PayPal has expanded its mobile payment options in the Netherlands.
The eBay unit's in-store payment service will now be accepted at 1,500 locations in the country, including cafes, cinemas, restaurants and parking meters.
PayPal is working with MyOrder, a payment service from Rabobank, to deploy its mobile wallet. "MyOrder has done a fantastic job building a nationwide community of businesses, any of which can now accept offline PayPal payments with no additional investment," Rupert Keeley, PayPal's senior vice president for the EMEA region, said in a July 23 blog post.
Users will be able to pay for goods by selecting the "local" tab on the PayPal app and selecting a participating business, then swiping an icon on the screen to "check in" at that merchant. PayPal is also working on similar in-store, cashless payment options in Germany, France, Austria and the U.K.
PayPal recently completed an "ice cream day" promotion for its mobile wallet in the U.S., during which one participant reported that PayPal mobile payments accounted for 5% of sales, up from the typical 3%.