This holiday e-commerce shopping season is expected to produce stronger sales results than last year, but retailers and e-commerce giants aren’t taking any chances. Today, mobile payments company PayPal will allow users to unlocking a number of exclusive deals and promotions at partner retailers if shoppers use PayPal for payments.
Barnes & Noble.com will offer 15 percent off on all PayPal purchases, plus free shipping; Shoebuy.com will offer PayPal customers $10 off purchases of $80 or more, plus free shipping; and 1-800-Flowers.com will offer 15 percent off, plus free shipping on all PayPal purchases.
eBags will offer PayPal customers 25 percent off on all purchases, UGG Autsrialia will offer free shipping, and Newegg and MacMall will also offer special disounts for PayPal Users.
Of course, PayPal parent eBay is offering shoppers $10 cash back from Bill Me Later on their first Bill Me Later purchases, coupled with a six-month “no payments” so shoppers don’t have to pay until after the holiday rush. You can find more deals here.
It’s no secret the holiday shopping season could be a cash cow for both PayPal and eBay, especially when it comes to mobile payments and transactions. Exclusive deals and free shipping offers can only help boost sales.