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Zapper and PayPal Partner for One Touch Mobile Payment

Tim Maytom

zapper billMobile payments and data insights platform Zapper has partnered with PayPal to provide customers with an alternative payment option when it comes to quickly, securely and seamlessly paying their restaurant bill.

Through the combination of Zapper's QR code scanning app and PayPal's One Touch feature which was launched last summer, the partnership aims to enable customers to settle their bill in a matter of seconds and with the minimum fuss.

Zapper technology prints out a unique QR code on restaurant bills, enabling diners to scan using the app to complete their payment without having to wait for a card terminal. The app lets users easily add a tip or split the bill as desired, as well as giving them an opportunity to rate and review the restaurant.

The Zapper app also captures valuable insights about customers with each transaction, allowing restaurants to improve their marketing with demographic information and provided targeted alerts and offers that reward loyalty.

"Giving customers choice coupled with making payments seamless are both elements we endeavour to deliver through PayPal," said Rob Harper, director of mobile commerce at PayPal. "Zapper's pay at table offering addresses both needs and builds on the work we've been doing with our partners to make dining experiences more enjoyable when it comes to paying the bill."

"PayPal has over 20m active accounts in the UK, and this exciting new partnership is testimony to Zapper's growth to date and united aim to provide simple transactions throughout many verticals," said Gerry Hooper, CEO of Zapper UK. "With over 70,000 active Zapper users and currently over 1,000 restaurant partners in the UK, we are thrilled to be one of the first mobile payment and insight apps to partner with PayPal in restaurants.

"It's a priority for us to be able to offer our Zapper users a variety of trusted payment options depending on their preferences to ensure a swift and snappy dining experience."