PayPal is testing new ways for consumers to shop and make purchases in two overseas markets.
With four major retailers in Australia, the company is testing a cardless and cashless payment option. PayPal users simply “check in” with the mobile app and the store will already have their names and photos for identification purposes — payment is made through the PayPal account.
At 30 boutiques in Amsterdam, PayPal customers can shop 24 hours a day by scanning QR codes that are displayed on the windows. These QR codes will take shoppers to a mobile website, through which customers can use PayPal to purchase the items displayed.
There’s no indication when, or if, these tests will come to the United States.