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Likelihood to Recommend

Clover

Clover is good if you are going to have consistent business all year long, wish to have inventory control, and have a reliable internet connection. We also use it in our cafe, which is great because you can customize things and print an "order" receipt, which is what the chef uses to make the order. It definitely needs to be in a stable environment with an actual table or counter.
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Vend

For any retail store that needs to sync their inventory with other platforms, or that needs to sell brick & mortar AND online, Vend works great. They have their own e-commerce option for those starting fresh.
For those selling subscriptions, packages, tickets, or other non-retail items, there are more specific products available on the market.
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Pros

Clover

  • Low cost
  • Very user friendly
  • EFTPOS included
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Vend

  • Retail sales
  • Inventory management
  • Sales and promotions
  • Reporting
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Cons

Clover

  • Pricing and contracts. When we first decided to use Clover we were required to use their equipment and have a contract. Their monthly fees are a bit high
  • Customer service needs some improvement. A lot of what we have learned we figured out on our own.
  • You have to use their equipment. They don't have an app you can put on any device
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Vend

  • Tedious product search
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Alternatives Considered

Clover

Retail Pro is a perfect of example of a full featured POS system that can do lots of things right. Unfortunately to deploy Retail Pro will require a project team and skilled consultants who will happily bill you for the time spent on the project. You will also only use a small percentage of the Retail Pro functions that you are paying for.
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Vend

Vend is much more capable than Square POS for product management and inventory control. ShopKeep is fairly similar to Vend but is a more closed ecosystem with fewer third-party integrations and less frequent updates.
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Return on Investment

Clover

  • 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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Vend

  • Correct inventory levels has been a game-changer. We use to oversell because of inconsistencies between POS and e-commerce sales.
  • The built-in loyalty program has been very useful and was much more appealing to customers than we originally predicted.
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Pricing Details

Clover

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Vend

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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