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 useful to those merchants that have order handling capabilities within the platform. For your app to reach as many merchants as possible, select only those modules that apply to your app.
Clover offers three service plans for merchants.
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
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
When you retrieve merchant information using the merchants API endpoint, the
merchantPlan.planCode value provides information about the plan that your test merchant is on:
The following table shows the modules that come with each Clover service plan:
US, Canada, EU
Payments - accepts all forms
Items with modifiers and variants
Create, save, and refund orders
Combine multiple orders
Limited access to Clover App Market
All features of Payments Plus, plus:
Connect to customer facing display (tethering)
Item level discounts
Item level tax calculations
Item level rewards
Full 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
Clover merchants in Canada have access to just the Payments Plus service plan. Please keep this in mind when you are building your app for the Clover App Market in Canada.
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.
- On your app's Settings page on the Developer Dashboard, select Merchant Availability.
- On the Edit Merchant Availability page, select the required modules for your app.
- Select Save. The selected modules are now available for your app to test with your test merchant.
Lower-level plans, like Payments Plus, reach the most merchants but support only basic features. Higher-level plans, like Register-specific plans, allow 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.
Customer Preferences & Promotions
Combine & Assign Orders
Weight Per-Unit Items
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.