We’re excited to be back at this year’s Mobile World Congress. As shown by PayPal’s $27 billion in mobile payment volume last year, mobile continues to transform the way we shop and pay. At last year’s MWC, we showed how PayPal makes it easy for small businesses to accept mobile payments, and since then we’ve been continuing to push the boundaries of mobile commerce. This year, we’ll announce new innovations across the mobile ecosystem that further extend PayPal’s presence and continue to remove friction from the payments process.
Today, Samsung unveiled its Gear 2 smartwatches at Mobile World Congress. We’re thrilled to share that PayPal will be the first payment provider on the latest Samsung wearable devices. The PayPal app will allow Gear 2 owners to check-in to pay at local stores, save and redeem offers and receive payment notifications while on the go.
Last year, eBay launched an app allowing Gear users to buy and sell their favorite items on the go. The PayPal app allows consumers to shop across more merchants. Consumers will be able to use the eBay and PayPal apps on the new Gear 2 watches beginning in April.
There’s more to come from PayPal at Mobile World Congress. Follow us @PayPal to keep track of our news. If you’re attending the show, don’t forget to download the official GSMA app and order ahead by paying with PayPal at 12 restaurants on-site.
This post originally appeared on the PayPal Forward blog.