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This article was published on September 4, 2014


PayPal introduces an SDK for PayPal Here, its Square-like credit card reader

PayPal introduces an SDK for PayPal Here, its Square-like credit card reader
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

Transaction service PayPal has introduced its own SDK today to support its PayPal Here mobile payment system and to help merchants supercharge their transactions and back-end while using the payment service.

According to PayPal, the new SDK for the PayPal Here card reader has an easy to use API that allows developers to integrate the payment system into other areas of a business, including other payment systems like merchant traditional POS (point of sale) systems that use a card swiper.

The system also integrates with the back-end of a merchant’s business by working with a merchant’s inventory and invoicing systems while helping manage CRM (customer relationship management).

By launching the PayPal Here SDK, the company is looking to go beyond online and mobile based payments. Like Square, PayPal wants to be part of a company’s transaction infrastructure.

➤ Announcing the PayPal Here SDK, Helping Businesses Get Payments In Person [PayPal]