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PayPal Sees Move to More Mobile Payments

As new systems and digital capability continue to evolve the way retailers run their businesses, Essential Retail is gauging the views of the sector's main figureheads, via a series of exclusive interviews. This week, it's the turn of PayPal's head of mobile commerce, Rob Harper. A new generation of consumers is driving growth in mobile commerce across the world and it means retailers and hospitality companies must position their businesses accordingly, says PayPal's director of mobile commerce, Rob Harper. Mobile payment volume at PayPal grew by 68% between 2013 and 2014 to represent $46 million worth of transactions, and Harper told Essential Retail that he expects this is only going to increase in the coming years, with mobile commerce poised to make a "major breakthrough" during 2015.



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