Expert Clover Review 2018

In a nutshell: Clover POS delivers a feature-rich payment processing solution allowing businesses to accept a variety of transactions. Enhanced tools help customers keep tabs on employees, manage scheduling, place orders through websites, simplify bookkeeping, track inventory, and provide gift cards. Restaurants can also set up online menus and ordering with Clover POS.

Overview

Clover POS software offers a comprehensive payment system that helps a variety of businesses manage transactions. Retailers have a variety of options ranging from a portable mobile payment device all the way up to a sophisticated countertop POS with a pivoting touchscreen. Their all-inclusive system helps keep tabs on employees, manage scheduling, place orders through websites, simplify bookkeeping, track inventory, and provide gift cards. Clover POS software also offers online menus and ordering for restaurants.

Features

Clover POS software allows retailers and restaurants to safely accept payments using credit cards, EMV chips, and contactless payments. They sell a number of payment devices such as the Clover Mini which accepts swipes, EMV Chip, and NFC payments like Apple Pay. The Clover Mobile device is a hand-held, portable POS. Meanwhile, the Clover Station provides countertop POS with a pivoting touchscreen. The Clover Go is a smartphone ready system for secure credit card swipes and dips. Clover software also offers customers an online store fully integrated with the POS system.

Aside from the standard solutions, Clover POS software also offers online menus and ordering for restaurants. Clover gift cards turn customers into ambassadors that can bring in more business. They also host a Clover Rewards program that drives repeat purchases from loyal customers.

Pricing

Like most POS systems, pricing will depend on the plan you choose and the needs of your business. For example, the price for the Register Lite system is $9.95 per device per month while the Clover Online Store POS costs $29.95 per month.

Ease of Use

With their larger than average touchscreen, Clover is extremely easy to navigate and use. Customers report little-to-no learning curve and it should take only a few days to fully train your staff on how to use the system. 

Customer Support

Although Clover does not offer 24/7 support, you can get in touch with a representative Monday through Friday from 8:30 am ET to 7 pm ET. You can reach Clover via an online contact form, email, or by phone. The company also hosts social media pages on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Their online resource center contains information such as FAQs, getting started, troubleshooting, and announcements.

Station Hardware Bundle Lease
Price $59.83 per month
License Duration 1 month
Staff management tools
Inventory management
Analytics

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Pros
  • Feature-rich
  • Rewards program
  • Advanced analytics
Cons
  • Restrictive hardware
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