Clover vs. Vend

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Clover
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
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
Vend
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Vend is a cloud-based point-of-sale and retail management platform. The vendor says it’s used by retailers of all types and sizes to create the ultimate customer experience and manage sales, inventory, customers and more. Vend also works offline and it automatically resyncs the user’s sales once they are back up online. The vendor offers a free 30-day trial and no credit card is required.N/A
Pricing
CloverVend
Editions & Modules
Subscription
$9.95
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloverVend
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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User Ratings
CloverVend
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(12 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.2
(6 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloverVend
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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Vend
Vend was great fit for this dry cleaner/laundry that had high traffic volume with customers stopping in before and after work. Things need to be done quickly.
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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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Vend
  • Retail sales
  • Inventory management
  • Sales and promotions
  • Reporting
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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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Vend
  • It would be nice to have alternate ways to adjust prices
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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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Vend
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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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Vend
Not much support needed but they were fast and helpful when it was.
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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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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
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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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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