Canadian merchants

The Clover platform provides the following features to support merchants and developers for the Canadian market.

SDK minimum version requirements

Integrations for Canada must use SDK version 2.0 or higher.

Merchant configurations for Canada

Merchants are configured to process payments in either US dollars (USD) or Canadian dollars (CAD).

Language support

Both English and French are supported by Clover devices during the payment flow. The Payment.TransactionInfo object returned for each payment includes the language and locale information provided by the customer card. If your integration prints custom receipts, you should use this information to match the card and receipt language.

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The transaction gateway supports a wide range of payment functions, but a specific merchant may be limited to a subset of functions.

ICloverConnector Method Support

The SDK's ICloverConnector methods behave differently in Canada in part because Clover devices process Interac debit cards. To conform with the network's rules for PIN entry, Interac transactions are limited by the SDK with regard to specific payment actions.

Sales

Only credit cards and co-branded Interac cards can be entered manually when processing a transaction using the sale() method.

Auths and pre-auths

The auth() and preAuth() transaction methods are not supported for Canadian merchants. Tip adjustments using tipAdjustAuth() are also not supported.

Payment refunds and voids

If an Interac transaction needs to be refunded (using refundPayment()), the card must be inserted into the Clover device. Voiding of refunds (using voidPaymentRefund()) is not supported.

Vaulted cards

Interac cards cannot be stored for future transactions using the vaultCard() method.

Offline payments

Canadian merchants cannot use their Clover devices to process any payments while in offline mode.

Manual closeouts

The closeout() method is not supported. All merchants are automatically closed out.

Currency restrictions

Only merchants configured to process transactions in CAD can accept Interac cards.

Payment integrations

The following integrations are supported in the Canadian market by the corresponding Remote Pay SDKs.

  • Cloud Pay Display on Clover Flex and Clover Mini (2nd gen) (JavaScript 3.0+)
  • Secure Network Pay Display on Clover Flex and Clover Mini (2nd gen) (Android v2.0+, iOS v3.0+, JavaScript 3.0+, and .NET v2.0+)
  • USB Pay Display on Clover Mini (2nd gen) (Android v2.0+ and .NET v2.0+)
  • Payment Connector

Merchant plans

  • Payments Plus
  • Register Lite
  • Register
  • Counter Service
  • Table Service Restaurant (excluding Quebec)

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