PayPal is about to change how Canadians pay for dining as they offer a new wallet-free mobile application.
“We’re thrilled to bring our innovation in mobile payments to Canada and help diners get a fast and secure bill payment experience on their smartphone.”
“People don’t have to look for exact change to pay for their lunch, wait in line to punch in their card details, or print out coupons for s restaurant deal. With PayPal app on their phone, Torontonians can now search for nearby restaurants, redeem exclusive offers and pay the bill securely at some of their favourite food places in the city,” explains Kerry Reynolds, head of consumer marketing for PayPal Canada.
Mechanics for this system is as simple as a swipe so that people can check in to pay and let the server or barista know that their using the mobile app. The customer’s identification details and photo will be registered to the restaurant’s payment system which will in turn help in confirming the bill statement as well as charging them instantly through photo clicking.
Customers will be notified through text about the amount paid as well as an email confirmation from PayPal that the bill has been settled. Those who are concerned about the security measures from this app will also be glad to know that PayPal will not store sensitive financial information on the phone in case it gets lost.
More than 50 of Toronto’s popular restaurants, cafés and food trucks are accepting this payment method including Thor Espresso Bar on Bathurst Street, Belly Busters on King Street West, Boehmer on Ossington Avenue, as well as Snakes and Lagers on College Street West.
The PayPal mobile app is free for download for iPhone and Android smartphone users. Those who would like to know more about this new offer can visit www.PayPal.ca/mobileapp. Restaurants can also find more information on accepting this kind of payment at www.PayPal.ca/mobilepayments.