PayPal Coming To 2,000 The Home Depot Stores Across U.S.By: Zach Walton - February 28, 2012
Are you an avid PayPal user and a home remodeling aficionado? Well, you may want to listen up.
While PayPal has been in a small number of The Home Depot stores for a few weeks now, the payment company is now planning to roll out the program to all 2,000 of their stores across the country. The PayPal blog details the payment company’s plans to roll out to all the stores over the next two weeks.
You may, like me, be wondering what the point of using PayPal in stores is. It’s quite simple really. It removes the need of needing a wallet as a user can just punch in their phone number and their unique PayPal PIN. Users can use a PayPal card in combination with their PIN number to make purchases as well.
Here’s a video that shows the process in action:
You can start using PayPal at The Home Depot stores in the South and North Plains this week and will continue to roll out to other areas ending on March 8 in Chicago and St. Louis. The schedule in full is as follows:
Starting on February 27th
South – Austin, Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, New Orleans, Oklahoma, Tampa/St. Petersburg
North Plains – Minneapolis, Omaha, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
Starting on March 2
West – Bay Area, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Seattle
NY Metro – New York City, Long Island
North – Boston, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia
Starting on March 7
Mid-West – Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Ohio Valley, Pittsburgh
Mid-Atlantic – Washington D.C., Baltimore
South Atlantic – Louisville, Charlotte, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Nashville
Starting on March 8
Central – Chicago, St. Louis
I don’t know if I agree with PayPal as this being the future of retail shopping, but it definitely makes things more secure. I must applaud The Home Depot, however, for taking this initiative to implement modern technology unlike a certain competitor.
If you want to get ready for when the program rolls out to your area, you can sign up for a PIN now.