January 13, 2015January 14, 2015

This week at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show, large retailers heard from both PayPal and Microsoft about how we’re helping to make them more efficient through an array of solutions targeting their unique, enterprise-scale needs.

Our companies are also focused on small and medium business – sole proprietors, retailers and professional services organizations, and their unique needs.  And today, we’re happy to announce that PayPal Here and Microsoft Surface have come together to streamline point-of-sale solutions for small businesses.

Laptops remain important to small business retailers to handle inventory, supply, customer relationship information and accounting. At the same time, they have quickly realized that tablets can enable new engagement models with their customers – personalized interactions and commerce untethered from a cash register. So up until now, they were forced to buy two devices – an iPad for transacting and a laptop for operations. Today that changes.

Surface Pro 3’s lightweight, mobile design, with touch and ink capability, is perfect for point-of-sale (POS), and because Surface Pro 3 packs the full power of a PC, it can also handle intensive tasks needed to run the business. But that is not enough to complete the solution.

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Microsoft Surface and PayPal Here introduce new solution for small business retailers | Surface Blog.

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