Moviegoers Use PayPal at Telluride Film Festival

Sept. 4, 2012

Prior to this weekend’s Telluride Film Festival, PayPal said it had partnered with cloud-based POS provider ShopKeep POS to enable attendees to check in and pay for concession items at the event using PayPal on their mobile devices.

“At checkout, the customer’s name and photo will appear on the ShopKeep POS iPad register where the cashier finalizes the transaction,” Hill Ferguson, vice president of Global Product for PayPal, explained in a post on the company’s blog. “Once the transaction is complete, the customer is automatically checked out and emailed a receipt of the transaction. No change, no juggling your drinks and popcorn while you fumble to pay. No hassle. Moviegoers can now focus on grabbing the best seat in the house instead of getting held up in line.”