One Step Ahead: Zapper partners with PayPal and integrates One TouchTM technology
London, 2 Feb 2016 – Zapper, the fast growing global data insights platform enabled by mobile payment has partnered with PayPal, the renowned worldwide online payments system. The partnership will provide customers with an alternative payment option to quickly, securely and seamlessly pay their bill using PayPal’s new One Touch™ Technology.
Zapper is innovative in its approach and always looking to partner with like-minded forward thinking brands. Using the newly developed and much hyped One Touch™ feature, which launched in August 2015, gives customers the option to settle their bill in seconds using their PayPal account within the Zapper app.
Zapper technology prints a unique QR code on the bill, which diners can instantly scan using the app to promptly complete their payment without having to wait for a card terminal. The diner can then easily add a tip or split the bill as desired followed by a rate and review option. The Zapper solution also captures valuable insights about its customers with each transaction. This data allows restaurants to build a personalised community and provide targeted alerts and offers to reward loyalty, thus encouraging multiple uses with the app.
Gerry Hooper, CEO of Zapper UK says, “PayPal has over 20 million active account s in the UK and this exciting new partnership is testimony to Zapper’s growth to date and our united aim to provide simple transactions throughout many verticals. With over 70,000 active Zapper users and currently over 1,000 restaurant partners in the UK, we are thrilled to be one of the first mobile payment and insight apps to partner with PayPal in restaurants. It’s a priority for us to be able to offer our Zapper users a variety of trusted payment options depending on their preferences to ensure a swift and snappy dining experience.”
Rob Harper, Director of Mobile Commerce at PayPal UK says: “Giving customers choice coupled with making payments seamless are both elements we endeavour to deliver through PayPal. Zapper’s pay at table offering addresses both needs and builds on the work we’ve been doing with our partners to make dining experiences more enjoyable when it comes to paying the bill. Whether it is by paying faster at your table without waiting for the card terminal or splitting the bill amongst friends, we are working with partners to enable choice for their customers and solve business needs at the same time.”
Zapper already has thousands of restaurants using the system internationally. The Zapper app is free to download for Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms. For more information about Zapper please visit: www.zapper.com
Zapper, (www.zapper.com), is a mobile technology company founded in 2011 specialising in data insights enabled by mobile payment. Zapper is rapidly growing globally with over 10,000 business partners across the UK, Europe, Africa and US.
The Zapper app, with over 750,000 global downloads, uses a unique QR code to simplify and speed up payments without compromising safety and security. More importantly, it provides businesses with the much sought after ability to engage directly with their individual customer base, using personalised marketing campaigns to grow their revenues.
With the ability to pre-book, pay, split the bill, rate, review and tip, Zapper aims to enhance the dining experience by adding theatre to the customer journey and encouraging interaction between the venue staff and their customer.
Zapper also understands the value of hospitality staff and is unique to reward waiters directly with ‘Zapper Waiter Day’; whereby Zapper matches any tips paid via the app on the last Friday of every month.
At PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL), we put people at the centre of everything we do. Founded in 1998, we continue to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution. Last year we processed 4 billion payments, of which 1 billion were made on mobile devices. PayPal gives people better ways to connect to their money and to each other, helping them safely access and move their money and offering a choice of how they would like to pay or be paid. With our 173 million active customer accounts, we have created an open and secure payments ecosystem that people and businesses choose to securely transact with each other online, in stores and on mobile devices. PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in 203 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies. For more information on PayPal, visit https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/home. For PYPL financial information visit https://investor.paypal-corp.com.
With One Touch™, a customer can stay logged in on to any browser, on any device, on any operating system. Therefore, no matter where you shop, this smart system saves you the hassle of entering a PayPal username and password every time.