Paypal Brings Facebook Messenger Extension for Quick Invoicing
PayPal integrated its extension to Facebook messenger to allow sellers generate receipts to request and receive payments right from the messenger.
PayPal Facebook Messenger Integration on Cards
This is another instance of PayPal’s integration with Facebook’s messenger adding B2C transactions last year and a peer-to-peer (P2P) payment option through Messenger a few weeks ago.
PayPal’s new messenger extension is a complete PayPal suit that’s all set to offer users a full-fledged PayPal payment experience via Facebook’s messenger app. It will allow sellers configure an invoice on the spot and send it to the buyers.
Right from the messenger app, sellers can create a short name for each item, can add a description (optional), quantity, and dollar in an invoice to be generated.
In an official blog post, PayPal senior product manager Shilpa Dhar wrote:
“Commerce is continuously expanding into new contexts. With the explosion of mobile apps, new commerce opportunities have been created and consumers are looking to make purchases in-context, without leaving those applications. PayPal is focused on helping merchants and consumers connect across a range of contexts, including these new, emerging arenas.”
As soon a buyer gets the sellers invoice, he can make payment by simply hitting “Pay with PayPal” link via PayPal One Touch. This means, Facebook messenger users can utilize the integration to finish up a transaction in one go.