When it comes to being a small business owner, success starts with spending less time on admin and more time on things that grow your sales and brand. Here’s how the Yoco App can get you started on the road to success.
Processing and managing your sales is an important part of your business – but it’s far from the only important thing you’re tasked with. The good news is, the Yoco App can help you with multiple aspects of running a business.
1. See all your transactions in one place – cash, card, mobile, or online – and use the analytics to improve your business
Whether they’re paying by cash (yes, it’s still a thing), card (via your Yoco Pro, Go, or Lite machine), Apple Pay, or online (via a payment link), your customers can pay you quickly, easily, and safely in a way that’s most convenient to them.
2. Catalogue and sort multiple product types
You know that awkward moment when a shopper holds up an item that’s slipped through the cracks and asks you how much it is? Say ‘no more!’ to fumbling for prices and ‘yes!’ to quickly finding the item – no matter how obscure. Sort products by category (for example: homeware, apparel, kids etc.), by brand (Portia’s Porcelain Creations, Hannah’s Hand Knits, Kiddidinks Komforters), and by variant like size and type (small, red, velvet, etc.).
3. Keep on top of your stock and inventory
Say goodbye to manual stock takes and hello to all the extra time you’ve just been gifted. Instead of closing up shop and dedicating hours to one of the less than exciting aspects of running a business, you can keep on top of your inventory using the App.
4. See your entire sales history
Keep track of your sales by viewing your entire sales history. View the details of each transaction, including the date and time, the item sold, the method of payment, and the amount of VAT paid.
5. Add or manage staff
The secret to succeeding as a small business owner? Being able to delegate. Easily add multiple staff members to the App, enabling them to perform transactions, but safeguarding sensitive info like your bank details or logins, by assigning access according to seniority. Staff require a custom PIN to access the App, so you don’t have to worry about data security should something happen to their phone.
6. Send receipts by email or SMS
Save paper and the planet by SMSing or emailing receipts. Or, if you want to kick it old school and print out an invoice, you can connect to your printer via Bluetooth. All from the App in the palm of your hand.
7. Access live support to get back to business ASAP
Forgotten how to add a discount? Accidentally deleted a product category? Help is at hand. Our (real life) support staff are standing by and ready to help you with all App-related queries via our super handy live chat feature.
8. Send free Payment Links and Invoices
That’s right! Give your customers the opportunity to conveniently click to pay you (faster) online, when you create and send secure Yoco Links or professional Invoices right from the Yoco App, totally for free. All you pay is the standard transaction fee. I’d bet you didn’t know the Yoco App could get you paid too.
The Yoco Go, Pro, and Lite card machines all integrate with the Yoco App to create a super-powered POS system that gives you access to the features above. The Yoco Khumo is a standalone card machine that does not integrate with the App. But! If you’re the proud owner of a Khumo (as you should be), you can still use the Yoco App to gain insight into your sales and manage other aspects of your business. .
Get started with the Yoco App User Guide
The Yoco App has been built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, based on our first-hand understanding of the pain points faced daily by South African small businesses.
If you’d like to keep things simple, you can use the app to process card payments only. But if you’d like to streamline your business, we’ve created a whole bunch of features and functionality that will help you be a better and smarter business at every stage of your growth.