PayPal has redesigned its online checkout process to let shoppers complete their payment on merchants’ websites, rather than go to a separate PayPal site, as the eBay owned firm ramps up competition with rival Amazon.
PayPal is testing out the new checkout process with a few merchants and will make it available to large businesses in the first half of this year.
Medium- and small-size businesses will also be able to use it in the future.
In addition, PayPal said it will make its “payment code” feature available to merchants that accept Discover cards or use Micros payments systems, starting in February.
The feature lets shoppers pay for purchases using their smartphones, using either a four-digit code or a QR-code, which is a newer version of the traditional classic bar code.
PayPal says it’s a payment option at 1.9 million physical stores and other sellers in the US