PayPal Here goes after Square with a credit card dongle for iPhone and Android, takes checks too

PayPal Here goes after Square with a credit card dongle for iPhone and Android, takes checks too
Aimed squarely at Square, the new PayPal Here dongle from the renowned payment service takes credit and debit cards, and can be attached to your Android device or the iPhone, via their audio jacks.

For listening to music then you'd have to use your Bluetooth headset, but it's a small inconvenience for the ability to take credit and debit card payments on the go. Best of all - the PayPal Here dongle is free, looks stylish, and charges 2.7% per card transaction vs 2.75% for Jack Dorsey's Square.

PayPal's mobile payment service has other neat tricks up its sleeve - it takes checks and you can invoice with the app, as well as track your cash payments, for a well-rounded mobile experience. You can sign up for the dongle on PayPal Here's dedicated website, and will be notified when available. In the meantime, watch the service demo below.

source: PayPal


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7 Comments

1. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

i would use this as i trust paypal with my info

6. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

PayPal sucks. i have a PayPal account and it gets restricted every few months and then i have to send them my documents again .... i dont know whats wrong with them but they ask from the sellers rather than the buyers about the legitimacy of a transaction? kind of nonsense....

2. illuminatemyfate

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Hookers will make good use of this.

3. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

lol never thought about it like that

4. Croxy

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

NFC payment system is easier

5. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Also cab drivers,ice cream and concession stands and so on. The only downside are the fees Paypal charges to accept payments.

7. PhilipCohen

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

And, just for a laugh, some analysis of "PayPal: The New Way To Pay In-Store", PayPal Digital Wallet, PayPal Debit MasterCard, PayPal Here, PayPal Local and Watch With eBay ... http://forums.auctionbytes.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=24611 eBay / PayPal / Donahoe: Dead Men Walking

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