The launch of PayPal Here, a new app allowing merchants and consultants to accept multiple forms of payment anywhere, puts additional importance to recognizing the changing face of where and how we do business – especially using mobile devices.
While several devices have been around, including the Square App, the PayPal Here app promises to accept more payment types (including checks).
The landscape of how we do business continues to change, especially in the ranks of small and independent businesses. Now, a solopreneur can take a payment anywhere and a small business owner can do business outside of their office or retail space.
While tools like these assist in the “local” and “mobile” part of the SoLoMo movement, how long before the “social” becomes more a part of the mobile payment process? Does the check-in become a moving target? Is there a benefit for “merchants” that accept mobile payments to “check-in” at an established location (non-competitive of course)?