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First Data unveils Clover Station POS, business management solution

first dataFirst Data Corp. unveiled its Clover Station point-of-sale and business management solution for merchants on Wednesday at the Money2020 convention in Las Vegas.

First Data and California-based Clover Network jointly developed the solution, which is powered by turn-key cloud-hosted software and includes an offline mode with the ability to transact even without an Internet connection, Open Clover App Marketplace that allows for integration of advanced solutions, merchant analytic tools, secure payment card data storage and customer support.

“Clover Station was thoughtfully designed to address all aspects of merchant-customer interaction from payment processing and analytics to marketing campaigns and loyalty management,” Clover co-founder and President Leonard Speiser said. “Its sleek design and functionality combined with the opportunity for thousands of developers to build on top of; make Clover the most intuitive and flexible solution available in the POS market today. We’re excited to partner with Bank of America Merchant Services in launching Clover Station to small and medium-sized businesses this quarter and with other great distribution partners soon.”

First Data piloted the Clover POS solution over the past several months with hundreds of small businesses across numerous U.S. cities. Pilot users indicated that the solution allowed more time to interact with customers. The solution will become available to Bank of America Merchant Services small business customers by the end of the year.

“Bank of America Merchant Services has been proud to work extensively with the First Data team during the piloting and testing of this new point-of-sale system, developing the type of product our customers are demanding,” Bank of America Merchant Services CEO Brian Mooney said. “Bank of America Merchant Services is excited to offer this product to Bank of America small business banking clients in the near future. This cloud-based POS system provides both integrated processing and a broader services platform that goes beyond payments, giving merchants robust insight and control over their businesses.”

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