Lightspeed vs Clover: Discover a POS that meets your needs

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Lightspeed vs Clover: Discover a POS that meets your needs

The complete retail POS system comparison:
Lightspeed vs Clover

We do inventory management like no one else. And that's not all. From recurring monthly revenue through subscriptions to effortless eCommerce management and more, see why retailers pick Lightspeed over Clover.

Main Features

Complete inventory system

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Sell serialized inventory, create assemblies out of your products and easily organize items with multiple variations using matrices. Run your inventory with one centralized database for your store and online shop.

Contactless, mobile payments

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Offer your customers a way to pay contactlessly, anywhere in store or for curbside pickup.

Recurring revenue with Subscriptions

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Automated collection of revenue from customers for recurring subscriptions or services at monthly, weekly or custom intervals.

Item import tool

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Built-in item importing tool is included with the system, allowing you to import and update items in bulk.

Complete omnichannel solution on one platform

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Manage your eCom and physical stores from the same system for increased efficiency and customer experience consistency.

Custom reorder points

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Never run out of stock. Set your desired reorder points for all your products and see when it's time to restock.

Purchase order management

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Order from any vendor and centralize purchasing for multi-store operations. Consolidate your purchase orders and special orders in one master order.

Complete multi-store management

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Reporting, gift cards, customer profiles and inventory management across all locations, from a single cloud-based platform.

Special orders and layaways

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Place special orders from the sales screen for products you don't have in stock or set items aside as a layaway order for your customers. Both features included in the POS for free.

Customer relationship management

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Track relevant information about your customers to personalize your service.

Integrated omnichannel Loyalty program

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Integrate with an omnichannel loyalty platform with built-in email marketing, a rewards program and a customer insight dashboard.

Complete built-in interactive reporting

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Build, customize and run comprehensive reports to track your sales, employees and overall performance over the last week, month, year or more.

Cloud-based across all devices

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Run your retail operation from your mobile device and access all your sales and customer data remotely.

Track service and work orders

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Create work orders, track repair status, accept deposits and create quotes for customers.

Extensive network of integrations

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Build the perfect POS solution for your business with a huge selection of plug-and-play integrations built in-house or by our trusted partners.

1:1 onboarding and 24/7 support

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24/7 phone, email and chat support included with every purchase.

Local multi-lingual support teams around the world

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The POS has been used and trusted by retailers globally for over 10 years, and is backed by experienced local retail experts who understand your reality.

Free trial accounts

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Take the POS for a free spin before you commit.
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Vend
Revel
Clover
Main Features
Complete inventory system
Contactless, mobile payments
Recurring revenue with Subscriptions
Item import tool
Complete omnichannel solution on one platform
Custom reorder points
Purchase order management
Complete multi-store management
Special orders and layaways
Customer relationship management
Integrated omnichannel Loyalty program
Complete built-in interactive reporting
Cloud-based across all devices
Track service and work orders
Extensive network of integrations
1:1 onboarding and 24/7 support
Local multi-lingual support teams around the world
Free trial accounts
Shopify POS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Square POS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vend
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clover
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why ex-Clover retailers are falling in love with Lightspeed

Built-in inventory control

Unlike Clover, Lightspeed offers a complete inventory system integrated into the POS. Sell serialized items, create bundles and organize products with many variations.

Process special orders / layaways for free

With Clover, you can't offer this to your customers. Lightspeed lets you order products that aren't in stock and put them on hold, all for free.

Integrated omnichannel systems

Our system enables you to run your retail and online store from the same user-friendly interface (the way it should be). That means less work for you.

Customer-centric tools

Order special items for your customers and put them on hold, all for free. Offer recurring subscriptions to products, services and repairs, and more with easily-managed systems from Lightspeed.

Free onboarding and 24/7 support

We're always there for you. All of our customers get free personalized training and 24/7 phone, email and chat support.

In-depth reporting

Pull detailed reports on profit, sales, customers, employees and anything else your POS touches. Clover can't tell you that much.

Get going with Lightspeed faster.

Migrating from Clover to Lightspeed Retail? No problem. Transfer your data using Doosync by Enkidoo so you can pick your business up where you left off. No compromising your data—just business continuity with your brand new Lightspeed POS system.

“The beauty of Lightspeed is that when it sells in store, it’s taken off the website—which was a big issue before. Now customers see it online, and they know what we have before we do.”

