NCR Adds PayPal to Mobile Payment Menu for Restaurants, Retailers (Jan. 15, 2013)
Jan. 15, 2013
NCR Corp., eager to expand use of its mobile apps for restaurants and retailers, this week announced an agreement with PayPal Inc. designed to make it easier for consumers to manage their bills and pay for food using their smartphones when dining out. Duluth, Ga.-based NCR plans to integrate PayPal alongside credit and debit payment options within the NCR Mobile Pay app it recently developed for merchants. More than 60,000 restaurant locations using the NCR Aloha Ordering system may also offer customers the company’s new mobile payment services, NCR said.
Diners at restaurants that use NCR’s mobile app may locate the app via the restaurant’s Website or QR code to browse and pay their bill, flag certain menu items as “favorites,” alert their servers and complete surveys. NCR also plans to extend the same functions to consumers through PayPal’s mobile app. Eventually NCR plans to integrate more advanced marketing programs with the PayPal digital wallet to deliver offers and loyalty programs to consumers.
PayPal also said this week that 23 retailers now accept PayPal inside their stores, representing 18,000 U.S. brick-and-mortar locations that accept PayPal for payment. Recent additions include RadioShack, shoe retailer Nine West and Jamba Juice, and PayPal plans to expand into more categories this year. And in August, PayPal inked a deal to enable in-store payments using PayPal accounts at more than 7 million merchants that accept Discover, beginning in the second quarter of this year. “Consumers all over the U.S. will now start seeing PayPal more where they shop every day, including the grocery store and at the gas pump,” Don Kingsborough, PayPal’s vice president, retail services, said in a blog post.