PayPal now accepted in bars and restaurants through the Tabbedout mobile payment app
AUSTIN, TX. – March 6, 2012 –Tabbedout, the mobile payment solution that enables customers to open, view and pay their bar or restaurant tab with their phone, now offers PayPal as a payment option within the app. Instead of settling their tab with a credit card, consumers can now pay using their PayPal account at select Tabbedout locations in Austin. Through Tabbedout, PayPal will be accepted at bars and restaurants for the first time in select U.S. locations, giving customers the seamless experience they’ve come to expect when paying with PayPal. Patrons can now enter their secure PayPal username and password to make payment right from their smartphones, and not have to worry about forgetting their credit card or handing it to strangers.
“PayPal is enthusiastic about giving our consumers the choice to make payments any time, anywhere and in almost any way they want,” said Scott Dunlap, vice president of emerging opportunities for PayPal. “Being offered within the Tabbedout mobile app is another way we’re delivering consumers a fast, secure way to pay without ever pulling out their wallets.”
By offering Tabbedout, merchants can easily give their patrons more flexibility in the way they can pay. Tabbedout has built strong software integrations with key point-of-sale (POS) systems, giving it access to more than 70%+ of the bar and restaurant market. Because of these integrations, merchants can add PayPal as a payment option without needing to purchase additional hardware. And, Tabbedout enables merchant staff to spend more time serving food and drinks and providing a better customer experience, instead of running credit card tabs.
“PayPal has been a major force in advancing mobile commerce by making it simple for its 106 million active users to pay on any device, anytime,” said Paul Fiore, Tabbedout CEO. “We’re thrilled to bring Tabbedout users another easy way to settle their tabs.”
Available for free on both iPhone and Android phones, Tabbedout has more than 400 locations nationwide. Initially, the PayPal integration will roll out in early March to select Tabbedout locations in Austin, Texas, Tabbedout’s home base. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.