The complete restaurant POS system comparison:
Lightspeed vs Clover

See what you can do with the cloud. Offer delivery service with less hassle, update your menus from anywhere, speed up your back-end and more. See why restaurants are picking Lightspeed over Clover.

Main Features

Cloud-based

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Run your restaurant from your mobile device and access all your sales and customer data remotely.

Offline mode with full feature set

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If your internet goes down, even for extended periods of time, service is uninterrupted and every feature continues to function as usual. Once you regain connection, all your information is synced automatically with no data lost.

Free trial accounts

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Take the POS for a free spin before you commit. No credit card required.

Tablet & smartphone table-side ordering

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Bring the POS with you on an iPad or smartphone wherever you go: to the table, terrace, kitchen, market, etc.

Free 1:1 onboarding

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Get unlimited personalized training at no extra charge.

Free 24/7 support

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24/7 phone, email and chat support included with every purchase.

Cloud product & menu control

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Create, customize and quickly update your menus—and do it all yourself, with no third-party assistance needed.

Fully customizable floor plan

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Build or change a floor plan to match the exact layout of all your individual service floors. Screen reader support enabled.

Built-in customizable reports

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Build and run reports to track your sales, employees and overall performance.

Multi-location capabilities that help you grow

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Reporting, gift cards and menu replication across all locations, from a single platform.

Advanced coursing and table service

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Fire orders to the kitchen or bar by assigning categories to specific printers, or use partial printing.

Multiple check-splitting options and single-seat checkout

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Split the bill however your customers choose—by seat, amount, or item—and seamlessly check out one guest at a time.

Built-in and add-on CRM and loyalty options

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Track relevant information about your customers to personalize your service and integrate with a loyalty platform with built-in email marketing.

Self-order menu with kiosk and table service options

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Let customers place orders themselves with a self-order menu that comes in both kiosk and table mode.

Flexible payment integrations

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Choose from multiple payment processing options, both integrated and non-integrated—the choice is yours.

PMS integration

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Integrate your PMS into your POS for a seamless customer experience everywhere in your hotel.

Extensive network of integrations

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Build the perfect POS solution for your business with a huge selection of plug-and-play integrations built in-house or by our trusted partners.

Ability to go fully paperless

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Use a digital kitchen display system instead of printing chits, check guests out tableside and send checks by email.

Minimal investment in hardware

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Getting started is cost-efficient with a use-the-hardware-you-have approach. You are not forced to purchase any specialized hardware.

Local multilingual support teams all over the world

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Our POS has been trusted by restaurateurs globally for over 10 years, and is backed by experienced local restaurant experts who understand your reality.

Supports partial payments

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Let customers pay however they want, in as many methods they choose.
Toast
TouchBistro
Square for restaurant
Micros
Clover
Main Features
Cloud-based
Offline mode with full feature set
Free trial accounts
Tablet & smartphone table-side ordering
Free 1:1 onboarding
Free 24/7 support
Cloud product & menu control
Fully customizable floor plan
Built-in customizable reports
Multi-location capabilities that help you grow
Advanced coursing and table service
Multiple check-splitting options and single-seat checkout
Built-in and add-on CRM and loyalty options
Self-order menu with kiosk and table service options
Flexible payment integrations
PMS integration
Extensive network of integrations
Ability to go fully paperless
Minimal investment in hardware
Local multilingual support teams all over the world
Supports partial payments
Toast
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TouchBistro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Square for restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Micros
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clover
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why ex-Clover restaurateurs are falling in love with Lightspeed

Free trial accounts

We've got nothing to hide. Unlike Clover, you can try Lightspeed out with a free trial account.

1:1 onboarding to get started right

Lightspeed wants to help you get set up with your new system, and we do it for free. Clover doesn't.

Intuitive coursing and bill splitting

Easily manage the flow of checks and let your customers split the bill however they want.

Work wherever you want

Access the tools you use to run your business from any computer or tablet. That's the power of the cloud.

No internet? No problem

Get access to every feature you need to run your restaurant, even if your internet connection is down. Once you're back online, all your data is synchronized.

Free around-the-clock support

We're there for you. All of our customers get free personalized training and 24/7 phone, email and chat support.

“I can look at the pub or at home to see what’s not selling quickly and what’s selling really quickly; it really helps me with my ordering.“