PayPal Here SDK in UK signs first eight businesses

Source: PayPal

PayPal has revealed the first partners to adopt its PayPal Here SDK in the UK.

Through partnerships, PayPal is enabling more businesses to trade in-store and on-the-go using smartphones and tablets as their point-of-sale (POS).

Launched in 2013, PayPal Here transformed how businesses could take payment on-the-go. The PayPal Here SDK is designed to allow partners and developers to integrate Chip & PIN and contactless card payments seamlessly into their iOS and Android apps. The SDK equips business owners with the features and functionality they need to run their business and maximise their sales.

PayPal’s new partners offer highly tailored POS solutions that add unique capabilities to the PayPal Here Contactless Chip & PIN Card Reader, such as inventory management, CRM, invoicing, scheduling, reporting, and the ability to provide a more personalised customer experience.

Today’s announcement highlights eight partners who share PayPal’s vision to make payments friction-free:

AirPOS creates affordable software for small to medium size retailers selling across single and multiple points of sale, offering real-time access to inventory and financial data, helping retailers to better serve their customers, lower operating costs and increase sales. AirPOS’ iOS and Android apps use PayPal Here to accept card and contactless payments.

Autocab, the world’s largest supplier of cloud-based taxi booking and dispatch systems, has integrated the PayPal Here SDK into its app so drivers can offer the speed and convenience of secure electronic payments right in the vehicle, and taxi and private hire firms can capitalise on the growth of non-cash transactions in the industry.

BookingBug provides businesses with an end-to-end booking solution for real-time management of appointments, communications and resources. With PayPal Here added into the system, retailers can accept payments in-person and online.

Vexilor, the cloud-based POS powered by Givex’s proven global platform for customer engagement and operational efficiency, is integrated with PayPal Here to accept card payments through its' proprietary 10” and 7” tablets.

HikePOS multichannel software provides inventory, loyalty, retail reports, and now in-store and online payments powered by the PayPal Here SDK. The cloud-based POS has an iPad register app and also works offline.

Ovatu is a full POS solution for managing appointment and retail products, perfect for dental practices, hair and beauty salons, and health and fitness studios. Trusted by thousands of businesses around the world, Ovatu is fully-integrated with PayPal Here to accept all payments.

Powered Now is built for busy mobile service businesses, like builders, gas engineers, plumbers, electricians and other tradesmen, allowing them to invoice, quote and schedule from a mobile or tablet. And now they can get paid immediately via PayPal Here.

Vend Register for iPad pairs with the PayPal Here contactless card reader to get retailers out from behind the counter and make a sale from anywhere. With powerful inventory management and reporting, plus customer loyalty, retailers can easily manage their business on-the-go.

Cameron McLean, Managing Director, PayPal UK, said, “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. 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.”

Integrated solutions with AirPOS, Givex and Vend will be showcased at this year’s Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2016, at the Olympia Conference Centre in London on 9th- 10 March 2016.

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