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ShopKeep vs. Clover
The best choice depends on your budget and store type.
How do ShopKeep and Clover compare?
|Which should I choose?||Choose ShopKeep if you run a small- to medium-sized business and need a point-of-sale (POS) system for a niche retail or service business like a convenience store, pet store or bakery.||Choose Clover if you run a medium to large storefront or restaurant and don’t mind using First Data as your payment processor.|
|Overview||ShopKeep specializes in POS solutions for small- to medium-sized brick-and-mortar businesses.|
Its software features span niches including retail, restaurant and quick-service businesses. It also offers payment processing with each new merchant account.
|Clover is a merchant services provider best known for its sleek proprietary POS terminals. It specializes in software you can customize, and its signature hardware.|
You can purchase hardware directly through Clover if you want to sign up for Clover Payments, its bundled payment processing service. But you can also purchase Clover hardware from a number of other providers, including ShopKeep, if you prefer to use a different payment processor.
|Price starts at||Around $69/month + processing fees — but ShopKeep doesn’t disclose what it charges for processing||2.7% + 10¢ for in-person payment processing|
|BBB letter rating||A+||D+|
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Both ShopKeep and Clover offer payment processing, 24-hour tech support and ways to tailor your POS software. Clover’s rates are transparent and it has lower software fees, but if you purchase through Clover’s site, you’ll be locked into a First Data merchant account. You’ll pay more to access ShopKeep’s software, but you’re free to use a third-party processor and you won’t need to sign a contract.
Not sure about either of these providers? Review your merchant services options with other providers to find a solution that best fits your business.
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