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PayPal shops for partners; joins with NCR


Richard Handford

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PayPal has grown the number of US retailers where its users can make in-store payments to 23, an increase from the 16 retailers it announced as partners in May 2012.

The new retailers signed by the end of 2012 are Famous Footwear, Dollar General, Mapco Express, Radioshack and Spartan Stores ( the names of two more have yet to be announced).

The announcement means there are 18,000 stores around the US where customers can pay for physical good using their PayPal accounts. Customers check out by entering their mobile phone number and a PIN at the point-of-sale terminal.

In a separate announcement, PayPal said it had agreed to work with NCR, the US vendor that makes ATMs and point-of-sale technology. The agreement means that PayPal will be one of the payment options offered to customers who subscribe to NCR’s payment app, which is used by outlets such as convenience stores, restaurants and petrol stations.

In addition, PayPal plans to give NCR access to its own payments apps as a means to extend coupons and loyalty offers to customers from those retailers who use NCR’s technology.

 

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