First Data Unveils Clover™ Mobile Bringing Power and Portability to Businesses Around the World
- Category: Corporate
Handheld, Wireless Solution Uses the Power of Clover™ Software for
Freedom and Flexibility
Allows Restaurants and Retailers to Enhance Customer Service with
Speedier Service and Sales
International Unveiling Spans Three Continents
Las Vegas, Paris, São Paulo - November 4, 2014 – Today, First Data, the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, unveils Clover™ Mobile, a powerful new mobile point-of-sale (POS) business solution that brings new flexibility and versatility to the Clover family. Clover Mobile enables more personal consumer engagement for innovative small- to mid-sized businesses by taking the functionality of the popular Clover Station off the counter and on to the floor.
“First Data is driving the future of commerce with more options for businesses of any size, location and type to build intelligent payment systems that are customized for their needs,” said Guy Chiarello, president of First Data. “Clover Mobile expands the powerful and versatile Clover family to bring the mobility, efficiency and integration that merchants require and consumers expect. We are committed to helping clients every day with innovative technology that drives deeper engagement and personal service with each transaction.”
Clover Mobile can be paired with Clover Station or work as a standalone solution offering full register capabilities with access to menu and the Clover App Market where First Data’s Insightics™ solution, Perka™ loyalty and Gyft® prepaid solutions and many of the most innovative apps in the restaurant and retail industries today to further enhance the small business experience.
“With open APIs, Clover’s POS systems create exciting new opportunities for third party app developers by opening up a much wider market for developers to create and market new apps, meeting the needs of a broader segment of merchants,” said John Beatty, co-founder and president of engineering at Clover.
Clover Mobile processes standard card swipes and features a ‘dip’ to support chip and pin EMV™ transactions. The device’s NFC capabilities allow Clover Mobile to accept contactless payment including the new Apple Pay™, and its barcode reader allows merchants to quickly scan goods for inventory purposes or for checkout. Clover Mobile also features a mobile printer that can be mounted on a merchant’s belt to provide customers paper receipts remotely upon request without returning to the register.
Since its launch just seven months ago, First Data’s Clover Station, which transforms the POS into a dynamic business management system, has become one of the fastest selling POS system in U.S. history with more than 26,000 units distributed to date. Building on the momentum of Clover Station’s success, First Data has developed Clover Mobile allowing merchants to connect with their customers with greater ease and efficiency. It is built on the Clover Android-based operating system, which gives merchants access to Clover’s unique App Market, allowing them to customize Clover to their specific business needs.
Clover Mobile is currently piloting and will be available to merchants worldwide in 2015. More information is available at http://www.firstdata.com/en_us/products/merchants/terminals-and-pos/clover-mobile.html.
More information about the Clover Developer Program is available at https://www.clover.com/developers.
About First Data
First Data is a global technology leader in the financial services industry. With 24,000 employee-owners and operations in 35 countries, the company provides secure and innovative payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions around the world, from small businesses to the world’s largest corporations. Today, businesses in nearly 70 countries trust First Data to secure and process more than 2,000 financial transactions per second, totaling $1.8 trillion a year. First Data’s unparalleled infrastructure, scale and partnerships go "beyond the transaction" with next-generation point-of-sale technology fueled by powerful analytics to detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending, and strengthen customer loyalty. All day, every day, First Data helps its clients thrive in the evolving world of commerce.
Apple Pay is a trademark of Apple Inc.