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PayPal Here Trumps Square’s Tech By Taking Camera Scans of Paper Checks and Cards

15 Mar

This is incredible. Hopefully with cheaper rates, PayPal will give some stiff competition to high-priced Square:

“Besides the card reader, vendors will be able to accept payments by using their phone’s camera to scan cards or checks. PayPal will also allow you to pay for purchases even if you don’t have a card or a check on you. If you’ve got a PayPal account, and the PayPal app on your phone, you can pay anyone with a PayPal Here account using your phone—given the huge number of people with PayPal accounts, this last feature might be the most useful of all.”

 

From a Gizmodo commenter:

the only other redeeming factor is if you use your PayPal debit card [provided for free] you get 1% back on purchases…. so they are saying thats like taking the 2.7% cut that they take down to a low low 1.7%

via PayPal Here Trumps Squares Tech By Taking Paper Checks.

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Square’s disruptive new iPad payments service will replace cash registers, loyalty cards, and the way we buy forever #teechy

10 Oct

Square Register For The iPad

Every transaction you make will now entail a copy of the receipt to the purchaser via SMS and email. Simple. Responsible.

Now, with the upgrade, merchants can send customers a link to download an app on their mobile phone called a Square Card Case. Dorsey says merchants will have Google Analytics style data that merchants can access, such as how many muffins were sold, and to which types of customers, and more.

The Square Card Case For Consumers (Virtual loyalty cards! Never forget one at home again!)

via Square’s Disruptive New iPad Payments Service Will Replace Cash Registers | TechCrunch.

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