Clover Street

Downing Street, Wall Street and Oxford Street – all well-known streets that you may be familiar with. But there is one street that you won’t have heard of, which First Data have named 'Clover Street’. Hear what some of our business owners in Clover Street had to say about their Clover solutions.

Luciano Franchi - Owner, Caffè Vergnano 1882

"Clover allows us to get on with our business and not worry about needless paperwork and stock control . . . things that are important, but it’s always better if a piece of technology is doing it for you."

John Pimm - Director & Owner, Baker Street Coffee House

"Coffee is a fresh ingredient; it has a very short shelf-life and obviously the food has a very short shelf-life. So the better that we can control what we buy, obviously the more profit we make at the end because there’s less wastage and there’s less being thrown away. Clover has certainly helped with that."

Ann Stringer - Owner, Playtime Toys and Games

"Trying to keep track of inventory is a nightmare. With the Clover station I’ve got complete control. Even if I sell something on the website or on Amazon, I can put them through the Clover station and it will take it off the inventory, which is fantastic."

Charlie Belcher - Owner, Body and Sol Beauty Salon

"If I was going to describe how Clover is, I’d describe it as an easy, attractive till system and card payment system that’s secure and safe and you can let your staff use it in confidence because it is so simple and in turn you can look at it from wherever you are and know and feel confident that you’re seeing what’s happening in your shop."

The Fusion Group

The Fusion Group, which supplies gas, water and electric meters, pipes and more to a variety of companies across the UK, required a payment processing partner that could ensure they are always prepared to accept payments. Janet Hicklin, Internal Credit Manager, shares how First Data has helped support their payment acceptance strategy from terminal services and fraud detection to transaction growth.

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GB Liners

With locations throughout the UK, GB Liners enables each of its branches to process debit or credit card transactions. However, their system had expensive and time-consuming challenges. "Our previous provider was not very helpful in providing recommendations to help us save time and money and that created a level of dissatisfaction for us," says Anna Yates, Director. "First Data checked in at the right time with us and offered several solutions to the challenges that we faced." Learn how turning to First Data has provided GB Liners with an overall savings of 66% and increased back office efficiency.

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Elite Pubs

Elite Pubs owns and operates several unique and highly successful pubs and taverns across England. With a keen eye on customer service, they know that the choice of card processor is important. If a pub's card machine or processing is offline, the results could be disastrous. Likewise, the company wants to ensure profits go into business expansion plans, so reducing operational costs is important. They sought a new payment processing partner that could provide reliable transaction services, competitive rates, and prompt, effective customer services when they need it. Learn how turning to First Data has provided Elite Pubs with peace of mind.

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Barnes Worldwide Travel Limited Cruises to Improve Service

Barnes Worldwide Travel is a 70-year-old ABTA bonded travel agency that has been trading for over 50 years in Liverpool, England. As an independent agency, the company is more flexible than its networked counterparts and can offer a better range of holidays because they’re not restricted to certain providers.

Barnes Worldwide Travel does not pass on its credit card transaction fees to its customers. Therefore, when it learned that its previous merchant services partner was increasing their transaction fees to the travel industry, owner Robert Saunderson decided to look for a new partner.

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