First Data ships Clover platform to Canada

Source: First Data

First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, today announced the launch of Clover in Canada.

With innovative point-of-sale (POS) technology, First Data’s Clover platform brings to business owners a modern approach to manage the demands of their enterprises, including smart, flexible point-of-sale hardware, intuitive software and a robust set of tools to run operations.

“We are delighted to launch Clover in Canada, making the next generation of payments technology available to our merchants and across our broad distribution networks,” said Brian Green, President, First Data Canada. “While powering businesses ranging from coffee shops to major sports arenas, the Clover platform has grown rapidly across the U.S. and Europe. Now we are thrilled to bring the latest in payments innovation to Canada.”

Clover Flex is the first POS device in Canada to offer access to a third-party app market, connecting merchants with applications designed to simplify daily business tasks and support functions which are critical to business owners. The apps can sync with popular accounting programs, optimize employee management, drive customer loyalty, and more. Additionally, Clover Flex is the first POS in Canada to offer multiple communication modalities (IP, Wi-Fi, LTE) all in one device and give consumers the choice of receiving their receipts in paper, text or email format.

With Clover, merchants also manage their businesses in real-time over an online backend portal that can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. The portal allows the merchant to easily monitor transaction status, view receipts in an online archive, and make configuration changes remotely.

“Clover Flex has been a perfect fit for our business, whether to handle a long queue of customers or when working a large event, Clover is made for the job,” said Steffen Marin, chef and owner of Heirloom, a popular Toronto-based food truck featuring sustainable and locally-sourced food. “For a small business, efficiency is critical. Clover is allowing us to improve numerous aspects of our operations, including shortening transaction times for consumers and providing me the capability to manage business activity anytime, anywhere.”

Globally, Clover has become a leading choice for small and medium sized businesses seeking to leverage sophisticated and integrated tools with a next generation POS platform, across geographies and industries. First Data partners with hundreds of distribution partners to deliver Clover and merchant services to businesses worldwide. In September, First Data shipped its one millionth Clover to Friesen Apotheken, in Hamburg, Germany.

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