• PayPal Here Canadian Update

    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 fair questions. 


    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 the device. 


    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 possible. 


    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 Here. 


    If you’d like to learn more about PayPal Here, or sign up on the wait list, please visit our Canadian PayPal Here site

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