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Office Depot Installs PayPal POS System in 51 Locations

Jan 24 2012, 3:00pm CST | by , in News | Technology News

Office Depot Installs PayPal POS System in 51 Locations
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PayPal payments coming to some Office Depots

PayPal is the big name in online payments even if it seems as many people hate the company as like it. PayPal is pushing to get into retail stores so that more people will sign up for the service. Office Depot is testing the PayPal point of sale service in 51 of its locations right now.

The slow roll out is to work the bugs out of the system and see if it adds benefit to the shopping experience for people. The problem is that the system, which requires the user to enter their mobile number and a PIN, is carrier limited. I'm also not sure it would see many users.

The system ties to the PayPal wallet in the cloud system and the idea is to let people pay without having to dig in a wallet. I think it would be just as fast to get out a debit card. Apparently, the users can also use their PayPal credit card and a PIN.

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