Platform Docs

Modules & Merchant Plans

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, select only those modules that apply to your app.

Merchant plans

Clover offers three service plans for merchants.

Payments Plus
Register Lite
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

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 Clover service plan:

Payments Plus
Register Lite
Register

Availability

US, EU

US, EU

US, EU

Payments - accepts all forms

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Employee management

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Customer engagement

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Inventory management

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Basic
Simple items
Stock tracking

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Enhanced
Items with modifiers and variants
Track cost

Order management

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Basic
Create, save, and refund orders
Item categories

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Enhanced
Order types
Combine multiple orders

Additional features

Open tabs
Discount-based rewards
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

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.

NOTE

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.

Module
Payments Plus
Register Lite
Register

Payments

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Employees

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Settings

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Printers

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Customers

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Orders

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Items

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Discounts

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Cash

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Tax Rates

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Customer Preferences & Promotions

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Order Types

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Order Printers

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Item Modifiers

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Service Charges

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Combine & Assign Orders

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Automatic Discounts

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Weight Per-Unit Items

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Item Variants

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Table Management

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Item Exchanges

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Bar Tab Management

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Restaurant Shift Management

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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.