What’s next for the online payment industry?

2017/11/14 11:59:31

PayPal for Marketplaces aims to help small businesses improve their online payment platforms.



By  Desmond O'Flynn for Born2Invest, Nov 7, 2017


The closing down of multiple brick and mortar stores in the U.S. is a clear indication of what could happen in the near future: online shopping domination.


With shoppers going online for their shopping needs, it makes sense that online payment companies step up their game. Recently, the industry is abuzz with acquisitions and better offerings to the public. According to Fast Company, online payment pioneer PayPal has introduced the PayPal for Marketplaces. PayPal calls the new service as “end-to-end global payment solution.”


PayPal for Marketplaces offers the full range of services for both the consumers and the merchants. Among its features include security against fraud. For the meantime, the service is only available in limited stores such as clothing store Grailed and digital content manager Rocketr and AliExpress. As the service rolls out in the next months, it is expected that payments for ride-hailing services and room rentals can be done via PayPal for Marketplaces.


PayPal for Marketplaces is expected to be a big boost to small businesses which have no time or additional employees to help sort out online payments. With this service, PayPal can customize how merchants want their own online payment platform solutions. PayPal for Marketplaces can be their springboard in entering the larger international market. Additionally, companies hoping to raise funds can also use PayPal for Marketplaces which can accept up to 255 currencies around the world. With this new platform, businesses can be connected to more than 200 markets and sellers in over 120 markets.


PayPal is not alone in making moves as JPMorgan Chase recently acquired WePay for an estimated sum of more than $220 million. Per USA TODAY, about four million clients of JPMorgan Chase will benefit with the deal. “We are powering payments for growth, so businesses can accept payments instantly, get paid faster, and never lose a sale,” says Chase Merchant Services CEO Matt Kane. GoFundMe, FreshBooks, and Constant Contact currently use WePay’s software.



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