Yes it is true the wait is over, and at long last PayPal Here has arrived in the UK. One of the challenges that PayPal has was the format we have over here of the Chip and Pin system. Over in the USA they have the swipe method and this is why it took so long to come over to UK as over here we need a different device to make it work.
For a long time now small business people have been crying out for a simple way to take credit and debit cards while they are out and about. PayPal Here came to the rescue. Just imagine the difference this device will mean to the small business owner.
- Mobile Hair Dressers
- Mobile Car Cleaning
- Window Cleaners
- Take Away and Fast Food Home delivery
- Market Traders
- Mobile Mechanics
- Festival Traders
- Craft Stalls
- Farmers Markets
- And the list goes on and on
For years these people have been desperate for a mobile credit and debit card process. Yes there have been some over the years but most wanted a large upfront payment, large monthly fees and a high percentage from the sales, this made it no good for the average small business person.
People in the UK love to use their plastic cards, but come unstuck when visiting craft fairs the local market, and festivals. They either have to take cash with them and risk losing their money or they just have to look at the items and not buy.
Enter PayPal Here. PayPal Here has a low entry point for the retailer
- No Monthly Fees
- If the Chip and Pin is used they are charge 2.75% (Which is low just ask any high street shop)
- If the card has to swiped, or number keyed in the charges are 20p and 3.40% (Again good)
Over the coming weeks and months we are going to see PayPal Here more and more in the UK market place and where as before the small business owner has had to say to buyers sorry no we do not take cards, but there is a cash point just over there and risk losing the sale, they can say of course we can , and pull out their PayPal Here.