Technology behind www.SendMoola.com allows customers to shop using their android phones and other devices/tablets.
The site was built to allow users to conduct fundraisers and request customer payments. By adding an android application, it's taken the system mobile!
Paypal is conducting an experiment in a Singapore subway system that allows smart phone users to conduct transactions from the subway wall.
I can do this for you right here, right now in the USA.
One method is by using QR Codes.
Print & stick/place QR Codes anywhere your customers are i.e., back of your tablet, automobile window, bumper sticker, clip board, invoices, business cards, door frames - you get the idea.
Another way is to have a downloaded app. When the user installs the app on their mobile device, they can simply open the app and pay you with a credit card or with paypal money. The payment is sent to your paypal account.
A local bakery operator. Using Frosted Pink Cake Company in Mansfield, TX as an example. (No she is not a customer as of this morning but I'm hopeful she will be by this afternoon).
I've installed the application on my handheld and there are two ways I can now pay her.
a) When I go pickup my goodies I open the scanner on my device and scan the QR code which could be a sticker on the counter top or printed on an invoice.
b) I open the mobile app on my tablet which brings me to a paypal payment page where I log in and pay for the cupcakes using a credit card or paypal.
Another scenario could be a trade show. Let's pretend I've set up a booth to promote my new mobile payment system.
I'm standing there wearing my SendMoola polo shirt holding my 7" Samsung tablet, when a customer stops by and says, "Tammy I want customers to pay me with a credit card on the fly. I don't want to mess with paper or receipts and I don't want to swipe a card or attach a gadget atop my mobile phone. How do I get your system?" At that point, I'll ask him to scan the qr code on my tablet.