Clover also offers the Clover Mini, Clover Mobile, Clover Flex and Glover Go. Each device fulfills a unique need and they all work together to provide the user a seamless point of sale experience. Though Clover Mini’s can be used as a standalone point of sale system, they are commonly used as a customer facing display for the Clover Station. The Clover Mobile is used as a mobile ordering device at brick and mortar businesses while the Clover Flex is a standalone device for service based businesses.
Clover is super easy to use and get started with, even if you have minimal or no POS experience. Its short learning curve makes it easy to train employees, and proprietary features such as fingerprint login (on the Clover Station) make logging in a breeze. You don’t have to source your hardware from different places and hope it’s all compatible; Clover has everything you need to start selling out-of-the-box.
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 has several proprietary POS hardware options that are comparable to Clover. The Square Terminal is similar in its form factor and function to the Clover Flex or Clover Mini, while the dual-screen Square Register (pictured below) is more of an answer to the Clover Station. For mobile businesses, Square’s $49 contactless and chip reader can be used to accept EMV and NFC payments, such as Apple Pay.
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.
Une version gratuite du logiciel Square est disponible pour les personnes à budget limité, et les frais de traitement des paiements sont assez bon marché - proches de ce que vous pouvez obtenir sur le plan Register Lite de Clover. Vous pouvez également ajouter des fonctionnalités à vos points de vente, telles que le traitement de la paie et les fonctionnalités de fidélisation de la clientèle.
Pour ceux qui travaillent dans les restaurants et les cafés, il existe des applications de mise en commun des astuces et même des applications qui peuvent aider au calcul des commissions des employés. Les options sont infinies. Les administrateurs utilisant l'application Clover peuvent se connecter aux services de gestion de leurs employés à tout moment de la journée pour modifier les rôles, les autorisations de connexion et les informations de contact. Vous pouvez également générer des rapports pour déterminer les employés qui génèrent le plus de ventes.