Due to the pandemic produced by Covid-19, we live in a time when cash is used less and less (since it can cause contagion). As a precautionary measure, right now, paying with mobile phones and credit cards is becoming the most common. Most businesses, such as pharmacies, supermarkets, food stores, etc., are prepared for it. Paypal is a frequent means of payment online, but what is not common is using it to pay in stores. In this case, through your mobile and a QR code. An interesting alternative is if you don’t have an NFC connection to pay directly through your mobile or use PayPal often.
In addition, it has another advantage. For more than 20 euros in mobile payments, you have to dial the PIN in the payment terminal, which can be dangerous at these times. While with QR codes, no direct contact will be carried out.
HOW TO SCAN THE QR CODE TO PAY BY PAYPAL
You should bear in mind that not all businesses have the option of being able to charge through Paypal, so you will have to ask before anything else.
First, you need to have a Paypal account. If you know more or less how it works and have made payments online, you will have it associated with your bank account and credit card. If not, this is a necessary process that you must do to pay with Paypal.
If you already have your account, you must install and open the most recent version of the Paypal application on your mobile, available on both Google Play and the Apple Store. Next, you have to enter indicating your login details. The first section is the Quick Payment section, and the first option is “Scan.” When you click on this option, the screen for scanning the code appears, and the application asks you to access the camera. You must click allow, and the box where you must focus the QR code will appear. This code must be provided to you directly where you purchase. Enter the exact amount to pay and press send.
In a few moments, the application generates a payment confirmation. You just have to show it to the seller so that he can verify that the amount you have paid is correct. And everything will be ready, without the need to have any contact.
For the merchant who has a Paypal account, generating a QR code is very simple. Within the “Scan” option of the application, a blue circle appears in the lower right with three horizontal lines. Clicking on it allows “Show a code to receive payments” and “Save a code in the photos.” So if where you are going to buy does not have this payment option, you can recommend it as a simple solution.
You can see all the details and frequently asked questions about this topic in this section of Paypal.
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