PayPal and Square allow their mobile-wallet users to pay by checking in at merchant locations with an app that transmits their photo to the merchant for authentication. With ShopKeep POS, PayPal is showcasing this feature at a New York film festival.
ShopKeep, a software developer and independent sales organization which launched in 2008, began supporting mobile payments at the Telluride Film Festival last year when it enabled merchants to take credit cards for the first time. This year, it is adding PayPal acceptance, allowing customers to pay using just a smartphone. The festival runs Aug. 31 through Sept. 3.