by Grace Barone
Apps have become an integral part of peoples everyday lives. Where would we be without them? We rely on these digital wonders more than we'd like to admit. Can you even remember the last time you didn't use an app to navigate your day-to-day life? Social media, games, banking, fitness, GPS. There's an app for everything under the sun. The apps you choose to download are usually personal to your needs. Modern day POS systems have taken note. They have realized the power that apps hold and how helpful they are to everyday life. The Clover app market was created exclusively for use with the Clover POS systems. The Clover app market provides a wide range of apps that can be downloaded and installed on the Clover devices, allowing businesses to tailor their POS system to their specific requirements.
Clover App Market
The Clover POS app market is a versatile solution that allows businesses to easily take control of their operations. The app market enables business owners to focus on growth and efficiency by providing a variety of apps that cater to their business needs. The Clover POS app market has you covered whether you need to manage inventory, track sales, or recognize loyal customers. This app marketplace is the go-to choice for businesses trying to boost efficiency and production because to its user-friendly layout and robust features.
Not to mention that it is the most extensive cloud based app market for POS systems. While there is basically an app for every businesses needs, merchants can develop their own apps as well. If they have an app idea, they can easily reach out to a developer and create their own. The cost to do that has greatly decreased as well. The Clover app market is constantly being updated so merchants are sure to have a current version of the marketplace.
Just like the Apple app store and the Google play store, some apps are awesome, and some apps are not so great. It's important to look at reviews and read the features of each app before you commit. All apps have a free trial so even if you do end up downloading one that's not quite right for your business, you can get rid of it before the free trial ends. With that being said, I've created a list of some of the best apps for some of the main business types.
Whether its a sit-down, quick serve or a bar. Restaurant's have specific needs that other businesses don't.
Smart Online Order
If your restaurant isn't set up to accept online orders, you should start! Online ordering is incredibly popular and can increase your restaurants revenue tremendously. With Smart Online Orders you can easily integrate your inventory to show on your website in real-time. This will allow you to accept Online Orders from your website and have it sent to to your Clover POS and kitchen printer or both. It can also convert into kiosk mode. Set up is easy and the app work with all websites, Wix, Square Space, WordPress, Weebly, Godaddy, etc. This app allows your customers to order directly from your website, rather than routing them to a third party site that lists you among competitors. Some more features of the app are;
- Coupon Codes
- Works with both single and multiple locations
- Automatically notify each of your pickup locations the moment they receive a new order
- Money is deposited into the bank account associated with your Clover
- Allows Customers To Order Online and Pickup From Your Physical Store
- Customers can also pay cash in store
- And more!
The Clover Dining app aims to provide a five-star customer experience, ensure smooth staff communication, transact securely, and do it all fast. The software is built with the team in mind, providing various functionalities for hosts, bartenders, servers, and managers. It also allows customization of floor plans and management of customers and tables, ensuring flexibility and smooth service experience for parties of all sizes. With preauthorization payments and easy order sending to the back-of-the-house printers, the software eliminates card wrangling and enables smooth communication from front- to back-of-the-house. It can also work across multiple devices and comes with built-in Clover security.
Just like restaurants, there are a lot of different versions of salons. They each offer different services so naturally, they each has different requirements.
This app is the perfect solution to any salon. Easily manage your staff and your appointment all on one app. The software fully integrates with Clover and provides personal, one-on-one live training and support for its users. The software includes text reminders for customers and unlimited online appointment booking, with options to charge a deposit or keep a credit card on file for no-shows. All plans come with legally binding e-signature forms for online scheduling and online reports accessible from any mobile phone, tablet, or Windows 10/11 computer. The software allows customers notes and appointment notes, in-salon cash and credit deposits, and the ability to add a card on file. You can fully customize your services and your staff requirements on the app. If you want to read all about hair salon POS software check out our blog about it here!
Nail Salon POS
The Nail Salon POS app is specifically made to meet the needs of nail salons. While nail salons run similarly to a spa or a hair salon, their are slight differences. This app allows you to divide tips between multiple employees on the same ticket, easily set up appointments and divide services among multiple employees, and it has advanced sales tracking and business reporting capabilities. I wrote a blog all about this specific app, check it our here.
This app is for dog groomers, specifically dog groomers. Groomer.io makes mobile grooming seamless. This app lets you schedule appointments and it will send out reminders to your clients. Not only can you schedule appointment but you can schedule them based on location. If you're traveling to different places all day, it makes more sense to schedule them based on where they're at. You don't want to be traveling all the way across town for every client. With Groomer.io you can efficiently schedule appointments and make sure your clients are getting groomed on a regular basis. Mobile grooming is gaining popularity and this app will make your mobile dog grooming business as efficient as possible.
