If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

Samsung has announced that its mobile payments services, Samsung Pay, now supports PayPal payments in-store, on the web, and in-app - basically anywhere that Samsung Pay is accepted. The benefit program for Samsung Pay users runs for other payment methods as well - you just have to use Samsung Pay regardless of what payment source you choose.

Samsung said it would begin the Samsung Pay service using PayPal first in the United States before gradually expanding it to other global markets.

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Starting in the US, PayPal users will soon be allowed to add their account on Samsung Pay and use it like any other bank to buy stuff at outlets where Samsung Pay is accepted. Now consumers will be able to make payments easily on Samsung's budget and mid-range phones. You can learn all about Samsung Pay, including how it works, from Pocket-lint's guide here.

Samsung Pay is not only equipped with standard NFC (Near Field Communication) but also supports MST (Magnetic Secure Transaction) for offline payments at card terminals. PayPal's Braintree Direct service now supports Samsung Pay, making it easy for merchants to accept it as a form of online payment. Even though Android Pay brought PayPal support earlier than Samsung Pay but the latter is more popular as a payment service.

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Customers will be able to use their Samsung Pay to access and use their PayPal wallet, letting them make a payment in millions of stores. Now, with the integration of PayPal wallet, customers can continue to use Samsung Pay in the most convenient way possible.

PayPal and Samsung have had a strong partnership for several years now.

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"At PayPal, we are focused on creating the best mobile commerce experiences for our customers, and partnering with technology leaders, like Samsung, to create experiences that our millions of joint customers love and can utilize no matter where they shop", said Bill Ready, PayPal's Chief Operating Officer. Both the companies previously worked together to enable payments with fingerprint authentication.