PayPal launches QR code payments to offer new cashless way to shop

The feature offers another way to have a contactless and safe transaction

PayPal has launched a new feature that lets customers in Canada use QR codes to make payments in a cashless method amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company says the new functionality is a way to make a quick and safe transaction in-person through the PayPal wallet. PayPal outlines that stores and small businesses can showcase a QR code, either on another screen or printed out on a paper, and have customers scan it and then enter the amount they’re paying.

“For a buyer looking to pay, customers can go to the PayPal app, click ‘Send’ and tap the QR code symbol in the top right-hand corner. The camera will open, and customers can scan a seller’s QR code and follow the prompts to complete the transaction,” PayPal noted in a press release.

This new feature will likely be useful for small merchants who can provide another way to offer contactless payments, without having to spend money on a new system.

Contactless payments are becoming more popular amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as shoppers and store operators are following physical distancing guidelines.

Source: PayPal


  • Aisha Malik

    Aisha is a telecom and technology reporter for MobileSyrup. She holds a Master of Media in Journalism and Communication from Western University and obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. She’s passionate about all things tech, especially artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.