Clover device configurations

Overview

The following is an overview of Clover devices:

Clover device   Description
Clover Flex   Full-featured payment and business management device that’s optimized for mobility.
More about Clover Flex.
Clover Go   Clover’s bring-your-own-device (BYOD) solution for taking EMV payments on mobile devices. Clover Go works with Apple and Android phones and tablets. More about Clover Go.
Clover Mini   All-in-one point-of-sale (POS) with payment acceptance. The device can function as a standalone POS or it can serve as a customer-facing payment terminal when connected to another device, such as the Clover Station.

The Clover Mini accepts multiple credit and debit payment types, including:
- Magnetic stripe
- EMV
- NFC contactless
- PIN debit

More about Clover Mini.
Clover Mobile   Mobile point-of-sale (POS) solution for quick payment processing at food trucks, festivals, and other line-based businesses. Pay-at-the-table restaurants also use Clover Mobile.
Clover Station   Countertop point-of-sale system (POS) to take payments, track inventory, manage timesheets, run reports, and print receipts. The device alternates between merchant- and customer-facing views. Clover Station requires the addition of a Clover Mini to accept PIN-based debit transactions and NFC payments like Apple Pay.
More about Clover Station.

Features

Clover devices are payment card industry (PCI) compliant and include the following features:

  • Accept all payment types—magnetic stripe swipe, EMV dip, NFC contactless, and manual entry
  • Complete auths, pre-auths, and sale transactions
  • Handle voids, payment refunds, and manual refunds (detached credits)
  • Handle partial auths
  • Take store-and-forward or offline payments
  • Detect and prevent duplicate transactions
  • Allow manual card entry
  • Support cashback
  • Allow customizable tip options
  • Allow configuration settings for each merchant
  • Offer 3G/4G connectivity (optional)
  • Include integrated printer with thermal paper in Clover Flex and Clover Mini
  • Contain four standard USB ports

For Clover device regions and specifications, see Clover devices.

Configuration

You can configure a Clover device to display different payment, tipping, and receipt options to customers. Depending on the environment where the device is used, you can enable or disable these options.

Default configurations are:

ModeDefault configurationOptions on POSOptions on device
Cashier modeIn the Cashier configuration for a retail store, the customer interacts directly with the Clover device to process their payment.Ask for tip: DisabledAsk for tip: Enabled

Tip is entered on the tablet screen.
Restaurant modeRestaurant configuration is for a quick-service restaurant environment. The customer interacts directly with the Clover device to process their payment.Ask for tip: Enabled
Ask for tip: Disabled
Tablepay modeTablepay configuration is for a full-service restaurant, where the customer interacts directly with the Clover device to process their payment.Ask for tip: Disabled
Ask for tip: Enabled

Tip is entered on the tablet screen.