Now that Android Pay is gaining steam around the world two years after its debut, it’s become a convenient way to check out without reaching for your credit or debit card. If you’re a PayPal user in the US you will soon be able to activate your PayPal account in Android Pay and use it online, in apps and in physical stores.
The new feature is expected to arrive over “the next few weeks,” according to Google, but a full list of participating stores hasn’t been shared. PayPal does say it will work at retailers “from Walgreens to Dunkin’ Donuts,” though. In addition to the Android Pay news, PayPal also announced that it will enable its joint customers with Wells Fargo to use that bank’s credit or debit cards for contactless payments in stores.
Considering you can’t use PayPal with Apple Pay yet, this partnership is an important one for the online payment company. You’ll need at least Android 4.4 KitKat to use the new integration, and when it does show up on the Android Pay app on your phone, you’ll just have to link your accounts to set it up.
We are moving towards the cashless era where most of the purchases are performed via digital payments. Are you accepting any of the payments digitally from your customers?