The Comprehensive Guide To Clover Software (2020)
Although the company is well-known for redefining the look of the modern point of sale system, Clover POS has some of the best point of sale software in the industry. After all, a piece of hardware is only as good as the code that allows it to operate & Clover’s point of sale solution definitely comes with all the bells & whistles!
We’ll now discuss the Clover software plans you can run on your Clover device. While you really can’t go wrong with any Clover device, keep in mind the features you need to get the most out of your point of sale device & run your business smoothly.
Clover’s Payments-Plus software is the basic option for business owners that need to run basic transactions & nothing more. Think quick entry payments where all you want to do is enter a sale price, insert, swipe, or tap a card and print a receipt. Perfect for contractors, service providers & businesses with long sales cycles that do not process a ton of transactions.
It’s important to note that the Payments-Plus software plan doesn’t allow the automatic addition of taxes.
Compatible Devices: Flex, Mini
Price: $4.95 per device
If you want to access Clover’s robust inventory tracking features, then you’ll want to equip yourself with Register Lite or Register. It’s on these software plans that you’ll be able to add, organize & monitor your inventory directly on your point of sale so that you can check customers out more quickly & present purchased items on your receipt.
The primary difference between Register Lite & Register is that Register allows you to build item modifiers into your inventory, making it easy for you to charge for add-ons & customizations. Register also supports a weight scale integration for by-the-pound items.
Compatible Devices (Register Lite): Flex, Mini
Register Lite Price: $9.95 per device
Compatible Devices (Register): Flex, Mini, Station
Register Price: $39.95 per device, $9.95 per additional device
Clover has developed a wide range of restaurant-specific features that make a busy day a little bit easier. Clover’s Counter-Service Restaurant software plan includes everything in Register with the addition of a menu management system that allows you to upload your menu & sync it across your Clover devices.
With your menu uploaded, you can also integrate with Clover’s free online ordering system & even allow customers to order and pay, all from their mobile phones.
Compatible Devices: Flex, Mini, Station
Price: $39.95 per device, $9.95 per additional device
Table Service Restaurant
Perhaps the biggest addition to Clover’s tech stack in the past year is the Clover Dining app. The only way to get it is by activating the Table Service Restaurant software plan. You’ll find industry-leading features like drag & drop table mapping, table-side ordering & scan-to-pay QR codes on every receipt.
But the best part about Table Service Restaurant is the ability to connect all of your devices into a system that works for your business’ needs & dining room layout.
For our full review of Clover Dining, read our article here.
Compatible Devices: Flex, Mini, Station
Price: $69.95 per device, $9.95 per additional device
For on-the-go payments, Clover has its very own mobile app called Clover Go. All you have to do is charge your phone or tablet & connect it to Clover Go’s wireless credit card swiper and you’ll have everything you need to accept payments wherever business takes you.
More importantly, the Clover Go swiper is EMV-chip-enabled so that you don’t endanger your customers by opting for a mobile pos solution.
Compatible Devices: Mobile devices with access to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
Price: $20 per month
All Clover software plans offer granular reporting that gives you a total understanding of how well your business is performing on the sales/payments side. However, the Payments-Plus software plan does not include tax reporting nor does it include automatic tax application.
Nevertheless, Clover has some of the best sales reporting in the industry & you can stay up-to-date all the time with Clover’s mobile app & online dashboard.
Thinking of making a change but don’t know where to start? Schedule a consultation with one of our local business specialists to design the perfect point of sale solution for your business.