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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/1B/67/S21C9I2RIS42.JPEGPayPal Here may or may not allow you to even accept paymentsWe use PayPal Here in order to take customer credit card payments on site for our service business. PayPal Here is used across our whole organization. Since our business is not one that takes place in in office, we need to be able to take credit card payments wherever we are. This is where PayPal Here comes in handy.,The user interface is very easy to use and intuitive. The free card reader is invaluable to businesses that choose not to invest in more expensive options. The cost for entry is not a roadblock to accepting payments. The PayPal here app is compatible with different operating systems, so it doesn't matter if you have an iPhone or an Android.,While swiped payments are easy, manual entry of payment information often fails. This is a major roadblock when you are in the service industry because not everyone who is making payment is on site. In almost every instance of accepting a payment, we have to call in and reverify every piece of information about our business before we are successful. Whatever system they use to determine how high risk your business is can limit your usage if they get it wrong. Customer service is inconsistent at best. Sometimes issues are handled quickly and easily, other time you have to jump through hoops.,5,One positive impact that PayPal here has had on our business is the ability to accept credit card payments which in itself increases our customer basis by 50%. When PayPal fails, we have to pay higher fees to other processors, although I don't have an exact dollar impact. When we struggle to take a payment using PayPal Here it makes our customers uneasy.,Square POSPayPal Here Has Opened Up Our Retail ExperienceOur company specifically uses Paypal Here when we have offsite events where we also want to set up a quick retail experience. Previously we had a very messy system of trying to accept payment while at these events, but Paypal Here has solved exactly the problem we were facing. We are able to provide a great retail experience for our customers no matter where we are.,Our customers can check out no matter where we are. It is incredibly easy to use. Training new retail employees and volunteers takes almost no time. When we were shopping around for solutions, Paypal Here was very cost effective. Implementation with our current systems went very smoothly. The Paypal support team was great.,There are times where we have connectivity issues. I am not sure this falls directly on Paypal, but some sort of solution for times when there is poor cellular or internet coverage would be nice. We really haven't had too many issues with the actual product. It does exactly what we were looking for.,9,PayPal Here has allowed us to have a retail presence when we are away from our home location. We have sold literally millions of dollars in merchandise at events over the last several years that we otherwise would not have been able to. The only negative about PayPal Here is that we did not implement it sooner.,Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento), Braintree, Zoom Video WebinarFast, easy and useful!Our organization is using PayPal Here almost everywhere. Our stores can carry these around connected with their iPhones and check people out anywhere. Corporate offices can use it also for when they have people come in to view our retail items that we have on showcase. One problem it addresses is long lines. Lines at the front of the store are shorter now and everyone loves that. Customers can checkout anywhere in the store.,On the go - can bring anywhere and still swipe peoples card. Easy to use - plug it in the phone and swipe away. Fees are cheap. You won't lose out on money by using PayPal here.,No offline mode. You have to have service to swipe someone's card. Customer support could be better at times. And then there are fees if they are not using US cards. Which is not that big of a deal because it only happens every once in a while.,9,Positive - It has made more customers happy It has kept customers coming back because checkout is easier now,Square POSPaypal here is great for taking payments up front in personI use PayPal Here for our merchant services. We use it for several things. We use it to request money from clients. We use it to send money to Virtual Assistants overseas. We use it to pay for monthly tools and subscriptions. We use it to set up recurring billing with clients as well. We have also used it on occasion to take a credit card on the spot at an event.,Taking credit card payments in person. Very handy for live events. No set up fees or monthly fees for the paypal here app Low transaction fees.,I don't believe you can set up monthly billing from the paypal here app. I use the Paypal from a web browser more than I use the app Sometimes the finger print scanner doesn't come up and I have to type in my password. No big deal.,10,It's a free app, but I pay for the merchant services part of Paypal It has allowed me to take credit cards on the spot from a client after a sales pitch. Instead of having to invoice them and getting a check months later It lets me get my money up front and not have to ask for it through email.,PayPal Payments,Facebook for Business, Zoom, Dropbox BusinessPayPal Here: An invaluable tool for the artist or small nonprofitPaypal Here was used for the first time by the nonprofit I volunteered for taking in registration and membership in an art show. This was the first time we had opted to take credit cards for the organisation.,Easy to use and understand interface Versatility across devices and through the dashboard Easy to understand terms,This is a service best for small non-profits and self-employed artists. Reliant on wifi or mobile access,9,Opens up the possibilities of taking payments other than cash or checks Allows for last minute registration and memberships at shows and functions,Square,Adobe Photoshop, QuickBooks Pro, Dropbox, Adobe Illustrator CC, WordPress
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March 22, 2019

Review: "PayPal Here may or may not allow you to even accept payments"

