Since launching earlier this year, PayPal Here for iOS and Android smartphones has been giving UK businesses of any size the opportunity to take card payments via the PayPal Here card reader wherever they do business.
After being adopted by thousands of businesses across the UK and allowing them to take card and PayPal payments face to face, a brand new version of the PayPal Here UK app designed especially for the iPad is now available.
PayPal Here for iPad is designed for small and medium sized businesses that want to give their customers the flexibility to pay how they want. Taking advantage of the additional screen space of the iPad, PayPal has incorporated some handy features such as giving businesses the ability to set up product options and category lists to make order entry fast and easy. PayPal has also incorporated Red Laser, eBay Inc's leading bar code scanner, allowing businesses to scan an item's barcode for faster checkout. With the new UK iPad edition of the PayPal Here app businesses can also wirelessly connect to supported cash drawers.
With PayPal Here businesses have more time to focus on what matters to them as all their face-to-face, online and eBay takings arrive in one central PayPal account. PayPal Here comes with an easy setup, no contract, no monthly fees or hidden costs as well as telephone and online customer support.
PayPal is also partnering with product designers, Bouncepad, to offer a way to turn an iPad into a stylish cash register, powered by PayPal Here. The triangular base of the Bouncepad allows users to flip the screen to interact with customers on the other side of a sales desk. It will give any business a professional, modern look while offering the range of payment options consumers expect.
Narik Patel, Director of Mobile Merchant Services, PayPal, said: "The new iPad edition of PayPal Here is a direct response to what business owners were asking for. They want to use PayPal Here on their iPads and take advantage of the additional screen space they get so we designed an app specifically for them. Working with Bouncepad was our next natural step and together, we wanted to build a revolutionary new tool that will help small and medium businesses sell more".
Tobi Schneidler, CEO of Bouncepad, said: "The PayPal Here iPad app is a game-changer for small and medium retailers because it means they can ditch their traditional cash registers for a modern, space-saving system bearing the trusted PayPal brand. Bouncepad is supporting the launch of the app with a custom designed secure Bouncepad iPad enclosure, which, combined with the iPad and PayPal Here device, makes a beautiful till system fit for 2013 and beyond."