A Square vs Clover comparison

Looking for the best all-in-one POS system? Square offers easy-to-use tools to reach your customers and run your business – in person, online and everywhere in between.

Four things you can count on with Square.

Each comprehensive POS system comes with fundamental features that are valuable to any type of business.

Why businesses choose Square over Clover

When comparing Square with Clover, many people are drawn to the flexibility and affordability of Square software and hardware, along with the seamless integrations that support all aspects of your business.

  Square Clover
In-person payments cost 1.75% for all cards 0.2% - 3.5% + 20p-40p depending on business size
Chargeback fees none £25 + £250 review fee
PCI Compliance PCI compliance and encryption included as standard £15/mo
Hardware £19 - £599 (+ VAT) Lease: £25+/mo or Purchase: £500-£1,400

Peace of mind

Square is the merchant of record. This means we provide PCI-compliant payments and never charge you PCI fees. We even offer offline mode on Square Register and Square Terminal, so you can continue to take payments when your internet is temporarily unavailable.

Learn more about Square Secure

Solutions for every business type

If you need a point of sale for your retail store, beauty salon, quick-service restaurant or on-the-go jobs, Square offers a variety of POS systems that will best support you and your unique business needs.

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Customisable add-ons

Your POS can do so much more than take payments. The Square end-to-end solution seamlessly integrates with a rich ecosystem of tools to help you run and grow your business. Manage and pay your team, offer gift cards and loyalty programmes and send email marketing campaigns to your customers — all from one central POS.

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Meet our POS solutions.

See how Square compares with Clover.

The satisfaction ratings below are based on Square and Clover user reviews collected for the POS category in March 2022 by G2 Grid® Reports.

  PD03551 - Square Rating PD03551 - Clover Rating
Ease of use 95% 88%
Ease of Setup 94% 81%
Hardware Integration 92% 79%
Quality of Support 87% 71%
Accounting Integrations 93% 85%
Sales Tracking 83% 76%

Hardware for selling anywhere.

We design and build our hardware in-house, so it all works together seamlessly.

Square Reader

Take contactless payments anywhere with a card reader that pairs directly with your device.

Square Terminal

Take payments, print receipts and run your business with a powerful and portable payment terminal.

Square Register

Get an all-in-one POS register with a dedicated customer display that lets you start selling right out of the box.

Square Stand

Turn your iPad into a point of sale and take every kind of payment.

Frequently Asked Questions

(by people thinking about switching from Clover to Square)

  • Is it easy to switch from Clover to Square?

    Yes. You can sign up for free, migrate your item library and customer information with the Square CSV import tool and easily link to existing third-party software, like QuickBooks.

  • Does Clover integrate with Square?

    There is no Square/Clover integration, but it’s simple to switch your POS system and eCommerce platform from Clover to Square.

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  • What hardware is compatible with Square for Retail and Square for Restaurants?

    You can use supported hardware with your Square for Retail Point of Sale to run your business — giving you an all-in-one checkout solution. Square for Retail Free and Square for Retail Plus are currently compatible with the iPad, iPhone, Square Reader, Square Terminal, Square Stand and Square Register. With Square Stand, you can connect your iPad to a till drawer, receipt printer and bar code scanner to equip your business with a full POS setup. Square Register, our most complete point-of-sale solution, includes two displays. It’s a fully integrated point-of-sale system — no additional tablets or payment terminals needed.

    Square for Restaurants Free and Square for Restaurants Plus are currently compatible with iPad, iPhone, Square Reader, Square Stand, Square Register and Square Terminal. Square Register is our fully integrated countertop point-of-sale solution, including a customer-facing display with no additional tablets or terminals needed. With Square Stand, you can turn any iPad into a full POS setup with a connected till drawer or receipt printer.

    With Square Terminal, you can easily take tableside orders and payments, empowering your waiters to drive more sales without creating traffic jams around the countertop POS.

    Compare the different Square hardware options here.

  • Does Square have an app marketplace?

    Yes! Square App Marketplace lets you find third-party apps that you may already use and depend on. From accounting apps and eCommerce solutions to inventory and employee management, Square works with apps that can help with whatever your business needs. Check it out here.