Tillster, Inc., the leading provider of digital ordering and engagement products and services for the restaurant industry has announced that it entered into a strategic agreement with PayPal to offer the payment option in Tillster’s branded mobile applications and leverage PayPal as a funding option across Tillster’s branded and owned assets. The wide-scale implementation provides Tillster’s restaurant clients with an option to access PayPal’s millions of active digital wallet users and certain PayPal marketing resources.
Tillster will be one of the first companies to offer its restaurant-branded customers the option to pay with a few simple touches to complete a mobile transaction, giving Tillster’s customers an affordable option for accepting mobile payments. Additionally, the deal will give PayPal access to potentially millions of offline transactions across Tillster’s restaurant industry client base. Mobile app users will enjoy a simple payment experience in-store, requiring just one tap to pay using their PayPal accounts – which will be available later this year at thousands of quick service restaurants in the US.
“PayPal’s vision for seamless in-store payment pairs well with our branded mobile applications, so this is an exciting development towards facilitating digital commerce in restaurants,” said Perse Faily, Chief Executive Officer of Tillster. “Our clients are seeking marketing and cost of acceptance benefits from mobile payments to create value for their guests and themselves, and the solution we’re delivering with PayPal addresses both of these issues. It’s paramount to have an amazing customer experience, and this product strongly delivers on that front.”
The branded mobile applications will allow PayPal customers to pay for their food using their PayPal accounts with one simple step after logging in with their PayPal credentials upon first use. Logging in with PayPal within branded mobile applications reduces mobile payment friction by providing a simple and fast log-in experience. PayPal customers will be able to fund digital stored value cards with their PayPal accounts, or use their account to make in-store payments.
“At PayPal, we take a partner-based and technology agnostic approach to payments. We are always looking for new and exciting ways that make it easier for merchants to offer added convenience for their customers to pay how, when and where they want,” said Robert Clarkson, Vice President, Merchant and Retail Solutions at PayPal. “Through our efforts with Tillster, people who are increasingly connected to their mobile devices will have a secure and easy way to pay in-store at checkout at some of their favorite restaurants, with the added benefit of loyalty programs.