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PayPal announced this week that it will be expanding a part of its Shop-and-Pay-on-the-Go services to international markets. The new service will test the use of QR codes at bricks-and-mortar stores in the Netherlands, which will allow potential customers to scan QR codes posted on billboards, posters, shop windows, etc. and pay for selected items using their PayPal account.

PayPal’s QR code service was launched in a Singapore subway station back in February, and now is being brought to window-shopping in Amsterdam. PayPal says the popular shopping district, De 9 Streetjes (The Nine Streets) will allow prospective customers to use their PayPal iPhone app to scan QR codes at a variety of unique shops, restaurants, hotels, museums, and culture and art stores.

The QR code service is similar to the existing “Local” feature in its current mobile app. This service provides a list of local merchants that are using the PayPal Here service, in which customers can check in to the store using the app and pay for selected items directly using their supporting mobile phone, instead of a card or cash. Merchants can request to use PayPal Here point of sale technology in their store by filling out an application with PayPal.

PayPal, eBay, Inc. CEO John Donahoe says that testing the QR code service in the Netherlands will help pave the the way for worldwide markets, and that QR codes and other services will be among the many new ways for PayPal customers to shop anywhere they want, on and offline.

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Source: PayPal via TechCrunch

  1. Iso Beau
    December 20, 2012 at 5:01 am

    One issue I know with using Paypal is being able to process batch payments. I would love to use it in my business, but for batch processing of invoices, especially when shipping I use BREEZE OMS from codeGoose.

  2. Philip Cohen
    November 16, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    And, the ugly reality for consumers dealing with the eBafia/PreyPal complex ...
    “Shill Bidding Fraud on eBay: Case Study #5” ...

    • Bakari Chavanu
      November 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm

      Philip, not sure what you mean.

  3. Mac Witty
    November 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Looks promising. Would be great with one (1) account to many shopping places, om and off line instead of these electronic purses they have start introducing where you need to have nearly one for every shop

    • Bakari Chavanu
      November 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm

      Mac, thanks for your input.

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