PayPal extends offline ambitions in Australia

PayPal extends offline ambitions in Australia

PayPal's ambitions to extend its business offline have been boosted in Australia through partnerships with local hospitality and catering outfits EatNow and OrderMate.

The collaboration will enable PayPal's five million Australian users to pay with their digital wallet at the 2000 restaurants using the Catch Group's online and mobile takeaway ordering site EatNow and with the more than 1000 cafes, bars and restaurants using the hospitality point-of-sale provider OrderMate.

The latest deal comes on the heels of a partnership with Auatralian start-up Beat The Q, which lets users search for a nearby café on their phone, check in, browse the menu, place an order and pay.

PayPal's global head of product Hill Ferguson jetted over to Sydney to showcase the firm's offline integration play to local media:

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