QR codes work in a similar way to barcodes. The unique black and white pattern represents information that can be read by a smartphone – similar to the way a barcode scanner can see the price and name of an item at a supermarket checkout. When your customer scans the QR code with their PayPal app, it tells the app how much the customer needs to pay, and who it’s going to.
Once you’ve rung up the items in the checkout, select “PayPal” as the payment method. A QR code will appear on your screen, which your customer can scan using their PayPal app. They approve the payment on their phone, and then a confirmation will appear on your screen.
The QR codes that appear via the Zettle app are perfectly safe and contain no sensitive information.
It’s free to create and present a QR code to your customer, but for every completed PayPal payment you’re charged a transaction fee. This fee is the same flat rate as card transaction fees for transactions you process with your Zettle Reader or Terminal.