Clover vs. Worldpay from FIS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Clover
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Clover Networks, a First Data company (merged with Fiserv July 2019) offers a modular suite of Point of Sale systems (PoS) for restaurant and retail. This modular suite features fixed PoS stations, a customer loyalty program and gift card, an analytics module, as well as a mobile point of sale that Iplugs into the users smartphone and tablet to accept secure credit card swipes, as well as dips and taps like Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay™ and Android Pay™.
$9.95
per month
Worldpay from FIS
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Worldpay, now from FIS (acquired July, 2019) is a solution designed to simplify payment acceptance and improve the user's bottom line by accepting traditional and alternative payment types anywhere, any time, on any device and across channels. Worldpay from FIS also guides crypto exchanges through the complexities of global payment processing. Their card-to-crypto services enable crypto exchanges to leverage global card networks like Visa and Mastercard to accept credit and…N/A
Pricing
CloverWorldpay from FIS
Editions & Modules
Subscription
$9.95
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloverWorldpay from FIS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
CloverWorldpay from FIS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(12 ratings)
4.1
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.2
(6 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloverWorldpay from FIS
Likelihood to Recommend
Fiserv
Clover is well suited for high-volume environments where quality and dependability are paramount. The hardware can scale easily and always looks good on the counter. I have even seen Clover hardware used in small mom-and-pop type stores. The ability to swing the monitor around for signature is really nice. Customers appreciate the ease of use. The stations we have to use nice large bright screens. Not familiar enough with the Clover product line to know if the smaller screen sizes are available for applications where space is a concern.
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FIS
Vantiv is excellent for companies that need to be able to accept credit cards and want to keep accurate reports. However, if you ever need to contact customer service or your account rep, be prepared to be extremely frustrated. Vantiv recently merged with another company, and we are having a very difficult time getting information from our account manager about how to access out account now.
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Pros
Fiserv
  • BluePay has been very responsive when we've had questions and gone out their way to make sure that users understand the answers that are given.
  • During our cut over to BluePay we found that there were reports that our users were used to having that didn't have an equivalent on BluePay's site. Our account rep went above and beyond to make sure that our users had the information that they needed by having custom reports sent on the schedule that we determined.
  • Overall our interchange rates are much lower with BluePay than they were with our previous gateway provider.
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FIS
  • It has broad support for networks and software solution.
  • It is fairly easy to implement and configure.
  • Has good technical support when you have the proper contact.
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Cons
Fiserv
  • Focus functionality on retail use and not broad based with focus on food services
  • Build a turn table into the countertop unit so both the employee and customer can use the tablet
  • Offer color choices in units (white is not always friendly with long term use)
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FIS
  • In my experience, Some of the WORST tech support/customer service I've ever experienced
  • Two of the last four years, gift cards crashed for multiple days during our Black Friday sale
  • Duplicate charges
  • Fraud controls are weak and (for gift cards) cost extra for dubious protection
  • It took them over a month (and constant badgering) to give us a copy of our contract
  • The system crashes quite a bit, leaving our locations without any ability to charge customers
  • I dread having to deal with WorldPay, yet have to on a daily, if not weekly, basis
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Likelihood to Renew
Fiserv
No answers on this topic
FIS
As long as Vantiv continues to improve and we can get better responses from customer service, we will likely continue to use Vantiv. However, if customer service declines, we will likely look for something else
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Usability
Fiserv
There are numerous aspects to Clover's usability: the usability of their point of sale systems, the usability of their CRM and web dashboards, and the technical side of integrating with other third-party services. All are top tier. Clover's usability is excellent and I have never had a problem figuring out how to use their services at any level. The POS system has a very low barrier to entry and an easy learning curve for newcomers.
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FIS
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Support Rating
Fiserv
We rarely have problems, but when we do, they are major and the system becomes unusable. While Customer Support does eventually respond and fix the issue, they can take a long time. If a major problem occurs on a weekend during the dinner rush, it can be catastrophic to sales and customer returns.
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FIS
Many customer support employees of Vantiv do not seem to know much about the Vantiv website. I have been transferred around to as many as four different people to get an answer to what I thought was a simple question. I am not sure if it would be possible to receive adequate support for a more complex issue.
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Alternatives Considered
Fiserv
None are available on the list. Clover competes with HotSauce, Paradise, Poynt, and many more POS systems. We easily sell Clover more than anything else and everyone loves it. It's easily one of the best products I've seen since I have been in integrations. The sales managers love it, our sales reps love it, and most importantly our merchants love it.
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FIS
ANYONE would be better than Worldpay. My parent company requires its use. Otherwise, I would have run away screaming a long time ago.
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Return on Investment
Fiserv
  • Definitely makes us look more professional, and we are able to handle products much smoother and faster
  • The reporting allows us to see what is really selling and how much money we have actually made, which is also great, especially when you are selling things you have made or grown because you may not always have an inventory, but you can tell how much you've sold.
  • We can't pause the fees for the "off-season," so it definitely is wasted money during those times.
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FIS
  • Positive- More clients are enticed to use World Pay when they hear the benefits.
  • Negative- Customer service lacks so our clients tend to complain about that.
  • Negative- Rates can be a little high depending if client is currently using a local bank.
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