Originally published 10/2011
PayPal wants to get into your wallet no matter where you’re shopping, not just on-line. They’re launching a new set of tools for retailers to integrate PayPal as a method of payment for physical store locations. The pop-up store is going to be targeted towards retailers to show them the new tech and how it can benefit their business and it opens November 1st in Manhattan. This marks one of the strongest pushes of late in the digital wallet/m-commerce movement. While hardware manufacturers are pushing for near field communication chips and other similar technology inside devices so that people can use their credit cards via smart phone, PayPal is taking a broader approach by providing solutions for the entire purchase life-cycle. You can bet that the major credit card companies and other transaction providers like Moneris will be watching with baited breath.
Read more: TechCrunch
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