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.
ShopKeep does not have as many specialty-focused features as Lightspeed or Toast (it lacks table seating and advanced inventory management functions), making it better for small specialty shops and small quick-service food operations rather than full-service restaurants or large stores. Then again, you don’t want to pay for features you won’t use anyway. And it does still have some powerful back-office features, including employee management and an email marketing integration with Mailchimp.
If you require specialty features or have a particular function in mind only available with certain systems, you should choose your POS system first. However, if you don’t need special features and want to ensure the lowest cost for processing, you should choose your processor first. Many processors support a range of different systems, so you’ll still have multiple POS systems to choose from.
I will be up-front. We’ve moved a lot of Clover-POS- systems to the side when we started production of our StoreCore store management service. StoreCore does not require contracts or merchants with “per system” mess. StoreCore is small business friendly. Utilizes reports that show you total tax, non-tax, total sales, cash/checks/card transctions listing how much tax/subtotal and total was made on those transactions and of course a grand total with a summary/journal of items.
With Clover, merchants are limited to First Data/Fiserv for credit card payment processing. Thus, all Clover systems are sold with a First Data merchant services contract. This processor, while decent, has far from the best reputation in the industry. First Data has historically had problems on the merchant services side of things, such as withheld funds, account terminations, and excessive fees. Merchants who have been burned by First Data in the past are understandably wary of First Data POS products and support.
Aucun problème! Le système Clover POS vous a couvert. Les applications disponibles avec votre logiciel Clover POS incluent des outils de reporting décents. Par exemple, vous pouvez accéder à un rapport «Par paiements» sur votre station Clover, qui affiche un résumé de toutes les transactions effectuées au cours d’une période donnée. Des rapports sont également disponibles pour les rapports de caisse, les paiements par type de carte et les statistiques de paiement.
I have used clover for 2 1/2 years. Do not buy or use clover, it sucks! I have experienced 4 system upgrades that appear with out warning, functionality and payment processing changed significantly to the point that it disrupted business. Last year Clover, that is really First Data, changed credit card processing internally resulting in credit card amounts not matching the Clover system amounts.. I should also mention that Clover Customer service representatives denied for a week that any changes occurred. I had to supply proof that the credit card errors actually existed.
Ben Dwyer began his career in the processing industry in 2003 on the sales floor for a Connecticut‐based processor. As he learned more about the inner‐workings of the industry, rampant unethical practices, and lack of assistance available to businesses, he cut ties with his employer and started a blog where he could post accurate information about credit card processing. As the blog gained in popularity, Ben began directly assisting merchants in their search for a processor. Ben believes in empowering businesses by providing access to fair, competitive pricing, accurate information, and continued support. His dedication to transparency and education has made CardFellow a staunch small business advocate in the credit card processing industry.
I have HAD IT with Clover! Our system has not been able to print orders for ALMOST A FULL MONTH!! We have to do double the work and making stupid mistakes b/c we have a high volume take out restaurant and we have to hand write everything, plus put it in the system, then print out separate bill receipts! I am getting the same answer every week....'the engineers are working on it'. For FOUR WEEKS?! They could've created new software in that amount of time! Then they had the audacity to suggest I BUY a new system from them! DO NOT BUY CLOVER!!! Go to Apple or someone else.