PayPal Cooks Up Success with Bistros, Food Trucks

PayPal Cooks Up Success with Bistros, Food Trucks PayPal is expanding its reach by getting on the menu as a payment option at small bistros and food trucks around the world that are switching to tablet-based POS systems. TabTill, a London-based firm targeting shops and restaurants with its cloud-based tablet POS system, today announced it has integrated its mobile checkout system with PayPal. TabTill's app links with PayPal's app, so customers may pay using their iOS or Android smartphones, TabTill said. TabTill, serving 798 merchants in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, offers the first 100 transactions for free; thereafter merchants pay a flat fee of 2.75 percent per transaction. With the pro version of TabTill, merchants pay £19.99 (US$33) monthly and no transaction fees.


Meanwhile, Toronto-based TouchBistro also has integrated PayPal as another payment option for its iPad-based POS system for small restaurants, bars and food trucks. TouchBistro users opting to pay via PayPal check into an establishment via PayPal's mobile app, place their orders and pay by swiping their smartphone screens. About 50 food outlets in Toronto are using TouchBistro, which charges merchants a flat fee of $39.99 a month and no per-transaction fees. TouchBistro recently closed $6 million in funding from Walden Venture Capital and Kensington Capital Partners.


Tablet-based POS systems are gaining momentum in the restaurant industry and attracting mounting funds from venture capitalists and other investors. Tabbedout, the Austin, Texas-based mobile checkout system for restaurants, closed $7.75 million last year in venture capital, while Boston-based Leaf last year notched a $20 million investment





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5 features you didn't know TabTill can do

Product catalogue

TabTill product catalogueOrganise your products in categories where a single sale can be completed in only three steps.

Fractional sales

TabTill fractional salesSell your products by weight or size, or calculate your fees for services by unit price.

Tab system

TabTill tab systemSave your sales for a later payment and send orders to your kitchen printer with notes attached. Ideal for bars and restaurants.

Barcode database

TabTill barcode databaseAdd new products to your catalogue by only scanning or entering their barcode and TabTill will find the details for you.

Mobile payments

Mobile paymentsLet your customers pay you instantly via PayPal in seconds using only their mobile phones.

Mail order

Mail orderTake orders over the phone or in person for delivery or collection later, collect customer data and increase their spenditure.

Gift cards & coupons

TabTill gift cards and couponsIssue and accept gift cards and coupons, then view statistics to further improve customer loyalty.

Reporting tools

TabTill reporting toolsView statistics of your sales, stocks, discounts, extra charges and campaigns and check on what your cashiers are up to.

Product campaigns

TabTill product campaignsDiscount your products for a limited time, view sales statistics, pause and restart their campaigns.


Mail orderUnlimited number of products, categories, cashiers and customers. Issue and accept as many coupons and gift cards as you wish.

Works offline

TabTill works offline tooTabTill's cloud based autosynch system will never stop you doing business when you are offline.

Extra charges

TabTill extra chargesSet up your service charge, add extra charges and variants, apply one-off discounts or take split payments.

Customize TabTill

Customize TabTillAdd your company logo, promotional image, current offers, opening times and returns policy to your email or paper receipts.

Manage your cashiers

TabTill cashier managementView your cashiers' working hours and calculate their wages. Add priviliges and use TabTill messenger to communicate.

Cash drawers

TabTill cash drawersUse TabTill with almost any receipt or network printer and connecting cash drawer. All barcode readers are welcome too.

Free version

TabTill free version The free version provides all the tools and features and is limited to process 100 transactions.

Pro version

TabTill pro version All features are available with no limitations, free updates for life and it costs only £19.99 a month.

PayPal in store mobile payments

You can now accept payments via PayPal in your store. Any of your customers with an Android or iOS phone can use their PayPal app to check in your store and make payments simply and easily, allowing you to process your sales faster and more securely.

When your customer is ready to pay, their PayPal profile picture will appear on TabTill's screen, making it a seamless and more personal transaction between you and your customer. Just confirm their name, the amount to pay and tap on the 'Take Payment' button. That is it, and your funds will appear on your account in seconds. more info