At a time when we live in exceptional times due to the impact of the Coronavirus, social detachment has put people on alert for situations as simple as making a simple payment in a supermarket or pharmacy, using physical money or with a debit or credit card. credit.
So, in order to help not only merchants but also consumers, PayPal is starting today with its new functionality to use QR Codes for product purchases and sales in 28 markets worldwide.
Whether in a commercial establishment or even in a simple sale of second-hand goods, the launch of this new functionality in the PayPal application allows everyone to make purchases or sales in person, safely and without physical contact.
The strategic resource to payment by QR Code thus helps to keep the distance of 1.5 meters between sellers and consumers, avoid the use of coins and bills, paper invoices or even any need for face-to-face interaction.
“We know that, given the circumstances, buying and selling products consciously and safely is on the minds of many people around the world. As the Coronavirus situation has evolved, we have seen an increase in demand for digital payments, that led us to develop this transition in response to a new need”, said John Kunze, Senior Vice President of Branded Experiences, PayPal. “The launch of QR Codes for buyers and sellers not only incorporates the security and convenience of using PayPal , but it also takes into account the requirements of the decreed social distance, even when some of the restrictions start to be eased in many countries”, he added.
In addition, PayPal is offering this feature free of charge for a limited period of time, thus reaffirming its internal efforts to support its customers during this critical period.