We’re one step closer to a world where you don’t need to carry anything but an identification card in your wallet. Starting this week, Home Depot is rolling out the option to pay for your remodeling projects with your PayPal account. The best part is you don’t need a card, your phone, or any other physical device to make your payment.
Six weeks ago, Home Depot and PayPal started a limited test in an handful of stores, allowing PayPal users to pay for home improvement supplies with PayPal. The test proved successful and is now being deployed to all Home Depot stores.
While PayPal offers the option of using a card, which is probably meant for those not comfortable with forgoing the swipe just yet, paying at Home Depot is now as simple as entering in your phone number and a four digit PIN. You can see how it works in the video below.
For those worried about fraud, entering your phone number and a PIN is just as secure as carrying around a card you swipe and entering a PIN. Just make sure your pin is something more difficult to remember than the month and day of your birthday (or any other family member).
Here’s the schedule for Home Depot’s planned rollout to various geographic regions, as reported by PayPal’s blog:
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 2nd
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 7th
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 8th
Central – Chicago, St. Louis
If you don’t use Paypal, Home Depot still accepts all major credit cards. The question is, will you use your PayPal account the next time you go to Home Depot?
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