PayPal Signs Up First UK Customers For Mobile Payments

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Users of PayPal Here SDK look to power up their businesses with better mobile payment functions

PayPal has signed up the first eight British-based companies to its mobile payment service.

PayPal Here allows smaller companies to use mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets as a Point of Sale (PoS) terminal by building in payment functionality into their mobile applications. A PayPal Here SDK was first launched in 2013 and received a significant upgrade last year

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PayPal HereAmong the first tranche of customers are Vend, which pairs the PayPal Here contactless reader with an iPad to make it easier for retailers to manage their business on the go and AirPOS, which creates “affordable” software that provides merchants with real time access to inventory and financial data – lowering costs and increasing sales.

The other partners are Autocab, which supplies cloud-based taxi booking and dispatch systems, appointment and event booking platform BookingBu, cloud-based PoS system Vexilor, multichannel software provider HikePOS, appointment and retail products management tool Ovatu, and mobile services manager Powered Now.

“At PayPal, we’re always working to build better experiences that take the pain out of payments. For developers, integrating payments into their app can be complex and one of the last things they want to worry about,” said Cameron McLean, managing director at PayPal UK.

“The PayPal Here SDK means we simply handle the payments work for you. By collaborating with the industry leaders in point-of-sale software, we are able to offer businesses of all sizes and in any sector a complete solution to ensure they never miss a sale.”

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