Whomever set you up did not provide justice to you and for that I am sorry. I work extensively with Clover and it will do the things you spoke of without “reinventing the wheel” and allow your business to work. Invoices and estimates can be created in an app called Invoice ASAP and the inventory should be easily trackable. Go to your inventory app, in the upper left hand corner there are three lines next to the Inventory logo, click on them, it will give you a drop down, click settings and then check both boxes, tracking and auto deducting inventory as it is sold.
Clover’s home screen is different from all other tablet point of sale systems, it resembles the home screen of an Android smartphone/tablet since it is built on the Android OS. Like Android tablets, Clover relies heavily on their App Marketplace to offer their customers expanded functionality. Clover treats each set of features (orders, employees, inventory, etc.) as a separate app.
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 sell 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.
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 programmers are not familiar with restaurant business. I can tell because I’m a software developer and since I got my restaurant and got Clover, I have experienced many issues with the way they configured the processes. I haven’t switched yet because of the very tight contract. PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, DO NOT GET ANY POS SYSTEM WITH LEASE CONTRACT. PAY IT IN FULL IF POSSIBLE AND DO NOT LET THEM NAIL YOU WITH THEIR LEASE CONTRACT.
Square pour le commerce de détail est extrêmement flexible. Il peut être facilement adopté par les petites entreprises avec un emplacement de magasin ou les entreprises de taille moyenne qui combinent plusieurs emplacements de magasin et la vente en ligne de base. La synchronisation, le transfert et le suivi des stocks entre différents emplacements devraient être un jeu d'enfant.
Pro: Pour 259 $ par mois facturé mensuellement or 229 $ par mois facturé annuellement, le package Pro offre l'ensemble des fonctionnalités du système de point de vente Retail Lightspeed. Cela implique des capacités de point de vente au détail, le traitement des paiements, l'intégration du commerce électronique, la comptabilité, le programme de fidélisation de la clientèle et l'analyse.
La méthode « fil avant et fil arrière » qui y est appliquée (lire en encadré) consiste en outre à faire progresser les animaux dans la pâture de manière régulière, pour éviter un surpâturage et un piétinement excessif qui abîmeraient la prairie. « Les animaux restent un à deux jours dans leur « cellule de pâturage », puis passent à une autre. Cette méthode est issue d’études réalisées au siècle dernier par un chercheur et ingénieur agronome français, André Voisin. Celui-ci avait constaté que la pousse de l’herbe était défavorisée dès lors que les animaux la coupaient à plusieurs reprises, et que la productivité était au contraire améliorée par un pâturage bref, qui laissait ensuite à l’herbe le temps de repousser », explique A. Delpech. Autre point d’importance sur lequel s’appuie le système néo-zélandais : l’introduction de légumineuses dans les prairies (trèfle blanc essentiellement), source de protéines indispensables pour s’affranchir des tourteaux de soja. Fort de toutes ces données, A. Delpech, de retour sur son exploitation, étudie et expérimente la faisabilité de ces méthodes et les moyens de les transposer chez lui.
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.
But the cool thing is you don’t have to use Square’s hardware (aside from a Square card reader, one of which you can get for free); you can also use your iOS, Android, or Windows hardware if you like. If you enjoy the Apple-esque, all-white look of Clover, you might prefer to use the Square Stand, which is compatible with iPads and even has a swiveling screen, just like Clover.
Clover is a good point of sale system for retail and food-service businesses. It offers a suite of hardware options and a large App Marketplace to fit the unique needs of a large number of business owners. Clover manufactures their own hardware which works nicely with their software and add on Apps.Though Clover has been in the market for a few years, it is still missing functionality that other systems offer. Most of the times, the functionality can be added via purchasing apps but it can get very costly. Also, Clover does not offers support for third party apps which can leave business owners stranded if they are unable to get in touch with the app developer.
Being one of the largest providers of point of sale systems, Clover offerings a compelling solution. The company develops their hardware and software in-house which leads to a great customer experience. The App Marketplace is great for growing businesses with unique needs and is one of Clover’s strong points. We recommend Clover for most retail and restaurant businesses that need a starter point of sale with expandable functionality.
Accélération de l'innovation : grâce au POS de restaurant basé sur le Cloud, vous pouvez mettre en ligne plus rapidement vos nouveaux établissements. Chaque nouvelle version comprend son lot de nouvelles fonctionnalités conçues pour vous aider à offrir une expérience client exceptionnelle, améliorer votre efficacité opérationnelle et augmenter la productivité de votre personnel.
The Clover Mobile POS system offers a choice between wireless or wireless/3G connectivity, with a 7" screen, and built-in rechargeable battery. Additionally, apps in the Clover App Market can be added to the Clover Mobile, increasing functionality and allowing businesses to tailor the system to their specific needs. An optional printer can also be added for quick receipt printing anywhere a transaction is processed.