Clover offers integrated point-of-sale systems for restaurants, retailers, and service companies. Its business model is similar to Apple’s, in that the customer gets a device with basic functionality and purchases additional features from an app store. Clover POS systems include accepting payments of all forms, reporting, managing orders, inventory and employees. Users can add things like payroll, gift cards, and other business management tools.
Clover is a solid choice for small and medium-sized businesses looking for a flexible and reliable POS system. Clover was one of the first companies to recognize that most SMBs don’t have the money to pay upfront for a point-of-sale subscription. Businesses make a one-off payment for the device and decide what other features they want. By buying directly from the Clover official website, businesses can purchase devices through an installment plan of 3 payments with 0% interest. Apps can be added and removed at any time and all Clover devices automatically sync with each other, making this a great solution for small and medium-sized businesses with plans to grow.
Clover offers sophisticated POS devices with the option of purchasing extra features through its Clover App Market.
Here are the main features of a Clover POS system:
Judging by customer feedback, most Clover users agree the system is easy to set up and use. Like a new phone or tablet, setting up a Clover device really only requires turning it on, installing the software, and configuring the settings to your needs. Adding a new integration is easy: simply log on to the Clover App Market, choose your preferred app, and download (some apps may have an additional subscription fee). If you do happen to run into trouble, the Clover website contains an extensive Help Center with pages on how to set up and use the system. Plus, Clover offers 24/7 U.S. based customer support that you contact via phone, email or chat.
There are no special requirements to join Clover. To join, simply purchase your preferred device and enter your shipping address. Clover offers customer service for prospective, new, and long-term users alike.
Where Clover stands out is its business model. Many POS companies offer an all-inclusive software package with equipment from third-party manufacturers (such as Clover) as an add-on. Clover is basically the opposite: it sells equipment and offers payments and business management software – both built by Clover.
Clover’s unique integrated system can grow with any business, enabling businesses to expand where and how they serve customers and accept payments from the number of Clover devices they use to the apps that they use.
While clover comes with handy, built-in software, businesses can also purchase additional features (apps) through the Clover App Market. Given the Clover App Market is one of the most important features of Clover’s service, we’d like to go into a bit more detail about what you can find there. The Clover App Market offers nearly 400 apps for free download or purchase. They fall under various categories, which we detail below.
Clover offers 24/7 U.S.-based customer support by telephone and an extensive Help Center on its website. Customers can find contact numbers for the US, Canada, UK, and a number of other countries on Clover’s website. Clover offers support for sales, installation, technical, and billing issues.
The following table displays the cost for each device and the plans that customers can choose with each device. Customers must sign up for 1 of 2 monthly processing plans: Register Lite or Register. Register Lite costs $14/month and involves charges of 2.7% plus 10c for in-person transactions and 3.5% + 10c for keyed-in transactions. Register costs $29/month and involves charges of 2.3% + 10c for in-person transactions and 3.5% + 10c for keyed-in transactions. Clover’s plans include accepting payments, refunds, reporting, inventory and employee management. The first 30 days of the software plan is free.
Customers can further customize their Clover system with third-party apps, which can be installed through the Clover App Market and range from free apps to paid apps costing anywhere from around $50 to $500.
|Type of Equipment||Equipment Cost||Plans|
|Go||$69||Register or Register Lite|
|Flex||$449||Register or Register Lite|
|Mini||$599||Register or Register Lite|
|Station + Mini||$1,499||Register only|
Clover doesn’t lock customers into contracts. You can buy the devices in one payment or split it into three installments with 0% interest.
Clover Network, Inc. was founded in October 2010 and launched in April 2012 after securing $5.5 million in funding from venture capital and angel investors. It was acquired in December 2012 by First Data Corporation. Clover offers four POS devices that are great options for full-service and quick-service restaurants, retailers and service businesses. Businesses can buy directly from the Clover online store, licensed third-party POS service providers and many banks throughout the country.
Clover Network, Inc,
415 N Mathilda Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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