Retail is a pretty broad term. But this applies to really any business that sells goods that isn't a salon or restaurant.
Retail by Aptimyz
This app is an all-in-one solution for any retail business. Retail by Aptimyz offers these great features;
- Comprehensive inventory management for single or multisite locations without limit to inventory size
- Industry leading customizable reports, which can be saved and auto emailed for when you need them
- Seamless Commerce integration, with instant syncing of inventory and customers
- Live, intelligent stock takes so the store does not have to wait until after workings hours to do it Efficient stock transfer system giving easy movement of stock between locations & full auditability
Thrive is the ultimate inventory app for any retail business. This app has a huge range of features. Scan-to-count, smartphone barcode scanning, including multi-location and warehouse management, bundle management, stock analysis, and other inventory management functions. A fully searchable and customizable reporting interface that provides metrics such as inventories, dead stock, margins, sales channels, and vendor reporting. You'll never have inventory that sits on the shelves forever or run out of products ever again. Some other features include;
- Identifying slow-moving products
- Minimum and maximum levels with customizable alerts
- Sales channel and location comparison analysis
- Detailed profit margin tracking
- and so much more!
This is an automated bookkeeping app. I have it under the retail category but any business can benefit from this app. The app claims to save business 300+ hours a year by eliminating the tedious nature of bookkeeping. The app works by transferring your sales into QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop and Xero on a nightly basis. More features include;
- Support for multiple locations into the same or separate QuickBooks / Xero accounts
- Sales by Category: transfer into distinct income accounts based on your categories or labels in Clover
- Payment Reconciliation: each tender you accept (cash, credit, etc.) is tracked with each sale.
- Credit and debit transactions are rolled up to match disbursements to your bank account.
- Sales Tax: including single, combined and multiple rates / jurisdictions
- Transfer tips, discounts, refunds & more
Like salons, automotive businesses offer services. They are obviously a different kind of service but the concept remains the same.
Cojilio Booking Platform
This app is marketed as a scheduling app for salons. But, Cojilio is a comprehensive booking and customer loyalty platform for any service-based firm, specifically developed to meet the needs of complex service professionals. So car repair, car detailing and car maintenance can benefit from the app. Cojilio allows your clients to book appointments, purchase packages, collect loyalty points, view your portfolio galleries, purchase digital masterclasses, interact with their service provider, and even submit digital consultations all in one spot. Other features include;
- Support multiple staff & locations
- One consolidated calendar to view all staff schedules across all locations.
- Advanced service rules to account for complex scheduling: specific equipment, staff, required consultations, pre-requisite services and more.
- Reduce no-shows with automated deposits & cancellation fees
- Offer Mobile Appointments with GPS monitors added to your schedule & additional travel fees per KM.
- And More!
Clover Check Acceptance
Automotive businesses still regularly accept checks. Accepting checks can be risky sometimes because there are a lot of variables and your business may end up accepting a bad check. No one wants this to happen, especially if you just preformed a costly service. Clover Check Acceptance by TeleCheck eliminates the risk of accepting checks. Clover Check Acceptance utilizes TeleCheck's warranty service to guard you against check losses, so you can accept checks with confidence. The app updates the tender types to include TeleCheck as a form of payment and uses the workstation camera on your Clover device to capture check images. Some other key benefits are;
- Lower processing costs than with most other payment types
- Get paid faster with approved checks paid within 2 banking days
- No monthly minimum
This app is perfect for car washes. The only catch with this app is that its only compatible with the Clover Flex. It's not a huge downfall because a Clover Flex would be the ideal POS system for a car wash anyways. With this app you can easily setup your menu, configure add ons per package, and view car wash customized reports in their corresponding website. Your car was can avoid costly hardware. Since everything runs in on the handheld device, all the management can happen on the website from any other device.
Get your Business the Right apps With Clover
No matter what business type you are, the Clover app market has a solution for you. Running a business doesn't need to be time consuming and confusing. With the right POS system and the right apps, your business can be running smart and efficiently!
If you're interested in all the awesome apps Clover has to offer or want to learn about even more apps on the market, visit us at getvms.com or fill out the form below. We can get you set up with a Clover POS system and make sure you have the perfect apps to run your business with.