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PayPal and Shell bring new mobile payments service to the UK

Mobile transactions will be supported by 1,000 Shell station in the United Kingdom

PayPal has teamed with Shell in the United Kingdom in order to facilitate mobile payments at gas stations. Drivers will be able to use the Shell Motorist App or the PayPal App in order to pay for their gas. Some 1,000 Shell stations will accept these mobile payments, which can be made by scanning a QR code. The new mobile payments service will be made available in April of this year.

Mobile commerce continues to gain momentum

Mobile commerce is becoming a powerful force in the United Kingdom, where a growing number of consumers are using their mobile devices to shop online and pay for products in physical stores. PayPal has established a strong foothold in the mobile payments space by offering services that help make mobile commerce more convenient. Convenience is one of the major attractions of mobile payments. In retail, consumers can skip long lines and checkout processes by using their mobile devices. Now, this convenience is coming to gas stations in the UK.

New service could make gas stations more convenient for consumers

Mobile Payments - Shell Gas StationPayPal believes that consumers will participate more in mobile commerce if there is a clear benefit in doing so. The new service being launched with Shell may bring more convenience and speed to those that are fueling their vehicles. The partnership between the two companies may also accelerate the acceptance of mobile payments among consumers, offering an example of how mobile commerce can be incorporated into various service sectors.

Partnerships may help mobile commerce overcome its main challenges

Mobile commerce is expected to continue gaining momentum in the United Kingdom. In the coming years, consumers may opt to use their mobile devices to pay for products and services more than they use their credit and debit cards. Cash may also fall by the wayside in the near future, as mobile devices represent an easier way to pay. There are still challenges that face the mobile commerce space, of course, but partnerships between large companies could help the sector overcome these challenges.

PayPal launches new mobile payments service in Canada

New service has been put to trial in Toronto, Canada

PayPal has brought a new mobile payments service to Toronto, Canada. The company has been working to further establish its dominance in the mobile commerce field by providing businesses and consumers a way to connect to one another more effectively throughout mobile devices. In Canada, consumers are beginning to use their smartphones for much more than just communication. These people are beginning to shop for products and pay for services from their mobile devices more frequently, increasing the demand for comprehensive mobile commerce services.

Mobile payments now supported by 50 bars in Toronto area

PayPal has partnered with 50 bars in the Toronto area in order to make mobile payments possible among consumers. Those using the PayPal mobile application can make payments at these bars with their smartphones. PayPal has launched similar services in the U.S., Australia, and the United Kingdom and has received strong support from consumers in those countries. The application also has a unique approach on the matter of security.

PayPal app takes a unique approach to mobile commerce security

Mobile Payments - Toronto CanadaIn order to place an order at a participating bar in Toronto, users of the PayPal app must “check-in” using the app’s location-based features. After doing so, consumers can place orders for food. In order to pay for the order, the application will require that the user takes a picture of themselves. This picture will be made available to staff as a form of authentication. The application can also be used to find nearby stores that also accept PayPal mobile payments.

PayPal focuses on restaurants for trial of new mobile services

The launch of PayPal’s service in Toronto represents a sort of trial. The company is testing the enthusiasm that Canadian consumers have when it comes to mobile commerce. If the company’s service receives strong support, it will likely make the service more widely available throughout the country. PayPal often chooses restaurants for these sorts of trials because they are places where consumers expect quick and convenient service. If PayPal’s services do well in that sort of environment, they are likely to perform well in retail environments as well.