PayPal Trials Mobile Check-in, QR Code Window Shopping


Updated on Thu Nov 15, 2012

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.


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