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New PayPal app brings mobile payments to the high street

PayPal has announced that its UK customers will now be able to use their smartphones to pay for goods on the high street.

The PayPal inStore app can be used at stores owned by the Aurora Fashions group, which include Coast, Oasis, Warehouse and Karen Millen.

Available on Android and iOS, the app gives PayPal a huge head start on its rivals in the mobile payment industry.

As previously reported, NFC is the technology that most people assume will eventually become the standard for mobile payments and Visa is planning a limited trial during the London Olympics.


Q&A: Aurora fashion's John Bovill on multichannel retail innovation

Aurora fashion is best known for its high street brands, including Karen Millen, Oasis and Warehouse, with several hundred stores across the UK.

Aurora's group IT director John Bovill was recently named as one of retail's top 70 movers and shakers by Retail Insider, and the group also received Retail Week's IT team of the year award in June.

I spoke to him about the challenges faced by retailers moving into the multichannel space and the impact of mobile and online technology as a supply and demand chain facilitator, as well as the way Aurora has been working with BT Expedite to develop an innovative integrated store system.