Among this year biggest payments innovations and product introductions is First Data’s new Clover Go “All-In-One” reader. It is the first fully integrated payment card reader that accepts payments via card swipes, EMV and NFC transactions (including Apple Pay, Android Pay & Samsung Pay) all through a single device.
Beyond its convenient all-in-one functionality, Clover Go also stands out with a number of unique benefits, including:
On The Go: Take end-to-end security, seamless cloud integration and power for 160 swipes (or 130 contactless transactions) anywhere with a sleek 2.3 oz. profile.
Unlimited Options: Accept any payment, from traditional card swipes to EMV or “chip” cards to NFC transactions (including Apple Pay, Android Pay & Samsung Pay).
No Time to Spare: Process EMV transactions in less than 3.5 seconds (twice as fast as the previous generation Clover Go device).
Future-Proof: Bluetooth connectivity means businesses can accept payments with or without a headphone jack connection—a perfect match for the new iPhone 7.
In addition to open order functionality, the updated Clover Go app version includes:
• Support for the new contactless, chip and swipe reader
• Support for the Clover terminal plan, meaning existing Clover merchants using the terminal plan can bundle in the all-in-one Clover Go without creating a new merchant ID or upgrading to the register plan
• Ability to control inventory items displayed in-app with “show-in register”
• Availability of in-app troubleshooting and device diagnostics
• Access to web-based apps from the Clover App Market
• As always, Clover Go has the ability to function as a standalone POS or with the full Clover product suite and provides live phone support from service reps
The multi-user functionality allows a restaurant operating in sports stadiums to have their employees accept payments in the stands, while the business owner tracks real-time sales from her counter. Clover Go also contains an “entitlement” feature that lets the business owner grant permissions to certain employees like managers. For example, a business owner may want only senior employees to have the ability to offer refunds.