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March 18, 2015

New Surface and PayPal Here solution for small business retailers is now available

PayPal Here Mobile Card Reader for Windows

The retail industry is experiencing dramatic shifts. Consumers expect immediate, mobile payment options and retailers want to eliminate costs and streamline business practices by having one device that can get lots done– from improved, point-of-sale (POS) to full PC functionality for business operations.

In January, Surface and PayPal announced plans to introduce a mobile payment solution designed to help solve these challenges for SMB retailers, with a PayPal mobile card reader and Windows app designed to work with Surface. When it comes to the need to consolidate devices and streamline business operations, there is no other device on the market that has the power and flexibility of Surface Pro 3. Its lightweight, mobile design with touch and ink capability, is ideal for point-of-sale. And because Surface Pro 3 packs the full power of a PC, it can also handle inventory and supply management tasks needed to run the business – there’s no need for SMB retailers to purchase multiple devices, such as an iPad for POS and full laptop for operations. Surface takes care of your payment needs and more.

PayPal Here for Surface Now Available

As part of Microsoft stores’ commitment to providing outstanding choice, value and service for small businesses, starting today, US-based small business retailers will be able to purchase the complete POS solution including Surface, the PayPal Here mobile card reader – download the PayPal Here app for free – and specific point of sale hardware accessories at full line Microsoft stores. This not only allows customers to see and experience the full PayPal Here for Surface POS solution set-up before they buy, but also gives them an easy go-to support resource for once they implement PayPal Here and Surface in their own businesses. Customers can also purchase at

Easy, Affordable and Secure Payments

The PayPal Here app is also now available to customers in the United States through the Windows Store. And, from now until June 15, pay just 1.9% per swipe on eligible U.S. swipe transactions, instead of the regular 2.7%*. The more you sell, the more you’ll save. Microsoft store has all the details on this limited time offer. There’s never been a better or easier time for business owners to start accepting in-person credit card and debit card payments from their customers, anytime, anywhere.   * Terms and conditions apply.

Customers representing traditional brick and mortar stores, as well as more mobile professional services businesses, have already signed on to use PayPal Here and Surface Pro 3 to streamline their business practices.

For more insight from retailers piloting the PayPal Here and Surface solution, check out the TECHnalysis Research whitepaper “Mobile Payments and Productivity for Retail” outlining key business benefits and guidance for deploying the PayPal Here for Windows solution successfully in your business.

Check out the video below to see how one small business is benefitting from the PayPal Here solution helping them save time and improve the level of service they can provide for their customers.

On the Surface team, we’ve always had a focus on helping people do more, and now with this new POS solution with PayPal Here, we’re happy to introduce a new way for small to medium-sized businesses to reduce the number of devices they need to help their businesses grow and become more mobile. You can read more about this announcement from PayPal, on the Windows Experience blog, and online at

Thank you,

Angela Lean

Senior Manager, Microsoft Surface