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Clover® vs. Vend®
Clover® Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Clover® App Market gives you the ability to combine multiple business management services into one solution
  • Highly customizable
  • Multiple hardware configurations

Cons
  • Customers have complained about the software slowing down over time
  • The hardware options are pricey and they have to be purchased upfront
  • The majority of the apps in the App Market come with additional costs

Clover® is Best For:
  • Retail stores and small boutiques
  • Coffee shops
  • Small restaurants
  • Service and repair professionals

Clover® Cost
Clover® Register: $29.95/month
Clover® Lite: $9.95/month
Clover® Go $59
Clover® Flex $449
Clover® Mini Starts at $599
Clover® Station Starts at $1,149
Vend® Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Multi-store functionality
  • Simple online storefront integration
  • Payment processor agnostic

Cons
  • The promo codes feature is only available for the Pro and Enterprise versions
  • No employee commission management
  • Add-on services can get pricey

Vend®
is Best For:

  • Boutiques
  • Fitness and supplement stores
  • Health and beauty stores
  • Home goods
  • Sports/outdoor stores
  • Gift shops

Vend
® Cost

  • Lite- $119/month if billed monthly, $99/month if billed annually (paid in a lump sum at the start of the billing cycle)
  • Pro- $159/month if billed monthly, $129/month if billed annually (paid in a lump sum at the start of the billing cycle)
  • Enterprise- Quote based
Side-by-Side POS Comparison

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Retail Features
Clover®
Vend®
Real-time Inventory management
Retail inventory matrix
Layaway management
Consignment management
Kitting (Bundles)
Pricing management
Return tracking and management
Item modifiers
Item variants
Warehouse Management
Cost Tracking
Commission management
General Features
Clover®
Vend®
Cloud-based
Ease of use
Multi-location support
Discount and promotion management
Consumer-grade hardware
Commercial-grade hardware
Digital receipts
Custom user interface
Cash management
Offline access
Bulk inventory import and export
Age verification
3rd party app
Free trial
Reporting & Analytic Features
Clover®
Vend®
Real-time reporting
Sales reports
Commission reports
3rd party app
Shift reports
Customer reports
Predictive analysis
Tax detail reports
Discount detail reports
Void reports
Cash drawer reporting
Track pay-ins and payouts
3rd party app
Vendor
Management
Features
Clover®
Vend®
Purchase order management
3rd party app
Vendor management
3rd party app
Item price history
3rd party app
Employee
Management
Features
Clover®
Vend®
Employee commission
Time clock
Employee Scheduling
3rd party app
3rd party app
Payroll
3rd party app
3rd party app
Role-based &
custom
user permissions
Payment
Acceptance
Features
Clover®
Vend®
NFC
EMV
Swipe
Keyed-in
Electronic signature capture
Offline payment processing
Payment processor agnostic
Pay-at-the-Table
n/a
Mobile payments
PCI DSS compliance
Customer Loyalty and
Marketing Features
Clover®
Vend®
Gift cards
Customer database / CRM
Email marketing
Loyalty program
Customer (House) accounts
3rd party app
Third-Party Integrations
Clover®
Vend®
Ecommerce
Online ordering and delivery
n/a
Email marketing
Reputation management
Employee scheduling
Loyalty program
POS Hardware
Features
Clover®
Vend®
Touchscreen monitor
iPad-based
Android tablet
Windows tablet
1D barcode scanner
2D barcode scanner
Digital scale
Cash drawer
Customer facing display
Keyboard
Digital Signage
3rd party app
Industry Fit
Clover®
Vend®
Full-service restaurant
Quick-service restaurant
Retail
Salon and spa