First Data builds on Clover momentum with launch in Germany, Austria
After seeing merchants of all sizes embrace its tabletop Clover point-of-sale terminals in other markets, First Data is launching two versions of the Clover in Germany and Austria.
The Clover terminals will provide business owners with management tools, leverage data analytics, engage with customers and accept all of the latest payment methods.
“While powering businesses that range from coffee shops to major sports arenas, we’ve watched the Clover platform grow rapidly across the U.S. and the U.K.,” Michael Neborak, executive vice president, head of the EMEA region at First Data, said in a press release. “Today we are delighted to launch two of Clover’s most popular solutions in Germany and Austria, making the next generation of payments technology available to our clients.”
The Clover Mini is designed for smaller businesses, while First Data targets restaurants and midsize and larger retailers with the Clover Flex.
The units provide businesses with custom hardware and software, plus girocard certification for the German market. Both products accept PIN or signature entry, NFC, EMV and mag stripe transactions. They can be used as standalone devices or integrated with multiple Clover solutions for connected commerce network.
Backed by the Clover platform, merchants using the devices can manage their businesses in real time over an online back-end portal that can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet or computer. The portal allows the merchant to monitor transaction status, view receipts in an online archive, and make configuration changes remotely anytime, anywhere.
Both Clover Mini and Clover Flex will also provide access to the Clover App Market. Clover’s App Market features applications built by third-party developers, with more than 300 available in the U.S.
App developers in Germany and Austria can submit their own merchant-facing apps to the Clover App Market for inclusion. Clover’s platform also enables integration with numerous software providers, including independent software vendors, value-added resellers, software developers and system integrators, First Data said.