As part of their initial roll-out of Touchstone technology, purchasers can pay with PayPal through cashiers or at self-checkout kiosks.
Marking another significant milestone in PayPal’s history, the company is partnering with The Home Depot to bring PayPal payments and state-of-the-art mobile purchasing to a sample of their retail stores.
As part of their initial roll-out of Touchstone technology, purchasers in select Home Depot stores can pay with PayPal through cashiers or at self-checkout kiosks by entering their mobile numbers and PINs. Alternatively, purchasers can swipe their PayPal cards and enter their PIN numbers at checkout.
The initial pilot launched on Jan. 6 to a closed group of employees and in five Home Depot stores. After meeting with success, the program was expanded on Jan. 19 to top PayPal customers, PayPal/eBay employees in the Bay Area and Omaha and more than 50 retail locations throughout the country.
“We’ve reached a critical milestone in PayPal History,” said West Stringfellow, PayPal Emerging Opportunities. “The Home Depot is our first major stride in bringing the PayPal vision to life.”
This is just the beginning of a larger roll-out of similar services. PayPal is also partnering with AJB Software, a company that provides point-of-sale software to large brick and mortar retailers. In the months ahead, PayPal plans to team up with several other companies to introduce PayPal payments and point-of-sale technology at major offline retailers.
Bay Area and Omaha employees can support this initiative by trying out the new payment system and providing feedback here. For a list of all affiliated Home Depot locations, visit the PayPal registration page.