PayPal has attracted some big names to accept it at the point of sale, but it has a long way to go before its digital wallet is a part of everyday consumer life. A recent partnership with the fuel pump technology company Gilbarco Veeder-Root has the potential to change that.

"Gas stations and convenience stores are one of the pillars of the everyday spend category," says Kareem Al-Bassam, director of business development for the point of sale at PayPal. "There's a lot of value in this vertical, and there is friction for consumers and merchants that can be relieved."

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