Modules

Modules are categories of functionality on the Clover platform. Developers currently add metadata around their apps’ functionality through our modules framework. Clover collects this information to help pair merchants’ platform feature availability with the platform features developers implement. This helps Clover target apps to the right sets of merchants. Depending on the merchant’s software plan, they will have access to some subset of these modules.

For example, an app that works with Orders will be fairly useless to merchants that don’t have Order handling capabilities within our platform.

For your app to reach as many merchants as possible, you, as a developer, should select only those modules that apply to your app.

Merchant plans

 Clover offers three service plans for merchants.
Payments Plus Register Lite NEW Register
Entry-level Clover software plan providing cloud backup and real-time, remote monitoring Cash register replacement with simple inventory and order management Complete POS experience with enhanced inventory and order management
Hardware and Value Add Services
Clover Mini, Clover Flex, Clover Mobile, + Clover apps that do not require order or item-level data Clover Mini, Clover Flex, Clover Mobile, tethered Clover Mini-to-Clover Mini, + Clover apps that integrate with order and item-level data Clover Station with tethered-Clover Mini, Clover Mobile or Clover Flex, Clover Mini, kitchen printer, weight scales + Clover apps that integrate with order and item-level data

The following table shows the modules that come with each plan:

Clover service plans

Payments Plus
(formerly Terminal)
Register Lite NEW Register
Availability US, EU US, EU US, EU
Payments – accepts all forms
Employee management
Customer engagement
Inventory management Basic
Simple items
Stock tracking
Enhanced
Items with modifiers and variants
Track cost
Order management Basic
Create, save, and refund orders
Item categories
Enhanced
Order types
Combine multiple orders
Additional features Open tabs
Discount-based rewards
Limited access to Clover App Market
All additional features for Payments Plus, plus:
Connect to customer facing display (tethered)
Item level discounts
Item level tax calculations
Item level rewards
Access to Clover App Market
All additional features for Payments Plus and Register Lite, plus:
Remote order (kitchen) printing Kitchen order display
Support for larger 11.6” touch screen
Weight scale support
Full access to Clover App Market

Module selection

What modules does your app need in order to function? If your app applies discounts to orders based on what items are added, you would require the Orders, Items, and Discounts modules. Your app would be available to Register Lite merchants, Classic merchants, and Register merchants, but not to Payments Plus merchants.

The following table may give you a better understanding of the specific features available with each plan.

Note

Lower-level plans such as Payments Plus reach the most merchants, but support only basic features. Higher-level plans like Register-specific plans allows for richer functionality, but reduce the number of merchants your app will reach. We recommend that you select only those modules that apply to your app.

Modules Payments Plus Register Lite Register
Payments
Employees
Settings
Printers
Customers
Orders
Items
Discounts
Cash
Tax Rates
Customer Preferences
& Promotions
Order Types
Order Printers
Item Modifiers
Service Charges
Combine & Assign Orders
Automatic Discounts
Weight Per-Unit Items
Item Variants
Table Management
Item Exchanges
Bar Tab Management
Restaurant Shift Management

Register Lite now assumes many of the modules that were previously only available to the Register feature set. The Register plan is now a bit more granular on specific use cases and modules for printers and modifiers.

What happens with existing apps? No changes are required. Payments Plus apps will remain available to all and Register apps will be available to both Register Lite and Register plan merchants.