Thyngs adds PayPal option for mobile proximity payments

Mobile payments company Thyngs has teamed up with payment provider PayPal to make it easier for consumers to pay for goods or make a charity donation, just by tapping their phone.

The partnership with PayPal will give companies and charities using Thyngs’ tap and scan solutions the ability to take ‘one touch’ payments from PayPal’s 200 million+ active account holders, simply by tapping a mobile phone on any Thyngs-enabled object or by scanning the dynamic QR code.

According to Internet Retailing, the addition of PayPal represents a shift into the mainstream for Thyngs.

The company has worked with PayPal’s integration team to streamline the payment process, creating a three-tap experience (select amount, select payment method, confirm payment). This makes it much quicker than entering card details, or even pulling a card out of a wallet and entering a PIN.

By adopting Thyngs’ enterprise-grade platform, businesses can easily create and manage proximity-based campaigns and solutions at scale, PayPal explained. Its technology also enables charities to take tap and scan mobile donations easily and cost-effectively, transforming collecting boxes, printed materials and other physical objects into secure cashless donation points, whilst also collecting Gift Aid and providing real-time performance data.

“We’re delighted to be able offer PayPal as another core payment option through our platform” commented Neil Garner, CEO of Thyngs. “It furthers our objective of providing our clients and their supporters with the best possible on-the-go donation experience, helping to make cashless donations as familiar, easy and convenient as giving with cash.”

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