This article explains what categories are in the Clover system, and how you can add or remove them as need for your inventory.


You can create a category and assign items to the category, making it more efficient for you to take orders from customers. Examples:
  • A restaurant might create categories: Soda, Appetizers, or Dessert.
  • A retail store might create categories: Luggage, Petites, or Accessories.


An item does not have to be assigned to a category. Also, an item may be assigned to more than one category.

Add a category

Add a category when you want to contain similar types of items in a group.

Categories help you organize items in your inventory for easier sales order entry. They also help organize reports. 

Use the Inventory appto add categories.

To add a category:

  1. On your Clover device, open the Inventory appYou might have to swipe to the left to see this app.
  2. In the Inventory app, tap Categories.
    The system opens the Inventory app to the page where you last worked. If you don’t see the Categories tab, use the arrow at the top left corner to navigate to the top page.
  3. (Optional) Reorder categories in this list: Using the Menu to the right of an individual category, press, drag, and drop the category into its new location in the list. Category order here determines category sequence in the Register app.
  4. At the lower right corner, tap Add.
  5. Enter the name for this new category and then tap Done.
  6. (Optional) Add a new item to this category:
    • At the lower right corner, tap Add.
    • Enter new item details and then tap Save
  7. (Optional) Add existing items to this category:
    • Tap Pencil icon at the top right.
    • Check the box for each item you want to add.
    • Tap Save.

The Clover system shows the list of all items now contained in this category and updates the Web Dashboard and all of your Clover devices.

Add or remove multiple items from a category

  1. Open Inventory app .
  2. Tap Categories.
  3. Search or scroll to find the category.
  4. Tap the category.
  5. Tap the gray Pencil icon to add and delete items from the selected category.

  6. Check the box next to the items you want to add in the category, check the box next to Name to select all, or uncheck the items you want removed from the category.

  7. Tap Save.