PayPal to launch Tap and Go enabled card reader

PayPal Australia has announced it is launching a new Tap and Go enabled version of its popular PayPal Here Chip and PIN card reader. 

PayPal Australia has announced it is launching a new Tap and Go enabled version of its popular PayPal Here Chip and PIN card reader.  

The PayPal Here app turns a smartphone into a complete payments solution, allowing businesses to capture every sale, regardless of the payment method, and coupled with the new PayPal Here Tap and Go card reader will allow businesses to accept card payments faster than ever.

The new card reader will enable businesses to accept contactless card payments from debit and credit cards and continue to support chip and PIN payments. Using PayPal Here, businesses can also accept PayPal payments via PayPal’s Check-in technology, generate and distribute invoices and send receipts.

In response to a changing retail landscape, PayPal says the new card reader has been engineered specifically for Australian small businesses, service providers and casual sellers who need to accept card payments on-the-go. PayPal Here is also suitable for in-store retailers looking to diversify their payments offering and provides an innovative, pay-as-you-go solution for taking payments.

Emma Hunt, Director of Small Business, PayPal Australia, said the launch of PayPal Here reflects an increasing appetite amongst Australians for NFC-enabled technologies.

“There is an expectation of choice from Australian consumers who are looking for the flexibility to pay via whatever method they choose and we’re increasingly seeing that customers are looking for the convenience offered by contactless payment,” Hunt said.

“We need to ensure we arm businesses with the technology and resources needed to adapt to the ever-changing payments landscape. Our new payments solution will allow businesses to take advantage of the popularity of contactless payments here in Australia, as well as continue to take secure Chip and PIN payments on-the-go.”

There are no monthly subscription fees to use PayPal Here; instead, users pay a one-off charge for the card reader and then a small fee per transaction. For more information on PayPal Here, visit

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