a smoke shop POS system or a system for any other type of business, you have to depend on that system to protect data properly. Clover® does that so that you won’t have to worry about problems in this regard.
We discussed this above, but it bears repeating: You need to make it as easy as possible for your customers to pay for their goods. The more they have to wait, the more they have to dig for new forms of payment, the less they’re going to think of your smoke shop. Clover® eliminates that worry.
Every smoke shop owner knows full well that there are quite a few compliance requirements with regards to selling tobacco, CBD or any other related product. Clover® allows you to handle tasks that will help you track and maintain compliance with different legal standards and requirements.
Ultimately, your smoke shop POS system is one that’s going to depend almost completely on your individual needs. That’s why, instead of simply purchasing some cookie cutter, off-the-shelf “solution,” you’ll need to make sure that all of your needs, goals and expectations are accounted for before you invest in that smoke shop POS functionality.
The best way to get started in this regard is to contact a Clover® professional with Velocity Merchant Services today. He or she will walk you through the options that best fit your needs and help you get started on a new way of not only accepting payments, but doing business. Get started today!
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I have had other merchant companies try to get my business - when I show them my contract with VMS, they tell me I am with a great company. Michael has been AWESOME to work with. He is patient and answers ALL my questions. I would highly recommend this company!
Opening a new store, I knew I would need a credit card machine that would meet all of my needs. VMS offers such great rates and a machine that will accept every card I will need to accept. And, as new technology develops, with my Clover, I can stay updated. Would like to give a huge shout out to Harry Meeks, his desire to help his customers is above exceptional. Pleasure in completing everything and helping with everything. I will be recommending VMS to all and to any business owner I know.
Frequently asked questions
Clover provides an app for employee management with easy scheduling and custom calendars, clock-in & clock-out software and many more capabilities. The program is integrated into a mobile app so your staff can access it remotely to view their schedule and make time off requests.
For shops that offer commissions or accept tips, Clover makes it easy. You can create custom tip prompts to pop up when a transaction is processed and then automatically distribute any gratuities at the end of the shift. And if you run a higher-end smoke shop with a commission structure, Clover can also automatically calculate that.
A final feature that really stands out with Clover employee management is the built-in enhanced security. Clover has a fingerprint login to ensure the right people have the right access at all times. It also keeps customized access separate and secure, so cashiers can’t perform manager actions, and managers can’t perform admin actions. Additionally, you can run employee reports to identify important performance standards and make sure that you are preventing accidental loss, theft, and fraud.
The Clover POS keeps track of your entire inventory with real time updates and low-stock alerts. You can use a spreadsheet to add many items at the same time.
The Smart Discount & More app is the best to use when you want to offer instant discounts of varying types such as:
- Bogo - Buy One get One offers
- Bundle Discounts - Bundle Products together to move inventory
- Combo - Promote Combo Pricing to offer discounts on categories
Clover has a number of loyalty and rewards apps that come free with the Clover POS. Clover packages all of these apps together as customer engagement. Customer engagement with Clover includes the following apps:
Customers: Shows customer information, transaction history, and marketing preferences. This app is a great place to start phone orders.
Feedback: Feedback lets you hear directly from your customers. Find out what they love most about your business, and help keep harmful negative feedback off public review sites like Yelp.
Promos: Reach out and bring your customers through the door. Automatically collect customer contact information and build your mailing list. Engage and retain in-store customers with coupons. Send promo offers directly to customers by email, text message, Facebook, and Twitter. Track redemptions in real-time to monitor how Promos increases sales.
Rewards: Create a simple, custom loyalty program within minutes — absolutely free, no strings attached. Clover keeps track of everything so you don’t have to.
The Clover POS has robust reporting capabilities. From the Clover Dashboard sales reporting is available. The following items can be included in the report.
- Net sales (including service charges)
- Taxes and fees
- Gift cards
- Non-revenue item sales
- Gross sales
- Unpaid balances resulting from partial payments and refunds
Clover has a large array of software integration options. To name a few that would be particularly relevant to smoke shops, Clover integrates with Menufy for eCommerce menus, DispenseMe for automated coin dispensing, Gusto to manage payroll and benefits, Time Clock for scheduling, SimpleOrder for restocking, Age Verification for age restricted items and Commerce Sync for sales transfers to Quickbooks. For small businesses looking for a lot of external functionality, the Clover POS is a great option.
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