PayPal has teamed up with Zapper in order to offer an easier service for restaurant customers when it comes to paying for their meals at the table via PayPal’s One Touch technology using the Zapper app.
Now, the technology will allow customers who are issued their bill at a restaurant that supports Zapper payments to scan the QR code displayed on their smartphone. Once scanned in it will open up the Zapper app on their device. Other features will include adding a tip or dividing the bill up, and rating and reviewing the restaurant should they wish.
The beauty of the service is that a payment can be made in just a few taps, without waiting for a member of staff to come back with the card payment terminal.
“Giving customers choice coupled with making payments seamless are both elements we endeavour to deliver through PayPal,” explained Rob Harper, director of mobile commerce at PayPal UK.
“Zapper’s pay at table offering addresses both needs and builds on the work we’ve been doing with our partners to make dining experiences more enjoyable when it comes to paying the bill. Whether it is by paying faster at your table without waiting for the card terminal or splitting the bill amongst friends, we are working with partners to enable choice for their customers and solve business needs at the same time.”
“With over 70,000 active Zapper users and currently over 1,000 restaurant partners in the UK, we are thrilled to be one of the first mobile payment and insight apps to partner with PayPal in restaurants,” said Gerry Hooper, CEO of Zapper UK.
“It’s a priority for us to be able to offer our Zapper users a variety of trusted payment options depending on their preferences to ensure a swift and snappy dining experience.”
PayPal unveiled its One Touch technology just six months ago, in August 2015, and Zapper has become one of the first partners to integrate it into its application.