Ugh, I don’t have any cash. Whoops, I left my wallet at home. S#4% my credit card has expired!
Those thoughts used to mean lost time, a trip back home, inconvenience and a raging headache. Not having an ability to pay when out in the world is limiting, to say the least. That’s why more and more of us (nearly 400 million consumers according to Juniper Research) are turning to our mobile phones to make purchases.
Today we’re launching our completely reimagined PayPal app on iPhone and Android, so our customers can leave the raging headache at home and just get what they want, when they want it.
With the new design of the app, we’ve made it easier than ever for our customers to pay when they’re in-store and send money to friends (that reminds me, I owe David $3 for that latte). Of course, because we’re PayPal, paying with your phone doesn’t mean you have to give up choice. We have made it even easier to pay using your bank account in one store and your credit card at the next place. In this release, you can even open a line of credit in the app using Bill Me Later.
We’ve also vastly improved the in-store shopping experience. The PayPal app has a new tab called ‘Shop’, which you can use to find shops or restaurants nearby that accept PayPal payments. You can then ‘check in’ and open a tab with just a swipe. You can change how you want to pay right on the “check in” screen, meaning you’ve really got access to your entire wallet in the app. After you’ve paid, you’ll see a confirmation alert and our usual PayPal email receipt. Check out this video, which shows how simple it really is:
Read the whole post at the PayPal Forward Blog.