Payments acquirer WorldPay US is working with Discover Financial Services to allow merchants with brick-and-mortar stores to accept PayPal at the point of sale.
WorldPay is the latest partner in PayPal's move to become a payment method at retail stores. On Tuesday, PayPal announced an agreement with NCR Corp. to allow PayPal payments from NCR's Aloha products.
These partnerships build on PayPal's agreement with Discover, announced last year, to allow Discover merchants to accept PayPal's digital wallet. This system allows consumers to make payments by providing just their phone number and a PIN. PayPal also allows payments from a plastic card, though most payments take place without the card.
"We are delighted that our relationship with Discover will enable business owners to expand their acceptance options with this innovative new payment product," says Tony Catalfano, president and CEO of WorldPay US, in a Jan. 16 press release. "What's particularly exciting is the possibility of seeing how the exceptional loyalty of PayPal customers translates into lasting benefit for business owners."
WorldPay customers can start accepting PayPal as a payment method at the point of sale in the spring.
"WorldPay has long been a valued partner of Discover and we are thrilled that they have chosen to be among the first to bring a highly innovative new product to a competitive, multi-channel payment marketplace," says Diane Offereins, president of Discover Payment Services, in the release.