How to Install WooCommerce Clover Payment Gateway

We offer two plugins inside WordPress. 

- Smart Online Order WordPress Plugin

- WooCommerce Clover Payment Gateway

To learn in more detail about the difference visit smartonlineorder.com 

If you are using WooCommerce to manage your inventory and just want to receive the money using your Clover POS, then you would need the WooCommerce Clover Payment Gateway.


A quick explanation: While the Smart Online Order WordPress Plugin uses your Clover Inventory, the WooCommerce Payment Gateway does not sync or use the Clover Inventory. It uses the WooCommerce inventory and does not sync with the Clover inventory. It takes the order you received using WooCommerce and sends it to your Clover POS. The money is deposited into your Clover Merchant Account. Think of the WooCommerce Payment Gateway like Paypal or Stripe, It just takes the credit card payments and sends them to your Clover Merchant Account. 

Once payment is made, you can also have it auto print the order to your Clover Device or you can manually print the order. You can also utilize the WooCommerce e-mail feature to get emails. This must be configured within WooCommerce.

If you want the WooCommerce inventory to sync with your Clover Inventory then you would need an additional app on the Clover App Market that offers the ability to sync your Clover and WooCommerce inventory. 

WooCommerce Clover Payment Gateway is intended for retail (no modifiers) and the Smart Online Order WordPress plugin is designed for restaurants.

We have some merchants using the Smart Online Order WordPress plugin for retail, so you can see if it works for your retail business. However, we don't recommend using the restaurant plugin for retail. It may work for retail if what you are doing is very limited in scope such as flat shipping and local delivery. It's on a case-by-case basis. 

Remember both connect to the same Clover App called "Smart Online Order"

Tip: We do not recommend using the "WooCommerce payment gateway" if you are a restaurant or have modifiers. Moreover, we do not recommend using the Smart Online Order plugin if you are a retail business. Please make sure to use the correct plugin.