Clover Policies

Clover’s policies ensure legal, fair, and safe application development by 3rd-party app developers.

In this article, we discuss:

  • Clover Credit Card Surcharging Policy

Clover Credit Card Surcharging Policy

The following statement is Clover’s Policy for credit card surcharging:

Although Clover has received requests to provide third-party applications in the Clover App Market that facilitate credit card surcharging, Merchants that improperly charge a surcharge to customers will be subject to fines, fees, and penalties from the card networks. As such, it is Clover’s policy to prohibit applications in the Clover App Market that facilitate any type of surcharge. Any published applications designed to add a surcharge will be removed from the Clover App Market and Merchants’ devices on September 7th, 2018. After this date, any applications submitted that provide surcharging will not be eligible for inclusion in the Clover App Market.

However, Clover will not prohibit applications that provide a discount to customers when cash or debit is tendered to a Merchant. Developers are responsible for ensuring their Applications properly implement their cash discount program and comply with applicable rules and laws. The publication of a purported cash discount Application in the Clover App Market does not imply such an application is in compliance with applicable rules and laws. If a Merchant receives a fine, fee, or penalty for its use of a Developer’s cash discount application, the Developer will be responsible for promptly reimbursing such Merchant(s).