10 Apps That Make Your Retail Store Stand Out in a Crowd

July 28, 2016

According to the National Retail Federation, there are 3,793,621 retail establishments in the United States. Of those, almost 99 percent are small businesses. If you’re one of these small business owners, you’ve clearly got a lot of competition. So how do you make your store a favorite of customers?

Clover helps you operate a business people love. It does much more than just operate as your core register; the Cover App Market gives you the tools to woo shoppers with products they love and customer service that exceeds expectations. These 10 apps take your register to the next level—enabling you to provide patrons an exceptional shopping experience while making your job easier and ultimately, more profitable.


When a customer asks if you have more of a particular item, you want to be able to give them an immediate answer. This app monitors your current inventory, checks availability at other stores, and creates reorder guides among other sales information.


What’s one of the best ways to get a shopper through your doors? Have someone give them a gift card. Use this app, which gives you the ability to sell both digital and physical gift cards, and your business is guaranteed to receive a big boost with little effort.


Provide outstanding customer service not just in your store, but on social media as well. Sign up for this tool and effectively share messages, photos, and offers with people on Facebook and Twitter. It also helps you monitor your reputation on Yelp and Google.


Give the people what they want. The easy-to-read dashboard on this app reveals your top-sellers—making it possible for you to always keep those items on your shelves. It also shows your best-performing employees, too. (Reward them with a bonus!)


Help your workers be their best.  This management tool gives them the ability to clock in and out, obtain their schedule via email and text message, submit time-off requests, receive reminders one hour before shifts, request shift trades and more.


Keeping track of every single greenback is one of the more difficult tasks for a small business owner. The Cash Track app enables you to easily monitor what’s coming in and going out at each register and to reconcile things at the end of the day.


You don’t need to spend a fortune to be a data-driven small business in today’s tech world. Analyze your sales and learn about selling opportunities and trends that you should hop onto that will make your store more successful.


A little thank you goes a long ways with customers. Sending automatic emails expressing your gratitude and linking in-store purchase data with email marketing campaigns helps you stay in touch with shoppers, strengthening your relationship with them.


Launch and manage your e-commerce business directly from your Clover POS. This app creates a beautiful online store that gives your customers the flexibility they want—letting them shop hassle-free via smartphone, tablet, or computer to buy directly from your website or Facebook page.


What business owner wouldn’t love to view all her sales in the same place? This app integrates them in one place, eliminating the labor previously required to reconcile in-store and online sales with your total inventory. eCommerce gives you the time to walk the floor and mingle with shoppers instead.

Being a standout small business while staying on a budget is clearly possible. Start today by doing a little shopping yourself in the Clover App Market.

[image: Shopping by Zoetnet on flickr]

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