The Mini, Built by Clover, vs. ShopKeep
The ShopKeep Register on The Mini, built by Clover, runs on the Android operating system and is similar to the ShopKeep Register on iOS but with a few changes which affect the register menu and settings, transactions, checks, and BackOffice settings. Let’s review these differences to help you decide which device will work best for your business.
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The ShopKeep Register app is where staff run sales, perform returns, and manage shifts. From the register’s menu to ringing up items, here we cover what’s different about the ShopKeep Register on The Mini, built by Clover, versus the ShopKeep Register on an iPad.
The register’s menu appears after signing in and houses register functions, diagnostics, and settings. Open and close shifts, perform pay ins and payouts, and access other cashier and manager controls from here. The Support tile shows register diagnostics and Customer Care contact information.
Transaction | Ring up a sale. See the Sales and Returns section for more information about this tile.
Transaction history | Browse transactions from the current shift, perform returns, and reprint receipts. See the Sales and Returns section for more information about this tile.
Gift cards | If using ShopKeep integrated gift cards, check the balance of a customer’s gift card.
Open/Close shift | Managers only. Open a shift to start the day at the register. Close a shift to end the day.
Get updates | Managers only. Used to update the register after changes are made in BackOffice.
Support | Displays the status of the register and its connected hardware and provides Customer Care contact details. See the section below for more information about this tile.
Checks | View all saved open checks. See the Open Checks section for more information about this tile.
No sale | Managers only. Open a connected cash drawer without ringing up a sale.
Pay in/out | Managers only. Add or remove money to or from the cash drawer mid-shift. This automatically opens a connected drawer.
Shift report | Cashiers can view or print a summary of their transactions for shifts during which they worked. Managers can run the Shift report for individual employees who worked a specific shift or for all employees.
Settings | Managers only. Access optional auto signout, payment, check syncing, kitchen printer, and receipt settings. See the Register Settings section for more information about this tile.
House icon (bottom of screen) | Tap to exit to the Home screen of The Mini, built by Clover.
Register name | Register’s name and number. Set this in Register Licenses settings in BackOffice.
Internet connection status | Shows if the register is able to access the internet.
WiFi network name | Name of the WiFi network the register is currently connected to.
IP address | The register’s IP address on the network.
BackOffice status | Indicates if BackOffice is functional and able to communicate with the register. If there is an error, check our status page.
Last ‘Get Updates’ | Last time this register retrieved updates from BackOffice.
Cash drawer | Shows if a cash drawer is connected to the register.
Barcode scanner | Indicates if a USB barcode scanner is connected to the register.
Pending queue | Amount of register information waiting to be sent to BackOffice.
Force Get Updates | Managers only. Pushes data from BackOffice to the register if ‘Get updates’ fails to sync.
Send Diagnostics | Sends the register database to ShopKeep. Only needed if asked to use by Customer Care.
From receipt printing options to kitchen printer setup, the ‘Settings’ screen contains optional settings for customizing how the register works.
Auto sign out after transaction | When on, employees will be automatically signed out of the register after every transaction they complete. This is disabled by default.
Auto sign out after check save | When on, employees will be automatically signed out of the register after every check they save. This is disabled by default.
Auto sign out after idle time | When on, employees will be automatically signed out of the register after being idle for a set amount of time. This is disabled by default. When signed out, items left on the Transaction screen will be saved as an open check. Unsaved changes to existing checks will also be saved.
Card signature threshold | The total a credit sale must exceed before a customer signature is required. Tap to open the ‘Setup’ app to change the threshold amount.
Offline credit payments | Shows if the offline payments setting is enabled on the Clover device. Tap to open the ‘Setup’ app to enable offline payments. Please note that BackOffice setup and internet access are required before offline payments can be accepted.
Check Sync & Backup | When on, open checks automatically sync between registers and are backed up to the cloud. This is enabled by default. Read our Check Sync & Backup article for more information.
Kitchen printers | Set up a new kitchen printer, view all connected kitchen printers, and toggle kitchen printers on or off. See the section below for more information about kitchen printers.
Always print receipt | When on, the ‘Print receipt’ option will be automatically selected at the end of every transaction. This is disabled by default.
Always email receipt | When on, the ‘Email receipt’ option will be automatically selected at the end of every transaction tagged to a customer with an email address. This is enabled by default.
Sales and Returns
Run sales from the ‘Transaction’ screen and initiate returns from the ‘Transaction history’ screen. Both screens are accessed from the register menu.
Ringing Up Items
Magnifying glass | Tap to search for an item by name, SKU, or UPC.
Barcode icon | Tap to use the built-in camera to scan an item’s barcode.
Checking Quantity on Hand
Adding Kitchen Notes
Adding Receipt Notes
‘Add Tip Later’ allows the cashier to authorize the customer’s card and save the sale as an open check to enter the tip at a later time.
Accessing the Menu
Transaction History Screen
If you have questions about register functions, visit our FAQ.
Checks are tabs that allow sales to stay open until they are ready for payment. Save a customer’s order as an open check from the ‘Transaction’ screen, then view and manage saved checks from the ‘Checks’ screen.
Search bar | Tap to search by check name or order number.
Filter drop-down | Tap to filter checks by employee or status (‘Order Saved or ‘Awaiting Tip’).
Merging and Transferring Checks
Adding Tips Later
BackOffice is the online portal for customizing account settings, managing inventory, and viewing reports. This section covers BackOffice differences between using the ShopKeep Register on iOS and using the ShopKeep Register on The Mini, built by Clover.
If you have questions about BackOffice features, visit our FAQ.