PayPal Taps Home Depot for POS Pilot

Jan. 9, 2012

Just days after PayPal lost its president to Yahoo, the online payment arm of eBay Inc. said it has lined up a major retailer to pilot the POS portion of its “future shopping experience.” The company, which has been showcasing its integrated shopping solution in a Manhattan storefront for media and retailers, confirmed that Home Depot is the first merchant to test the POS part of the mobile/online/in-store shopping experience. “PayPal has always been about connecting retailers with their customers by helping them integrate a faster, more targeted and more flexible shopping experience across channels,” Anuj Nayar, PayPal’s director of communications, said in a post on the company’s official blog. “It’s true that The Home Depot is the first retailer to roll out a limited pilot program for our new POS technologies. The Home Depot pilot is currently being run in five stores and involves a small number of PayPal employees.”