As a small business owner, you’ve got more than enough things to keep up with—your inventory, your staff’s schedule, your competitors’ prices, and more. Keeping track of all the latest technological tricks that can help you get important jobs done may fall to the bottom of your to-do list.
That’s why we regularly bring you updates on what’s new and exciting in the Clover App Market—the latest apps that help you manage your business better. Here are a few of the latest offerings you might consider trying.
For hospitality and retail businesses, staffing can be a constant challenge. Turnover tends to be high, and particularly for small businesses, sifting through applications and interviewing candidates can take a lot of time away from actually running your business.
JobPose saves you time and money by allowing you to post to multiple job boards at once for one low fee (discounted for Clover merchants!). Instead of paying $75, $100, or even more per posting, you pay one monthly fee to maintain your profile and post all available jobs on Craigslist, ZipRecruiter, local college job boards, social media, and more.
With JobPose, you can create a profile for your business and post job descriptions in the app. An algorithm will help surface the best applicants for your business, and you can search through candidates’ profiles, which will include a photo as well as information about their experience. You can add interview questions to your job posting, to help you weed out unsuitable candidates quickly, and you can schedule interviews right in the app as well.
Kitchen Display is a great way to instantaneously send orders from a Clover terminal to the kitchen. It can integrate with the Tables or Registers apps so your servers can log food orders, and the orders will automatically be sent directly to the kitchen for processing. The app is even available at two different price points, one for quick-service restaurants, and another for full-service restaurants.
The display is simple and easy to use. Servers can touch individual food items and add them to an order. The entire order appears automatically in the kitchen’s display—and the display also highlights the time the order was placed, so the kitchen knows which orders to process first.
The time display also serves as an early-warning system for potential customer issues, letting the whole team see when an order is taking too long. It’s an easy, customizable solution that will help you deliver top-notch customer service.
It may not be a new app, but the Clover Flex is an important development to share. This handheld terminal is a great new option for Clover merchants. It boasts a 5-inch touchscreen display and fits easily in the palm of your hand or in a server’s apron pocket. It’s a great option for food trucks, salons, service-based businesses that make house calls, or for selling at events or when you’re on the go. You can use it to close customers out at their tables or while they’re waiting in line. You can also use it for inventory management, scanning items on the floor, or in the stockroom.
Clover Flex comes with a built-in receipt printer, camera, QR scanner, and barcode scanner. It can take swipe or chip cards with a PIN or a signature. Signatures will be captured and uploaded to your Clover system to help prevent chargebacks later. You can use it over 3G to process orders on the go, or, if your Flex is running on the same WiFi network as your other Clover terminals, orders will sync automatically with your system.[image: To Do’s by Courtney Dirks on flickr]
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