Retail

Gift cards

Physical vs digital gift cards: Why offering both is necessary for business success

Gift cards have become a popular choice for friends, family, colleagues, and...

Retail

How to run a bookstore more efficiently with your retail POS system

From faster checkouts and integrated customer loyalty programs to powerful sales reporting...

Marketing

Understanding the principles of scarcity and urgency and how they can help drive sales

Scarcity marketing can help generate urgency around purchasing decisions. Make sure your...

Accounting

Operating expenses 101 for small businesses

Operating expenses are the costs a business incurs through its regular and...

Ecommerce

How to reduce bounce rate on your eCommerce site

Reducing bounce rate is key to converting more visitors into customers. And...

Ecommerce

How to embrace SMART goals to maximize your eCommerce conversion rates

The article below explains what SMART goals are. It also details how...

Customer service

Why is the post-purchase customer experience important in the retail industry?

A successful sales process should require diverting some of your time and...

Marketing

6 Valentine’s Day promotion ideas to help boost orders and sales

Take advantage of all the tools to turn romance into revenue. Read...

Insights

5 must-watch trends in retail small businesses for 2024

The new year’s coming and bringing a few must-know retail trends. Check...

Payments & processing

What is a card-not-present (CNP) transaction?

Card-not-present (CNP) transactions are on the rise as eCommerce sales continue to...

Ecommerce

Ramp up your holiday eCommerce strategy with tips from Clover merchants

Not sure if you’re doing enough for your small business to maximize...

Meet the Merchant

Enchanted Lake Pet

Garrick Higuchi wasn’t sure he was ready to make his side hustle...

Inventory

How retailers can deal with overstock and surplus inventory

In a retailer’s perfect world, every inventory item would fly off the...

Holiday

How to motivate employees–during the holidays and year-round

As a small business owner, figuring out how to motivate employees is...

Holiday

The ultimate 2023 retail store holiday checklist

The retail holidays are right around the corner. That means retail, restaurant,...

Meet the Merchant

5 retail checkout counter ideas to help improve the customer experience

A well-designed cash wrap experience can do wonders for your customer's experience...

Loyalty

Blind date with a book: How to increase engagement with your bookstore

Discover the magic of blind date with a book! Setting up this...

Gift cards

How inflation and gift availability will impact 2023 holiday shopping

According to gift card stats from the Q3 2023 Gift Card Gauge, over...

Marketing

Unique small business packaging ideas: A guide on how to stand out

Discover the power of unique packaging to help captivate customers, increase brand...

Security

How to help prevent shoplifting in retail stores

Preventing shoplifting is vital for protecting a store's assets, ensuring a positive...

Retail

How to harness the power of shopping music for your business

Choosing the right in-store music for your business is important. It sets...

Ecommerce

How to increase average order value (AOV) for your eCommerce business or store

Average order value (AOV), the average amount spent per transaction, is an...

Run your business

Should you sell at a farmers market? (And how to get started)

Selling at a farmers market can be an enticing and profitable opportunity...

Run your business

How do barcodes work: Understanding barcodes for business

In the fast-paced world of modern businesses, barcodes have revolutionized operations across...

Guides

How to ship alcohol: Navigating the regulatory maze and courier options

If you’re in the liquor business or looking to get in, the...

Clover partner solutions

What inventory reports you need (and what they are telling you)

Your retail store’s inventory is one of your most valuable assets. How...

Start a small business

How to open a thrift store

Opening a thrift store can follow a similar process as opening a...

Start a small business

How to open a bookstore

This concise guide for how to open a bookstore covers business planning,...

Clover app partners

Transform your shipping process

Their shipping strategy has created a major shift in the way retailers...

Run your business

What is safety stock? The importance of retail buffer stock

In the wake of the pandemic, businesses have learned a lot about...

Marketing

How to take product pictures that stand out

Learning how to take product pictures that stand out can feel daunting,...

Start a small business

How to start a retail pop-up shop–and why you need one

Whether your small business is online or brick-and-mortar, opening a retail pop-up...

Retail

How to write a boutique business plan

A boutique business plan won’t just help you stay organized, it’s an...

Ecommerce

Social commerce vs. eCommerce: What’s right for your business?

These days, there are endless ways for your business to show up...

Meet the Merchant

Get to know the Clover Mini: A powerful POS system for retailers

While big retailers struggle to implement self-checkout, Clover Mini is helping small...

Clover app partners

Omnichannel shoppers are a big opportunity for local retail

With 81 percent[1] of consumers taking action to manage costs, 2023 will...

Start a small business

How to start a retail business

Knowing how to start a retail business step by step can help...

Staffing

How to onboard a new employee (including new hire checklist)

Onboarding plays an important role in employee retention and is even shown...

Insights

Why shopping secondhand is growing, and how to make your thrift store stand out

Following the pandemic, the popularity of secondhand shopping has taken social media...

Meet the Merchant

How Clover helps retailers run their businesses: Reporting edition

Running a retail business can feel like more than a full-time job....

Retail

6 useful apps for boutique owners and small retail businesses

As a boutique owner or small business retailer, you know how important...

Retail

5 common sales objections and how to overcome them

Overcoming objections is a frequent challenge in retail, and addressing them is...

Meet the Merchant

How Clover helps retailers run their businesses: Inventory edition

Managing inventory for retail business owners can be a major time suck....

Money management

What is COGS? A concise guide for retail businesses

Cost of goods sold (COGS) is an essential metric for retailers, as...

Clover app partners

5 essential florist apps to help grow your flower shop business

On top of these changes, you may have faced the challenge of...

Guides

How to franchise your small business

Considering expanding your restaurant, retail, or service business? Learn how to franchise...

Meet the Merchant

AK Cycle Chic

Krystal Offord of AK Cycle Chic, a women’s cycling apparel store in...

Meet the Merchant

Here’s to another year of inspiring Clover merchants

Read the stories of some of 2022’s most inspiring Clover merchants. With...

Staffing

Seasonal hiring: What to expect during the 2022 holiday season

In 2022, temp job seekers have increased and seasonal employee hiring has...

Clover product news

Bread Pay is available now

Clover devices now offer Bread Pay, a buy now pay later (BNPL)...

Holiday

How to leverage social media for a successful Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday has been the local-shopping event of the season for...

Marketing

The power of holiday gift guides for small business

Gift guides are a great way to increase your holiday revenue by...

Clover partner solutions

The more the merrier: How to attract more holiday shoppers to your retail store

The holiday season is the perfect time to attract and convert even...

Retail

Which retail format is right for your business?

Brick-and-mortar, digital marketplace, seasonal, or pop-up? There are many different formats to...

Run your business

5 things you wish you would’ve know before opening your retail store

Imagine if you already knew everything you needed to know about retail...

Inspiration

3 local bookstores on harnessing the power of community

Local bookstores generate love like no other business. These three shops have...

Meet the Merchant

Country Friends of Ohio

Woodworker and devoted mom Tami Cox opened a rustic decor shop in...

Payments & processing

How to make payments as easy as possible for your customers and for you

At a time of rising inflation, with recession fears looming on the...

Meet the Merchant

KingsPIER vintage

When COVID shut the doors at KingsPIER, a vintage couture shop in...

Insights

5 small business trends & practices that aren’t going away post-pandemic: retail edition

These trends shaped the retail industry during COVID-19 and will continue to...

Payments & processing

Accept credit card payments with an iPad POS system

With a mobile app and a small, portable credit card reader, you can...