Tax Tech Talk With Stikks #2: Clover

6:47 PM Jamaal Solomon 0 Comments Category :

POS (Point Of Sale) -  A retail point of sale system typically includes a cash register (which in recent times comprises a computer, monitor, cash drawer, receipt printer, customer display and a barcode scanner) and the majority of retail POS systems also include a debit/credit card reader.

Ok, now that we are all on the same page what is a POS, lets talk about how technology is changing the game. Forget everything you knew about POS systems. Basic cash registers and credit card readers are out-dated. Today's POS can damn near do it all except take you out on a date! Mobile POS are becoming more advance every year. Today, anyone can accept and record payments anywhere at any time. There is no longer an excuse not to accept credit cards and provide receipts. My favorite game changer is how it can make your bookkeeping tasks much easier. This doesn't mean that you can no fire your accountant. However, it does help with being more organized and informed about the financial position of your business. Today, I will write about a company called Clover Network Inc. This company created a state of the art POS. Their website can be found at

Here is Clover's claim to fame as found on their website:

"You’ve got a plan. We want to make sure it pays off. So no matter what you sell or how you’re selling it, Clover lets you accept credit cards, EMV chip and contactless payments from customers, safely and securely. And we have just the right mix of POS hardware and software for your specific needs. Clover can handle the rigors of your business, and look good doing it."

Here are Clover's own reasons to give them a try:
  1. Get online fast with a website fully integrated with your POS.
  2. Helps you create, sell, and accept your own branded gift cards.
  3. Timesheets, payroll, marketing, accounting. Clover handles all the stuff you don’t have time for, so you can focus on the stuff you got into business to do.
  4. Gain a better understanding of your customers and see how you stack up against your local competition.
  5. Track sales, inventory, timesheets and lots more to help you stay on top of things.
  6. Turn future credit card sales into working capital. Get the cash to fund almost any business need.
Sounds good but what are your hardware options......

  1. Clover Mini
  2. Clover Station
  3. Clover Mobile
  4. Clover Go
Basically what the above options means is that whatever size you need....they got it!

Not only do they have the hardware but they have plenty of add-on apps to enhance the product. Click the link to go to their app marketplace: Clover App Marketplace

Listen, my posts are not meant to do your homework for you. You got to go out and do your own research (unless you pay me to do it). I'm not recommending Clover but it looks like a pretty damn good product. Research other people's reviews especially regarding customer service. Always remember that there are other companies just like Clover. Call Clover and a couple of their competitors. You have to chose the best product and company that fits your unique business needs. My goal is to simply open your eyes to the possibilities that technology can bring to your business.

Name: Jamaal Solomon