The upfront costs of purchasing Clover Station can be prohibitive for some merchants — the MSRP is $1,349 per station, plus another $50 if you want the new NFC-capable customer-facing receipt printer. Then it’s another $200 per station for a Clover-enabled FD40 PIN Pad if you want your system to be able to accept PIN debit and/or EBT payments. Or you can opt to add one of the portable/mobile Clover products, Clover Mini or Clover Flex, which are capable of processing any payment type out-of-the-box and retail from $499-$599. (This does not include Clover’s software fees, which typically range from about $14 to $49/month.)
What truly makes Square stand out isn’t its hardware, but its payment processing. Square processing provides an alternative to a merchant account for businesses that aren’t ready for the cost or commitment a merchant account entails. Square offers a pay-as-you-go system, which has no monthly fee or monthly minimum, for just 2.6% +$0.10 per transaction. If you opt for an industry-specific POS software package, such as Square for Restaurants or Square for Retail, you’ll pay an additional $60/month, but the month-to-month contract gives you plenty of flexibility if you decide Square isn’t for you.
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.
Leased Clover for my retail business last June and have to say that it’s been a largely positive experience… The customers find it easy to use (most important of all) and the staff have taken to it very easily (next most important group!). Still some small glitches on the reporting side insofar as ‘tap & go’ is hard to reconcile with bank statements but otherwise I would certainly recommend for a small retailer such as myself.
I have a month to month contract with my service provider and can stop using Clover with zero penalties, AND I ENCOURAGE EVERY BUSINESS TO NEGOTIATE THIS FOR THEIR CONTRACT. Granted I will never get my $1275 back for the Minis, I can’t even sell them on EBay because they are attached to my merchant service provider. But I can tell my story of why you may not want a Clover system.
Ils peuvent, par exemple, utiliser ses outils de vente flexibles pour traiter facilement les commandes. QuickBooks POS vous permet d'ajouter des produits à une vente via la lecture de codes-barres ou simplement de les identifier à partir du système. Et pour ce faire, vous les recherchez essentiellement à l'aide de mots-clés d'article, de numéros d'article ou de codes de recherche alternatifs.
We have purchased the Clover mobile through our Suntrust bank branch and were very excited about the capabilities. It is a nice unit except for one major problem. In 6 months we have been sent 6 replacement devices because a bug causes all debit entries to be ran as credit entries. Well after the second device, I started wondering if this is some kind of procedure put into place by First Data. Their credit card rates are higher, but they sell you on the fact that all debit transactions are free. Which is great, if their equipment didn't disable debit transactions every 4 weeks. This has cost us a few hundred dollars per month on credit card fees that should have been run as debit. The equipment is cool and fast, but that debit scam is pretty sinister.
My winery owns about $2,000 in First Data Clover equipment. It functions acceptably but not great. Our merchant processor charges 4.5% effective rate when you add in the fees. The fact that going to another merchant processor makes our $2K Clover equipment boat anchors is insane. We are going to jump to another POS and another merchant processor. I guarantee you we will NEVER purchase First Data services or a Clover. This business practice may be legal but it’s bad bad bad.
I would give less if I could in ratings. We signed up with Key Bank Merchant Services ( don’t use them either, awful) they promoted Clover for our new restaurant as ease of use, reporting and integration with our payroll company. This system hasn’t worked since day 1. It has cost us thousands in manhours, aggravation and stress. We are now trying resolutions with Key Banks Northeast Regional Head to try and resolve. This was an investment nightmare from start to finish. We failed to do our due diligence and have paid the price. We will make them pay if they can’t resolve these issues
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