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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 3000 - February 13, 2013 - ISSN 1539-5065    3 of 5

Pay at the Pump with PayPal

By Ina Steiner
February 13, 2013

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PayPal said it would soon be showing up as a payment method at gas stations and convenience stores thanks to a collaboration with Gilbarco Veeder-Root, "a leader in gas station check-out." Gilbarco will be making PayPal a payment option at all of their integrated technology solutions, available at gas and convenience store locations, nationwide.

The initial effort will launch the PayPal payment capability to retailers with Passport point-of-sale. Future developments will bring PayPal solutions to Gilbarco's growing suite of media and merchandising applications, it said.

Gilbarco says it helps 19 of the top 20 convenience store operators in the U.S. "Our customers recognize PayPal as a global leader in digital payment, and we are excited to work with them on this innovative payment solution and to collaborate on a number of other retail initiatives," said Mike Schulte, President of Gilbarco North America. "The PayPal mobile solution will be a cornerstone of our suite of retail applications."

PayPal has been expanding its presence at offline point-of-sale checkout, including full deployment at the Home Depot.

PayPal's VP of Retail Services Don Kingsborough said the deal has the potential to put PayPal into thousands of locations. "We want to help consumers save time and money, while helping the convenience store industry drive loyalty in the store and at the gas pump."

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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