Referral Partners

As a First Data Referral Partner, you'll have the ability to grow your business—and your bottom line. Our innovative product solutions can give you a new source of revenue, new touch points for building stronger customer relationships and a distinct competitive advantage.

We will pay residual fees on all credit card, debit card, check, pre-paid gift card and pay card transactions for every merchant you refer. When your merchants use First Data, your revenue grows.

As a worldwide leader in payment processing, we tailor solutions to meet the needs of virtually any business. The strength of our processing infrastructure, backed by our dedicated team of industry experts, enables us—and you—to deliver unsurpassed value. And new products mean new touch points to help you build stronger, longer-lasting customer relationships.

In addition, a Partnership Manager will work with you to create joint marketing campaigns based on key analytics specific to your industry. You'll receive the latest industry and product updates, so you'll be the first to offer what your customers really want. And cross-training will help you sell the full range of payment solutions more effectively.

Program Features

For You

  • Revenue sharing
  • Dedicated Referral Partner Program management
  • Key analytics/reporting
  • Joint marketing campaigns
  • Industry and product updates
  • Cross-training

For Your Customers

  • Acceptance of all major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover® and American Express®
  • Other value-added solutions such as check acceptance, gift card, payment terminals, loyalty, prepaid and stored-value card programs
  • World-class, 24/7 customer service and technical support help desk
  • Comprehensive fraud monitoring and chargeback protection services

Technology and Solutions Partners

We have partnered with the top companies within various vertical markets. In some cases, these companies have integrated First Data merchant services into their technology products and offerings, creating an integrated solution.In other cases, partners have chosen to leverage our breadth of products and services, by offering First Data solutions to their business customers through a referral relationship, thereby providing comprehensive merchant support to their customer base.


  • Florida Gift Fruit Shippers Association
  • Connecticut Restaurant Association
  • NY State Restaurant Association
  • Oregon Restaurant Association
  • Pan Gregorian of America
  • Urban Restaurant Group


  • 3 Delta
  • Bora Payments
  • Direct Insite
  • iPayables
  • Oracle
  • Paymetric
  • Princeton Payments (Online Resources)
  • Synergy Corp
  • Zevez


  • AVF Consulting
  • Ameristategies
  • B Smith Holdings
  • Branae Holdings, LLC
  • K1 Financial
  • Oracle
  • Red Maple


  • Accertify
  • Add 2 Net
  • Assist Cornerstone Technologies
  • Auric Systems International
  • Barrett Newton, Inc.
  • Bill Me Later
  • Black Board
  • BorderJump, LLC
  • Business AdvantEdge
  • Caracal Enterprises LLC
  • CardinalCommerce
  • Cvent, Inc.
  • Cybersource Corporation/
  • Destwin, LLC
  • Digital One Internet Services, Inc.
  • Direct Insite Corp.
  • Elavon (formerly Southern DataComm and Global Card Services)
  • Everything But The Spider Inc.
  • Fidelity National
  • Full Service Web Design
  • Gensoft Systems, Inc.
  • GO Software, Inc.
  • InfoSolve, Inc.
  • Integrated Services, Inc.
  • IP Commerce
  • Jardogs, LLC
  • KosmosCentral LLC
  • Live On Stage, Inc.
  • Lucky Web Design Inc.
  • Main Street Softworks
  • McCammon Enterprises
  • Medasyst, Inc.
  • MerchantLink
  • MICROS-Retail
  • Oracle
  • Paymetric, Inc.
  • PayPal (formerly Verisign)
  • Princeton Payments
  • Radiant Systems
  • Retail Decisions, Inc.
  • ROAM Data (formerly Kincaid Technologies)
  • Slim CD
  • Smith Consulting
  • Tempus Technologies
  • Tender Retail Systems
  • The Software Mills
  • Transaction Network Services (TNS)
  • VeriFone, Inc. (Go Software)
  • Vivonet, Inc.
  • Yahoo!


  • Ciber
  • Cubic

Mobile Commerce

  • SK C&C


  • Dresser Wayne
  • Excentus
  • Fuel Links
  • Fiscal Systems, Inc.
  • Gilbarco
  • LOC Software
  • Main Street Softworks
  • Petro RX
  • PetroVend
  • Radiant Systems
  • Retalix
  • VeriFone

Restaurant and Quick Service Restaurant

  • 911 Software, Inc.
  • Data Business Systems
  • Dinerware
  • Datacap Systems, Inc.
  • Main Street Softworks
  • Menusoft Systems Corp.
  • Micros Systems
  • Midnite Express, Inc.
  • /n Software, Inc.
  • NCR
  • Ordyx
  • Radiant Systems
  • Revel Systems
  • Sicom Systems, Inc.
  • Squirrel Systems
  • Elavon (formerly Southern DataComm and Global Card Services)
  • Tempus Technologies
  • XPient Solutions
  • XProtean, Inc. (C-Payment Software)


  • 911 Software, Inc.
  • ACR Systems
  • Activant
  • Aldelo Systems, Inc.
  • Applied Micro Technology
  • Advanced Retail Management Solutions (ARMs)
  • Auto star
  • Cantaloupe Systems
  • Data Business Systems
  • Datacap Systems, Inc.
  • DataTech Corp
  • DataVantage
  • Edgil Associates
  • Elavon (formerly Southern DataComm and Global Card Services)
  • Epicor (CRS, NSB)
  • Freedom Pay
  • Gateway Ticketing Systems
  • Idalica Corp
  • IJN Systems
  • IT Retail
  • KWI
  • Main Street Softworks
  • MBS Textbook Exchange
  • Medasyst, Inc.
  • Microsoft
  • /n Software, Inc.
  • PC America
  • POSiFlex
  • RATEX Business Solutions
  • Retail Data Systems
  • RTL Payment Systems
  • ScanSource, Inc.
  • Sicom Systems, Inc.
  • Slim CD
  • Tempus Technologies
  • Tender Retail Systems
  • The Software Mills
  • Tomax Corporation
  • Total Computing Solutions
  • TouchNet Information Systems
  • XProtean, Inc. (C-Payment Software)
  • XPient Solutions
  • Vista Entertainment Systems


  • Datacap Systems
  • JPMA
  • LOC Software
  • Logivision (L-POS, EzScan, Symphony)
  • RORC
  • StoreNext (ISS45, Storeline)
  • Torex

Travel and Entertainment

  • 911 Software, Inc.
  • Hotel Software Systems
  • Slim CD
  • Elavon (formerly Southern DataComm and Global Card Services)
  • Tempus Technologies