It’s notable that Clover Go accepts so many digital wallets including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay. A mobile reader that can handle so many payment types is hard to come by. The Clover Go reader can accept tapped, swiped, and chip payments in addition to the digital wallets. None of Square’s mobile readers can accept so many payments at once.
Clover Go also syncs with your other Clover devices. This feature is only useful if you’re using other Clover products, so you may or may not get any use out of it, but it’s good to know should you ever want to expand into more Clover hardware.
One of the best things about using Clover hardware is that it's reliable. Most online reviews for Clover Go are glowing about its dependability. This is key for businesses that primarily use mobile processing—farmers markets and food trucks, for example.
As we’ve mentioned before, Clover Go is not the cheapest mobile processing solution on the market. It’s a bit more expensive than Square’s mobile processing solution. The only real benefit is that the processor itself can accept more payment types in one device.
Another thing about Clover Go that isn’t the best is its reduced functionality. One of Clover’s main draws as a service is its app marketplace of over 200 apps and integrations. Clover Go can’t access those features. This is not a huge deal-breaker from a mobile processing standpoint because mobile solutions are usually less functional overall, but it does contribute to another way in which Clover Go just isn’t quite as cool as some of Clover’s other products.