Score 5 out of 10
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We use PayPal Here in order to take customer credit card payments on site for our service business. PayPal Here is used across our whole organization. Since our business is not one that takes place in in office, we need to be able to take credit card payments wherever we are. This is where PayPal Here comes in handy.
  • The user interface is very easy to use and intuitive.
  • The free card reader is invaluable to businesses that choose not to invest in more expensive options. The cost for entry is not a roadblock to accepting payments.
  • The PayPal here app is compatible with different operating systems, so it doesn't matter if you have an iPhone or an Android.
  • While swiped payments are easy, manual entry of payment information often fails. This is a major roadblock when you are in the service industry because not everyone who is making payment is on site.
  • In almost every instance of accepting a payment, we have to call in and reverify every piece of information about our business before we are successful.
  • Whatever system they use to determine how high risk your business is can limit your usage if they get it wrong.
  • Customer service is inconsistent at best. Sometimes issues are handled quickly and easily, other time you have to jump through hoops.
PayPal Here seems to be well suited for low volume merchants with a low average sale. We seem to struggle to have any kind of stability or success in taking payments with an average single sale amount of $300 and have to call in for help every time. They also don't always follow their own rules regarding when they will hold funds and when they won't.
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December 04, 2018

Review: "PayPal Here Has Opened Up Our Retail Experience"

Score 9 out of 10
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Our company specifically uses Paypal Here when we have offsite events where we also want to set up a quick retail experience. Previously we had a very messy system of trying to accept payment while at these events, but Paypal Here has solved exactly the problem we were facing. We are able to provide a great retail experience for our customers no matter where we are.
  • Our customers can check out no matter where we are.
  • It is incredibly easy to use. Training new retail employees and volunteers takes almost no time.
  • When we were shopping around for solutions, Paypal Here was very cost effective.
  • Implementation with our current systems went very smoothly. The Paypal support team was great.
  • There are times where we have connectivity issues. I am not sure this falls directly on Paypal, but some sort of solution for times when there is poor cellular or internet coverage would be nice.
  • We really haven't had too many issues with the actual product. It does exactly what we were looking for.
If you have a retail experience for your customers that you would like to take off site, this is the perfect solution. I can also imagine that companies would use PayPal Here in their onsite retail shops as well. PayPal Here makes it very easy for someone to walk around and check people out without waiting in lines (similar to an Apple store).
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July 23, 2018

PayPal Here Review: "Fast, easy and useful!"

Score 9 out of 10
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Our organization is using PayPal Here almost everywhere. Our stores can carry these around connected with their iPhones and check people out anywhere. Corporate offices can use it also for when they have people come in to view our retail items that we have on showcase. One problem it addresses is long lines. Lines at the front of the store are shorter now and everyone loves that. Customers can checkout anywhere in the store.
  • On the go - can bring anywhere and still swipe peoples card.
  • Easy to use - plug it in the phone and swipe away.
  • Fees are cheap. You won't lose out on money by using PayPal here.
  • No offline mode. You have to have service to swipe someone's card.
  • Customer support could be better at times.
  • And then there are fees if they are not using US cards. Which is not that big of a deal because it only happens every once in a while.
Using it at retail stores is the best spot for it. Having the ability to checkout customers all over the store instead of standing in long lines at the front is very helpful. Can keep customers instead of them shopping somewhere else. I think one place where it would not work so great is at groceries store. It would be hard to check people out in the middle of the store with a lot of items.
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March 09, 2018

Review: "Paypal here is great for taking payments up front in person"

Score 10 out of 10
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I use PayPal Here for our merchant services. We use it for several things. We use it to request money from clients. We use it to send money to Virtual Assistants overseas. We use it to pay for monthly tools and subscriptions. We use it to set up recurring billing with clients as well. We have also used it on occasion to take a credit card on the spot at an event.
  • Taking credit card payments in person. Very handy for live events.
  • No set up fees or monthly fees for the paypal here app
  • Low transaction fees.
  • I don't believe you can set up monthly billing from the paypal here app.
  • I use the Paypal from a web browser more than I use the app
  • Sometimes the finger print scanner doesn't come up and I have to type in my password. No big deal.
Paypal here is perfect for events. You can show up and just pull out your phone and take payments. I wouldn't recommend it for a point of sale system. There are much better alternatives to that if you have a retail location and are doing hundreds of transactions a day.
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January 30, 2018

Review: "PayPal Here: An invaluable tool for the artist or small nonprofit"

Score 9 out of 10
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Paypal Here was used for the first time by the nonprofit I volunteered for taking in registration and membership in an art show. This was the first time we had opted to take credit cards for the organisation.
  • Easy to use and understand interface
  • Versatility across devices and through the dashboard
  • Easy to understand terms
  • This is a service best for small non-profits and self-employed artists.
  • Reliant on wifi or mobile access
This is a great tool for artists, crafters, and non-profits to take credit card payments or paypal transfers on the go, to pay for goods, services, and memberships.
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About PayPal Here

PayPal Here is a POS and payment processing system that includes either a mobile card reader or a chip reader (hardware), and is powered by the mobile PayPal Here app. Admins can add up to 1,000 users per account, and the app also includes invoicing, reporting, and inventory management features. 
The pricing structure for payment processing is: 
2.7% per US card swipe.
3.5% + $0.15 to key in cards.
2.9% + $0.30 to invoice.
1% for cross-border transfers.
Categories:  Point of Sale

PayPal Here Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No