It has been a few months since we posted about PayPal Here
in Canada and we wanted to update everyone.
If you haven’t heard of PayPal Here, you can read all about
it in this earlier post.
We appreciate what a game-changer PayPal Here will be for
many businesses and how excited Canadians are to get started with the device.
We are working to get devices to approved businesses as quickly as possible.
However many Canadians want to know why the process isn’t faster and why it
took so long to start shipping the devices to approved merchants. These are
The answer to both questions is that we want to be certain
that merchants who receive the device have the best possible experience with
the product. Like any credit card acceptance product, merchants who use PayPal
Here are required to go through an application process to accept payments with
Right now the application process is very manual and takes a
lot of time, limiting how many merchants we can accommodate. We’re working very
hard on a more automated online solution to speed up the process, but
unfortunately, this is taking longer than we had hoped.
We know that this is frustrating if you are waiting to
receive PayPal Here. We want to apologize for any inconvenience this delay is
causing our Canadian small business customers. We are working to complete this
process as quickly as we can and will work to get you your device as soon as
As well, we want to assure you that PayPal Here will be
available for Android in Canada. Unlike iPhone, Android devices have to be
tested for each handset model to ensure that the app works properly on
different devices. Our team is working to test Android devices and we will provide
an update shortly on this blog about which Android devices work with PayPal
If you’d like to learn more about PayPal Here, or sign up on
the wait list, please visit our Canadian PayPal
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