Vistaprint and PayPal partner to bring QR code touch-free payments to small businesses
By Pavithra R
Vistaprint, the marketing and design partner to small businesses has announced partnering with PayPal to bring innovative and touch-free payment solutions to small businesses across the country.
Under the partnership, Vistaprint will enable customers to leverage PayPal’s touch-free payment solution through a collection of customizable Vistaprint marketing products bearing their unique QR code.
“From the onset of the pandemic, it became clear that small businesses would face challenges unlike any in recent history. However, if we’ve learned anything from our small business partners, it’s that their resilience is grounded in their ability to remain flexible in how they run their businesses to meet evolving consumer needs. This collaboration with PayPal is one way we are building solutions that help small businesses make the necessary pivots to not only keep their customers safe but also create new, streamlined avenues for success well beyond COVID-19,” said Emily Whittaker, President of Vistaprint, North America.
Vistaprint conducted a survey on 500 small business owners in the retail and foodservice sectors to fully understand the pivots they are making to remain open while helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The addition of touch-free QR code payment options is among the top measures small business pivots reported. The small business solution offered by Vistaprint and PayPal meets the increasing demand from small business owners for access to touch-free payment options.
Small business owners can go to Vistaprint’s website, choose a product, a template or customize with their logo, and auto-generate a unique QR code for them.
“Small businesses have been impacted in an unprecedented way during the Covid-19 pandemic, and they have sought new, innovative and perhaps most importantly, touch-free ways to keep their physical doors open. PayPal has always been a small business champion, and with our PayPal QR Code technology, this is another way we are helping these businesses transact in a safer manner,” said Nitin Prahbu, Vice President of Consumer In-Store at PayPal.
Vistaprint and PayPal have initially launched this small business solution in the United States with plans to further launch similar online offerings for customers to create their own customizable touch-free payment marketing materials across markets in North America and Europe throughout 2021.
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