Finally, some merchants might find Clover hardware limiting. Unlike other POS systems that run on Apple or Android devices, Clover’s proprietary hardware only works with Clover POS (with one exception, which I’ll get to shortly). That means if you buy the hardware and you end up not liking Clover, you can’t use your equipment with any other system. What’s more, your unit cannot even be reprogrammed if you want to switch to another First Data-approved merchant account. You’ll have to buy a whole new hardware bundle.
Contacting customer service was slow and painful. At 11:30 at night my job other than finishing with the waitstaff and their banks was done. The phone call to customer service took 18 mins to answer then the service person’s accent was very thick and I had to ask for him to speak slower and more clearly (I am assuming he was in India which is not a problem as long as I get clear concise answers.)
Clover Go POS - $ 59: L’option matérielle la plus portable de Clover, cette solution est une pièce jointe d’appareil intelligent Bluetooth qui vous permet de traiter facilement les paiements par jetons, bandes magnétiques et sans contact. Clover Go POS nécessite que vous fournissiez votre propre technologie supplémentaire sous forme de tablette, iPad ou smartphone.
Le système peut fonctionner dans un environnement client/serveur en utilisant n'importe lequel des systèmes d'exploitation populaires de Microsoft ainsi que des ordinateurs et équipements périphériques prêts à l'emploi génériques. Vous pouvez utiliser la majorité des claviers pour point de vente proposés aujourd'hui ou opérer dans un environnement tactile. Les écrans d'interface configurés par l'utilisateur peuvent être conçus de façon à s'adapter à vos besoins en utilisant notre concepteur de menu écran de point de vente.
We own a boutique where we also offer screen printing and embroidery. The clover system was sold to us as full POS system. Not the case at all. We were all excited to get started with it. It looked modern, cool, and expectations were high. When we tried to ring up our first printing order of more than 100 pieces we found our first issue. The system will not allow sales of items with a quantity of more than 100. Not a good thing when we routinely sale t-shirt orders of more than 100 shirts. We either had to make up multiple skus, which made a receipt look terribly unprofessional or make an invoice on word. Then I wanted to run a report on inventory value. Not possible. You can export a report to excel but good luck with that. My wife and I have both called customer support. We were both told that when enough people complained about the same issue, they may look into a fix. Until then, nothing would change. This was after going through multiple customer service reps who didn’t even understand what I was asking for help with. When asked if we could return the 2 POS systems we bought we were literally told “they’re yours, you bought them, do what you want with them, you could try selling them on ebay”. Needless to say, at this point, POS and Clover have a whole new meaning for us. Definitely not “Point of Sale” or “Lucky Clover”. We’re currently looking for another option, over $2000 and a lot of frustration later.
Square is probably Clover’s biggest competitor, as it is another easy-to-use, all-in-one cloud POS that can work for any type of business. Mobile, flexible, and, above all, simple, Square is an amazing all-around POS product that can work as either an entry-level POS for new businesses, or a more specialized POS for specific industries, such as food/beverage, retail, and beauty/wellness. Square also has some distinct advantages over Clover.
Donc, pour choisir l'option la plus économique pour votre entreprise, vous pouvez comparer différents systèmes de points de vente au détail en fonction de leur configuration globale et de leurs coûts de fonctionnement. Ensuite, utilisez les chiffres pour établir le retour sur investissement potentiel de chaque option en fonction des avantages des fonctionnalités correspondantes.
Clover offers expanded functionality through their App Marketplace. For example, Full service restaurants can download an app that gives them access to a table layout screen. Retailers have many apps available to them as well and are served better by using one of the advanced inventory tracking apps instead of relying on the native inventory tracker.
Shannon is a writer and editor based in San Diego, CA. Shannon attended San Diego State University, graduating in 2005 with a BA in English. She is the former editor-in-chief of SteelOrbis, an online trade publication. Shannon has also published articles for LIVESTRONG.COM, eHow, Life'd, and other websites. She has been with Merchant Maverick since 2015, writing about POS software, small business loans, and financing for women entrepreneurs.
Clover offers basic reports on the Station which are sufficient for the day to day operations. Business owners can quickly pull up daily totals, the number of payments received, tip totals and other reporting from the Station. The Clover Insights™ web portal offers a more comprehensive set of reporting that can be used to analyze trends and grow the business.
Je n’ai pas de recul sur plusieurs années des résultats d’analyses mais je peux déjà apprécier les avantages que m’offre le foin ventilé que je produits : il est plus appétant et il n’y a quasiment aucun refus. J’ai aussi et surtout la certitude de faire du bon foin chaque année et de ne pas avoir à en acheter à l’extérieur. Comme ma ration est à base de foin ventilé + foin botte et regain botte qui sont plus grossiers, je n’ai pas de problème de rumination.
The Orders app makes it easy to ring up guests and offers all the functionality that most businesses will need. Items can be selected on screen, searched for or scanned using the wireless barcode scanner. Clover offers support for categories and modifiers so wait staff can quickly ring up customers . Since Clover is used by many different business types, the order screen is simple and more advanced features (splitting, merging, transferring checks, etc.) is not easily accessible. Retail businesses can use a barcode scanner or the search feature to ring up items.
Clover Station POS - $ 1,149: De loin l’option matérielle la plus avancée et la plus chère de Clover, la station vous offre toutes les fonctionnalités du Clover Mini - et même d’autres. La station est dotée de la vitesse et de la sécurité optimales de tous les systèmes Clover POS. En outre, vous pouvez accéder à un deuxième écran destiné au client à l'aide de Clover Station, ce qui améliore également les interactions avec vos clients.
Save yourself the money, cancel anytime you want. Do much more and even customize YOUR storecore to work to YOUR liking, not proprietary. Demo is available to show you but call us first, demo is by appointment. No additional in between fees unless you want us to customize of course that’s programming so it’s obvious there will be cost there but no hidden fees and so forth. $32.99/month $45.00 setup and your in. Cancel anytime for $0.00
Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, Android Pay, the list of new payment technologies goes on and on, but what can a business like yours do to take advantage of these payment technologies that your customers want to use? Using a Clover POS System is a great first step, and that’s something that can be easily integrated into your current merchant account at Leaders Merchant Services. It’s also something that you can begin to use easily (and inexpensively) when you sign up for a merchant account with Leaders Merchant Services.