Clover vs Square
A closer look at the top two competing POS systems in the micro business retail market.
|One Time Cost of Equipment||$1299||$1126-$1326|
|Monthly Cost of Apps to Run Register||$0-$29/mo per Register||$60/mo per Register|
|Payment Processing||Merchant has ability to use a credit card processing company of their choice to get a lower cost (i.e. less than 2.75% per swipe)||2.75% per Swipe
3.5% + $0.15 for Keyed in transactions
(Both have Inventory and Reporting Tools already Installed)
|Access to the entire Clover App Market that has hundreds of apps, some FREE and some paid, starting at .99 cents per month||Access to Square Register App Only|
|Mobility||Clover Mobile, an optional full featured handheld device perfect for restaurants and/or taking payments on the go||Square Phone Swiper available only, with limited features and functionality|
|Online Store||Online store app available or sync integrations available, costs between FREE and $100/mo||Sync integrations available, costs between $50-$100/mo|
|Customer Support||Overall good customer support||Pretty bad reputation because of lack of availability|
|Design / Aesthics||All white look is modern and sleek||White and black still looks modern|
Overall, I’d rate the Clover a much better value. At the end of the day, you just want to be prepared in what you are getting to and not being oversold or locked into any situation that you will regret.
That is why, I offer my on-site POS & Online Store setup. I can come to your store and get everything handled from start to finish, then train you on how to use so that you can get started in the right direction, the very first time. Contact me for more information.
This above chart is based on the research done in October, 2017.Prices are subject to change without notice. It is in no way an actual estimate or quote for equipment or services. For cost of equipment, I included the cost of an iPad, Stand w/ Chip Reader/Swiper, Cash Drawer & Barcode Scanner.
REFERENCES: www.Clover.com, www.Square.com