Samsung has announced that its mobile payment system, the Samsung Pay will soon support PayPal payments in-store, online, and in-app. The feature is currently available for users in the US only.
Moreover, Braintree Direct, a PayPal subsidiary for online and mobile payments for e-commerce companies, will also support Samsung Pay. It extends Samsung Pay’s reach to more merchants.
Users can simply add their PayPal account to their Samsung Pay and can spend use it for payments wherever Samsung Pay is accepted. Users will also get benefits like gift cards, membership points and loyalty cards while using the service.
Also, in India, Digital payments company MobiKwik has partnered with Samsung Pay. As part of the tie-up, MobiKwik wallet is now integrated with Samsung Pay Mini to enable one-tap payments. Samsung Pay was launched in India back in March.
PayPal, the digital payments company claims that last year alone it processed $102 billion in mobile payments with around two billion mobile payment transactions. PayPal will soon be available for all Samsung Pay users in the United States. It is expected to expand to other countries soon.
PayPal COO Bill Ready said, ”By adding PayPal to Samsung Pay, we will combine Samsung’s ubiquitous payment solution with PayPal’s seamless and secure mobile wallet — delivering easy access to a simple, secure payment experience.”
The mobile payments service from Samsung is currently available in 19 countries. It allows users to just tap and pay using their debit/credit cards and wallets saved on Samsung Pay from their devices. Currently, the service is available for devices like Samsung S8, Samsung S7 Edge, S7, J7 Max and J7 Pro among others.
Samsung had also released a ‘Mini’ version of the service for mid-ranged smartphones. Samsung Pay Mini integrates UPI and mobile wallets to make payments. However, it does not support tap-and-pay using credit/debit cards like the main app.