Create a sandbox developer account

United States
Canada
Europe
Latin America

The Clover platform provides tools for you to design and build apps for Clover merchants. Use the Clover sandbox environment as a testbed to build and test your apps for test merchant accounts.

Before you begin

Choose your region:

Note the following before you begin creating a sandbox developer account:

  • If you process credit cards, Clover recommends you secure your account with two-factor authentication to protect merchants and their data.
  • If you create, edit, or delete apps in the sandbox environment, your published apps in the Clover App Market are unaffected. Thus, merchants who have installed apps from the Clover App Market are not impacted by app changes in the sandbox.
  • If you use a static IP address, you need to support the links (URLs) for all sandbox services that have dynamic IP addresses.

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NOTE

The following procedures are for Europe and Latin America (LATAM) regions. For the North America region, you need to use the Create a global developer account procedure.

Create a sandbox developer account

Europe
Latin America
  1. Go to Clover sandbox environment.
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  1. Click Create a Sandbox Account. The Create your Developer account page appears.
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  1. Enter your email address, and click Create Account. A message appears.
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  1. Go to your email account, and in the confirmation email from Clover, click Set a password.
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The Set your Password pop-up appears.

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  1. Create a strong password, and click Continue. The Welcome to Clover! pop-up appears.
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  1. In the Full Name field, enter identification information for your sandbox developer account, and click Continue. The Name your Developer Account page appears.
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  1. In the Public Developer Name field, enter either your developer name or company name to display in the Clover App Market, and click Continue. The Create your Test Merchant page appears.
  2. Enter information to create a test merchant. See Create your first test merchant.
  3. Click Create Account to complete creating your sandbox developer account and first test merchant.

Create your first test merchant

When you sign up to create your sandbox developer account, you can create a test merchant after entering your developer and account information. Test merchants allow you to simulate merchant interactions with your application, such as installing your app, granting permissions, and then testing all the features of your app. Test merchants are non-billable.

  1. Complete the steps to create a sandbox developer account.
  2. On the Create your Test Merchant page, enter test merchant information:
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You can edit this information later and also create additional test merchants on the Test Merchants Dashboard.

FieldDescription
Merchant NameName of the merchant that displays in your Developer Dashboard and on Clover Dev Kits associated with the account.
CountryCountry where the merchant operates.
Zip/Postal/Pin CodeValid postal or ZIP code for the merchant.
Street AddressStreet and building information for the merchant.
CityCity of the merchant business.
State/ProvinceState or province of the merchant business. If the selected country does not have states or provinces, enter n/a.
CurrencyCurrency accepted by the merchant.
Important: If you are creating a test merchant for any region besides the US, be sure to select the correct currency for testing your app. Some regions, such as Canada, allow processing in more than one currency, and this setting cannot be changed once the test merchant is created.
Phone NumberPhone number for the merchant.
TimezoneTimezone for the merchant.
Employee Passcode LengthPasscode of 4- or 6-digits that employees of the merchant business must use to log on to the test device.
  1. Click Create Account. The Developer Dashboard for your account is available in the sandbox environment. You can now create an app.
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Use sample inventory to get started with your test merchant

We've created a sample inventory file to help you get started with your test merchant.

  1. Download the sample inventory and save it to your computer.
  2. Log in to your sandbox Developer Dashboard.
  3. From the Developer Account drop-down list, select a merchant name under Businesses. The Merchant Dashboard for the selected merchant appears.
  4. From the left navigation menu, click Inventory. The Items page appears.
  5. Click Import Your Inventory Spreadsheet. The Import Inventory page appears.
  6. Import the sample inventory spreadsheet. You can either:
  • Navigate to your inventory spreadsheet and drag and drop it into the Import Inventory page.
    —or—
  • Click Choose File to browse and select the inventory spreadsheet.
    The To be added to inventory page displays the name of the imported sample inventory spreadsheet and the count of items in each of the tabs in the imported spreadsheet.
  1. Validate the information on the page and click Continue. A Success pop-up appears.
  2. Click Back to my inventory. The Items page displays the inventory items.

For more details, see Work with inventory.

Receive Clover platform status updates

  1. Sign up on Clover Status page to stay informed about maintenance windows.
  2. Use this information to plan your work, such as not connecting to Clover resources when they may be less responsive than usual or down for maintenance.