PayPal expands offline payment operations in Australia

Collaborating with innovators

PayPal is to expand its cashless and cardless payment option into Australian restaurants, cafes and bars through collaboration with hospitality technology companies EatNow and OrderMate to. The electronic payment giant currently has 5m active Australian accounts and over 90,000 Australian merchants that accept its payment service.

Point of sale provider OrderMate will now accept PayPal as a payment method on its sites. The service already has a network of 1,000 cafes, bars and restaurants. Moreover, consumers of takeaway site EatNow will be able to order and pay for food from 2,000 restaurants using the PayPal mobile app.

PayPal has been working with other point of sale software providers such as Kounta, MICROS, Island Pacific and Vend to integrate its payment system since launching its Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) in November 2012,

Jeff Clementz, managing director of PayPal Australia, said: “Over the last year, PayPal has been collaborating with hospitality and POS companies to provide more flexible and secure payment options for Australian consumers, making it easier than ever to pay how they want, when they want.”

Vice president of Global Product at PayPal Hill Ferguson added: “As we continue to work in collaboration with other leading entrepreneurs and innovators of all sizes, PayPal’s mobile application will increasingly be seen as a destination for consumers to browse local businesses, order ahead and transact at point of sale.”

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