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PayPal’s Popular But Apple Is The Class Favorite

PayPal is the number one mobile payment app in the U.S., according to research by Parks Associates and by quite a margin. NFC World reported that 12 percent of those polled prefer PayPal while retail-branded apps are second at 9 percent and Apple Pay is at 4 percent. But it’s a bit of a mystery then why merchants are requesting Apple Pay much more than PayPal for in-store payments. A huge 67 percent are requesting Apple Pay versus 8 percent requesting PayPal.

Chris Tweedt, research analyst at Parks Associates, said: “While PayPal is the clear market share leader, more merchants are requesting information from Apple Pay than any other mobile payment solution.” Tweedt added, “Apple has added a Pay with Apple Pay button into its Safari browser and the company has signed up 21 of the top 100 online merchants, with others to come.”

From the article "PayPal’s Popular But Apple Is The Class Favorite" by PYMNTS.

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