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Populating your coffee shop after the A.M. rush

Mid section of woman using laptop with coffee on table in cafeteria

With just about two-thirds of Americans drinking at least one cup every day, coffee is the fuel that kick-starts our mornings. Fortunately for coffee shop owners, 34 percent of those cups were bought outside the home in 2016, an increase of 4 percent from the previous year.

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Clover Passes a Milestone: 500,000 Devices and Counting


Clover is becoming more popular with businesses all around the world. And it just hit a major milestone with more than 500,000 devices shipped since its' launch.

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Top 7 Reasons to Offer Gift Cards

Almost all of today's leading retail and hospitality businesses operate a gift card program. Although the success of such a program can never be guaranteed, most programs can help drive traffic to business locations, increase sales, build brand awareness and promote purchases of highe …

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How to Set Up Clover Cash Drawer

Bottom of Clover Printer with connected cash drawer cable

Your brand new Clover Station Bundle includes the Clover Station, Clover Receipt Printer, and a Clover Cash Drawer. We will explain in this post how to connect the Clover Cash Drawer to the Clover Station. Your package will include these items: Clover Station Cash Drawer Bill & Co …

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The 2015 Prepaid Consumer Insights Study by First Data

2015 Prepaid Consumer Insight Study

Every day, as consumers have less time on their hands to manage their personal and professional lives, their demand for almost instantaneous engagement from their favorite brands is greater than ever.

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What is EMV™ and Other EMV™ FAQ

  What is EMV™? EMV™, also known as a chip card, is a globally accepted smart chip technology payment standard established by Eurocard, MasterCard, and VISA in the early 1990s. EMV™ cards come with an embedded microprocessor that provides better transaction security, card authenticati …

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First Data Announces Clover Go

First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, has announced the availability of Clover® Go, the latest addition to the Clover family of business management solutions. The EMV-enabled card reader plugs into an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone …

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Meet Clover Mini


Designed with your convenience in mind, CardConnect MSP brings together cutting-edge hardware, state-of-the-art security, beautiful design, and more, so you can spend more time doing what you love and less time looking for the right tools to run your business.

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Creating a Culture of Cyber Security

Cyber Security Awareness Month is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that the threats go away. In fact, it’s important to keep the same level of attention on cyber security during the other eleven months of the year. First Data, in conjunction with Trustwave, put together an inf …

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Reducing Credit Card Fraud - Top 10 Tips to Help Keep Your Data Safe

Reducing Credit Card Fraud and Increasing Data Security Your customers expect you to keep their personal cardholder data safe – not an unreasonable expectation and merchants must take it seriously. Such protection requires merchants to make an ongoing commitment to human and monetary …

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