Press Release: Payment via PayPal QR Code – New service at all casualfood restaurants and stores throughout Germany

casualfood offers the utmost in convenience: customers at all casualfood restaurants and stores in airports and stations throughout Germany can now choose to use PayPal directly at the till. PayPal makes it possible for users to pay for goods in a matter of seconds using a QR code. The technical implementation was handled by epay, a firm specialising in electronic payments, vouchers and prepaid solutions. An interface was used to integrate the solution into the existing checkout system Addipos. casualfood had already worked with epay to introduce the Chinese payment systems Alipay and WeChat Pay alongside classic card payments to cater specifically for Chinese customers.

“We always strive to offer our customers the best and, above all, most straightforward service. PayPal is a popular method of payment, so it was only logical for us to integrate it into our checkout system with the help of epay,” said Stefan Weber and Michael Weigel, Managing Partners of casualfood GmbH.

“Cashless payments are growing in popularity and customers increasingly expect to be offered a choice of payment methods. Along with epay and casualfood, we are delighted that we can now offer customers at all casualfood restaurants and stores contactless payment via the PayPal QR code,” explained Jörg Kablitz, Managing Director of PayPal Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Using PayPal in restaurants and stores – how it works
If a customer wants to pay using PayPal at a casualfood restaurant or store, they simply open the QR code in the PayPal app on their smartphone and present it for the cashier to scan. Once the code has been scanned, the amount payable is displayed in the app. The customer confirms the transaction on their phone and the money is paid directly using the payment method stored in their PayPal account, such as a bank account or credit card. Both the customer and the cashier receive immediate confirmation of the transaction.

PayPal is extremely popular
With over 20 years’ experience and a broad network of retailers and consumers, the payment service provider knows exactly what consumers want and is familiar with global consumption trends. PayPal acts as a strategic partner, supporting businesses with its extensive problem-solving capabilities. The PayPal platform currently enables 429 million customers in more than 200 markets to participate in the global economy successfully. In Germany, PayPal has 32 million active customers.

Simple activation of the PayPal QR code at the point of sale
As a long-standing partner of epay, casualfood benefits from the full-service payment provider’s checkout integration software. Following its one-off implementation, this software makes it possible to add the latest means of payment – such as the PayPal QR code or future payment methods – flexibly from the provider’s payment portfolio. Payment options are added in an aggregated fashion from a single source, allowing retailers to respond to changing consumer trends.