PayPal has added another online ordering platform to its list that will accept the payments system, as Tillster — a provider of digital ordering and engagement products and services for the restaurant industry — announced yesterday that the two have formed a partnership.
By adding the payment option to Tillster's mobile app, its users will be able to have access to PayPal's million of digital wallet users and will also have access to PayPal's marketing resources, Tillster said. On the restaurant side, Tillster marks one of the first of its kind to allow its customers use of the mobile transaction features that PayPal offers, which the company highlighted would provide affordable options for its customers to accept mobile payments.
“PayPal’s vision for seamless in-store payment pairs well with our branded mobile applications, so this is an exciting development towards facilitating digital commerce in restaurants,” said Perse Faily, Chief Executive Officer of Tillster. “Our clients are seeking marketing and cost of acceptance benefits from mobile payments to create value for their guests and themselves, and the solution we’re delivering with PayPal addresses both of these issues. It’s paramount to have an amazing customer experience, and this product strongly delivers on that front.”
From PayPal's perspective, the deal allows the payments provider access to the offline transactions from Tillster's restaurant clients. The mobile app option will be available for those clients at thousands of quick service restaurants later this year.
“At PayPal, we take a partner-based and technology agnostic approach to payments. We are always looking for new and exciting ways that make it easier for merchants to offer added convenience for their customers to pay how, when and where they want,” said Robert Clarkson, Vice President of Merchant and Retail Solutions at PayPal. “Through our efforts with Tillster, people who are increasingly connected to their mobile devices will have a secure and easy way to pay in-store at checkout at some of their favorite restaurants, with the added benefit of loyalty programs."